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Home made ROV for shallow waters
Update 11/9-2011 So I finally got a chance to take the ROV out for a test. I knew that there was a buoyancy issue as it floats to high in the water. So I took along … Read more
This spring I’m trying to build a ROV for me and the kids to play with in the summer. I’m trying to make it as small as possible so it’s easy to carry and … Read more
Most of you probably do this all the time, but it might be a helpful tip to any newcomer. One way to reduce noise in robots is to always twist power cables. It … Read more
I got a logic probe a while back but never got around to testing it. That was a mistake as it’s a brilliant tool for debugging your circuit. Until now I have used … Read more
For the last couple of years I have had a bird box mounted on the wall outside my room. All the time I have had a USB webcam inside so I (and a lot of other people … Read more
When I first came across some videos on YouTube for Ferrofluid I was amazed of its properties and wanted to build something micro controlled with electro magnets. Read more

PICAXE project files

Some time ago I came across this list of PICAXE project, manuals and other information. There are some great stuff in here if you have missed this list.

In my current project I have a rotary switch as a sort of menu selector. Read more

Steampunk printing

Some of you might already know that I’m absolutely in love with my Makerbot 3D printer. It has opened up a whole new world of ways to design and build stuff. My current project has a Steampunk theme and I needed some parts for decoration. So I fired up Sketchup and designed some parts that I think looks cool and printed them out. Printed them out and added some paint and now it feels like stuff from the Steampunk universe.
I’m especially happy with the handles.

Navigate around using Sharp sensors
Using a
When putting the ToM (Thing-O-Matic 3D printer) together it struck me that the timing belts looks a lot like tank treads when flipped inside out. I think small … Read more