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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.
http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/picaxe/data.asp?mode=all

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

Got $1299,- to spare?

Then I would recomend that you have a look at the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer http://www.makerbot.com/

With my 50 birthday coming up, my family chipped in and got me one of those fabulous machines. And I must admit that I’m totally blown away by the quality of the print and the robustness of the ABS plastic parts that is printed.

TI LaunchPad

About 6 months ago several of us ordered the LaunchPad http://letsmakerobots.com/node/21242
I gave up on the board rather quickly and did never put any real effort into it.
My question is, has any one here been able to use it for anything and is it any good?

Microcontroller UPS

I have the following problem.
I’m rebuilding my SEA RENDERING http://letsmakerobots.com/node/21098 project from two Arduinos to one FEZ Panda running .NET
In my original setup I had one switch for the main power and one for stopping the logging. The reason for this is that if one shuts down power when the system is writing to the SD card, you might end up with a corrupt log file or in the worst case a completely ruined SD card. In an attempt to remedy this I made the following circuit that worked great on the breadboard.

Signals when mail is delivered
Last winter my father asked me if I could make a mailbox sensor for him. That winter was long and cold with lots of snow and he found it frustrating to make his way … Read more
I just love the protoboards from http://stores.ebay.com/measureexplorer and have used a lot of them. Even the small 1" are great for a small voltage regulator or … Read more