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Tricopter - flights "Cancun" - "Insaine Fireworks" - "Warehouse"

These Tricopter flights just take your breath away.

His other WoW factor vids can be seen here  http://www.youtube.com/user/dadde87

Attracts FireFlies into your garden
Using a
This is robotic Firefly based on a picaxe 08 using UltraViolet leds as sensors. Flight School. Here you can see her Big Flattering Stereo eyes, they are simply … Read more

Megan40 - UltraViolet Detectors ( IR is going out of fashion )

Megan40 - UltraViolet Detectors ( IR is going out of fashion )

This is my latest FireFly codename Megan40 ...... because she sports 40MΩ feedback resistors

If you need detectors that are not affected by ambient light then i highly recommend using UltraViolet LEDs as detectors.

The detect circuitry is finished - next part is to shoehorn the picaxe 08 onto the back to control servo and UV glowtube.

"Jar of FireFlies" - 08 picaxe LM324 opamp Syncronisation

Here is FireFly C10 detecting the UV glowing light off FireFly C224

C10 then synchronises and flashes in unison with C224

"Jar of Fireflies" part 2 - Enter the "No.10"

Second FireFly is in the Jar........ code named "No.10"

Disassembled Green version.

1 UV LED and 2 caps = 6 legs ....... one set of 3 is the positive and other set of 3 is the negative )-:so it can not cross its legs :-(

Glow PolyMorph Ultra-Violet LED body has a bit more "Organic-ness" to it now........

"Jar of Firefly" part 1 - Early Summer Project

"Jar of FireFly"

Ok its a start before the summer comes - by then the jar.....or a bigger jar will be full of Anamatronic FireFlies.

The idea is that the jar just keeps them safe - then i can open it up take them out and deploy the fireflies onto a bush or tree etc-etc

They will be controlled by picaxe 08s (128byte brain) in theory 1 picaxe will control 3 Fireflies.

Picture the scene :- Red cone is direction your Robot is pointing in.Coloured boxes are for the moment "Virtual could-be or could-not be walls"Whole square cell is … Read more
Converts analogs into digitals so you can read the outside world
  Many fast processors, mcus, mpus, etcetcetc fail in one very basic way ..... "NO ANALOG INPUT" (yes i am shouting at all manufactors that fail this basic … Read more
Warns me when a parcel or letter enters the Post box - "FireFly" Themed
     For years now i have wanted to "Hot-Wire" my Mail/Parcel Box, unfortunately most mail boxes in CH can only be found on the ground floor (strange but true) … Read more