Monday, October 31, 2011

ok got my stm23f4 to compile code under linux and up load it to the board using the tutorial here


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

White boards

Updated my white board space.

I mount the new smaller boards to the wall with 3m sticky velcro, I love the fact i can pull them off the wall to write on.

and off the wall

and the backside

added cork board to the bottom so i can attach whatever to it but it had screw holders

and they are gone with it prepared to go on the wall

and the Finished look

should help a bit as it allows me to pull them off the walls to make updates etc. for 20 bucks total not a bad way to track stuff.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cheap senors containers

I have been eyeballing those solar yard lights from Wal-Mart all summer long....

Well they finally are on clearance for 2 bucks a piece.  !!!!
So I grabbed up 3 up them for 6 bucks along with a monster.
Some quick tear down photos:

Any's you get the point They are easy to tear down and only need a phillips screw driver. End result
This will make quick work of my solar powered sensor network.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

All Hallow's Eve

Taking a break from the normal to continue a family tradition and make a robotic monster bat for the family.

it will flap and make "bat" noises etc.

be on a pulley system with a sonar sensor to launch at kids and parents!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pcb Mill

Decided since I have limited space etc to make a micro pcb mill.

the biggest pcb i will be able to mill on it will be 4"x6" (maybe 6"x6").

First I opened up inkscape and based the initial design on my cnc, fixed gantry.

which i immediately changed the sides to this:

more support and stability really. Right now  I am going CHEAP on the xy axis and got stuff parts from lowes and home depot to make them

I "intend" to do this with the parts

for my table I plan to use a cheap cutting board I found at walmart and cut it to size later and slap it on top. I got 3 of them so i can have spares

most of the control system is coming from Sparkfun. Using easydrivers and nema17 steppers to get the work done and a knock off dremel from harbor freight.

First Introduction

Ok since I forgot to pay my hosting etc. ( oops ) and someone squatted my domain. Its off to blogspot for my personal piece of the Internet. On here you will find my progress in making my personal desktop fabrication area.

Tools I have:

CNC machine - its a desktop size mini cnc that can handle aluminum if i go slow.

whole bunch of hand tools

Soldering station
Desoldering station

and a bunch of electronics gadgets to do my dirty work.