Archive for January, 2020
How to Waterproof Your Projects
You’ve just crafted a beautiful handmade table. How do you make sure it holds up for years to come?
Motor Controls and Magazines
This week I have been looking at a stepper motor driver from Trinamic and revisited some magazines from my youth.
As a Christmas present from my sister, I received a Solarbotics Squid Hunting kit. This is a laser-cut wooden kit with a small PCB to assemble and a couple of solar panels. The sculpture has a small submarine, giant squid
Frustrations of sourcing parts
Whether starting out with designing electronics, becoming a pro-maker or repairing obsolete kit, having a reliable source of parts can be key to success.
Finding a suitable blue material for the “Something Blue” theme was a bit of a head-scratcher. But some blue glass beads gave me an idea.
In order to wire up the three-way switch for the extractor, I had to reverse engineer the contacts and the manual was both in Chinese and also applied to several different models and it was not clear which one I