Electronics

Electronics, PCB, Arduinos, soldering etc.

More small steppers

More small steppers

The output of my stepper motor feeds into a gearbox which I’ve been told has a ratio of approximatly 64:1. During the research of this project I came across a discussion about why the gear ratios were not exact nice

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Smart?

Smart?

Back in Nov 2012 I backed a project on Kickstarter for a small Arduino like microcontroller system called “Smartduino” which I hoped to use for an internet connected humidity monitor. About this time last year I was expecting to see

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Competition Time – ATX Power Splitter

Competition Time - ATX Power Splitter

Whilst I was getting the Christmas decorations out of the loft I found a box of old electronics. Along with these was a board I bought a few years back for a project that was later abandoned. It’s an ATX

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X-Y Plotter revisited

X-Y Plotter revisited

Back in 1986 for my GCSE in “Craft Design and Technology” I had the idea of building an X-Y Plotter for my project. I recently found a couple of photos of the project so I though I’d revisit the project

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London’s First Mini Makers Faire

London's First Mini Makers Faire

This weekend saw London’s first Mini Makers Faire. On Saturday was the interactive day was based at the London College of Communication at Elephant and Castle. There were a few trade stalls, many creations people had made, projects to get

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Tools for electronics

Tools for electronics

I’ve been dabbling a bit with electronics lately which is something I did quite a lot as a kid. Here’s a couple of things I built some time ago to help. The first which is still in use now is

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I2C Mini Shield

I2C Mini Shield

The proto shield I’d wired up for the LCD experiments was getting a bit full and I needed to wire up my rotary sensor board so rather than try and add yet another item to it I thought I’d make

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Magnetic Sensor Test Rig

Magnetic Sensor Test Rig

Rather than try and combine the electronics and metal work into one setup I thought I’d build a test rig for the magnetic sensor board that I soldered up the other week. This will allow me to prove the circuitry

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