Monday, March 26, 2012
This is my "climbing" loop. It includes two overpasses. It's pretty painfull.
I have a time trail loop I'll post later. Which just so happens to include another strava segment. That I was not slowest on!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Here's a little bit of Loclhsts handywork. He's really picking up this soldering thing.
Here are two of my LED layers. It was about this time that I figured out that I'd need to have some method for bending over the LED legs.
And here's all the LEDs built up into a "cube". It's more like a big parallelogram. But who's counting. ... and get that protractor away from my CUBE.
The legs that stick out the side are the ground pins. Those let us address each layer seperately.
This was testing the first layer. You can actually see the arduino board in this shot. Once it's fully hooked up, there's 20 IO pins in use.
Lets play find the Duemenilove! It's in there.. I swear!
Monday, March 12, 2012
PrototypeMachining went ahead and started pulling apart the eccentric symbols and letters used for electronics math. He's put real words, and layed them out like you were taught to write equations in math class. This, is seriously useful stuff.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Tonight, with the help of Steve Finkelman, I built a 12" sheet metal brake.
It's made of 3/16" thick 1.5" angle iron. The two base bits, are 14" and the folding blade is 12" wide. The whole project was made of one 48" long peice of angle iron.
The hinges are gate hinges, and were chosen because they fold flat.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thank you ladyada. Well, her company provided the kits. And here's the kit I built Minty Boost. I assembled my minty boost into an altoids tin. There's room for a spare set of cells in there too.
Now I have done a little programming with PIC. And if it takes 4 clocks to run each command, a 16mhz PIC should be able to output 2mhz. I was told AVR can do most things in two clocks, so it should be able to pump out 8mhz!
And we're getting 62khz. It says something about the arduino overhead, and the compiler.