Category Archives: Projects

HeartBoard Update!

The Project: HeartBoard A new lesson in small run board production. So after the first version of the Heartboard kit I designed back in 2009, a couple of changes were stongly requested. The most sought after was an on-off switch, … Continue reading

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New HeartBoard Assembly Instructions!

This is for the new board with the sliding power switch. Here are the new HeartBoard Assembly instructions Assembly Instructions V03 Enjoy!

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Fencing Scoring Box (Physical Assembly)

I partake in the sport of fencing. Anyone who is involved in fencing knows of the cost of both personal equipment, safety stuff and the cost of club equipment, scoring boxes and reel’s. Seeing as I like to design electrical … Continue reading

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LED Heartboard

For valentine’s day in 2009 I designed a heart board for my girlfriend. It has 18 LED’s mounted around the outside, its controlled from a cheap PIC16 with a simple external RC oscillator. Its powered by a coin cell mounted … Continue reading

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NRF24L01+ Breakout

  For I project I was doing I wanted to have short range low power wireless communication. For this I chose the NRF24L01+ by Nordic Semiconductor. To test out whether or not I could solder this QFN chip to a … Continue reading

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Motor Sadness…

I emailed AM Equipment about the motor and have some bad news, the motors are normally used for lifting windows.  The rep said that they would get too hot if continuously used. Therefore we need a new plan for motors.

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Motors…

So motors are expensive. The old standard was the EV Warrior motor but it was discontinued.  After searching The Robot MarketPlace. I found the AME 210, there are both left hand and right hand versions for about 26 bucks and … Continue reading

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Good News

So I told my friends that I was on the lookout for track making materials. My friend Dan told me that his former neighbour was throwing  out an old treadmill. After checking it out, and managing to put it in … Continue reading

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Bot Outline

Here is the basic layout of the components I want in the bot.  In its most simple case the components  needed are. Battery Motors Drive system (connecting motors to tracks) Tracks Control Electronics Frame Tracks The first step that I … Continue reading

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