arduino

Prep for the 11th annual Maker Faire

In preparation for the Maker Faire I wanted to have some improvements over last year. I have been doing quite a bit, but not much documentation. I replaced my old light system with the fiber optics offered on the astromech forum. They are much nicer, but caused me power problems. I have rewired a little … Continue reading »

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Happy Dance!

So Happy!! Tonight I worked on getting the door lock actuator working so I could finally have my fire extinguisher effect. essentially I just replaced the weak solenoid with the awesome door lock motor that Victor recommended.  I got this one on Amazon for about $7 and free shipping! rigged up by kimncris, on Flickr … Continue reading »

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servo control – activate!

finally – an R2 success! yesterday I finally got up the nerve to redo my wiring with my screwshield that Randy recommended about a year ago. screwshield parts by kimncris, on Flickr assemble by kimncris, on Flickr I hard wired in this little jumper circuit so that I could add or take away the 10k … Continue reading »

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Holo projector control

adventuring off into lands I know nothing about, today I tried to make my front HP servo work. DSC08559 by kimncris, on Flickr After reading through DanF’s code I wired up my servo on analog pin 2 I had to attach some pin headers to my arduino pro mini to help with the connections DSC08561 … Continue reading »

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half moons and code testing

tonight I kept plugging away at my half moons half moons by kimncris, on Flickr attach to panels by kimncris, on Flickr evercoat by kimncris, on Flickr and tested some new code Dan sent me code mods by kimncris, on Flickr the code works great! I did notice a couple of problems tonight though – … Continue reading »

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Test Drive

tested out the drive tonight making a dip switch adjustment on the sabertooth. MUCH less herky jerky after that and making a tension adjustment at the chain. I hadn’t built that in, so there’s not much I can do there, but I added a screw under the bracket which is helping for now. DanF also … Continue reading »

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Back on 3 legs

this weekend I wanted to get R2 driving if I was to have any chance of making the prop party and the maker fest in the next few weeks. Plus we are having visitors, so he needs to be presentable. I had to take apart my feet to get them into the shells take apart … Continue reading »

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dome communication!

today my second attempt at a backup controller arrived and it works! second controller works! by kimncris, on Flickr the cool thing is that it works even with the original dongle. The bad thing might also be the same thing. Did I just get extremely lucky or are there not very many different controller models … Continue reading »

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dome lights problem fixed!

while tweaking the code this week I’ve also been trying to get a head start on the other two feet starting outside feet by kimncris, on Flickr milling slots by kimncris, on Flickr halfway there by kimncris, on Flickr but I haven’t gotten very far yet with that. on the brighter side I have got … Continue reading »

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charging and data port logics completed

last night and tonight I wanted to finish up the charge bay and data logics to get the A and A panel SK-10 to fit my wooden frame first I had to remove the walls I had glued in around the panel sides remove walls to get it to fit by kimncris, on Flickr then … Continue reading »

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