motors

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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Agony of De-feet

One thing to note – always wear safety glasses when using superglue! I was gluing one of these parts and glue sprayed out unecxpectedly right in my face! Luckily I was wearing my glasses. Now there is a spot on them – but at least not in my eye. so here we go – outside … 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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dome progress

over the weekend I continued on the dome I made these little styrene holders for my holo projectors bend plastic back frame by kimncris, on Flickr they are designed just to hold the cups snug to the inner dome goes in back frame by kimncris, on Flickr holes drilled by kimncris, on Flickr test install … Continue reading »

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One Year

last test before the holidays I finally got all of the electronics in place, wired through the slip ring to the dome and connected to the real battery source. This was the goal all along, to have one power source. boy is it heavy now BTW – but it works! Its been a year now … Continue reading »

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electronics back in

I started putting my electronics back in now that I have my switch panel installed before I did that I hooked up my old one to make sure it was still working and took a few pictures to help me remember how to reassemble it before pics 1 by kimncris, on Flickr before pics 2 … Continue reading »

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Sunday Drive

Tried working on the sound issues today, and after a lot of experimentation I find it totally unreliable, even after renaming clips to the TRACK001.MP3 format and reducing the number of clips to test with, it just plays random clips, or sometimes no clip at all. The volume control works, sometimes, but for the most … Continue reading »

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