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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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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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minor progress

electronics drudgery tonight I did finally after several more attempts get my sounds to work as they should – the trick was finally copying them one at a time to the memory card I could not get the dome code talking to the body code though – the ps2 code that DanF has written is … 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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teeces kit assembled and working – mostly

I progressed some more with the lights tonight I started assembling the front logics components front logics by kimncris, on Flickr and tested the power before getting too far working test by kimncris, on Flickr when I hooked them up as a single chain they both worked but the one on the right was acting … Continue reading »

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dome electronics

here’s something I hate about texas rust! grr by kimncris, on Flickr other people who live here and have shops – how do you keep the rust from ruining your stuff? Many of my tools have begun to rust and this never happened the entire time we lived in LA anyway I re-ordered and got … Continue reading »

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Stephanie – No Disassemble!

back to r2 after a long week at work I decided to use pennies to center the rockler on the frame I measured it first and it seemed to be about 5 pennies worth, plus a little tape width of 5 pennies by kimncris, on Flickr here it is centered pennies in place by kimncris, … Continue reading »

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Distracted

so I couldn’t let my little blank arduino rot away in the box without trying something. Thanks to a book Kim already had for hers, I was able to get it to alternate two led’s blinking light-on by kimncris, on Flickr then this morning I figured I’d try out the DanF code but I needed … Continue reading »

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electronics

my electronics will start arriving soon. Today My pittman motor arrived! so now I need to test it. probably just try a 9 volt battery, but the real question is, what to do about the connector? is that a common connector that I can get or do many/most people just chop it off? it is … Continue reading »

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