Category: Electronic

Auto On/Off Bike Light

    Concept:  As a commuting cyclist, I often forget to turn my rear flashing light off. It doesn’t take long to flatten the battery if it’s on…

Auto On/Off Bike Light (Prototype)

Concept:  This is the prototype for the final auto bike light. There is much more info in that post including the parts list and files.     This…

Word Clocks by Ash – Crowdfunding Project

Concept:The successors to the prototype word clock. Offered as a crowdfunding project on Pozible called “Word Clocks by Ash“. The idea behind crowdfunding this project wasn’t really to…

Arduino + ESP8266 + Thingspeak example code

I had trouble finding an easy solution to getting a ESP8266 to work with a Arduino so I’ll post my results below. Here is what you need to get…

CC3200 LaunchXL Thinkspeak Temperature Logger for Energia – Code example

The CC3200 has a built in temperature sensor to make it easy to get up and running quickly. I couldn’t find any really easy to use code so…

Large Word Clock (prototype)

Concept: A pretty take on the traditional word clock. The front is intended to be smooth and reflective and the letters are pocketed from the back. This concept later…

In-dash Wireless Charging

The wireless charger: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Black-QI-Wireless-Charging-Charger-Pad-for-LG-E960-Google-Nexus-4-Nexus-7-2G-Nokia/1416517939.html Some seem to work better than others.   there is also this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DIY-Qi-Wireless-Charger-PCBA-Circuit-Board-With-Coil-Charging-for-Nexus-5-Nokia-/271476280507?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories&hash=item3f353f4cbb&_uhb=1   The wireless charger pulled apart: This one is a different…

DIY Tablet PC

Concept: Before Tablet PCs were even a thing I converted an old laptop into a tablet for use in a car.  The tablet ran “Ozexplorer” to show offroad maps…

Robot Arm (3 DOF)

Concept: A 3 DOF robot arm which has both forward and reverse kinematics. Software: java/arduino Materials: Arduino, 3 servos, some lego to allow the parts to be manipulated Processes:…