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Category Archives: Projects
Our lonely little circuit board now has 511 friends and Light Night is fast approaching. Construction continues.
It doesn’t look much does it? How could something this mundane unleash such huge amounts of awesome? Keep watching to find out!
Since both the hackspace, and my home are fairly close to the approach to Leeds/Bradford airport, and I’ve always had an interest in aircraft I’ve often wondered what was flying around, so decided that building my own virtual radar system … Continue reading
Last weekend we went to the UK Maker Faire and saw many awesome things, including some very nice LED cubes. Inspired by this I thought I’d have a go at building a small one. Constructing the cube itself was relatively … Continue reading
This weekend at the hackspace I realised that my personal 3D printer needed a part that we made for the space printer using the laser cutter. Unfortunately the laser cutter is no longer with us and it was a little … Continue reading
Today we learned a lesson in quality control. And how little some suppliers have. We recently bought a set of (very) cheap “stepstick” 3D printer stepper motor drivers. While attaching heatsinks we noticed one board wasn’t mounting correctly. Further invstigation … Continue reading
This year I decided to have a go at building my own electronic christmas card. As I have no real artistic skill, I did cheat a little, and started with a regular off the shelf card, featuring a snowman on … Continue reading
Our 3D printer (a stretched Mendel Max) has recently got to the point where it works. To test this we ended up printing a selection of squirrels (currently posing on our webcam). We started with the medium sized white squirrel, … Continue reading
The BeagleBone Black challenge is over and we’ve managed to get the arms moving on the foosball table and track the ball using the BBB, motors, laser cut plastics, bits of wood and electronics! What we need now, so that … Continue reading