Metal Shop

by Wendy on June 13, 2012

Spending lots of time in the metal shop. Learning how to work machinery like the big boys. Maybe keeping all my fingers will be considered a girly move?

Building Boxes

by marky on March 15, 2012

It’s a nice feeling after a few weeks of effort begins to transform hunks of aluminum and trays of loose parts into functional objects of beauty.

Control Circuit for Next Grouping

by Wendy on March 12, 2012

Before advancing the design, Mark decided to build out a few more of these controllers with the parts we had on hand. The updated version is going to be a little easier to build and each will control up to 6 boxes and several motion sensors.

Field Trip to the Surplus Store

by marky on May 18, 2011

Today I foraged for stock at the local aerospace surplus store and a thrift shop.

Crash Space CNC

by marky on May 05, 2011

Thanks to Clive for helping me get my first parts done on the Crash Space CNC Mill.

Soundbender Circuit

by marky on April 11, 2010

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by Wendy on May 12, 2009

These photos show our attempt at parsing serial data to text on two different displays. We have 3 LED displays and a VFD display and interfacing with them to get a attractive readout was this weekend’s goal. They all worked with the FTDI cable, but the intelligent osram LED seems to be the prettiest and brightest (as long as we increase Vcc to 4.5V), so next, I’ll prepare special scroll subroutines for headlines, categories and message bodies and prepare for interfacing with bluetooth.

tvBgone – ms.chievous project #1

by Wendy on May 12, 2009

rounding corners with the old coping saw

by marky on April 30, 2009

Thumbtack hole in gear

by marky on April 30, 2009