Archive for June, 2011

Huge Transformer: Tell me what would YOU use this for!

Huge Transformer: Tell me what would YOU use this for!

(Actually it isn’t a transformer)

Today I was searching for a hydraulic pump for my dad and found a big transformer thing i had laying arround: I tought it was a crude homemade AC welder from the 50’s, but upon inspection I found it isn’t even a transformer.  I think it is a big magnetic shunt, maybe to regulate a big …..

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Slate update – CPU trouble and shielding

Slate update - CPU trouble and shielding

I fucking hate this. I wrote this within an IE9 window for some reason and it swallowed all my text… GRMPF! Ok, so time to rewrite it. God, why did I use this abomination of a browser anyways…

I had two problems with the slate’s function after testing it a bit.

Number one was the CPU. I used the T5200 I had …..

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**Clock Update** Large Segments are ready.

**Clock Update**   Large Segments are ready.

I am short on time right now, but I wanted to drop in and put up a video I made yesterday demoing the large 7 segment displays and backpack boards I made for them.

Thanks.

I wanted a new CPU and now have a custom slate, too

I wanted a new CPU and now have a custom slate, too

Actually, the market has pretty much changed in the last couple of months and currently there’s some things on the market that are better than what I ended up building. But let’s start somewhere else…

You might remember, from the times when I had updates on a regular basis, that I own some TabletPC. After putting in some newer hard disk …..

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EL Switch Wiring for Forum Post

EL Switch Wiring for Forum Post

Circuit Board Business Cards

Circuit Board Business Cards

I had this neat idea to promote my blog site (that you are reading right now) as well as demonstrate some of the capabilities I have mastered to date.  I can’t say the idea is all original, I was inspired by reading the instructables article here by an author known simply as ‘Sponges’  located here

I guess could have fabricated it …..

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Switch Wiring for Forum Post

Switch Wiring for Forum Post

Underwater IR Webcam

Underwater IR Webcam

So Connor and I set out to waterproof a webcam the other day…

We decided to just coat the whole thing in a thick layer of silicone, this basically is just a test for a future project we plan on doing.

It worked out fairly well, though no long term underwater testing has been done yet…

Here, our beautiful workspace:

After coating it with …..

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