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Title: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Oct 27, 2010, 06:01 pm
And a brother to the "last copy"... Your last purchase ;)

2x
(http://www37.tx8.cn/photo/crystalzhao83/2010911232717421333.jpg)
on ebay
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: thegeekway on Oct 27, 2010, 06:24 pm
1 x

(http://layertech.co.uk/fto.jpg)

;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Ste_Hughes on Oct 27, 2010, 06:30 pm
(http://www.watchmojo.com/blogs/images/twix.jpg)

so fit
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Oct 27, 2010, 06:33 pm
fuuuu.... Now I want chocolate too...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: pwillard on Oct 27, 2010, 06:43 pm
(http://pwillard.com/files/donut.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: whiskey on Oct 27, 2010, 07:20 pm
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQwwhQqUBhyVMTGs6xvkQrSuzX6fNdFeMtVwi9Xi6N_zEy0n84&t=1&usg=__AKD1tACU3F5-iNMdxgZExgKWpFE=)

I bought it used for 37 cents plus shipping from amazon!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: wortelsoft on Oct 28, 2010, 11:04 am
Last arduino / electronics thing purchased

(http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/images/product/seeeduinov22.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: graynomad on Oct 28, 2010, 11:34 am
Last purchase of any significance.

(http://www.robgray.com/grayoutdoors/about/about_equipment/graphics/400.jpg)

This is one sweet lens.


______
Rob

Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Oct 28, 2010, 04:41 pm
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Last arduino / electronics thing purchased

It can be anything, not only something related to arduino or electronics...

Soda, beer, bread, meat... anything :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Oct 28, 2010, 05:28 pm
5V to 12V boost regulator, qty 3 from pololu.com
(http://www.pololu.com/picture/0J1188.600.jpg)

Or lunch yesterday, turkey burger & fries - but the regulator arrived after lunch, so I'm gonna go with that!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: wortelsoft on Oct 28, 2010, 06:25 pm
(http://www.wagner-pizza.nl/img/produkte/Packshots_02/101209.jpg)

Dinner will be ready soon!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Oct 29, 2010, 07:42 am
Awesome hard disk of awesomeness
(http://hothardware.com/cs/resized-image.ashx/__size/500x0/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/diversion/4064.big_5F00_wd_2D00_scorpio_2D00_black_2D00_500g.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Big Oil on Oct 29, 2010, 08:38 am
RBBB's, 5 for $10 dollars each

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1402/5125440366_9863859d9e.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Coding Badly on Oct 29, 2010, 09:34 am
(http://www.olivegarden.com/images/menus/dinner/full/grilled_chicken_flatbread_7174.jpg)(http://www.olivegarden.com/images/menus/dinner/full/chicken_alfredo_3842.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cowjam on Oct 29, 2010, 12:25 pm
Farmhouse Gammon Ham Salad Baguette, 500ml bottle of coke and a grab bag of salt & vinegar squares from the sandwich van that stops by work.

Other than that I've been buying dirt cheap HD DVD movies having recently been given a HD DVD player for my birthday
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Meinaart on Oct 29, 2010, 06:28 pm
Wii party
(http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/wii-party-box-012.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: pwillard on Oct 29, 2010, 06:37 pm
Back At CodingBadly....   YUMMMMMM!!!!
Title: Power Jack, socket strips, interconnect pins
Post by: CrossRoads on Oct 29, 2010, 07:23 pm
Just received from Gravitech: 2.1mm panelmounnt power jack, wirewrap socket strips, and interconnect pin strip - larger pins go in a pro-mini, smaller pins go in the wirewrap socket. Will be awesome for prototyping!

(edit - photo resized)
(http://crossroadsfencing.com/Powerjack_socket_pins.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Coding Badly on Oct 30, 2010, 07:09 am

Appropriate for my post AND Graynomad's post...

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/adawofl/drooling_homer-712749.png)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Oct 30, 2010, 11:23 am
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Appropriate for my post AND Graynomad's post...

You purchased homer?

I bet he's rubbish at soldering  ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: amacmullen14 on Oct 30, 2010, 10:21 pm
Last significant thing:
(http://www.audio-depot.com/images/Akai%20MPC1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Oct 30, 2010, 11:02 pm
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Last significant thing:

You mean you didn't make one?   :o
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Oct 30, 2010, 11:14 pm
looks like something out of an 80's sci fi movie.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Oct 30, 2010, 11:19 pm
Don't have a pic of it, but I just bought from Goodwill a red Wowwee Roboquad. Its missing its controller and battery compartment cover, so its use to me is only for "hack value". Got it for $4.00.

:)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: amacmullen14 on Oct 31, 2010, 12:54 am
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Quote:
Last significant thing:

You mean you didn't make one?  


Silly, it's a fully functional arduino mpc, of course!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: dkotes on Oct 31, 2010, 02:43 am
A wooden basketball
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Senso on Oct 31, 2010, 03:13 am
This:
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8799
and this:
http://www.embeddedartists.com/products/lpcxpresso/lpc1768_xpr.php
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Oct 31, 2010, 04:43 am
Tonight I found another item at Goodwill - a Futaba 2-channel AM radio R/C kit; the transmitter is missing its battery door (seems to be a theme for me today!), but everything else was there. Got the transmitter, receiver, 6V battery holder/switch, crystals, two servos, control horns, and transmitter flags. All for $7.00!  :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Oct 31, 2010, 10:30 am
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs927.snc4/74020_456351398623_832693623_5187246_436513_n.jpg)
Akryl plate, to put my router on
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: pluggy on Nov 01, 2010, 08:33 pm
A tank of diesel for the car.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 01, 2010, 09:07 pm
Got this one for free today

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs415.ash2/69349_457385063623_832693623_5213200_4152251_n.jpg)
They washed a pillow in it, and the pillow broke...

Haven't worked since... Got a new vacuum thing in to measure something about the content of the drum, and been checked by multiple people...

And still none of them managed to get it working.

All I did was to take a hose and fill water in, close the door, set it to empty, and then see how little water coming out...
Took the pump out, and found this...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs914.snc4/72787_457384548623_832693623_5213193_2895086_n.jpg)
rest of the pillow...

Filter was full of it, and the pump too, the hoses from the drum down to the pump was also full of feathers, so I took it all apart and washed, then put it back together...

And it just works flawlessly now. :) Perfect timing, mine just broke, so now i got a (almost) new for free. ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Nov 01, 2010, 10:03 pm
A New Car  ;D
Code: [Select]
#include "MYDAD"
;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 01, 2010, 10:34 pm
newbie "I HATE TO SOLDER" --> there's always wirewrap!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 02, 2010, 01:24 am
newbie: Compiler: An unknown error ocurred.

You forgot the <.h>
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Nov 02, 2010, 02:38 pm
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You forgot the <.h>

Code: [Select]
# include <mydad.h>
;D
Quote
there's always wirewrap!

everything is for its own task ;)
and aahhh u made me remember i learnt to solder so it aint a problem anymore i sahll change it to something else
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: BroHogan on Nov 02, 2010, 03:57 pm
From ebay . . .
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3572198/Allied%20Catalog%201967.jpg)
I worked there that year. I practically knew this catalog by heart.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 02, 2010, 04:01 pm
Infinicam (http://itunes.apple.com/dk/app/infinicam/id388837429?mt=8), to put effects on pictures on my iPhone 4 :)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs415.ash2/69305_457743103623_832693623_5221051_2884348_n.jpg)
My female cat :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Selby96 on Nov 02, 2010, 05:24 pm
HEY! I'm not done yet!!!  :)
My last purchase will probably be a coffin (at least, I'll be paying for it)!
My most recent purchase was the weekly grocery, but I s'pose you don't really want a pic of it.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Nov 02, 2010, 05:32 pm
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My last purchase will probably be a coffin (at least, I'll be paying for it)!

;)
Quote
My most recent purchase was the weekly grocery, but I s'pose you don't really want a pic of it.

no pic but i guess we'd surely like what you made out of it (hope you are a good cook  :D )
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 02, 2010, 06:11 pm
Topic should probably have been "Your latest purchase?" but I can't edit it any longer...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 02, 2010, 06:19 pm
Maybe we should start a new question - what are you planning for your next purchase?
I just got an L-Con catalog in the mail with a 15% off next purchase flyer, am thinking about getting a tool for crimping on wire terminations such as Pololu.com uses on their terminated wires (vs my crude method now of mangling on with pliers and then desperation solder when the fit is too loose). Only been an engineer for 25 years, guess I can treat myself.
Hoping I can find 2.1mm panel mount power jacks at the same time for combined shipping.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Schmidtn on Nov 02, 2010, 07:25 pm
First run Vibram Ascent disc golf fairway driver

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1395/5138779376_d8eb5a75c6_b.jpg)

Latest electronics purchase... a variety pack of heat shrink tubing.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 02, 2010, 08:35 pm
Another program from the app store...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs564.ash2/148614_457975993623_832693623_5224909_7196696_n.jpg)
Can monitor my nas on my phone.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 03, 2010, 12:46 am
I didn't pay for it, because I never have any money, but my mom just ordered me 2 arduinos.

Before anyone calls me lazy, freeloader, anything like that, I am only 12, and I do chores, and get basically credit from my mom... Except its in the mind instead of a card.  
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 03, 2010, 12:49 am
@bld Tell meh teh name!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 03, 2010, 01:19 am
What kind of arduino's, and what you have in mind for projects Jeremy1998?
Title: Re: Your last purchace?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 03, 2010, 01:35 am
2 more Duemilanove's...

That will top me out at 5 Duemilanove's and 1 Mega... What can't you do with that! LOL!

But seriously, I mainly want the boards for prototyping a project that will have 6 arduino's total. It is a huge room lighting system. The final will have 5 standalones (Arduino Duemilanove's) and 1 Seeduino or maybe a standalone, if I can find a blasted bootloader! (Arduino Mega). The Seeduino is for USB communication to the computer and between the standalone's. The standalones will be liek modules. 2 will be for control panels, and 3 for led controlling.  
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 03, 2010, 03:11 am
a gallon of milk and 2 packs of smokes (don't smoke if you are not already its just a money sink)

exciting!

;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 03, 2010, 03:46 am
Shame on you!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 03, 2010, 03:57 am
:P
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 03, 2010, 09:45 am
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That will top me out at 5 Duemilanove's and 1 Mega... What can't you do with that! LOL!

Well I now have:
Duemilanove
Wiseduino
Duino644
rDuino LEDHead
MegaMini
DWex Watch (arduino based watch)

Hmm that's all I can think of off hand.

I don't think I'd ever buy that many 'arduino' boards. If I was doing a project I'd buy chips and build them onto stripboard/protoboard.

Latest purchase:
New soldering iron
100g roll of 60/40 solder
2 more 840 point breadboards (then I'll have 5!)

I have 3 840 point breadboards in a project currently with my MegaMini so I did need some more. They'll be full as soon as I get them. I'm going to get another 5 when I get my next order... I always seem to run out of breadboards - lots of projects on the go.

Mowcius
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 03, 2010, 04:22 pm
Parts for my new project...
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs469.ash2/74288_458344373623_832693623_5232016_7913775_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Nov 03, 2010, 04:26 pm
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Shame on you!


/typical knee-jerk millennial-baby response...

;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: thegeekway on Nov 03, 2010, 04:28 pm
Osgeld, how much does 20 smokes cost over there?

Today I bought a Bus Pirate, hopefully it will speed up prototyping :D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 03, 2010, 05:08 pm
Well today I received my soldering iron, roll of 60/40 and 2 breadboards!

Oh how I love next day delivery!

Bring on the prototyping!

No pics cos I'm lazy and it's not very interesting.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 03, 2010, 05:38 pm
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Osgeld, how much does 20 smokes cost over there?


bout 9 dollars
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: doublet on Nov 03, 2010, 06:45 pm
This was my latest purchase:
(http://www.7gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/mobilerobotic4WD1.jpg)
It doesn't run smooth :(
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 03, 2010, 06:45 pm
Next day is too expensive here, parts coming from Sparkfun are 2,000 miles away, Pololu is 2,600 miles away, Gravitech 2,900 miles away.

I suppose if parts are in-country in the UK already overnight is at most from a few hundred miles away? (~400 miles Dundee to London as the crow flies?)

Last time I ordered from Gravitech, I purchased 10 prominis, which weight all of next to nothing, was $15 for shipping via US Postal service (cheapest method), nearly 10% of the order, overnight was way more.
Seems like the ones making money are the shipping companies!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Nov 03, 2010, 07:04 pm
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It doesn't run smooth


Hmm, where did you buy that from, if it is what I think it is I may have a link for you.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: selch on Nov 04, 2010, 05:45 am
Just got my wishield!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: wortelsoft on Nov 04, 2010, 06:35 pm
The robot car is the dagu MR. basic, there is info on the net to make it run better.

[edit]Found it[/edit]

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/6877
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Nov 04, 2010, 06:48 pm
I thought that was it, someone from dagu posts on letsmakerobots, so if you post your problem there it should get resolved.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 04, 2010, 07:55 pm
Erm, scratch that... I guess I got Uno's...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 04, 2010, 08:35 pm
Scratch that AGAIN! They want me to return them and I'll get the proper ones. So I guess I will...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Nov 04, 2010, 08:38 pm
It was their screw up sending your better boards, I say you never received the e-mail :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 04, 2010, 08:42 pm
But I wanted the Duemilanove's...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Senso on Nov 04, 2010, 09:02 pm
Its exactly the same thing, and in windows you dont even have any problem using then!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 04, 2010, 09:32 pm
I have never had a problem with my Duemilanove's either...

I don't know... We'll see... If I see which one I like better (as in blink sketch to test upload time) can they tell?
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 05, 2010, 03:51 am
I also want the swap because one board is damaged.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: westfw on Nov 05, 2010, 05:36 am
KFC for dinner.
An Asus wireless router (on sale at newegg.)
An eclectic collection of groceries from Costco.
Two 2.5 to 3.5 in IDE HDD adapters, so I can use a desktop to clone/move/upgrade a laptop drive.
Some Microsoft stock.  (up 1.6% since 29-oct!)

Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Nov 05, 2010, 07:52 am
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Seems like the ones making money are the shipping companies!

:)
yeah same here :(
even bad if u want to ordera single item
$30 for a proximity sensor and $ 9 for shipping?
WTF  >:(
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 05, 2010, 02:37 pm
4 things effect shipping prices that you see

dealers volume
dealers negotiation skill
your location, how far away are you from a major city with a hub
your location, home is much more expensive than a commercial place

if dealer just spends 10 seconds on X's website to set up an account, your out in bucksnort, and you want it sent to your house your going to get flat rated to ~9 bucks

my work on the other hand sends ~25 pieces a day minimum (and well over 200 is not uncommon but not daily), we have a fedex rep who likes to show up at inappropriate times, and I recently shipped a 18 inch cubed 48lb box to a house for 12$

what irks me the most is its mostly the dealers effort, 15 years ago when I was in high school, one of my friends mom's had a home business and was getting the same type of treatment as our company, just cause she spent some time and effort to work it out

so! to all the shops out there, if you cant bother to do better than the ups store, please dont expect my monies, especially with the (now competive, and fairly attractive) USPS rates and their flat rate shipping added onto it

there is just no excuse to charge 9$ shipping on maybe a 6oz pcb or a handful of chips
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 05, 2010, 03:37 pm
(http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/FPV-MountV2.jpg) (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=12875)

And a little test of it...
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDM-HudRnzk[/media]

Right after I stopped recording, the gnd between the arduino and power supply slipped out, and the servo broke... *beeeeeeeep*beep*beeeeep*beep*beep*!!!

Now waiting for a new servo...  >:(
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: wortelsoft on Nov 06, 2010, 06:28 pm
I tried to buy that servo bracket  but it's on back order. please let us know how it works.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 06, 2010, 07:41 pm
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tried to buy that servo bracket  but it's on back order. please let us know how it works.

Was when I ordered it too, just took a few days extra to get it, no biggie... And it works just fine. Does exactly what it should do.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: snackwog on Nov 06, 2010, 08:46 pm
Three tickets to the circus for my wife and daughters.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: retrolefty on Nov 06, 2010, 11:01 pm
From Costco, Special Sports Illustrated commemorative magazine celebrating the Baseball 2010 World Series Champions the San Francisco Giants.  8-)

Lefty
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: focalist on Nov 06, 2010, 11:07 pm
After becoming a confirmed addict with my first- an Adafruit BoArduino- my son has grown interested in my little projects, at fifteen he's capable of handling the language and hardware with a little help.  So..

2x Arduino (Real ones.. though I *love* the adafruit, I feel I should own at least ONE of the real thing.  Mega sometime down the road.  Oh yeah, and one for my son too...), as well as breadboard, jumper sets, 400 LED's of various color ($5 per hundred.. what's not to love), resistor assortment, 2x 16x2 LCD, and some assorted other basics.  Amazing what you can get these days for short money-- and these are shipping from Canada and Cali- a lot better than Hong Kong.....

In short, everything required for him to become a junkie too.. ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 06, 2010, 11:43 pm
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In short, everything required for him to become a junkie too..

Sounds great!

Latest purchase, 3 ELO 15" touch screen monitors for £50  :D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: amacmullen14 on Nov 07, 2010, 02:41 am
Soon to be purchased:

500 1/4" ball bearings for $30, including shipping.

Inspiration to what I'll use some of them for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1SOlD2hjCw
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: thegeekway on Nov 07, 2010, 01:57 pm
Mowcius, want to sell 1 ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 07, 2010, 01:59 pm
Nope  :P

Using one, one has a mark on the touchscreen which I can't get rid of and I think the other one is already accounted for.

I forgot how bad the colour is on them though - need to replace the LCD with one of the decent ones I have...

Mowcius
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 07, 2010, 07:29 pm
Two of these little babies...

(http://c0456141.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/images/large/hp-/hp-ds20umd.jpg) (http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/61_100/products_id/18223/n/Hyperion-Atlas-DS20-UMD-Fully-Programmable-Digital-Servo)

Tested one of those on my PT backlet
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOsYsuzbUQc[/media]
And the result is awesome! Cant hear on the servo's that they got the camera mounted on. Only took a bit tweaking with map() to make the big servo move right. It isn't using the same range as the normal servo's... Not sure why, but still doing 180degrees...

Modified Sweep
Code: [Select]
// Sweep
// by BARRAGAN <http://barraganstudio.com>

#include <Servo.h>

Servo myservo;  // create servo object to control a servo
Servo myservo2;  // create servo object to control a servo
// a maximum of eight servo objects can be created

int pos = 0;    // variable to store the servo position

void setup()
{
 myservo.attach(8);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
 myservo2.attach(10);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
}


void loop()
{
 for(pos = 0; pos < 180; pos += 1)
 {
   //servo.write(map(pos, 0, 180, dn, up));
   myservo.write(map(pos, 0, 180, 25, 180));

   //servo2.write(map(pos, 0, 180, ri, le));
   myservo2.write(map(pos, 0, 180, 45, 160));

   delay(30);
 }
 for(pos = 180; pos>=1; pos-=1)
 {
   //servo.write(map(pos, 0, 180, dn, up));
   myservo.write(map(pos, 0, 180, 25, 180));

   //servo2.write(map(pos, 0, 180, ri, le));
   myservo2.write(map(pos, 0, 180, 45, 160));
   delay(30);
 }
}
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Meinaart on Nov 09, 2010, 06:08 pm
Where did you get the servo's? And did you build the PT bracket yourself? If you ordered it, where?

I am looking for servo's and some kind of PT bracket.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 09, 2010, 06:38 pm
Car Insurance!

(way to drag us down  Osgeld geez)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 09, 2010, 07:23 pm
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Car Insurance!

Boring, but important. :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 09, 2010, 09:46 pm
Latest purchase:
HD44780 16x2 green on black LCD
KS0108 white on blue graphic LCD
HD44780 16x4 black on white LCD
HD44780 LARGE 16x2 black on grey LCD (no backlight)

Hall effect sensors x4 (Unipolar)
Linear Hall effect sensors x4
TC74 temp sensors x5 (different addresses and packages)
100 fast acting fuse (>£8!)
25k Log pots x3 (for a friend)
5v LDO regulator 1A x3
Opto-isolators x20
Opto-isolators (different) x10
5.1v zener diodes 0.5W x50
Logic level MOSFET x2
F-Bridge Motor driver x2
Boost regulator IC 5v 500mA x2
Tilt switch (impulse buy) x1
CR2032 battery holder SMD x3

NuVinci n360 CVT hub gear

That's all of it for the last 4 days :)

More to come in the next week :P
Some stuff from Sparkfun :o  ;)

Oh I have bids on about 20 things on ebay too  ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: atmelino on Nov 09, 2010, 10:46 pm
Kingston V+ 64GB SSD. Boots up in seven (1) seconds!! (Ubuntu 10.10)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 10, 2010, 09:45 am
(Technically) those two Arduino's...

They refunded me the wrong ones, and shipped out the right noes a few hours ago... They never mentioned me sending the wrong ones back... ;) So we'll see fo they email me or not... If not, I'm keeping them!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Nov 10, 2010, 10:44 am
Quote
They refunded me the wrong ones, and shipped out the right noes a few hours ago... They never mentioned me sending the wrong ones back...  So we'll see fo they email me or not... If not, I'm keeping them!

THIS IS LUCK !
i'd never return em'   ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Nov 10, 2010, 04:28 pm
A little from ebay and DealExtreme.

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/1686/68215887.jpg
)
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4654/66789826.jpg
)
(http://img574.imageshack.us/img574/6919/21986370.jpg
)
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3129/43218906.jpg
)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 10, 2010, 05:10 pm
What does the carabiner/strap/clip type thing mate with?
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Nov 10, 2010, 05:13 pm
It mates with a waterbottle  ;)

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2438/96851595.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Nov 10, 2010, 06:34 pm
That is a good idea

*orders one*

d[ch1072]mn dx is addictive sometimes.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Nov 10, 2010, 07:01 pm
Last night I had a real surprise: I get home, go into my office, and notice a strange smell...

Long story short, my motherboard on my workstation had decided to short out (small burn on the bottom of the PCB and everything). I ended up making a run to Fry's Electronics to pick up a new motherboard and graphics card (my old motherboard had a built-in NVIDIA chipset video for dual-monitor output, so I had to get something similar because the new mobo only had a single VGA, and an intel chipset).

Tonight I get to go back  :( in order to get a different video card - the one I had purchased last night I found runs really, really hot (66 C) - it only has a heatsink and no fan, and since my system runs 24/7 - I just don't trust that - so its back to return it, and get something else with a fan.

A couple more gripes:

1) Why the hell, after we've been using tower systems for so long, are all the cards still designed "upside down" - how does this help with cooling - especially video cards?

2) Why is it that it seems getting a cheap dual-DVI output card at a large retailer like Fry's Electronics like pulling teeth? No, no - If I want to spend under $100.00 for a video card, I am only allowed DVI+VGA...

So - that was my "last purchase" - though certainly not the "last purchase" I wanted to make...

;D

Then again, nothing caught on fire, and the power supply shut down properly - it could've been much worse...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 11, 2010, 04:18 pm
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs926.snc4/73906_462353583623_832693623_5289298_4561203_n.jpg)
It was free (was in the trash bin), 1.5kg aluminium heat sink, I guess that should be able to keep the temperature on a 7805 down... or maybe two... ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 11, 2010, 04:29 pm
Sell that big chunk of AL and buy some cool running switching regulators! Will save on weight too! I can just see the poor little 7805 legs struggling to hold that monster piece of heat sink up now ...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 11, 2010, 04:37 pm
Quote
1) Why the hell, after we've been using tower systems for so long, are all the cards still designed "upside down" - how does this help with cooling - especially video cards?


its one of my pet peeves too
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 11, 2010, 04:55 pm
Well not a purchase but just got hold of a 900W hot plate, something broken apparently but hopefully I can get it working then whack in an arduino and a relay to do some fancy SMD soldering on it.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: prawnstar on Nov 11, 2010, 05:10 pm
(http://progsrp.uphero.com/oh_sweet2.jpg)

Futurama season 3
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 11, 2010, 05:33 pm
Quote
Sell that big chunk of AL and buy some cool running switching regulators! Will save on weight too! I can just see the poor little 7805 legs struggling to hold that monster piece of heat sink up now ...

My plan is actually to use it, when I am going to experiment with more powerfull LEDs :) But the picture inside your head with this huge thing, and a little 7805 was much more fun than with a big LED on ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 11, 2010, 05:33 pm
Is that appropriate with the preteens that are online also? C'mon.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: focalist on Nov 11, 2010, 05:37 pm
Brannigan's Law.

That being said, you are right Crossroads... Futurama is copyrighted, wouldn't want to show kids it's okay to violate intellectual property restrictions...

Otherwise, well within international interrogation treaties, unless Barney was on, which then would place it in a War Crimes category.  I agree totally with the situation, she may have vital knowledge of national security importance.  Obviously, she's an Undercover(s) agent.

Keeping America Safe, One Hottie At A Time (tm).
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Nov 11, 2010, 06:42 pm
Quote
Is that appropriate with the preteens that are online also? C'mon.

I saw far better worse than that when I was a preteen.  ;D

although, it was far slower on 56k...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Nov 11, 2010, 08:20 pm
Well, they're here...

But I have to send back toe old ones... They sent me a shipping label...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cowjam on Nov 11, 2010, 08:30 pm
Quote
1) Why the hell, after we've been using tower systems for so long, are all the cards still designed "upside down" - how does this help with cooling - especially video cards?


Liquid cooling or mineral oil.

(also, I'm not sure what you mean by upside down)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 11, 2010, 09:47 pm
Quote
also, I'm not sure what you mean by upside down

The heatsink and fan are on the bottom of the card... I have seen some reverse cases which have a weird kinda mirrored motherboard so the PCI/AGP/PCI-E cards are all the other way round :D
Perhaps he needs one of them.

Mowcius
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cowjam on Nov 11, 2010, 09:59 pm
Quote
The heatsink and fan are on the bottom of the card


So he'd rather it blew warm air into the PSU?

Actually, thinking about it I've seen cards that take up two slots. They suck air in and blow it out of the rear of the case.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 11, 2010, 10:11 pm
Quote
So he'd rather it blew warm air into the PSU?

PSUs are often used as extraction in people's cases, they can handle it fine. Graphics cards on the other hand would be better a few degrees cooler.

Well I suppose it would more likely be blowing up to the CPU but you often have extraction fans at the back of the case below the PSU anyway so I would have thought it would be fine. Besides, as it is atm, the air still goes up that way, it just takes a bit more time...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cowjam on Nov 11, 2010, 10:25 pm
Depends on the case I think, and if you actually need that cooling you probably should be investing in extra fans or (if you've got the cash) liquid cooling.

you can get PCI slot extraction fans.  They're a hollow plastic shell with a few fans stuck on to push air out the back.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 11, 2010, 10:42 pm
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs101.ash2/38407_418968718623_832693623_4411816_1113904_n.jpg)
Only got one 120mm blowing air in, that passes the harddrives.

And one behind the cpu cooler to pull the air out again.

PSU is pulling air in from the bottom of the case, and blowing it out in the back again.

There are room for another 120mm in the bottom, and another 3 in the top... but that would be way overkill... Only time I used it, was when i had liquid cooling in, fun times...
I overclocked my E6320 (1.86 ghz) up to 3.6 ghz (http://hwbot.org/community/submission/777345_bld_cpu_z_core_2_e6320_1.86ghz_3604.8_mhz)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 11, 2010, 11:03 pm
Well getting kinda back on track.

My last item I have received (twas free) is a nice broken 900W hot plate (crepe maker ;D)

Gonna cost me 55p if I want to be safe or nout if I want to risk burning the place down by not putting a new thermal fuse in and just bypassing the old one ;)

Should be great for SMD circuit boards though. Gonna add in a nice high temp thermocouple and an arduino with LCD to control the temps more accurately. Probably a hall effect sensor to sense when it's on and a servo to adjust the current crude temp switch they have in those things - keeping away from the high voltage and relays then.

Mowcius
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cowjam on Nov 11, 2010, 11:40 pm
I got a box of 100 crap keyring torches.  They're an AAA battery and a white screw-in incandescent bulb.  I was hoping to use the bulbs for Christmas lights but they'll be a bit of a pain to wire up

edit: For free.  Everyone in my office building is moving (don't quite know why) so there's loads of freebies around.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 12, 2010, 09:43 am
Quote
edit: For free

The best shizzle is always free :)

Hot plate seems great so far, stay tuned for updates on that  ;)

I think my package from John Oxer (shieldlist.org) might arrive soon and I don't know what's in that  :-? Also not a purchase though  ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: MarkT on Nov 12, 2010, 04:54 pm
330 ultra bright LEDs, several colours ;)   [still in the post though, Charlieplexing is likely!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 12, 2010, 05:17 pm
What are you using for a driver? I had a hard time getting good results with MAX6951 driving 8 seven segment displays. MAX7221 working much better. Still playing with brightness levels, what seems blindingly bright in the living room at home doesn't seem so bright at the fencing club with the overhead flourescent lights.

MAX6951 looked like it was going to be okay after I got the Rset & Iset values to scan fast enough to stop the flickering (secret seemed to be 10pF cap, smallest I had, and something like 22K resistor - excel spreadsheet said scanning was upwards of 3MHz, never put a scope on to confirm tho). There was still unevenness across segments, and some seemed to never quite turn off.  After a few hours of just being on & counting down from 10:00 to 0:00 (minutes), some of the segments just stopped working. Cooling issue? Maybe, surface mount part on DIP adapter did not provide ground to exposed pad on bottom of the part.  Segment design? Maybe - had 3 high brightness LEDs in parallal for the segments (things are really bright with just 2 mA, so figured 6mA per segment was within the chips 20+mA capability) and 2 LEDs for the decimal points.

Ripped out the charlieplexing wiring (all wirewrap) and replaced with more standard multiplexing (all A segments connected, all B segments connected, etc) with Common Cathode digit selection.
Works much better now, more even brightness.
24 pin dip is 4/10ths longer than the 16 pin dip adapter, had the room on the wirewrap board so it fit without issue.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: xxlbreed on Nov 12, 2010, 05:57 pm
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1114/1028474266_aaf8998d4f.jpg
)

arizona green tea :) yummeyyy
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 12, 2010, 10:07 pm
(http://www.pollux7.com/osc/images/Coca-Cola%201500ml.jpg)
And chips, to celebrate my home theater project is almost done :D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: amacmullen14 on Nov 14, 2010, 02:20 am
Solder.  (lead-free, for my mom.   ::) )



I'm finally getting around to finishing, or at least working more on, my awesome sequencer:

Version 2.0 of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE-Xv_6xOZY

Main addition:
A slave 328 chip to expand inputs.  So far only 3 extra pots are hooked up, but it's still something!
In the end, it will have
4 rotary pots (1 for master volume)
4 sliders
9 momententary switches
2 SPCO switches
1 SPCO toggle switch where only one direction is momentary

It'll also have the same 8*16 RG led matrix.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: kraig on Nov 14, 2010, 02:53 am
(http://www.panelsonpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/spvtw-691x1024.jpg)

"No Vegan diet, no Vegan power!"
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: wortelsoft on Nov 14, 2010, 07:34 am
One of these:
(http://
http://www.ocztechnology.com/images/thumbs290x290/vertex2_3.5_main.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 14, 2010, 08:50 am
I am just not sold on the SSD's yet

for one I still have hard drives I used in my 386, and on occasion still use them (well my 386 still has one)

two I dont use portable machines much, even my laptop the battery is shat so it plugs in, and often times I just dont even bother taking the battery with me

three, they are expensive in the price per gb range, to be fair they are on par with other flash based devices, but when you can get 500gb barracuda's for 50 bucks shipped...

four, I am really not that impatient, I hear people say "but it boots windows 7 in 6 seconds" meh it takes my machine about 15 no big whoop
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: wortelsoft on Nov 14, 2010, 08:58 am
I have a 1TB hard drive for data in my machine. This is a 120GB boot disk.
They are expensive but prices have come down quite a bit.  This drive has dropped $130 since I first saw it.
Only thing is I still have to wait a couple of hours before the restoring of one of my partitions is done.
Something went wrong while repartitioning. Luckily I have learned from the past and made a backup before hand.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 14, 2010, 01:04 pm
XBMC Remote (http://itunes.apple.com/dk/app/xbmc-remote/id289316916?mt=8) for my iPhone

(http://peecee.dk/uploads/112010/foto1.PNG)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cowjam on Nov 14, 2010, 05:24 pm
I've ordered a PIR sensor for my Christmas display, so someone walking past will trigger a Christmas tune to play.

Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 16, 2010, 03:31 pm
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3

(http://techtickerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/lenovo-S10-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Nov 16, 2010, 04:28 pm
a pack of 60 led's ( 20X RED ,GREEN , BLUE )  8-)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 16, 2010, 06:54 pm
Quote
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3

Just looked it up.

Looks like a very nice netbook.

I think I'd have saved a bit and gone for the tablet version though.  ;)

Any netbook would be nice though. Hmm...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 16, 2010, 06:59 pm
Arduino enclosure from adafruit

(http://www.adafruit.com/images/large/arduinocase_LRG.jpg) (http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=271)

and i2c / SPI character LCD backpack

(http://www.adafruit.com/images/large/i2cspilcdbackpack_LRG.jpg) (http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37&products_id=292)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 16, 2010, 07:35 pm
I think one of the noobs was looking for something like that. He wanted display & keypad in it already, looks like its setup to drop those in.

I am waiting on delivery of a Klein Tools Nibbler for modifying plastic box opening.  Have been drillig little holes & cleaning up the opening with a box cutter type knife.  Figure I can just drill one opening hole now instead and just nibble the opening to size.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 16, 2010, 08:03 pm
I could just buy a box, then mill out the holes needed for display, buttons and so on (working with those machines every day), but as you know... the mechanic always got the worst car...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 16, 2010, 09:46 pm
Quote
nibble the opening to size.


I can never keep those things straight, though its better than a series of drill holes, its no reason to put your file away yet (which works much better than slip cutting with a knife)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: defsdoor on Nov 16, 2010, 11:30 pm
25 tlc5940nt ics and (unrelated) 50 bliptroniccs serial leds
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: biocow on Nov 16, 2010, 11:41 pm
This x 2

(http://www.addictronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/p10200721.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Nov 18, 2010, 01:46 am
Just picked up today a Friendly Robotic RL500 from a guy on Craigslist for $50.00. It likely needs new batteries, as well as a perimeter fence transmitter unit (they call it a "switch" for some wack reason). I doubt I'll get the transmitter though; I am trying to come up with a solution around that need (maybe I'll gut the mower and use it for a base for my own mowing system?). Just another piece-o-junk for later hacking!

:)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: westfw on Nov 18, 2010, 03:11 am
Quote
Just another piece-o-junk for later hacking!

I've been trying to cut back on that sort of thing.  In fact, I've recently been taking some things that I rescued out of work's dumpsters BACK to work's dumpsters.  I mean, a working perfectly 386sx PC is nice, but ... not really worth the space it takes up, anymore.  I don't want to end up on "Hoarders."

Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Nov 18, 2010, 04:39 am
Quote
I've been trying to cut back on that sort of thing.  In fact, I've recently been taking some things that I rescued out of work's dumpsters BACK to work's dumpsters.  I mean, a working perfectly 386sx PC is nice, but ... not really worth the space it takes up, anymore.  I don't want to end up on "Hoarders."


I used to have a 386 motherboard that I still kick myself over for "getting rid of". There are some graphics demos for the PC that won't work right on anything but a real 386. It was a nice board, too - mini-AT, stocked with 8 MB of simm, AMD 386DX40 IIRC.

:'(

I know what you mean, though. I'm approaching "critical mass" with my collection of old Polaroid cameras I've purchased over the past few years for the ultrasonic sensor. My intent is to tear 'em down, keep all the good parts (motors, optics, etc), recycle the rest. I've also got a couple of VHS cameras that need to be torn down, too. And RC cars...

Ugh - maybe I need to be on "Hoarders" (I don't have paths yet, and everything is fairly neatly stored - so I don't think it counts!)...

;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 18, 2010, 11:15 pm



And my little test setup

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1130.snc4/149199_466888213623_832693623_5338956_4729045_n.jpg)

Modified usb cable, and the arduino running the blink without delay... Let's see how long it can run. :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: defsdoor on Nov 18, 2010, 11:44 pm
30 metres of 4 core ribbon cable
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Nov 18, 2010, 11:51 pm
[edit]And my little test setup[/edit]

bld:

A friend of mine has a similar setup, and bought (I think) nearly the exact same parts. He's using them for some kind of gardening monitor system, and says they work really great.

:)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 19, 2010, 12:00 am
Oh, cool! I was planning on trying to make a sun follower with a small servo motor, and maybe using a tip102 to only switch the servo on when it needed to move, but need to do some more experiments before I do anything.

And would be a "stupid" thing to make, because all it probably will be able to power, is itself, and I am not even sure it can do that...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Nov 19, 2010, 12:19 am
Quote
And would be a "stupid" thing to make, because all it probably will be able to power, is itself, and I am not even sure it can do that...


You'd probably have no problem doing that, as long as you ran the code on some timer interrupt (say every 30 seconds or longer), and went into a low-power sleep mode otherwise; you could probably easily keep the battery charged to run other things including the Arduino and the servos...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: xxlbreed on Nov 20, 2010, 06:15 pm
Wii nunchuck at radioshack for 8 usd!!

i posted it in another thread heres the link... go grab one! ;)

http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1290218923
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 20, 2010, 09:00 pm
PCB enchant, some ir led's and photo-transistors, and Mc Donald's
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Pokey on Nov 22, 2010, 08:06 am
PA-15-2-45 high-speed tubular linear actuator. I'll use it like a big solenoid.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cra88y on Nov 22, 2010, 12:02 pm
A few IR sensors, looking to see if I can get my hands on an IR camera next...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Pauly on Nov 22, 2010, 06:45 pm
An LCD Backpack from Adafruit.  A gazillion wires down to four.  http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37&products_id=292&zenid=5fe9b502beb4da1d153d15853d5add0e

Time to clean up an old project and get rid of the rats nest of wires.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Onions on Nov 22, 2010, 08:36 pm
A ham sandwich for lunch.
Ignoring that, a subscription to EPEmag
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 22, 2010, 09:25 pm
Quote
An LCD Backpack from Adafruit.  A gazillion wires down to four.  http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37&products_id=29...

Time to clean up an old project and get rid of the rats nest of wires.

Mine just arrived today, going to play with it... NOW!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: AndyboyH on Nov 24, 2010, 11:47 am
last big one was a Kinect... Not sure to be proud (hacking potential) or ashamed (lame motion games)

I think the more interesting question is: what've you got your eye on next? :) But that's a different thread methinks...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: amacmullen14 on Nov 24, 2010, 01:48 pm
A power cord for a powerbook G3 Lombard laptop.


It's been sitting in my room for a while, after the original cord sort of exploded due to a frayed wire.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 25, 2010, 10:14 pm
2x 2TB harddrives for my nas http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?sp=all&pid=4300975
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: wortelsoft on Nov 27, 2010, 08:14 am
A POV MOBII tablet:

(http://www.modern.nl/producten/originals/015478b.jpg)

Can't wait till it arrives  :D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: westfw on Nov 27, 2010, 11:14 am
 (http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/images/products/9854/9854795_ra.jpg) (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia%26%23153%3B+-+Infocast+8%22+Internet+Media+Display/9854795.p?id=1218185322584&skuId=9854795&st=infocast&cp=1&lp=1)
A "black friday" purchase: chumby-based hackable linux system with touchscreen and display.  Now to decide whether I keep it and hack it, or if someone gets it as a gift...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Onions on Nov 27, 2010, 09:22 pm
Box of chips for lunch
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: retrolefty on Nov 27, 2010, 09:41 pm
Two fresh dungeness crabs, first of the season.
 :)
:-[
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Nov 27, 2010, 09:48 pm
Quote
Two fresh dungeness craps, first of the season.


Well, you must be feeling better!

;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: pluggy on Nov 27, 2010, 10:07 pm
A Uno, because all the queries on here now are new stuff and I'm feeling lonesome back in Duemilanove land........
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mr_mac3 on Nov 28, 2010, 04:38 am
(http://media.digikey.com/photos/Atmel%20Photos/313-8-DIP.jpg)
                                                                 
                                                                                                     [size=25]   x25[/size]

I will soon be taking over the world >=D

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
http://mrmac3.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/mrmacthree
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Onions on Nov 28, 2010, 05:22 pm
A bottle of pop and some jam
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 29, 2010, 08:57 am
2x 50cm led strip for my ambilight project
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Nov 29, 2010, 08:33 pm
(http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/images/product/mega122f.jpg)

Also for my Ambilight project.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 02, 2010, 05:43 pm
15x TIP120 for my ambilight project too...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: donkahones on Dec 02, 2010, 08:24 pm
1986 toyota pickup with 6" lift, 33" swampers, headers, and a weber carb.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: pluggy on Dec 02, 2010, 09:25 pm
Milk, eggs, sugar, bread, lemonade, small cake,box of cereal, frozen broccoli, pickled red cabbage..... you get the idea.  :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Reckless on Dec 03, 2010, 05:44 pm
nothing exciting today
(http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx241/angusthebruce/ersinsolder60_40_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Onions on Dec 04, 2010, 04:07 pm
milky way duo X2
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 04, 2010, 04:33 pm
Some little speakers to use as alarm outputs
(http://www.mpja.com/images/14618.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 09, 2010, 03:36 pm
invisibleSHIELD for my iPhone 4

http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/apple-iphone-4-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields.php
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Jeremy1998 on Dec 09, 2010, 03:55 pm
@bld You mean you haven't had one all along?! I've been running one from minute one. It's saved mine many times... Same with my 3GS.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 09, 2010, 05:25 pm
Had my phone for 3 months now, didn't have any problems...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: the_burrito_master on Dec 09, 2010, 06:30 pm
1x
(http://images10.newegg.com/ProductImageCompressAll300/34-157-449-02.jpg)

Great for programming arduino :D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: liuzengqiang on Dec 09, 2010, 07:45 pm
The EM406 GPS module from SFE
(http://static.sparkfun.com//images/products/00465-03-L.jpg)

Most expensive single item I purchased for my electronics hobby (if you could pretend that dremel is not just for electronics).

This should work with my Phi-1 shield but I need to test it out first.
BTW, dipmicro is carrying my shield now.(http://www.dipmicro.com/store/JL-PHI-1-PCB)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 10, 2010, 12:57 pm
(http://guldbageren-dyrup.dk/images/IMG_1163[1].jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 10, 2010, 02:48 pm
Care to share what that is? I cannot make out the label, too blurry.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 10, 2010, 02:51 pm
six 2.1mm panel mount power jacks from Parts Express, $1.39 each this week
(http://www.parts-express.com/images/item_standard/090-488_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 10, 2010, 04:48 pm
Danish made chocolate milk.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 10, 2010, 11:45 pm
Delivered to my fencing club today - 94 sheets 19/32 OSB for the floor. 1500 Rubber bumpers coming Monday to be stapled to 47 of the sheets to make the 1st layer
(http://www.actionfloors.com/images/airthrustpadlarge.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: biocow on Dec 11, 2010, 12:08 am
Looks like chocolate milk.

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fkakaoland.blogspot.com%2F2007%2F09%2Ftoms-kakao-uden-fremtid-2-af-5.html

Frightening thing... that image is from a restaurant website.  (http://guldbageren-dyrup.dk/index.php?cPath=22)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: samuelsun on Dec 11, 2010, 12:31 am
I bought my shaving blades.and new RAM for my PC.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 12, 2010, 11:12 pm
A bit delayed...

(http://bld.is-a-geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/adabter_7.jpg)

(http://bld.is-a-geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/adabter_4.jpg)

Cabinet for my network stuff
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: focalist on Dec 13, 2010, 12:16 am
HA!

For The Win:

A WowWee Rovio "Mobile Webcam" from a surplus and return joint... box is busted, parts may be missing.. I'm assuming it's broken, but for parts alone it's a dream come true.  It's a WiFi enabled mobile platform with a VGA color camera.. infrared navigation system.. web-controllable, even self-charge Lithium battery.  If even half the parts work, it's the buy of the year, for me.  This thing is a hardware geek's dream... and since I got it for cheap money (instead of the $149 it costs!), I feel no remorse in tearing it apart if that is it's destiny.

http://www.wowwee.com/en/products/tech/telepresence/rovio/rovio

[media]http://www.youtube.com/v/Jj2AkLr4m2E&hl=en&fs=1&autoplay=0[/media]

The kicker..... FIVE BUCKS.  

>>> FTW <<<

(NOTE:  After unboxing and testing, it is FULLY functional, only missing it's battery.  Camera, platform, WiFi all functional!)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: amacmullen14 on Dec 13, 2010, 02:47 am
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>>> FTW <<<



Agreed!!!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: focalist on Dec 13, 2010, 04:56 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2bGWg7kDc6s/TQWhcUTOX8I/AAAAAAAAAE4/8CClm2Kn5UM/s1600/100_4559b.JPG)   (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2bGWg7kDc6s/TQWZ__HklII/AAAAAAAAAEs/vVbCTWbRdv4/s1600/CamImg1637.jpg)

First shot:  Rovio, monitor showing webpage with streaming video from it.

Second shot: Stunning self-portrait taken with the Rovio via it's onboard WiFi Web interface, with streaming video and audio.  It would be drivng about the room if it had a battery that kept it going off the base.  Right now it starts off...and then has no power since it disconnects from its base.  At the time I took the shot, it was running proxied through my firewall, that shot (even though on desk a foot or so away) was taken via the web.  Sweet.

The camera raises and lowers, shoots video and stills, LED headlamp is a bit lame and I need to read up on IR LIDAR system it supposedly has.  Score one for junk stores!

Turns out a battery connector/wire needed a touch of solder, it looks like- but since I'll be rigging a battery of my own, no love lost.  The original spec is something like 3000mAH @ 6v, pretty sure I can come up with something creative in that range or better.  I won't be able to test out the navigation and drive train until it's got a mobile power source.  

FIVE BUCKS, BABY!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: liuzengqiang on Dec 13, 2010, 05:39 am
Hey, it's hard to see for your pic. Does the rover have omni-directional wheels? Pretty cool for 5 bucks.
Edit: looks like it does, from the video.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: liuzengqiang on Dec 13, 2010, 05:55 am
I haven't bought any shaving blades for the last ten years. Been on my 20-pack Gillette blades since 2000. Picked up a couple free sample from ?? brands some years ago. I still have like 3 spare Giltte blades left! I'm not saying they're super good. I just don't shave that often.  ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Pokey on Dec 13, 2010, 09:11 am
Whitman's Mother Goose App

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whitmans-mother-goose/id399672376?mt=8

It got me some brownie points and free time!  :D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: pracas on Dec 13, 2010, 05:53 pm
An Egg-Bot... waiting for it to turn up...
(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Egg-Bot-540x405.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 13, 2010, 07:11 pm
Is it (or will it be)arduino controlled  :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Onions on Dec 13, 2010, 09:23 pm
Arduino mega
(old version)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: westfw on Dec 14, 2010, 02:22 am
Eggbot's motor controller uses a PIC, but most of the work happens on the Windows/Mac/linux side.  It's just an odd-shaped plotter.

It will also draw on other vaguely spherical things, like Christmas ornaments!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 25, 2010, 08:36 am
(http://bld.is-a-geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/4WDMobilePlatform.jpg)
Will be the new bottom of my wifitank
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: westfw on Dec 25, 2010, 09:15 am
Bunch O' Christmas presents.  Probably of most interest here were several "Useless Machines."
(http://www.solarbotics.com/assets/images/39300-bk/39300-img_4129_ps.jpg) (http://www.solarbotics.com/news/2010/12/useless-xmas-machines/)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Dec 25, 2010, 10:37 am
@westfw
what does the big black box do ?
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Dec 25, 2010, 04:21 pm
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/334/8cd112.jpg
)
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2108/capv.jpg
)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8814/crystalv.jpg
)
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/2699/potch.jpg
)
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2280/switchi.jpg
)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Dec 25, 2010, 04:35 pm
What will you do with those many Crystals ?  :-?
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 25, 2010, 04:36 pm
World-wide time domination!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Dec 25, 2010, 04:57 pm
Regarding the watch crystals I just need one :-)
I bought 10 pcs. on e-bay for much less than what 1 pcs. would cost with postage in Denmark, I hate Post Denmark, they are ripping you off  :(

If you need some you are welcome to come by and have some of them  ;D

Regarding the other crystals, they are a mix of different values from 4MHz to 20MHz.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: GregaG87 on Dec 25, 2010, 06:32 pm
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what does the big black box do ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z86V_ICUCD4

Actually i find this 1 better :P
And maybe u can earn some change with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzZK9naf9yo&feature=related
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Dec 25, 2010, 06:35 pm
Lol i have never seen one !
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: westfw on Dec 26, 2010, 02:51 am
Quote
You might want to shop at Worth1000.com next year, they've got useless stuff in all price-classes :
http://www.worth1000.com/contests/3826/stupid-technology-7

Worth1000 is an Art site (mostly photography + digital enhancement/modification.  As in "a picture is worth 1000 words")  The stuff you see pictured there does not actually exist (usually.)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Dec 26, 2010, 03:33 am
Cannon MX340 AIO wifi printer, I use printers and scanners a lot as it is, my wife is starting school in January, our 2004 model turd of a HP AIO is a chunk of crap, and I swear I will hit it with a hammer every time I use it + its a PITA to dag it tween computers, and really the best place for it is about 10 ft away from either

I should be happy as the new one meets all my needs, and is suposta have pretty darn good print quality (though its not quite as fast as others in its price range, it does have more features that I would like to have, over a 2 inch color LCD to edit photos or something tarded)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: focalist on Dec 26, 2010, 07:16 pm
Osgeld-  Canon makes a pretty good printer for the price.  They may not be vry fast but they do have nice image quality.  If you're printing a 100-page document, go get some coffee-- but if what you want is ten pages, with half of them full of color graphics- the Canon will do quite nicely.  Not used their WiFi versions, but I've been a fan of the Canons for their price/image quality.  Note that the inks sometimes take a few minutes to completely dry into their final colors though- particularly skintones can look VERY red until fully dry...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Dec 27, 2010, 03:31 am
Yea that is what I gather in the reviews, I have had 1 cannon inkjet in my life and did not experience the color dry issue, and my dad has had cannon photocopiers and laser equipment in his home office since before I can remember

and for high speed prints I have access to laser printers both at work and my parents house so no big deal, though I wanted a laser printer my wife wanted color for photos (like she has printed out more than 3 since we have been married but whatever)

and again the features are a bonus, the other printer I was looking at was a HP, though it had a 2.5 inch color LCD I would never use, it did not include fax or a ADF, we use fax occasionally for my wife's stuff and ADF I personally cant live without
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Imahilus on Dec 27, 2010, 03:45 am
(http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/oscthumb.php?src=/images/robotshop-rover-arduino-tank-kit-B.jpg&w=400&h=400&f=jpg&q=95&zc=1&hash=1e2078fbc041b20a40c4c70770426455)
The RobotRover kit from coolcomponents (though apparently its origin is robotshop).
Still need to make a motor controller and generic power supply for the bot, that will be done at school.. got to love having access to an electronics workshop with accompanying teacher to help you in these matters!

Also looking around for a possible wireless camera to go on this bot... if someone has suggestions, I'd love to hear em.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 27, 2010, 06:58 pm
Six 20 button keypad from Surplus Sales of Nebraska.
Buttons have a real nice feel them, plenty of room for new labels too.
$1 each.
And a bag of little buttons with button caps. These have almost no action on them, will not take much to click 'em, 25 cent each.
(http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/20_button_keypad.jpg)
(http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/buttons.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Dec 28, 2010, 06:04 pm
Feeling a little left out now, not had anything new for a while...

I also love the canon printers. :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Dec 28, 2010, 06:10 pm
Quote
Also looking around for a possible wireless camera to go on this bot... if someone has suggestions, I'd love to hear em.


I've had great luck with a cheap wireless color "spycam" I bought on ebay years ago (can't remember if it was 2.4 GHz or 900 MHz). Its a little camera that has an antenna, along with barrel inputs for 9VDC (use a small 9V battery - it came with an adaptor), plus an RCA output for video (if you wanted to hard-wire it). It transmits to a small receiver box with antenna that outputs NTSC composite video for a television. I've had no problem with it transmitting all over my house via a small test-rig UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) rig I made a several years back. So, about a 100 foot range (probably much greater on open ground with line-of-sight).

At the time I got it for about $30.00 plus shipping (drop-shipped from HK); you can probably find something similar...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 28, 2010, 06:14 pm
There are two kinds of cheap cameras atm (afaik), the 1.2 ghz (cheapest) and 2.4 ghz, the 1.2 is cheap, but they are also very sensitive to the voltage they are provided with. I am using a 1.2 on my wifitank, and as the voltage drops, I have to readjust the receiver to keep the picture the same. (some that have been trying it knows what I talk about here ;))

The 2.4 should have none of those problems, and should also have a better range with better picture, but I haven't tested those yet, but when my new wifitank is running, that will be the next thing I replace on it.  :)

Links to something that might be usefull
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.47854~r.23893206
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.44893~r.23893206
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.44006~r.23893206
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.17781~r.23893206
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.28693~r.23893206
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.47656~r.23893206
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.47681~r.23893206
Notice, using these links if you buy, will give me some points at dealextreme (wont cost you anything)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 28, 2010, 07:21 pm
Mowcius,
After suffering thru $100 inkjet printers for too long (Epson, Canon, HP), we finally got ourselves an HP Color LaserJet
http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/product/product_detail/CC376A%2523ABA?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
They go on sale here fairly regularly for $150US.
Runs like a top, never have to worry about ink cartridges drying up from lack of use, good print speed, great color. Cartridges last a long time.
Want to try printing and laminating on copper clad sometime to make my own PCBs like these guys offer. Need to pick up a laminator. Supposedly the color laserjets do not put enough black down.  Maybe have to play with the settings a little.
Only thing I miss is wireless network to it. That is supposedly solveable with a certain wireless printserver that was suggested here (have to go find it again).
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Dec 28, 2010, 07:52 pm
Quote
The 2.4 should have none of those problems, and should also have a better range with better picture, but I haven't tested those yet, but when my new wifitank is running, that will be the next thing I replace on it.


Some of those camera kits look similar to what I bought (though, once again, I don't recall if mine was a 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz; it might be that the 900/2.4 are frequencies for the US, while 1.2 GHz is for other countries?).

Something I recently bought with the intent of using it on my UGV project in the future was this:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-9100A-PLUS-N&cat=VID

It allows you to plug in four regular cameras (composite video) and view them via a built-in webserver over wired ethernet. Its powered off of a 5V 1A DC wall-wart (cameras are powered separately). Since my UGV has an 802.11g router/hub, I can easily plug it in (and power won't be an issue, since I'll have some fairly large 12 volt SLAs on-board).

Something to play with, anyhow!

:)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 28, 2010, 08:10 pm
Quote
Something I recently bought with the intent of using it on my UGV project in the future was this:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-9100A-PLUS-N&cat=VID

It allows you to plug in four regular cameras (composite video) and view them via a built-in webserver over wired ethernet. Its powered off of a 5V 1A DC wall-wart (cameras are powered separately). Since my UGV has an 802.11g router/hub, I can easily plug it in (and power won't be an issue, since I'll have some fairly large 12 volt SLAs on-board).

Something to play with, anyhow!

I got one of those (just in metal chasing), but the original firmware on them sux, so instead I uploaded the yoics 9100a firmware instead.
The camera on my wifitank is also running through that. :)

(http://bld.is-a-geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/PICT5599-Custom.jpg) (http://bld.is-a-geek.com/2010/09/22/fiber-and-networking/)
Blue box ;)

All my cameras are powered through the wire (only the one on the tank is wireless), and the switchmode power supply in the upper left corner is powering all of them.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Dec 28, 2010, 09:05 pm
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I got one of those (just in metal chasing), but the original firmware on them sux, so instead I uploaded the yoics 9100a firmware instead.


Interesting - do you have a link or such describing the process (and/or why the original firmware stinks)? If it is really bad (I haven't even tried mine yet), updating it would be worth it...

:)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 28, 2010, 09:21 pm
First problem was that it was impossible to get a single image out, all images was handled by the same cgi file (which is still an option with the new firmware too), next problem for me was very unstable, it could sometimes stop responding for like a minute, then run fine again for a random amount of time.

And to update to the other firmware, simply go to their website, see what version they recommend, then go to the cameraserver's gui, and upload the firmware just like if it was the original firmware... job done :)


I am using all cameras I got through php http://bld.is-a-geek.com/webcam/ the reason I am doing it like this is that there are issues with the security. Because in the original there are no option for password protection... With the new firmware there are password protection, but only way to see the images is then to log in.

So by having php process it, there are no direct connection from the device to the internet.

And doing that with most things I do ;) Running it through php makes it much harder to abuse, because if someone wants to "hack" it, they actually needs to hack linux and the apache webserver, not the thing I made which might be potentially more vulnerable to such attacks.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Imahilus on Dec 29, 2010, 02:25 am
Out of curiosity, bld, how did you get the video output from one of those camera's on the web?
Dealextreme does have several wifi camera's, but it appears they have several issues (browser support being one of em?)?
Mostly looking to see whether it is affordable to splurge even more on my bot  :P

If this derails this topic a bit too much, I wouldn't mind discussing it through pm's either (though I'm sure there are others that would be interested). Perhaps a dedicated topic is in order?
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Dec 29, 2010, 03:31 am
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With the new firmware there are password protection, but only way to see the images is then to log in.


Do they leave a way to bypass this with the new firmware, so that you get the better stability of the new firmware, with the ability to run it "wide open"? I need to basically have it wide open to stream the data from the cameras to (ultimately) OpenCV for processing it (I imagine I could use curl or something to log in for me, but that's just an extra step that isn't needed - I don't need the security like you do, since the box will be behind the router, with WEP, MAC locking, and ultimately SSL encryption to the external browser).

Thanks for the info!

:)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Dec 29, 2010, 05:15 am
I got my printer today, and yea its big (but it does have a flatbed in it) but overall I am impressed by it (for an inkjet) its a little slow with color, but faster than most inkjets I have delt with, and pretty darn fast with text

both have excelent quality from what I can tell (rather not burn up 50 bucks worth of ink doing extensive test) and its built pretty well for a modern printer

wifi is idiot proof, and I am off to install it in linux  :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Dec 29, 2010, 11:15 am
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Out of curiosity, bld, how did you get the video output from one of those camera's on the web?

Just made a post on my blog about it :)
http://bld.is-a-geek.com/2010/12/29/having-an-live-webcam-stream-from-an-arduino-controlled-robot/
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Schmidtn on Dec 30, 2010, 01:10 am
Not Arduino/electronics but thought most would like this anyway.  Last thing I bought was a clear disc golf disc that I dyed Boba Fett onto.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5162/5298975332_01df0f9367_z.jpg)
Not sure if I can bring myself to throw it...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Dec 30, 2010, 01:31 am
Quote
clear disc golf disc

That like a frizbee? ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Dec 30, 2010, 01:47 am
doesn't look like a pie to me
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Schmidtn on Dec 30, 2010, 02:15 am
Yeah, it's like a frizbee, but they've been built to fly 400/500 feet (pros get them out to 800-ish feet!).  They make them out of a bunch of different plastics and some take Rit dye well so people like to put art on them.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Dec 30, 2010, 02:30 am
Quote
doesn't look like a pie to me

Pie?

Don't make me hungry after midnight...
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Osgeld on Dec 30, 2010, 02:33 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisbie_Pie_Company  ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 30, 2010, 03:57 am
Just got these 2 albums.
Have listened to the Live in Japan album, very nice. Have not opened the 2nd yet.  Both came with DVDs as well.
(http://www.rodgab.com/images/album_ryg.jpg)
(http://www.rodgab.com/images/album_japan_shop.jpg)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Yot on Dec 30, 2010, 08:55 am
A new monitor, samsung syncmaster 2443bw.
2 times 17 inch 1280x1024 wasn't enough anymore. Now 24 inch with 1920x1200 and i like it.

Jeroen

Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Divyanshu on Jan 02, 2011, 08:34 am
I just got a big bottle of coke and chicken for new year's eve  8-)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: CrossRoads on Jan 02, 2011, 08:47 am
'coke & chicken' - sounds like a weird soda flavor combination ::)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Jan 03, 2011, 01:09 am
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2 times 17 inch 1280x1024 wasn't enough anymore. Now 24 inch with 1920x1200 and i like it.

So how does that work?

Or are you using one/both of the old monitors as well?
Otherwise you have a smaller work area...  ;)

I'm running a 1024x768 15" and a 1280x1024 17" on my desktop but a nice 1600x1200 15" on my laptop :)

I'm only using the 15" on my desktop instead of something else as it's a touch screen.
If I get my act together, I might soon have a tri-1400x1050 15" setup as I have a load of LCDs from some laptops (all the same). Driver boards are only about £15 :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: liuzengqiang on Jan 03, 2011, 06:29 am
I just bought the cheapest tablet/ereader I found at a bestbuy.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Velocity+Micro+-+Cruz+Digital+Reader/1372631.p?id=1218253818654&skuId=1372631&st=Velocity Micro &cp=1&lp=1
They just dropped $20USD from yesterday so I called in to price match. Crazy cheap. I can't install much apps but it surely beats Kindle DX with 3G. I can browse the internet, read emails, watch some crappy youtube videos, read pdf txt, doc, xls,etc. Not bad for $100. I know it's not gonna be an ipad but with the difference of >$400, I can get myself accelerometer, a mega1280 clone, maybe a duemilanove clone for a friend, and do this again for about 3 more times if I will.  ;D I think instead of repeating I will prototype more boards and else.

Edit: I was able to make some upgrade to this ebook so that it can access the android market and overclock. Now PDF files are much more readable and I'm happy with it.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Yot on Jan 03, 2011, 10:04 am
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So how does that work?


The screens i had were that bad. With the single new one i can keep the windows smaller and end up with more on screen. You are right with the numbers though.

Jeroen
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: amacmullen14 on Jan 03, 2011, 01:56 pm
I got some stuff for version two of my awesome led matrix rhythm sequencer.  It's going to be awesome!


And also some games for an old Gameboy pocket that a friend gave me.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Divyanshu on Jan 03, 2011, 05:53 pm
A bottle of Mayonaisse :P
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Divyanshu on Jan 03, 2011, 05:55 pm
@CossRoads: I forgot to mention it was barbeque chicken :P
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Jan 03, 2011, 06:02 pm
5x Universal 3A Microswitch With Long Arm Micro Switch
1x Arduino Nano V3.0
1x Arduino Sound Sensor
1x Solderless Breadboard M2M Jumper Cables 70 pcs
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: wortelsoft on Jan 03, 2011, 08:55 pm

1N4148 1N4007 1N5819 2N3904 2N3906 Assorted Kit, 500pcs
1 kit assorted pot meters pcb mount, 100pcs
20x crystal 33768kHz
2 x MAX485 dip
10 x SMD 74HC595
1 x 7 segment display Blue C+
25 x 40 pins female sip headers
10 x cr2032 battery holder
100 x 8mm nylon spacers
10 x 5,04 mm screw terminal

Now just getting some good ideas to use all this stuff  8-)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: retrolefty on Jan 03, 2011, 09:50 pm
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Now just getting some good ideas to use all this stuff  


Sure, just add them all to a quart pan in water, bring to a soft boil and let simmer for 30 mins. Season to taste and serve over rice.

Your welcome.

Lefty
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Jan 03, 2011, 11:41 pm
Ethernet shield... damn you ebay!!! >:( ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Jan 04, 2011, 12:17 am
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Ethernet shield... darn you ebay!!!

Well... if you don't want it I know someone who could do with one ;)

[size=9]Mowcius sticks his hand up :)[/size]
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Jan 04, 2011, 12:42 am
Want to use it for my snail mail notifier ;) currently working on making it work for android too, and not only the iPhone push, but seems to be a lot more tricky with android.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Jan 05, 2011, 04:02 pm
(http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/d/ds3000_12/ds3000_12__fv_.jpg)
Sound quality surprises me!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Divyanshu on Jan 05, 2011, 07:45 pm
wow!

Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cowjam on Jan 05, 2011, 11:05 pm
Twelve IN-12 nixie tubes, sockets and 74141 ICs and 20 IN-35 nixies.

New years resolution: stop buying stuff and actually get making.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: westfw on Jan 05, 2011, 11:09 pm
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New years resolution: stop buying stuff and actually get making.

Yeah.  I guess it's the difference between having more money than time, or having more time than money.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Jan 06, 2011, 09:46 am
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Yeah.  I guess it's the difference between having more money than time, or having more time than money.

Well buying lots of parts can change that round  ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: sptrks on Jan 06, 2011, 01:35 pm
1300 components from Futurlec and a TI Chronos. I must say that this is the coolest watch ever.
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: thegeekway on Jan 08, 2011, 03:57 pm
(http://photo.net/equipment/canon/300D/300d-5.jpg)

Picked it up for £80 ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Divyanshu on Jan 08, 2011, 07:54 pm
DSLR?
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: thegeekway on Jan 08, 2011, 08:08 pm
Yep, Canon EOS 300D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Jan 09, 2011, 01:45 am
Picked up another big batch of surplus parts from Apache Reclamation today:

 * some Figaro gas sensors (not sure what kind, I have an email in to Figaro)
 * several motors (DC, one stepper)
 * a couple of 12VDC fluid pumps
 * some heatsinks (for some reason, finding nice multiwatt-15 heatsinks isn't easy; the closest I came was some expensive beast from SparkFun, and something from Digikey - found ones at ARE for 15 cents each)
 * some MJ12005 NPN power transistors
 * a bunch of TO-3 insulators (plastic and mica - at least 200 or so)
 * LM350K TO-3 3A adjustable voltage regulators
 * a 555 (it looked lonely)
 * a Motorola RTL JK flip-flop (still in-package!) for my antique collection
 * some microswitches
 * some trapped-ball tilt switches

Plus a variety of 74xxx parts (most LS):

 * 74LS245
 * 74LS253
 * 74HC943 (woohoo - 300 baud modem!)
 * 74LS168
 * 74LS14
 * LM337
 * LM565
 * ADG412BN

All-in-all, some fun stuff; the motors were kinda on the more expensive side of things ($10.00 each for some), but the components were only about $1.00 each on average. Plus there were a few "gives" (like the gas sensors). It was a good day.

Oh - and I went to Goodwill and got a small New Bright R/C truck ($3.00), and two ATA100 3.5" removable drive docks ($3.00 each - still in shrink wrap).

;)

/I've got problems... ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: doublet on Jan 09, 2011, 01:26 pm
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* a 555 (it looked lonely)

::) Shopping addict!
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Jan 09, 2011, 01:52 pm
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I've got problems...

Not at all, you got so much stuff that you can build what ever you want... no problems at all ;)

Would be the same to ask an alcoholic if he had an alcohol problem... "No, I got plenty" ;)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Jan 10, 2011, 11:21 am
(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/2462/ecm3610.jpg)

I just got this brand new 3.5" VIA Eden ESP6000 Micro Module for free together with a 500MB RAM module :-)

It has a 1GHz CPU onboard.

http://www.tri-m.com/products/avalue/ecm3610.html


Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cowjam on Jan 10, 2011, 01:07 pm
That's nice! What're you using it for Thansen?
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Jan 10, 2011, 02:06 pm
That's it, I really don't know :-)

Maybe a small webserver, although I already have a webserver in my NAS (Synology DS107+) but it's pretty slow, maybe a server with this board are a bit faster.

I also got a Optrex LCD Panel T-51750GD065J-FW-ADN
http://www.optrex.com/SiteImages/PartList/SPEC/T-51750GD065J-FW-ADN_Eng.pdf
It's a 6,5" LCD 640x480 But it's without controller, anybody know anything about that?
It would be nice if I could purchase a seperate controller and use it with the Via Eden bord :-)
According to the datasheet the interface is a 18-bit parallel data transfer (6-bit / color)

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Jan 10, 2011, 04:18 pm
5x Switches with long arms
1x Breadboard
2x Proximity sensors

... and ...

[size=12]New camera for my wifitank!!![/size]  ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: mowcius on Jan 10, 2011, 06:16 pm
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New camera for my wifitank!!!

Now all it needs is a gun :)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Jan 10, 2011, 06:20 pm
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Now all it needs is a gun


Actually... Got one that can fire hardball bullets already, auto reloading, electronic fireing... But already seeing how some already tried to abuse my old version, it won't ever get that on :P
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Jan 10, 2011, 07:10 pm
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Actually... Got one that can fire hardball bullets already, auto reloading, electronic fireing... But already seeing how some already tried to abuse my old version, it won't ever get that on

;D ;D ;D Hmmmmmm probably a password protected one accessible to whom you know ?  ::)
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: bld on Jan 10, 2011, 07:16 pm
No, too dangerous, because it can fire it pretty far
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: newman on Jan 10, 2011, 07:22 pm
oH ok well by the way when is your next version of  wifitank coming i never got a chance at riding it  ! :(
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Jan 10, 2011, 08:17 pm
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Now all it needs is a gun


Poor cat  ;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: cr0sh on Jan 10, 2011, 09:36 pm
Thansen: How'd you score such a nice board for free? If I wasn't already set up for the mini-ITX board in my project, I would love to have something like that (not that I need to reduce weight or anything, but smaller is always better on a UGV just for vibration sake).

Great find, though - however you did it!

;D
Title: Re: Your last purchase?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Jan 10, 2011, 10:24 pm
I got the board from work, we used to use a lot of them earlier on for datalogging and communication. Sometimes you can be lucky ;-)

In the application the board was running Windows 2000, it actually runs pretty fine, but as the controllers got more complex, it was not powerfull enough to handle all the datalogging and communication.