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Community => Bar Sport => Topic started by: mowcius on Jan 29, 2011, 03:04 pm

Title: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: mowcius on Jan 29, 2011, 03:04 pm
So - lets see your box. Not your workbench or storage racks though (there's a different thread for that).
Your box full of stuff that you are going to use or you bought cos you thought you needed/wanted it but haven't got around to using yet.
(Not stuff you are using)

Here's mine spread out a bit to give you an idea :)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2rpg31h.jpg)

That is why if you see me say I want one - please try and stop me buying it!  XD

Mowcius
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: amacmullen14 on Jan 29, 2011, 03:12 pm
Here's an idea for the led matrix shield(s?):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE-Xv_6xOZY&feature=related


I'm actually pretty good with buying only stuff I will use.  Most expensive thing I haven't used much would be a bunch of xbee stuff: 2 modules, usb explorer, shield.  Just haven't really gotten around to using it.

Nor are my unused things sitting neatly in a box.  My desk is horribly cluttered.

Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: mowcius on Jan 29, 2011, 03:15 pm
Haha
I actually have a plan for that LED matrix shield (the dual one)

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Nor are my unused things sitting neatly in a box.  My desk is horribly cluttered.

So is mine

I suppose I lied slightly, the stack with the LCD on top is a project, I have been coding bits every so often for it and it's normally sat on my desk playing music.
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: amacmullen14 on Jan 29, 2011, 03:16 pm
Wow, I just noticed that the video actually appears within the post!  That's nifty.
Teehee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ2mftZpfGE
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: cowjam on Jan 29, 2011, 03:51 pm
I don't have a box. I've got a shelving unit that holds stuff I'm not using right now:
(http://cowjam.co.uk/arct/shelves.jpg) (http://cowjam.co.uk/arct/shelves_big.jpg)

My coffee table has far more stuff on it than I'm actually using.  The nearer it is to the end I sit at the more recently it's been played with
(http://cowjam.co.uk/arct/coffee_table1.jpg) (http://cowjam.co.uk/arct/coffee_table1_big.jpg)

This is the far end of the table, stuff I want to get working but haven't quite figured out yet.  There's a secure card and a couple of bluetooth GPS units:
(http://cowjam.co.uk/arct/coffee_table2.jpg) (http://cowjam.co.uk/arct/coffee_table2_big.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: theepdinker on Jan 29, 2011, 09:36 pm
Here is my Arduino box, laid out in my usual workspace (soldering is done outside)
A water rocket flight computer is in work (the cut up 2 litre bottle with cardboard insert is part of that)

The Arduino stuff fits nicely into one box.  The water rocket stuff does not (it is strewn all over the garage)

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9632/arduinobox.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: cowjam on Jan 29, 2011, 10:41 pm
I like the box label theepdinker!
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: theepdinker on Jan 29, 2011, 11:09 pm
Yes, I need a prominent label, or the box would soon be co-opted for legos, model horses, or whatever, regardless of what might be in the box
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: graynomad on Jan 30, 2011, 02:58 am
OK, here's my spread

(http://www.robgray.com/grayit/blog/issue_001/lab_in_box_th.jpg)

As I live in a motorhome it has to be small and easily packed away. So my "lab in a box" holds just about everything (except CRO and hot air solder station), it's a BBQ tool set box.

Since this was taken I've added a USB hub so the Arduino, logic analiser, JTAGICE (not shown) and STK500 can all be used without dicking around with cables.
______
Rob
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: keeper63@cox.net on Jan 30, 2011, 05:11 am

So - lets see your box. Not your workbench or storage racks though (there's a different thread for that).
Your box full of stuff that you are going to use or you bought cos you thought you needed/wanted it but haven't got around to using yet.
(Not stuff you are using)


I think I'd need to post a panoramic shot just to show everything - in my shop.

That doesn't count the crap in my office and closet, plus the stuff in my garage (got a robot lawnmower and another powerwheels ride-on out there).

/someone shoot me before I buy again!

=(
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: Valalvax on Jan 30, 2011, 05:17 am

OK, here's my spread

(http://www.robgray.com/grayit/blog/issue_001/lab_in_box_th.jpg)




Are you sure that's not just a bomb? currently I have two boxes (actually the smaller box is stacked into the larger box heh)

it's a huge mess of stuff, pic incomming in a few


.... wow... I typed up a message describing the contents of my box, with the picture, the picture was too big and it ate my post with it...

Too lazy to type up another post, or resize the picture, suffice to say, I has a box, it has stuffz in it
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: mowcius on Jan 30, 2011, 08:00 am

OK, here's my spread

(http://www.robgray.com/grayit/blog/issue_001/lab_in_box_th.jpg)

As I live in a motorhome it has to be small and easily packed away. So my "lab in a box" holds just about everything (except CRO and hot air solder station), it's a BBQ tool set box.

Since this was taken I've added a USB hub so the Arduino, logic analiser, JTAGICE (not shown) and STK500 can all be used without dicking around with cables.
______
Rob


I've seen your box before - very nice I must say.

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Too lazy to type up another post, or resize the picture, suffice to say, I has a box, it has stuffz in it

Wanna see, wanna see! :D
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: Valalvax on Jan 30, 2011, 06:31 pm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/valalvax/5401090247/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Here's my box, unlike your boxes, I use the stuff in here, haven't gotten around to using all of it, but yesterday I did get the piezo speakers working, had to solder some jumpers to the legs because they are dumb and won't go in a breadboard, only one of the jumpers suffered serious burns!
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: mowcius on Jan 30, 2011, 09:54 pm
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Here's my box, unlike your boxes, I use the stuff in here

Oh I use it - just not currently using it.

I have other boxes for stuff on the go too but mainly that stuff just goes everywhere.
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: thegeekway on Jan 30, 2011, 10:12 pm

I've seen your box before - very nice I must say.


Great pick up line.

On topic, I use stacker draws, can find everything when I need it :)
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: Valalvax on Jan 30, 2011, 10:32 pm


I've seen your box before - very nice I must say.


Great pick up line.

On topic, I use stacker draws, can find everything when I need it :)


Are you trying to say you don't have to remove all the large bags then dig around for a while to find each individual component you need?
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: thegeekway on Jan 30, 2011, 10:40 pm
Indeed, I got fed up of digging around years ago.  8)
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: Valalvax on Jan 30, 2011, 10:57 pm

Indeed, I got fed up of digging around years ago.  8)


Hum... might have to check into this... not digging around solution
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: mowcius on Jan 30, 2011, 10:59 pm


Indeed, I got fed up of digging around years ago.  8)


Hum... might have to check into this... not digging around solution

Zero gravity
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: cowjam on Jan 30, 2011, 11:24 pm


Indeed, I got fed up of digging around years ago.  8)


Hum... might have to check into this... not digging around solution


It's over rated! I've got some stacker shelves and I don't use them.  I do have some segregated plastic carry case boxes that I use for certain bits though.
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: bld on Jan 31, 2011, 10:17 pm
Still adding things to it... Currently got multiple cardboard boxes with stuff in, throwing wires and half broken things out, then putting the remaining potentially more useful things in this new box.
(http://captain-slow.dk/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/P1310003.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: mowcius on Jan 31, 2011, 10:20 pm

Still adding things to it... Currently got multiple cardboard boxes with stuff in, throwing wires and half broken things out, then putting the remaining potentially more useful things in this new box.
(http://)

That box doesn't look very full :D

Some cool stuff in there though ;)
A ping))) sensor is it?
I have a maxbotix EZ1 and I have to say I'm still not sure what to use it for. I was kinda saving it but then I realised I'll want a weatherproof one for what I was saving it for.
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: bld on Jan 31, 2011, 10:28 pm
There are two ping sensors in there... somewhere...

Not sure what brand or model they actually are (cheap ones from ebay without any of that written on)
Title: Re: Your Arduino Box!
Post by: bld on Jan 31, 2011, 10:40 pm
There! Almost full now!

(http://captain-slow.dk/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/P1310001.jpg)