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16  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: new job, profesional hacker! on: July 09, 2013, 07:56:25 am
Here is the Arduino controller

3 x 24V relays, switched with TIP110 PNP darlintons



Overview



Main "crushing" cylinder and "unlock" cylinder



"jaw disengage" cylinder



Air valves



the "maw"



Maybe NOT the dream job we all hoped for, it turns out I'm getting payed the same rate people with autism in wheel chairs get paid.
It's taken me around ten days to go from concept to V4.

Not only did I have to supply my own netbook to run the Arduiono environment on, which is now dead from being in a factory with MIG and spot welders, but I'm taking "too long".

Words can't describe how pissed off I am right now.

Worst thing is we wreck better computers than I'm using right now, but if I want something I have to bid on ebay like everyone else...

I'll post video later
17  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / new job, profesional hacker! on: July 03, 2013, 06:03:16 am
I've been employed by an E-waste recycling company that employs people with disabilities, my first task was to build a machine to break up CRT yoke ferrites, so naturally I had to sneak an Arduino in.

The rig I built is a beast, pneumatic powered cylinders that crush the yoke coils and drops them out the bottom.

It's only about 30 lines of code to control 3 cylinders.

I'll take some photo's and video, post them tomorrow.

This is THE most seriously physical thing I've built in ages!
18  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: March 19, 2013, 09:17:03 pm
I get my Pi today! AUS$40.

First project will be to get my Realtek SDR working, I've had NO luck under 'Doze, except across my network.

I was thinking of putting the 'Pi upstairs away from all the EMR, running an antenna cable outside.

19  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: March 13, 2013, 10:32:36 pm
one of the best ways to waterproof concrete is PVA, water it down about 4 or 5 to 1, let it churn in the mixer for a while.
This is a great way to waterproof ponds.

Another strengthening idea the Australian Defense Force found is wood wool, sawdust isn't good enough, you need "curly" bits.
Give them a soak in a PVA/water wash, then apply them to your first layer of concrete on a "chicken wire" base, then trowel another layer of concrete over.

Other methods are polypropylene or glass fibres mixed in.

Glass reenforced concrete is really strong, they use it here on our street racing circuit curbings.

20  Topics / Robotics / Re: Wireless IP camera and rover on: February 28, 2013, 06:37:36 am
you could do it like this

21  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Controller for rc flight models like helicopters, quadcopters and tilt-rotors on: February 27, 2013, 08:36:13 am
Have you designed and or built any aircraft?

Simply relying on a "smart" controller is going to be hard.
Without flight experience it'll be even harder.

22  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Controller for rc flight models like helicopters, quadcopters and tilt-rotors on: February 27, 2013, 05:25:57 am
from what I can glean from the code, It only uses 4 of the 6 outputs.
the other 2 outputs are unused and could be used for inputs.

one thing I was just thinking about was control is solely done by pitching the "rotors", a full size V22 has control surfaces on the tail and wings.

stuff knows how you would go about mixing those together.
23  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Controller for rc flight models like helicopters, quadcopters and tilt-rotors on: February 27, 2013, 05:09:50 am
The KK5.5 has a '328, according to the forum posts there is a tonne of space to implement extra functionality.
24  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Controller for rc flight models like helicopters, quadcopters and tilt-rotors on: February 26, 2013, 10:43:46 pm
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That KK2 board is getting pretty dated. The gyros are old school piezo and it uses an ATMega168 which is too small for the newer firmware. That's why Seeed has it on closeout.

The KK2 is up to version 5.
This is the TH version
http://www.kkmulticopter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82:th-pcb-parts-list-v6&catid=55:parts-list&Itemid=65

whats wrong with the Murata peizio gyro's?
25  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Controller for rc flight models like helicopters, quadcopters and tilt-rotors on: February 26, 2013, 08:22:44 pm
Get a KK2 multicopter board

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/kkmulticontroller-smd-v55-blackboard-p-739.html?cPath=132_136

For $25 you can't go wrong

It will support V22 style aircraft as well as other configurations

http://www.kkmulticopter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=58:firmware-downloads&Itemid=65&layout=default


26  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Stupid Oscilloscope Tricks W/Arduino on: February 12, 2013, 07:32:48 pm
i still have eprom images from those games

and folks say hoarding is unhealthy
27  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Radio Shack Avenger 700 Joystick - 2 row 15 pin connector on: January 29, 2013, 11:56:03 pm
a lot of the joysticks with "lots" of buttons multiplex them to give you 4 bit code.

One thing to watch is you have to wire up all the ground and +V connections.
28  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Nutter or Genius? on: December 12, 2012, 06:37:54 pm
His "day job" was being an apothecary and healer.
29  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Nutter or Genius? on: December 12, 2012, 02:28:12 pm
Nostradamus didn't get rich, he hid his visions in weird poetry so he didn't burnt at the stake
30  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Nutter or Genius? on: December 12, 2012, 11:33:47 am
A few years agoI went to buy some paving paint to repaint my laundry floor, I asked the smarmy hardware guy, "How many cans of this do I need for a floor 3 metres by 4 metres"

he replied

"how long is a piece of sting?"

I suggested he procreate with himself

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