Yesterday I made a little audio clip player for a Monty Python Flying Circus theme party. It plays the 3 second dramatic sound for the unexpected Spanish Inquisition entrance.
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I am looking for assistance (I will pay for your help) to design a Power distribution board for QuadCopters. This is a two sided board with heavy copper due to the large load of up to 6 motors.
The board should be about 30mm in circumference with positive leads on one side and Negative leads on the other. I am not sure if holes need to be drilled to aid in the soldering of 16ga wire. I have a cad drawing I can email if you are willing to help. I also would like the Power Distribution boards cut out of the sheet into 30mm disks.
Recently I needed to actually "see" a current waveform in the 100 uA to 5 mA range with at least a couple MHz bandwidth. This extremely expensive probe would have been perfect, but instead I built something similar for about $30 using the amazing Analog Devices AD8428 amplifier.
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At the bi-weekly meeting tonight, as promised, I brought my non-working circuit, and as promised, Paul helped me get it working. It is a circuit that allows current to flow through a p-channel mosfet (http://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/FQ/FQP47P06.pdf) from a power supply to a 12V sealed lead-acid battery and a load (which draws about 120 mA, normally), but that prevents current from flowing from the battery back into the power supply. The idea is to use an op-amp to compare the voltages upstream and downstream of the mo
Portland CORE effigy at Burning Man will be using DMX controlled lighting this year. At least that's the plan, but a low-cost and low-power way to automatically play the lighting sequence (without a PC) is needed. Here's a little board I made for the purpose.
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Recently I've put a lot of work into improving USB virtual serial receive speed. Here's a detailed article with complete source code for the benchmarks.
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David's puzzle on April 6th was a lot of fun to work with. If you want to see my answer, read the first few pages of:
Many factors helped birth the HypnoLamp: At Toorcamp 2012, I learned to program microcontrollers. Jeff of OlyMEGA blessed me with addressable LED strips, at the aforementioned event. Jeff was also at the Portland Mini Maker Faire, showcasing (among other things) glass Ikea lamps with LEDs inside. I decided to build my own version!