agerner final documentation of electric sundial

https://vimeo.com/39566803

 

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Ohm’s Law / Watt’s Law Calculator

Super-useful little tool for figuring out voltage/current/power/resistance in your projects.

                  .--------------.
               ___|  _  _  _  _  |____________________________
              /   |  || || || ||_|___             _      _   /;
             /.--------------.      /|___       +(_)    (/) //
            / |  _  _  _  _  |     / ___ \      _  OUT     //
           /  |  || || || || |____/ ___ \(\)  -(_)        //
          /   |  || || || || |    | /  \(\)   _          //
         /    |______________|____|/   (\)  -(_)        //
        / _                                 _  BAT _   //
       / (\) MJP                          +(_) 9v (=) //
      /______________________________________________//
      `----------------------------------------------'

http://www.crownaudio.com/apps_htm/designtools/ohms-law.htm

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Final Project

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Swedish Armed Forces Test Machine

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Cliff Simmons Project 3

LIFE SUPPORT

I want to create an autonomous pot that supports the plant life that grows in it. The pot will move around in order to get closest to sunlight without falling off of a surface. If I manage to get this far, I would also like to add a feature where it can power itself by sunlight and provide water for the plant life inside of it too. I would like to think of this project as a demonstration of anti-anthropocentric life support in an urbanized world where plants are at the mercy of human care.

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Electromechanical list and Mechanical power methods

Electromechanical devices and control
1. DC motor  (Hbridge, PWM, Transistor, Relay)
2. AC motor (PWM, Relay)
3. Stepper Motor (darlingtom array, motor sheild)
4. DC servo (servo controller board with usb/serial communication)
5. DC Solenoid Push type / Pull type/ Rotary (drive with Tip 120 or relay)
6. Hydraulics – pumps and valves
7. Pneumatics – valves

Mechanical power methods
1. Gears / idlers // gear box / gear ratio
1.5. foam/rubber wheels
2. Sprockets and Chains
3. Timing Belts
4. Pulleys and wheels
5. Cams
5.5 wheels ..
6. inflatable joints
7. Rack and Pinion
8. Linear Actuators (worm gear)

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Kinetic Artsist list to look up

Kimetic Artists and Pieces(in Italics)

1. Alexander Calder  1920…
2. Jean Tinguely – Homage to New York (self destroying)
3. Rube Goldberg – cartoonist – 1915..
4. SRL
5. Chico Macmurtrie  - Totemobile
6. Rebecca Horn – Violins
7. Jon Haddock – Andrew Meyer (Dont tease me Bro) , The Doctor’s Dillema
8. Theo Jansen – Standbeest
9. Fischli and weiss - The Way Things Go
10. Roman Signer – Old Shatter Hand and more!
11. Martin Kersles – Tumble Room
12. Maywa denki -
13. Bernie Lubell -
14. Tim Hawkinson – Uberorgan, Emotor
15. Chris Burden – Metropolis II
16.  Wim Delvoye – Cloaca
17. Paul McCarthy – Mechanical George (Rated-R)


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Pololu

I highly recommend Pololu for motors and other mechanicals. Their catalog is very well organized, the prices are good and the shipping is fast.

They also have a nifty arduino-based microcontroller called the Baby Orangutang which is basically like an arduino + adafruit motor driver all in one package, except smaller and cheaper, and only controls 2 DC motors, and you have to program in plain C. I have one if you want to take a look.

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Out of Pins?

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ShiftIn

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ShiftOut

These tutorials show how to use Shift Registers to turn 3 Arduino pins into 8 inputs/outputs.

 

 

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