Monthly Archives: February 2012

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 … Continue reading

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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/ … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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parts list & amp circuit toturial

-led mounts – little holders to hold LEDs to holes, something looks like this:                  a link from radioshack: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062548 -a few blank arduino shield options: personally I like the shields from Adafruit, here are … Continue reading

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new stuff available in the electronic lab

we have new header pins, solders, wires, buttons in the lab now.

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Project2 proposal

project2 proposal

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