Monthly Archives: February 2012
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
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
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
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
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.
-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
we have new header pins, solders, wires, buttons in the lab now.