Arduino PS3 Arm control

June 2018

No more USB drivers led to a modification to this arm.

Now it is controlled by a PS3 controller through an Arduino Mega 2560.

Pololu PTZ Controller

February 2014

I needed a cheap controller for a Pan Tilt Zoom camera so I chose a Pololu Mini Maestro 24 Servo controller.

I programmed it to convert inputs to Pelco-D protocol and drive an LCD display.

Dev255 - Mini Maestro PTZ - NoMet - 509.
Dev255 - Mini Maestro Joystick - NoMet -
Dev255 - RS485 and LCD interface Box - N
Dev255 - Solar Set - NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Solar Light Switches - NoMet -
Dev255 - Solar Set b - NoMet - 509
Tent Solar Lighting
Tent Solar Lighting

Aug 2014

Just a 7Ah battery, 2 x 4W solar panels and some LED's to give our camping trip a techie feel.

Dev255 - 360 QTC Sensor -05- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - 360 QTC Sensor -02- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - 360 QTC Sensor -09- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - 360 QTC Sensor -13- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - 360 QTC Sensor -19- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - 360 QTC Sensor -23- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - 360 QTC Sensor -25- NoMet - 509
QTC & PTFE Sensor

September 2013

An attempt at making my own 360 deg pressure sensor with QTC pills, it did work although needed a large threshold window.

Dev255 - Mini Maestro 24 LCD Driver - No
Dev255 - Mini Maestro 24 LCD Driver -2-
Dev255 - Mini Maestro 24 LCD Driver -3-
Mini Maestro 24 to LCD

September 2013

I wondered if a servo controller could be programmed to display on an LCD display to show program info....

Turns out it can.

 

Dev255 - Camber & Toe Rig - NoMet
Dev255 - Camber & Toe Rig 3 - NoMet
Dev255 - Camber & Toe Rig 2 - NoMet
Camber & Toe Rig

With all the work required on my Vectra, I needed to make a rig for setting up the camber and toe.

This one did the job nicely although a little flimsy.

Dev255 - Saloon Doors -1- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Saloon Doors -2- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Saloon Doors -4- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Saloon Doors -5- NoMet - 509
Saloon Doors

June 2013

Any good saloon needs a set of these. 

 

 

Dev255 - Milling with a router - NoMet -
Dev255 - Horse Trough -01- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Horse Trough -06- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Horse Trough -08- NoMet - 509
Horse Trough

June 2013

The WWW needs a horse trough.

Wild Wild West that is!

 

Dev255 - Milling Table -1- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Milling Table -2- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Milling Table -3- NoMet - 509
Milling Table

April 2012

Yes, I milled out the table legs on the floor. The reason for making the table.

 

 

Dev255 - Hand V1.1 -01- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Hand V1.1 -02- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Hand V1.1 -14- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Hand V1.1 -07- NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Hand V1.1 -09- NoMet - 509
Robot Hand V1.1

February 2012

An early attempt at machining robotic parts. This worked ok, although had too much wear and was a little heavy.

 

 

2 Storey Bird Table

May 2011

My first attempt at making a bird table.

I didn't own a milling machine at this time, just hand tools.

Dev255 - Bird Table CAD - NoMet
Dev255 - Bird Table Assembled - NoMet
Dev255 - Bird Table Table - NoMet
Dev255 - Bird Table - NoMet
Dev255 - Router 1 - NoMet
Dev255 - Router 4 - NoMet
Dev255 - Router 5 - NoMet
3D CAD First Attempt

April 2010

This was my first attempt at using Alibre Design, a 3D CAD package that has a good tutorial package. 

 

 

 

Fly Wheel

April 2010

Can you guess what this is used for?

The title may give it away if you were fishing for clues!

 

Dev255 - Fly Wheel 3D CAD - NoMet
Dev255 - Fly Wheel Open - NoMet
Dev255 - Fly Wheel - NoMet
Dev255 - Honey Bee King 2 -1- NoMet - 50
Dev255 - Honey Bee King 2 -3- NoMet - 50
Modded Honey Bee King 

August 2008

I could just about fly this awesome machine, but the main reason for buying it was to see how it all worked.

I still have it, having crashed and re-built it several times.

One mod was to use the downwash to cool the speed controller.

Leaving Gift

September 2005

Before Microprocessors I used to design logic circuits to control outputs from inputs.

This is one of my circuits that controlled timed motor position and controlled its direction, activated by a switch.

Dev255 - Leaving Gift Circuit - NoMet -
Dev255 - Leaving Gift Bottom View - NoMe
Dev255 - Leaving Gift Gearing Side - NoM
Dev255 - Leaving Gift Motor - NoMet - 50
Dev255 - Leaving Gift Tube - NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Leaving Gift Complete - NoMet -
PWM to Trailer Socket

September 2014

I bought a 12N trailer socket and some 7-core cable only to find the car uses Pulse Width Modulation to control the brake lights.

So I made a simple relay box to detect PWM and control separate relays.

 

Dev255- PWM to Trailer Socket -8- NoMet
Dev255- PWM to Trailer Socket -1- NoMet
Dev255- PWM to Trailer Socket -2- NoMet
Dev255- PWM to Trailer Socket -3- NoMet
Dev255- PWM to Trailer Socket -6- NoMet
Dev255- PWM to Trailer Socket -4- NoMet
Dev255 - Garden Table - NoMet - 509
Dev255 - CAD Table - NoMet - 509
Dev255 - Garden Table Top - NoMet - 509.
Decking Table

May 2017

When you need a strong weather resistant garden table....

Make one out of decking.

 

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