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The files eagle files with Gerbers are checked into GitHub here. The github version is 1.5 but the “marketing” name is V2. I know it’s confusing, but if you are the sort of person to download your own eagle files/gerbers I think you can deal with it. There are some minor changes to the the [...]
Here are some photos of a couple of projects. The Robotic Minion prototype is in an enclosure with a clear top. You can also see a short picture diary of the Lumix G1 shutter release circuit board I made tonight. The Robotic Minion can use the shutter release to take photos now. Click a photo [...]
Robotic Minion Kickstarter video shot this weekend. Editing today. Kickstarter launch ASAP.
After a few amendments with some green wires all the features of the board are tested and working! I have a few more modifications to make before I send out for the next batch of boards. I’m getting close to a final design for manufacturing. David has been working on an enclosure for board [...]
http://www.robotroom.com/Macro-Photography-2.html has a diagram of a shutter release for a Lumix G1. I found the right jack and got it working. I added an optocoupler to allow an Arduino to take pictures with it. Click pictures for bigger version.
David has created a Kydex enclosure. It’s still a little rough around the edges (literally). It gets the idea across.
The FTDI chips came in. The bootloader was applied via the SPI header, then a sketch uploaded from Arduino 1.0. I’m still missing a component in the power regulator so that’s not ready for testing yet, but everything else is working. Click thumbnail for closeup. P.S. The speaker on D5 works great. Anyone have a [...]
David Andrews has just released an open source menu manager for Arduino and LCD. http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?topic=104762.msg785575 is his announcement on the forums. Here is a video of a prototype in testing. Click image for Video (12mb)
As part of the testing for the new project, I hooked up an ExtraCore to an LCD on a small breadboard. It’s running off a 9v battery thanks to a switching power regulator breakout board. You can see it edge on under the LCD. One of the reasons I love ExtraCore is that it makes [...]
Files are up on GitHub as usual and tagged as Proto3. If I didn’t miss anything in testing these boards will be used in the Prototypes I take to Maker Faire.