Monthly Archives: May 2012
IR is relatively easy on Arduino. With a big explanation in the last Make magazine I think we are about to see an explosion of cool IR stuff. This one is fantastic. They need to manually hit reset (for now). I’d consider adding an Attiny13 that can read a “reset” code from the IR and [...]
Instructables has us on the home page right now.
Gareth Branwyn muses on some takeways from Maker Faire 2012 “How many Arduinos or other microcontroller projects have you done that you now use in your day-to-day life? The answer was sadly few. This is something I’d like to see change…” The Robotic Minion Starter Kit is our contribution to this idea of course.
http://bit.ly/rminion is the Kickstarter project. We launched it right before Maker Faire and it’s going great. The Instructable is coming along well too and should be up as soon as we can double check it.
David and I got the video for the Kickstarter project finished. The Kickstarter project is submitted and awaiting approval.
I got the board and the parts for prototype #4. Everything is now officially working correctly! There will be at least one more round of boards as I shift the size for whatever enclosure we pick. Click photos for closeups. These photos will form the core of the Instructable I will be posting on how [...]
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.