I’ve been using my lathe less after the cnc conversion – small tasks like facing or reducing a diameter would require a lot of set up and writing a program. I also use a KVM with one monitor, keyboard and mouse, which is away from the lathe. So now I’ve… Continue Reading CNC Lathe Touch Screen Interface
This project has been a long time coming. Version 1.0 was a bit buggy, and the plastic container didn’t hold up well… Version 2.0 has the following updates… Aluminium enclosure ST “blue pill” microcontroller OLED 20×4 character display Storm ® illuminated keypad Stepper encoder input to monitor missed steps Spindle input… Continue Reading Rotary Controller 2.0
This is a post processing script for 3d printing slicers to convert a series of line segments into curves. It fits a series of G1 moves to an arc, then replaces those segments with a single G2 or G3 gcode command. Therefore it only works with 3d printers that support… Continue Reading 3d Printing facet smoothing
I had solar panels installed in September 2018, and have been tweaking a monitoring system for the solar production and my electricity consumption. More details can be found on the github page – HomeMonitoring .
I purchased an inexpensive cnc touch probe many years ago and have always been concerned about the accuracy. These cheap probes (and some expensive ones) use a tripod type arrangement where 3 shafts, spaced 120 degrees apart, rest on pairs of balls. This makes a normally closed circuit, which is… Continue Reading Touch probe accuracy
Introduction New hobby! (yes another). I am in awe of 1:87 micro-modelling. That is taking a 1:87 scale (HO train scale) vehicles and making them radio controlled. Cars, trucks and construction vehicles are the popular conversions. See the YouTube channel Der Theoretiker to see the exciting world of micro-modelling. So instead of… Continue Reading STM32 Custom OpenTX Transmitter
I got the Taranis X-Lite to use with DLGs (discuss launch gliders). It is small and light, and a lot cheaper than my DX8, which I was afraid of launching along with my DLG. However it doesn’t have a momentary push button (for launch) and the toggle switches are tiny… Continue Reading Taranis X-Lite Big Switch Upgrade
This is an altimeter that works on the with Spektrum X-bus receivers using a 1s lipo battery. It was designed to be light weight for DLGs (discuss launch gliders). X-Bus is Spektrum’s external interface for telemetry devices – electrically it is I2C. Functionally, the receiver polls all devices once at… Continue Reading 1S X-Bus Altimeter
This is a low voltage alarm for 1s lipo batteries. It was designed to be light weight for DLGs (discuss launch gliders). The schematic is shown below. The schematic is quite simple – a microcontroller, a buzzer and voltage divider to measure the voltage. The microcontroller runs at a low… Continue Reading 1S Low Voltage Monitor
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