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Re: WORKS GREAT!! --> RGB LED Chain

 by Red Sand ¦  Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:06 am ¦  Forum: Projects ¦  Topic: WORKS GREAT!! --> RGB LED Chain ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 536

. . . a photo of the working prototype . . .

I'm not sure how much this piece of foamboard cost . . . I do remember getting it at the dollar store though . . .

Enjoy!
:)

WORKS GREAT!! --> RGB LED Chain

 by Red Sand ¦  Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:28 am ¦  Forum: Projects ¦  Topic: WORKS GREAT!! --> RGB LED Chain ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 536

I mounted my LED's to a panel of foam board (big ellipse) and connected a 5V source I used the Arduino sketch provided BAM - it works great! I began figuring out the code and messing around with it I have plans for this product, including but not limited to the following: Mood light - using slide-po...

Following Robot

 by Red Sand ¦  Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:15 pm ¦  Forum: Projects ¦  Topic: Following Robot ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 461

Hello Everyone, I would like to have one robot follow a leading robot (on an asphalt parking lot) I have already converted two 1/10 scale r/c cars using RedBoard's to control the ESC's and steering servos The lead car will be controlled via r/c transmitter or other methods I have no idea how to acco...

Re: Which Magnetometer --> Simple Dead Reckoning Vehicle

 by Red Sand ¦  Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:57 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Which Magnetometer --> Simple Dead Reckoning Vehicle ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 590

Liz from SparkFun suggested I get the SparkFun 6 Degrees of Freedom Breakout - LSM303C, BOB-13303

So that's what we'll start out with for direction information

Woo hoo!
:)

Re: Which Magnetometer --> Simple Dead Reckoning Vehicle

 by Red Sand ¦  Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:45 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Which Magnetometer --> Simple Dead Reckoning Vehicle ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 590

Thank you

Re: Which Magnetometer --> Simple Dead Reckoning Vehicle

 by Red Sand ¦  Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:18 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Which Magnetometer --> Simple Dead Reckoning Vehicle ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 590

Here are two photos of a wheel encoder installation - for testing purposes

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Which Magnetometer --> Simple Dead Reckoning Vehicle

 by Red Sand ¦  Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:50 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Which Magnetometer --> Simple Dead Reckoning Vehicle ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 590

Hey Groovy People (& you too Shawn H - ha, j/k), My students will be creating two or more autonomous vehicles capable of completing a course based on the Annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition. After reviewing success stories from Colorado and Ohio events, we have chosen to use dead reckonin...

Re: Servo that go 360

 by Red Sand ¦  Sun May 17, 2015 4:57 am ¦  Forum: Projects ¦  Topic: Servo that go 360 ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 573

Continuous rotation servos are available Often, you can open up a "regular," or non-continuous rotation servo and convert it - I've done this with success a few times and depending on how the servo was converted you may or may not be able to convert it back to its original functionality To obtain th...

Island Rover

 by Red Sand ¦  Sun May 17, 2015 4:48 am ¦  Forum: Projects ¦  Topic: Island Rover ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 345

I'm putting this project together to help my students obtain useful experience so when they become Mechatronics Engineers, or ME's, or MET's, they will be more likely to thrive My documents are embarrassingly unfinished however, I'm taking an action centric approach, which sometimes means details ar...

Re: AVC 2015 - Combat Entry - Angry Accountant

 by Red Sand ¦  Mon May 11, 2015 1:49 pm ¦  Forum: Sparkfun Promotions and Competitions ¦  Topic: AVC 2015 - Combat Entry - Angry Accountant ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 3165

Dang - you don't want that thing running wild and wide open through a room full of shoeless people

That rotating club (?) has some serious momentum - I love it!

Re: MicroView SuDoKu Solver

 by Red Sand ¦  Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:20 am ¦  Forum: MicroView Projects ¦  Topic: MicroView SuDoKu Solver ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 2070

You can also use symbols instead of numbers - works the same

Cool project

Re: Just Got It - So Much Fun!!! Woo hoo!

 by Red Sand ¦  Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:22 am ¦  Forum: MicroView Projects ¦  Topic: Just Got It - So Much Fun!!! Woo hoo! ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 2588

Help@GeekAmmo wrote:Great work. You can also get the original 3D model from here

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JP
Thank you JP

Eventually, I'll be converting these SketchUp models for use in SolidWorks then taking the CAD model and creating a 3D printed model, assembling the components and blah, blah, blah . . .

Re: Just Got It - So Much Fun!!! Woo hoo!

 by Red Sand ¦  Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:02 am ¦  Forum: MicroView Projects ¦  Topic: Just Got It - So Much Fun!!! Woo hoo! ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 2588

. . . first concept . . . the box . . .

I forgot, I'm going to have to add a switch for the 9V power supply . . .

Re: Just Got It - So Much Fun!!! Woo hoo!

 by Red Sand ¦  Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:30 am ¦  Forum: MicroView Projects ¦  Topic: Just Got It - So Much Fun!!! Woo hoo! ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 2588

I used the data sheets - when available - and then drug out the calipers to create the parts so I could generate some super-quick concept models . . .

Re: Just Got It - So Much Fun!!! Woo hoo!

 by Red Sand ¦  Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:21 pm ¦  Forum: MicroView Projects ¦  Topic: Just Got It - So Much Fun!!! Woo hoo! ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 2588

How do I attach videos . . . maybe this will work . . . this project is obviously inspired while listening to a Def Leopard song . . . https://podcasting.usg.edu/4DCGI/Podcasting/spsu/Episodes/14918/296993371.mp4 The purpose of this simple project is to provide a completed circuit so I can now desig...