2 weeks ago I strained my back while doing the heavy duty task of putting my 7 month old son to bed. As a lot of us desk nerds, my core muscles are non existent, so this was a matter of time for it to happen. Unfortunately it means I currently can’t spent any time behind my desk. Luckily there are other ways of fulfilling my maker needs.
It has been almost a year since I started the activity board project. So it is time to wrap it up. As said in the last activity board blog post, the only thing left to do was to finish the interface …
After my beautiful shiny new PCB business cards arrived, the fun could begin. Time to start soldering! And since a blog post about soldering isn’t the most exciting, I decided to make a video showing the full process.
Admittedly, building a robot arm joint transmission is way more difficult than I expected. But where’s the fun in a simple project? In my last post, I explained why a geared transmission doesn’t work. This week I’ll try a new approach.
Not every experiment I do leverages the power of a 3D-printer. Sometimes it only contains a (hot air) soldering iron and a lamp shade. The end result? Some DIY repair work a corny video.
For my automatic curtain project I’m currently working on the design of the motor driver PCB in Eagle. The stepper motor driver I’ll be using is the Pololu DRV8825. Unfortunatly, this device is not available in the Eagle library, so I had to make this part myself.
8 weeks ago, I started blogging about my latest project. The Power Suit. What started as a fun idea to win a theme night competition, ended up to be my most challenging projects. This week, I’m proud to present the end result!
Every once in a while you are looking for a nonsense reason to build something completely useless but absolutely awesome. This year’s trip to the Belgian Ardennes is the number one reason to achieve my childhood dream.Besides the Quiz and some late night partying, one of the yearly traditions is a theme night. With this year’s theme: “Other Times” (dressed like the past or the future). This was all I needed to built my future Power Suit. And to make it even more awesome: let it be inspired on Iron Man.