Category Archives: Hardware

Laser Cut Mount for PS3 Eye Toy and Laser Line Scanner

A few years ago I made a 2d line scanner using a webcam and a laser. It worked pretty well but two major improvements needed were the addition of a line laser as opposed to a dot and using a … Continue reading

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Bare bones programming of the TM4c123G ARM Cortex m4 microcontroller

This post will document one possible way of getting an LED blinking with the tm4c123g microcontroller. I’ll be using the TIVA C Launchpad for this example: A toolchain is needed to compile and link our code. I used this one: … Continue reading

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atmega16u2 virtual serial example using LUFA Library

Sending data from a microcontroller is a pretty common requirement in a lot of the projects I work on. One way of doing it is sending serial data out from the uC to a serial to usb converter chip to … Continue reading

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PlantBot – The Plant Watering Robot

PlantBot – because watering plants is boring. Laser Cutter Plans: Here is a preview of what the plans look like: For laser cutting, click here to download an SVG file of the plans Code:

The calc_shoulder_angle function is dodgy … Continue reading

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