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k40 40w chinese laser cutter review – VIDEO

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Laser cut wall lamp with ws2812b and arduino nano

5.6mm plywood cut using a 40w laser cutter. The ws2812b led strip is hooked up an an arduino nano using the neopixel library from adafruit : https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_NeoPixel . The program running in the video is one of the example sketches … Continue reading

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Matchbox Car v1

This build consists of a tiny DC motors ripped from a pair of 9g servos, a h-bridge motor controller, an el-cheapo 8 bit pic and a 100mAh 3.7V LiPo battery. Circuit : (click schematic for pdf) Code: What’s coming next … Continue reading

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Matchbox Car – could it work?

All the parts were lying around so with a bit of solder and hot glue this is what happened: This was done to test if the motors were powerful enough to push the weight of the matchbox. The answer is … Continue reading

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