Category Archives: Hardware

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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sure electronics LED dot matrix HT1632c Energia example

This LED array has been sitting in my room for months now so I decided to hook it up to an msp430g2553 and get it displaying stuff. I bought it from ebay from a chinese supplier called sure electronics. The … Continue reading

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Low power magnetic hold and release mechanism

How it works: Explanation of the idea: With the inductor and magnet combined, ferrous metal objects can be held without any power indefinitely. To release the metal object the magnetic field holding it up needs to be temporarily cancelled out. … Continue reading

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Automated Plant Waterer

Here is a circuit diagram of the circuit shown in the video: This is the C program that runs on the dsPIC:

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