Finally got the video for the unboxing edited and uploaded.
My IOLinker boards from JInvent came in today! <> I'm super excited to see these boards, and can't wait to work with them! I'll have a short "unboxing" type video up soon on YouTube.
Remember that Camera Light project I did back when? (And the actual prototyping, and the concept?) Yeah, I barely do, either. It was a while back. (We've had everything from family emergencies, to illness, to pesky day jobs keeping us hopping around here, with no free time. Yikes!) I did hear from a couple of people that the light had a serious problem, in that there was absolutely no need for a microcontroller.
This is a smaller, indoor version of something that I've considered doing. I've been interested in hydroponics since reading older Heinlein, Asimov, and Norton sci-fi, and how it could combine air and water recycling, along with providing food.
So one of the more common chips that are used to control DC motors and Steppers is the L293D. It's a really simple chip, that's not too bad to hook up. Used with the Stepper.h library that ships with Arduino it's pretty darned easy to use.
This is something that I've been asked several times, usually by people who aren't into electronics. The thing is, the people who have asked me are almost always really into making/crafts or DIY, or something similar...things that Arduino is just great for!
This may look like a duplicate post, but it's actually something different. This is a step that I sometimes skip, but usually like to do if I have the parts. It's basically a rough build where I can see what mistakes I'm making before I do the "final" build. I look at it as the breadboard prototype is sort of like an outline for a paper that you write. It gives you the basics. The prototype build is sort of a first draft. It is your paper, but it's nowhere near ready to turn in. And then the final build is the finished product...not to say that it still wouldn't be further improved and iterated on, but that's just where the analogy breaks down.
Here, I'm going to step through the prototyping process of getting this to work. Step 1: The Power I like to set up the power component of my projects first, since if that doesn't work, I'm not going anywhere. Using PCBs with breadboards without soldering isn't all that friendly, but you can make it work… Continue reading Project: Camera Lighting – Prototyping
So, for those of you who have been following me since I started this last month (both of you), I'm getting ready to actually begin creating video content, as well as the occasional blog.
This is a great Instructable for making a camera slider-rail, specifically for use with stop-motion photography, but it could be used in a lot of different ways.