USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

Posted Tuesday 11 August 2015 15:34 Page View Counter 53

For the past few months we have been working on a set of new USB smart chargers which run from our off grid 12V system to be used for charging tablets, smartphones and other devices which charge from a USB port. The aim of the new smart chargers...

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Powerpole Fused Distribution Board Case

Powerpole Fused Distribution Board Case

Posted Friday 31 July 2015 22:09 Page View Counter 40

Since building the Powerpole fused distribution boards we have been planning to make a case to prevent accidental short circuits on the pcb boards when power is applied. We looked at commercial cases and found some suitable plastic boxes but we...

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Designing a PIC24 Development Board

Designing a PIC24 Development Board

Posted Wednesday 08 July 2015 11:47 Page View Counter 53

Several of our recent projects have used a 16 bit PIC24 microcontroller from Microchip.  The PIC24FJ128GC006 contains two 16-bit ADC channels which makes it useful for measuring voltages more accurately than the 10 or 12 bit ADCs you normally...

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DIY Soldering Robot Project Completed

DIY Soldering Robot Project Completed

Posted Monday 04 May 2015 13:24 Page View Counter 179

The DIY soldering robot which we have been building in our spare time over the past few months is now working and we have been able to solder some test Raspberry Pi expansion board headers with the machine. Before starting on this robot we looked...

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Soldering Robot Designing the Motor Driver Board

Soldering Robot Designing the Motor Driver Board

Posted Tuesday 07 April 2015 23:00 Page View Counter 63

For several months now we have been working on a new soldering robot to solder the 40 pin headers onto the raspberry pi expansion boards we build and sell on our AB Electronics UK website.  The mechanical side of the design is almost complete...

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Soldering Robot Temperature Controller

Soldering Robot Temperature Controller

Posted Monday 06 April 2015 22:17 Page View Counter 67

With the mechanical side of the soldering robot well underway the next stage was to begin work on the electronics that will control it.  In a previous post I wrote about our decision to use the Antex TCS230 soldering iron elements and the discovery...

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Soldering Robot Head Assembly

Soldering Robot Head Assembly

Posted Saturday 14 March 2015 21:50 Page View Counter 59

We have finished the soldering iron element slider system and stepper mount for the new soldering robot project. The soldering iron element slides on a pair or 6mm rails, drylin® accessories, precision aluminium shaft 100mm length (part no:...

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Antex TCS230 50W Temperature Controller Part 1

Antex TCS230 50W Temperature Controller Part 1

Posted Sunday 08 March 2015 22:32 Page View Counter 72

We are working on a new project to make a dual headed soldering robot to automate the soldering of the dual in line header pins on the Raspberry Pi expansion boards we design, manufacture and sell on our shop at www.abelectronics.co.uk We have...

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Maynuo M9812 Serial to USB Adapter

Maynuo M9812 Serial to USB Adapter

Posted Sunday 19 October 2014 10:17 Page View Counter 38

We recently purchased a Maynuo M9812 programmable DC electronic load to use on various projects and one of the features of the M9812 is a serial connector that can be used to connect the load to a pc for external control and data logging.  Maynuo...

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ModernUI Pick and Place Controller Software

ModernUI Pick and Place Controller Software

Posted Sunday 10 August 2014 22:21 Page View Counter 53

I have finished the latest version of the DIY Pick and Place controller software to work with the new KFlop motion controller and our latest custom USB controller board. I decided to build this application using the ModernUI theme from mui.codeplex.com and...

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