Projects and Work News

Projects and Work News

Posted Sunday 18 May 2014 21:05 Page View Counter 34

Things have been very busy with both work and hobbies and there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get all the planned projects finished and keep the blog up to date. At the start of May my sole trader business Apexweb was...

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Railway Sky LED Controller

Railway Sky LED Controller

Posted Sunday 23 March 2014 13:03 Page View Counter 75

Alongside our electronic projects another long term hobby has been model making and more specifically model railways.  We have had a model railway in our loft workshop for many years and it has always been a way of mixing the model making and...

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SolarStorm X2 LED Bike Lights Mount Modifications

SolarStorm X2 LED Bike Lights Mount Modifications

Posted Tuesday 18 March 2014 23:03 Page View Counter 76

I am trying to get fit again after a long wet winter of not using my bike and I decided it was time to replace my old halogen bike lights with a modern LED system so we can go out for night time rides after work. My old lighting kit which was made...

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GoPro Hero 2 Handlebar mount

GoPro Hero 2 Handlebar mount

Posted Saturday 15 March 2014 19:03 Page View Counter 45

On our Virtual Swanage website we have a section with cycle routes in our local area. We purchased a GoPro Hero 2 camera with a bike mount with the intention to use this to record videos of the cycle routes and then put edited versions of these...

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Pick and Place Picker Software Upgrade

Pick and Place Picker Software Upgrade

Posted Tuesday 04 March 2014 18:03 Page View Counter 41

Since building the DIY Pick and Place machine we have had a problem with the Atmel processor powered component selector which was using the AccelStepper library which would randomly push the selector ram down when the X axis was still moving....

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PSU Temperature Monitor

PSU Temperature Monitor

Posted Thursday 27 February 2014 13:02 Page View Counter 68

For a few years now we have been using a GW Instek GPC-1850D power supply in our workshop and while it has served us well over that time there has always been one issue that has annoyed us, the loud cooling fan in the back which drowns out everything...

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The end of the Google Adsense and YouTube adverts

The end of the Google Adsense and YouTube adverts

Posted Monday 24 February 2014 14:02 Page View Counter 36

I have decided that I will no longer have any google adsense adverts on my blog or my virtual-swanage.co.uk website or on my YouTube videos via their monetise system. In the past I have never had any complains about the videos I have uploaded to...

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Atmel AVR Dragon Programmer Case

Atmel AVR Dragon Programmer Case

Posted Thursday 20 February 2014 23:02 Page View Counter 45

To program the Atmel chips in our recent PNP controller board and for our planned expansion boards for the solar power data logger we needed to be able to program the Atmel chips used on the boards. After looking at various programmers we decided...

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Isle of Purbeck Storms

Isle of Purbeck Storms

Posted Wednesday 19 February 2014 23:02 Page View Counter 42

We took our camcorder out in the recent storms and recorded some short films of the storms and flooding in Swanage and the surrounding area. Swanage Storms, filmed in various locations along the sea front. Durlston Country Park, filmed near...

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Pick and Place USB Control Software

Pick and Place USB Control Software

Posted Saturday 08 February 2014 12:02 Page View Counter 57

After completing our DIY Pick and Place machine USB Controller Board  we needed to rewrite the controller software to drive the pick and place machine. The new Pick and Place software is written in C# and we used Visual Studio 2013 to write...

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