July Storms and Flooding

July Storms and Flooding

Posted Tuesday 07 July 2015 12:53 Page View Counter 92

Lightning over Poole from the Studland road viewpoint The full size image of the photo above is on my Flickr pages. On the 3rd July we had a huge thunderstorm and rain storm in the evening which resulted in over 30mm of rain coming down in a few hours....

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Windows 10 IOT Libraries for Raspberry Pi

Windows 10 IOT Libraries for Raspberry Pi

Posted Monday 15 June 2015 23:01 Page View Counter 124

Since the announcement that Windows 10 IOT was being released to use on the Raspberry Pi model 2 we have been experimenting with the platform and Andrew has been busy converting the Python 2 and 3 libraries he had written for the Raspberry Pi for...

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DIY Pick and Place Speed Updates

DIY Pick and Place Speed Updates

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015 17:06 Page View Counter 183

Since adding the various modifications to the DIY pick and place machine in the past few months we have now been able to tweak the speed and acceleration of the stepper drivers to improve the machines placement times. We started by adjusting the...

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DIY Soldering Robot Project Completed

DIY Soldering Robot Project Completed

Posted Monday 04 May 2015 13:24 Page View Counter 442

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 148

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 180

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 Solder Feeder

Soldering Robot Solder Feeder

Posted Wednesday 25 March 2015 19:00 Page View Counter 234

Today we finished the machining and building of the first of two solder feeders for our DIY soldering robot project. The main body of the feeder was milled from 10mm aluminium and the tensioner roller assembly was milled from 6mm aluminium sheet....

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HackRF One SDR EMI Shield installation

HackRF One SDR EMI Shield installation

Posted Monday 23 March 2015 12:00 Page View Counter 215

In September 2014 I pre ordered a HackRF One SDR radio from Passion Radio Shop and on the 13th March 2015 it arrived! Initial testing with the HackRF showed that it was being swamped with external RF from nearby transmitters. Approximately one...

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Soldering Robot Head Assembly

Soldering Robot Head Assembly

Posted Saturday 14 March 2015 21:50 Page View Counter 166

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 168

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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