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15 March 2014

GoPro Hero 2 Handlebar mount

On our Virtual Swanage website we have a section with cycle routes in our local area. We purchased...

04 March 2014

Pick and Place Picker Software Upgrade

Since building the DIY Pick and Place machine we have had a problem with the Atmel processor...

27 February 2014

PSU Temperature Monitor

For a few years now we have been using a GW Instek GPC-1850D power supply in our workshop and while...

24 February 2014

The end of the Google Adsense and YouTube adverts

I have decided that I will no longer have any google adsense adverts on my blog or my virtual-swanage.co.uk...

20 February 2014

Atmel AVR Dragon Programmer Case

To program the Atmel chips in our recent PNP controller board and for our planned expansion boards...

08 February 2014

Pick and Place USB Control Software

After completing our DIY Pick and Place machine USB Controller Board  we needed to rewrite the...

28 January 2014

DIY Pick and Place USB Controller Board

After completing our DIY Pick and Place machine  we soon found a limitation with the SmoothStepper...

16 January 2014

Variable RF Signal Sampler

One of my hobbies is Amateur (Ham) radio and it is useful to be able to check the outputs on the...

14 January 2014

Metcal SP200 Soldering Station Repair

While soldering boards today one of our Metcal SP200 solder stations stopped working with a quiet...

23 December 2013

Canon Camera Wireless Remote Control

When using our high level photography mast we have always used a series of USB expansion cables to make...

05 December 2013

Manual Pick and Place V2

After finishing the automatic pick and place project we soon found that we needed to be able to place...

25 November 2013

Mach3 Control via C Sharp Winform Application

This demo app allows the user to send Gcode commands to Mach 3 to control a CNC mill, lathe or other...

23 November 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Project Complete

The DIY pick and place machine project is now finally running and is able to place the components for...

20 November 2013

3D Printer ordering Nightmares

On the 30 September 2013 I placed order with Ultimaker for the Ultimaker 2 3D printer and extra rolls...

02 November 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Base Vision LED Array

DIY Pick and Place V2 – Base Vision LED Array The PCB's arrived today for the LED array...

27 October 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Vibratory Chip Feeder

The new diy pick and place machine needed a way to feed SOIC, TSOP and other tube supplied chips...

24 October 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Vacuum Nozzle Holders

The holders for the vacuum nozzles are now fitted to the pick and place machine. Our original plan...

17 October 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Pick and Place Vision System

We have started working on the vision system for the DIY Pick and Place machine. We are going to use...

12 October 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 All Axis Testing

After a busy week rebuilding the picker system with much better quality bearings and installing the home...

01 October 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Feeder Activator build problems

The feeder activator system to select the correct component feeder and then activate the feeder is based...

26 September 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker X Axis build update

Work is slowly progressing on the DIY pick and place machine with the pickers X axis having new parts...


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