Random projects and posts - page 8

Maynuo M9812 Serial to USB Adapter

19 OCTOBER 2014

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...

SMC Vacuum and Air Valve Upgrade

12 OCTOBER 2014

In July 2014 we modified the vacuum valves to try to improve the air flow to the picker nozzles by drilling the aperture to a larger diameter. This initially worked but the valve seat wasn’t making a very good seal...

Maynuo M9812 Programmable LED DC Electronic Load

02 OCTOBER 2014

We have now purchased a Maynuo M9812 Programmable LED DC Electronic Load rated at 0-150V 0-30A 300W. We had planned to buy a DC load for to use for testing battery drain, battery controllers and for our new solar data...

Mastervolt Soladin RF Filtering

04 SEPTEMBER 2014

Following from the Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference post about the major RF interference problems generated by the Mastervolt Soladin 600 tie-in mains inverter we have now resolved the RF interference by...

LEE Bug Filters and GoPro Hero

31 AUGUST 2014

Since buying the GoPro Hero 3+ a few months ago we have found that the video suffers with washed out skies when it is sunny and poor contrast. We use Lee filters on our other cameras and we found that Lee had released...

Banana Pi first tests

17 AUGUST 2014

A few weeks ago I ordered a Banana Pi board from http://www.pidirect.org/products/banana-pi-0 who appear to be based in Ireland. The board arrived a couple of weeks later and after initially trying it with one of the...

ModernUI Pick and Place Controller Software

10 AUGUST 2014

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...

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference

18 JULY 2014

Our new Mastervolt Soladin 600 tie-in mains inverter arrived today and we have installed it in the loft with it connected via an isolation switch to the solar panel array and a fuse and electric meter to the mains circuit. The...

Vacuum Valve air flow modification

09 JULY 2014

The DIY Pick and Place machine upgrade to use automotive vacuum valves didn’t work as planned as the automotive valves are much too slow and unresponsive to switch the vacuum feed to the picker needles fast enough...

Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 2

09 JULY 2014

Following from the previous Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 1 post we have now built and installed the new control board for the pick and place machine. While building and testing the board we found an issue with one...

Powerpole Fused Distribution Board

09 JULY 2014

We use Anderson Powerpole connectors (http://www.powerwerx.com/anderson-powerpoles/) on our ham radios and other 12 volt accessories in the house and we had always used leaded plugs connecting to a central point with inline...

DIY Pick and Place Design Files

24 JUNE 2014

We have collated all the design files we saved during the development and build of our DIY manual pick and place machine and the DIY automatic pick and place machine and we have uploaded the files to our GitHub account...

USB to RS485 Adapter

15 JUNE 2014

The new solar data logger project is slowly progressing and a part of the project includes some Atmel based slave boards for measuring sensors in various parts of the house.  The slave boards are connected together...

Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 1

12 JUNE 2014

Since we built the automatic DIY pick and place machine, one aspect of the build which has always caused us problems is the speed in which Mach3 communicates with the SmoothStepper Ethernet board and the lack of ability...

Pick and Place Cable Upgrades

22 MAY 2014

In the past few weeks we had an intermittent problem with two of the stepper motors on the DIY Pick and Place machine on the picker head where the motors wouldn’t always run at slower speeds when the head was at the...

Railway Sky LED Controller

23 MARCH 2014

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...


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Brian Dorey

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