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Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

22 JULY 2013

It has now been a year since the first Raspberry Pi solar data logger was launched and over the past 12 months it has been running continuously uploading data from our sensors to our online reporting site at home.briandorey.com...

Workshop ESD Protection

19 JUNE 2013

Now we are doing a lot more work with static sensitive devices we decided it was time to update our workbench with an ESD antistatic mat and wrist straps to try to ground any static electric build-up before it can damage...

Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

10 JUNE 2013

I have now finished working on the mobile app for the Raspberry Pi controlled central heating controller. This is following from the www.briandorey.com/post/XBee-Central-Heating-Control-via-Raspberry-Pi blog post which detailed...

TECHNO SD 240 Manual operated stencil printer

18 MAY 2013

After struggling for some time using homemade stencil holders and bits of tape to hold the stencils down we decided to buy a commercial stencil holder. Most seemed to be around the £2000 mark and only take large framed...

Dangerous LED Outdoor Floodlights

05 MAY 2013

A few weeks ago I ordered a pair of “20W 1600Lm LED Garden Outdoor FloodLight 85-265V Pure White Wall WashLights” at £35 each to replace the pair of 150W halogen outdoor lights in the back garden. The seller...

Android Tablet and Arduino DIY pick and place component selector

14 APRIL 2013

Following from the Arduino pick and place update blog post video and Automatic component feeders post we have now completed the first version of the Android tablet control software  which uses bluetooth to communincate...

Vacuum Pickup upgrade

27 FEBRUARY 2013

The basic Chinese Vacuum Pickup pump we have been using on the DIY pick and place machine has been giving us problems with its lack of suction when handling larger SOIC components and didn’t hold them still when moving...

Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 2

27 FEBRUARY 2013

Following from the Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 1 post we have now redesigned the Y axis which pushes the activation arms on the Panasonic component feeders to use a new leadscrew from Reliance...

Low Voltage Cut off using MAX8212

10 FEBRUARY 2013

Since upgrading our solar charge controller to a MPPT model we lost the facility for the charge controller to shut down the inverter when the battery voltage dropped too low. This resulted in a few days when the battery voltage...

Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 1

01 DECEMBER 2012

Following from the Panasonic component feeder mods and the build of our manual pick and place machine we have started to build an automatic stepper motor driven controller for the component feeders which will have push button...

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Brian Dorey

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I make websites and manufacturer and sell expansion boards for the Raspberry Pi range of computers.

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