projects

Magnetic PCB holders

01 DECEMBER 2012

While building pcbs on our manual pick and place machine we have been looking at various options to hold the PCB boards still while placing the components but without having to use complex clamps to hold the boards in place. To...

Diy Manual Pick and Place Machine

19 OCTOBER 2012

After discovering the cost of buying a ready made manual Pick & Place Machine was over £5,000 and an automatic one well over £20,000 we decided to try to make our own manual pick and place system with a motorised...

T962 Infrared Reflow Oven Vent Hack

02 OCTOBER 2012

We purchased a T-962 desktop reflow oven from China on eBay a few weeks ago and found the results from the oven to be very poor compared to the specifications on the area which it could process. We found that it would only...

RF Shielding on a Mains Inverter

19 SEPTEMBER 2012

The mains inverter we have for our solar system generates a lot of RF interference on our ham radio transceivers and also across the entire HF spectrum. The inverter body has plastic ends and very little filtering for the...

ADC Pi Raspberry Pi I2C Analog to Digital Converter boards available to buy online

14 SEPTEMBER 2012

Update April 2015 Since the launch of this first ADC board for the Raspberry Pi it has been replaced with the ADC Pi models and we have also mde variants of the ADC board with a ADC Differential Pi which is a 8...

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Z Axis Ballscrew Upgrade

05 SEPTEMBER 2012

Following the ballscrew upgrade of the X and Y axis of our Micro Mill in 2010 we decided it was time to try to improve the accuracy of the Z axis on the mill which had been using a basic lead-screw which had a lot of excessive...

Cheap Sources of Components

19 AUGUST 2012

One major factor which affects many electronics hobbyists is the cost of purchasing components and associated fixing hardware. Very cheap sources for used parts which are normally still OK to use for your own projects are...

XBee Central Heating Control via Raspberry Pi

10 AUGUST 2012

XBee Central Heating Control via Raspberry Pi Following from the previous post detailing the plans to build an XBee & Raspberry Pi central heating controller we have now built the control board and written the Microchip...

Raspberry Pi central heating controller

08 AUGUST 2012

Now the solar monitoring and logging system is working we are going to build the wireless remote control for the hot water and central heating boiler and controller/programmer. We currently have a variant of an ACL Drayton...

12v iPad Charger

01 AUGUST 2012

Following the 4th Apple iPad charger failing and not wanting to spent even more money with Apple to replace them we decided to try to make 12v powered chargers to make use of the excess PV power we now have during the daytime...

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Brian Dorey

Welcome to my blog, here you will find my projects and other things.
I make websites and manufacturer and sell expansion boards for the Raspberry Pi range of computers.

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