I’ve been focusing on two major systems: the material and the behaviour. Materials. I’ve switched to the stepper motor, mounted underneath my objects to fan things open and closed using springs and rubber chords to retract them. I like the stepper motor much more than the servo motor because the torque and the strength is … Continue reading Progress

WK 9 – Motors

Lab: Using a Transistor to Control High Current Loads with an Arduino This lab helped us manage higher power supplies to control motors with a transistor. I’ve done something like this before but I’ve never seen code written straight to a transistor before. I really like this approach!   Lab: DC Motor Control Using an … Continue reading WK 9 – Motors

the small victories box

** Note ** Ben Light, if you’re reading this, I made this project for PCom but there are a lot of parallels to this week’s Fab assignment so I’ve shared it to my Fab blog as well. This was originally for Tom Igoe to read.¬†Hopefully my other Fab enclosure project comes together tonight! Moving to … Continue reading the small victories box

Catch Up

This week we are supposed to catch up on any labs that we haven’t done. I’ve gone back through the weeks and I think I’ve completed all the labs up to this date. Here are the last couple that we covered last week in class. In this lab, done during class, we looked at using … Continue reading Catch Up