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GoodBye Hackhut…

GoodBye Hackhut...

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So long Hackhut… You have been fine, but recent breaks, and political correctness force my hand with my moving to Blogspot. I can now be found at http://bouldermaker.blogspot.com/, where I will soon have a new project (video, and source) to check out.

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RGB POV Display

RGB POV Display

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I sure hope Nintendo doesn’t sue…

There are 64 RGB LEDs spinning around on an aluminum frame, spun by a motor picked up at Princess Auto for $20.

I control everything via an ATMEGA1284p microcontroller, as it was one of the only micros that had the memory space I needed for images.

I hope to get some more color out …..

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USB POV!

USB POV!

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So here it is! uPOV with a USB HID connection to modify the message!

So I continuously recived the question… “How do you change the message?” As I answered this many times before, I began to realize that my “you  use an ISP programmer along with a bash script in linux” answer wasn’t going to cut it for …..

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Need Opinions for USB uPOV addition.

Need Opinions for USB uPOV addition.

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Hey All!

I am working on a modified version of the uPOV hardware that uses the VUSB implementation for AVR microcontrollers to add USB capabilities so messages can be updated by someone without an ISP programmer…

Which leads me here…

I am currently thinking of 3 separate methods of going about this.
1. A CDC implemenation that basically creates a virtual …..

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uPOV with Better Firmware! (Pics, video, and source)

uPOV with Better Firmware! (Pics, video, and source)

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Hey Everyone!

This time I am ready to give my source code, schematics, eagle brd files, even a script for uploading new messages!

BTW… uPOV stands for mirco Persistence of Vision.

Shots of the uPOV in it’s full glory!

So a little background…

I wanted to make a small fundraiser for my engineering department, and I thought this might …..

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Micro POV

Micro POV

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So this is a tiny POV unit I am designing to be part of a fundraising initiative… Accelerometer controlled, no timing or special skill is needed by the user…

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Pov Prototype Test

Pov Prototype Test

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Yeah, video says it all, Schematics, code, and design to follow…

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Wii Sensor Breakout Board

Wii Sensor Breakout Board

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I wanted to access the little MOT (Multiple Object Tracking) sensor available on the WiiMote, so I decided to make a breakout board.

The schematics are available here:

Thanks for prior work here and Here

Making of the Board:

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Hooray For Youtube!

Hooray For Youtube!

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So I forgot to actually record during the pcb creation process, but I did manage to record it before etching… I promise to do it before my next board…

Two Videos. First is the PCB creation process, Second is a mini demo of what is to be the POV control board.

PCB Creation

As well, sorry for the quality on …..

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Epson PCB Printer Hack/Mod

Epson PCB Printer Hack/Mod

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This is a project that I did a while back that I never really documented for some reason… Well here it is! the modified Epson PCB printer!

So I went to my local Futureshop (Canada FTW!) and picked up the only clearance Epson they had… No need to buy the extended warranty here!

Brand new:

After taking off all “Unnecessary” …..

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