I wanted my own LED strip that I could shape however I wanted, so I had to create my own. It would have been a lot easier to just purchase the ready-made light strip, but this one can be altered for the LEDs to point in any direction and stay that way.
I’ve jumped on the 3D printer wave, intending to build my own RepRap inspired 3D printer. I’ve found an old microscope platform to customize. This platform has an XY-table and a precise Z axis.
I wanted to spend time building my own 3d printer, but not all of my time. I wanted to get better at mechanics and xyz control.
I’m closing in on completing my biggest project so far, hoping to make a series of posts about it by the end of June. I will spare the details for later. Meanwhile I’ll also be changing jobs, going to start working for DataRespons now. Exciting!
So, now the website is powered by WordPress, and this should make posting my projects a whole lot easier! Plus I hope this makes it more readable, as it is no longer white text on black 🙂 I also get some nice new features and categories and such, neat!
I’ve started building a four legged walking robot, imitating the movements of a turtle. I named it the TortoBot (Tortoise Bot), but as it developed it started to look more like a dinosaur baby. Now, I call it the BrontoBot. This post describes the building of the robot body, using 9g servos, melting plastics and good old fashioned glue.
Later posts will describe the making of the pcb, programming the movements and further upgrades.