Going Pro! Er, More Pro…

I’ll admit I’ve not made as much progress here as I’d like, part time wasn’t working out as well as I’d hoped. So, I’ve taken the very scary step and I’m going full time! Notice handed in today, let’s see how far down this rabbit hole goes! ūüėÄ

Battery Harvesting

47 out of 56 turned out to be great! One pack had suffered water damage and had to be disposed of. ¬†I’ll be using these across various projects, shortly on the Roomba, and they’ll be incredibly useful. ¬†¬†I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more, the packs the grey cells came from especially. ¬†A […]

NE-Thing Controller Wiring

Continuing work on the controller, I’m tidying up the rats nest that is the wiring. ¬†The majority of this controller, and MacFeegle Prime for that matter, was designed or put together while massively sleep deprived or in a rush. ¬† Now I’ve a bit more time, because with PiWars 2020 postponed a few months I […]

A Bumper Update

Officially on holiday for two weeks! Next up on the robot, after getting the wheel encoders working, are the bumper triggers. ¬†These are essentially the same as the wheel encoders so I can reuse the circuit I put ¬†together and they’ll be on interrupt pins too. ¬†Thankfully the Arduino Mega I upgraded too has another […]

NE-Thing Joysticks

I’ve a few projects in the planning so thought I’d go back to basics and do some work on my NE-Thing controller. ¬†All code for this one so not much to see, the code is a bit hacky at the minute too so not sharing that yet out of sheer embarrassment… For PiWars earlier in […]

NE-Thing Joysticks

I’ve a few projects in the planning so thought I’d go back to basics and do some work on my NE-Thing controller. ¬†All code for this one so not much to see, the code is a bit hacky at the minute too so not sharing that yet out of sheer embarrassment… For PiWars earlier in […]

Salvaging Batteries

Things have slowed down this week as I’ve had to go full time to help on a project at work, I’ve two weeks off from Monday though which I’m very much looking forward to! In the mean time I’m working through a box of laptop batteries I bought on ebay. They’re great to scavenge batteries […]

NE-Thing – Robot Controller

I’ve been working on the robot controller over the past few days, mostly on the software, but added a snazzy new wallpaper too. I’ve been trying to get ROS Noetic installed on it without any luck, I tried a few different distributions and hit different errors each time. ¬†The penny finally dropped when I tried […]

Fabrication Station, Done! Ish…

It’s done! Ish… I need to mount the PSU for both printers outside of their enclosures, they are pretty big parts that need printing but that’s what Chonk is for after all. ¬† In order to make both fit I’ve removed the Multimaterial Unit from my Prusa, I need to give it time to figure […]

Welp, There’s The Problem!

Yesterday I mentioned I was working to get the encoders working so we can measure the speed the wheels are turning at, I also mentioned I could get the encoders working but not at the same time as the motors. ¬†You’d think that’d be a clue but apparently not! A bit of background. I’m using […]