I’m currently moving, but I have a server set up to host all the files for the Arduino code. Sorry I didn’t get this sooner, but this will be uploaded after the move. I was also in a car accident recently, so I have a bit of a break from other projects and will be updating this blog quite often. Nothing like some free time…
It would appear that if you copy the code I posted, any occurrence of a quotation mark is obfuscated somewhere between copying and pasting into the Arduino IDE (Thank you Denis for noticing!) Replacing all quotation marks fixes the issue. I’ll look into changing the font of the theme or the whole theme completely at a later time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I recently purchase a cheap “Voltage Sensor” from eBay. It arrived today, and after a little tinkering, I got it ‘working’. It’s a simple creature, only having a couple resistors, screw terminals, and header pins. How this part works: It’s just a resistor voltage divider where R1=30 kΩ and R2=7.5 kΩ. Continue reading
I’ve been commissioned for a job. A ‘carputer’ for a 1954 Ford F100. I will be posting the details of that project once I actually get to the hardware side of things. I’m currently only coding the UI (Which sadly will remain closed source) But the sensor setups, and Arduino portion should be available. I can say it will be a combination of an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, RFID, and Wireless (which appears to be 2.4GHz at the time of writing.) More info to come!
This is a very basic controller, one that doesn’t allow fine tuning of speed or how sharp it will steer. It would be easy to modify the code I used to accept an input that could allow of better control. For now this is what I have, and what I will be working with. If you have questions, feel free to ask in the comments.
BOM(incomplete, because the project is incomplete):
- 2x Arduino or Arduino compatible microcontroller
- 2x Relay Board (You can find them cheaper on ebay, I lost the link to the ones I actually purchased)
- 1x Wireless Transmitter (315MHz)
- 1x Wireless Receiver (315MHz)
- 10x Jumper Wires (or so)
- 4x Mini Push Button Switches
- 4x 10k Ohm Resistor 1/6th Watt
This is very similar to a previous project, except this one has 4 buttons and accounts for relay on/off timings. I recycled the code from SparkFun’s 315MHz transmitters page, modifying it to suit my needs.
So I cleaned and oiled my chest. Not my actual chest, I meant the wooden one. Following these instructions I decided to try and make this chest a little more appealing. Kind of like this chest. Sadly, it will never look that good. Well, this will be more of a photo post than anything: Continue reading