|Posted on August 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
I finished my knife!!! It looks somewhat resemblant of a butter knife... but hey, it's nice and sharp!
Also, what oh what could I be making now...???
But I need yet MORE coal, at least the stuff is pretty cheap!
|Posted on July 1, 2013 at 12:35 PM||comments (0)|
Did some more of my knife yesterday... soooo close to finishing it!
|Posted on May 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
If you don't know what this will be... Play Team Fortress 2 now!
|Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
My servos arrived from Ebay and I wanted to see if they worked and try something cool with them... so I whipped up this:
It's pretty self-explanitory how it works, the buttons can rotate the camera to different positions. It uses a PICAXE 20M2 microcontroller for all the processing.
|Posted on April 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Made a start on the mystery project! Can you tell what it is (or might be...) yet?
MORE POWEEER! It may need more than 3A at 12V... so I connected 2 GameCube power supplies in parallel to get enough current. (Thank you Bacteria for the idea!)
|Posted on April 16, 2013 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
Oooh! Mysterious! Yes, I have a potential new project on the way which will be a little different and more unique than all my other projects so far. I will need to find a bigger CNC machine for this though, and it might take a little time to progress. However, it shouldn't be too hard, seems theoretically very do-able and I have been wanting to do a project like this for some time now! A small hint... it involves a little nintendo and a little microcontroller skillz all packed into one CNC-filled goodie-bag! I sure hope this takes off, cause it could potentially be a fun build, and quite unique. Still in the research stage, but I've already got the program done and working, and part of the case is designed... more to come soon!
|Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
At long last, this is done! It is the lightest portable I have made, and it doesn't look like a pile of duct tape! Check here for the finished project in it's glory: http://www.made-by-bacteria.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2840
|Posted on December 1, 2012 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Yep, I am trying to make an electric generator... will it work? Who knows! There's only one way to find out! Here is the design drawn out in 2D-Design:
And here it is after being CNC'd and glued together (with the exception of the centre-piece):
The idea of it is, each of the 6 holes will hold 6 neodymium magnets. There will be a copper coil in the centre of the magnets which will intersect the field lines of the 6 magnets. Therefore, when the magnets rotate around the coil, they generate and alternating current in the coil... Exciting stuff!!! Well, that's the theory anyway... we'll have to wait for my magnets to arrive before we can see if it works!
|Posted on December 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
I am planning to build an ATARI on a chip handheld with the help of my trusty CNC router. My PVC plastic just arrived, so I'll be interested to see whether I can cut this stuff nicely:
The design is nearly finished, I just need my screen to arrive so I can add the holes for the brightness and volume controls. The design was made using 2D-Design and is mirrored horizontally from what the finished case will (hopefully) look like:
The controller will use a CNC-made PCB and will use nice rubber-membrane buttons for an authentic controller feel. As you can tell, I am going all out on making this entire project with my CNC!
More progress soon!
|Posted on October 1, 2012 at 12:15 PM||comments (0)|
That's right, it's done! Pictures don't do this thing justice, so here is a short video of it in action... enjoy!