Melissa and I have been out of town for a little while. I was hoping to blog on the road but it just didn’t happen. That midwest weather is in a nasty way; I don’t miss winter weather at all. So I have a little more work on two posts I’m working on but I wanted to update the blog for if no one else myself. I need a little brain purge… I have a lot of stuff to work on.
When I got home I had a dozen and a half packages or so from China. A ton of fun stuff.. most of it was for the little robot I’m working on. I also brought back a ton of stuff from my house (in a storage room) that I have left behind.
Look at that pile of stuff! A part of one box of old projects I built. Only a few more boxes to go! I got excited about a bunch of copper clad board that turned out to be really cheap; lame!
Sensors! I guess it’s time to get building. I’m not sure what I’ll use.. I’ll just tinker around until I find what I like.
“My first PCB”… that I didn’t etch myself. The white stencil isn’t right but I knew it would be that way and I was in a hurry to get it on the way. It looks great. I haven’t checked out all the circuit paths but everything looks good. I decided on OSH Park because he is local-ish and seems like a decent guy. The preview feature is nice on his site.. and the price was reasonable. (yeah, I know.. it’s just a proto-board.. I didn’t build it for any specific reason).
Finally I got these tiny heat sinks I ordered .. (look at the motor controller on the robot platform). The motor controller is the same one I used for my Roomba Sumobot… it got very hot a few times I’m hoping to avoid those issues this time around with this heatsink that comes with some sticky stuff that hopefully conducts heat well. It was a 10 pack.. pretty cheap.
That’s it! I need to get along with my other posts…next week I’m out-of-town for training; maybe I’ll get something done then? 🙂