Well… it’s been too long since I last posted. The longer I leave it the harder it gets. The last couple have months have been reasonably quiet interspersed with some bouts of mad activity. This is to be expected over Christmas of course. Continue reading
The last few days I have been coding for and debugging the Smart Relay Shield. I am very pleased to say that I have the shield working very well in simple mode. This is where the state of the relay is simply controlled by the level on the appropriate arduino digital I/O pin. Continue reading
Getting the right permissions for AVR programmers on linux.Continue reading
As happens quite frequently, the task I accomplished this evening is not in fact the undertaking I began some hours past. With a view to testing the newly built relay shield, Continue reading
I’ve assembled the first board. The PCBs came out well (many thanks to Mitch) and everything went smoothly. The next step is a quick sanity test and then I’ll assemble a couple more ready for pre-production testing.
I had intended to get a time lapse of the assembly, but didn’t get the setup right. I’ll try and get some decent footage of the next PCB I assemble. It could be tricky to get useful footage though given how small some of the components are…
After a bit of a hiatus, the Australian Robotics Smart Relay Shield is moving forward! The SRS201 REV002 PCB just arrived from hackvana. This is the second time I’ve used hackvana, and I am very pleased with the result. I ordered five boards and payed a bit extra for a fast turn around and courier delivery. Four working days later and have ten boards in my hands for less than 100AUD!
These are notes to allow me to keep track of my attempt to track down what is broken with this screen. Chances are I won’t be able to fix this, but it’s an interesting exercise. Continue reading
Getting the word out
I have a very difficult time sitting down and actually publishing even minor updates. I think the issue is a mental block of some sort. Once I start working I usually relax and find myself wondering why it was that I was putting off the task. Continue reading
I am in the process of setting up a new server – this is a slow process for me. If you need to contact me, try email or twitter.