Author Archives: sjdavies2

CNC Mill – First Cuts

In January 2018 my Openbuilds C-Beam mill became operational. It’s now early February and I thought I’d post on what I’ve learned in the last four weeks. This is what the finished product ended up looking like: Hardware The mill … Continue reading

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CNC Mill – Background

Robots and CAM fascinate me. My woodworking skills are OK, my metalworking skill are poor. Much of this is down to impatience, rushing to get something working before my attention drifts elsewhere. Cheap CNC machines offer the possibility of faster … Continue reading

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Arduino Web Console (Part 1)

Electronics Wednesday at Make, Hack, Void got off to a flying start this year with several people, both old and new, hanging out at the space, chewing the fat. It was good to see you all back, fresh and ready … Continue reading

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DIY DMX

I’ve had a DMX project on the back burner for some time now. A year or so ago I managed to trade a bottle of scotch for a box of 8 RGB PAR cans, call them disco lights. These lights … Continue reading

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Building an SPI Port

It’s been some time since my last post. Last week I got inspired and revisited my yad2xx project over on Source Forge. Managed to get an SPI interface working as well as a bunch of cleanup work. The Serial Peripheral … Continue reading

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FTDI and OS X (Yosemite)

Revised 18 May 2016 This is a reposting of an earlier article under an open source project of mine. I’ve added it here as it is applicable to a more general audience than the yad2xx user. It documents configuration issues … Continue reading

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LUFA – First Steps Part 2

Device Descriptors Now that the overall project configuration has been configured we need to supply information about the device itself. Descriptors are data structures a USB device passes to the host computer during initialisation and are the key to ‘plug … Continue reading

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