Category: Iot

Benicia Mini Makers Faire

March 14, 2017 by rcroeder

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I will have a booth at the Benicia Mini Makers Faire, Sunday April 2, 2017 at  the Benicia Middle School, Benicia, CA map  Stop by and have a chat. http://benicia.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/60/

Silicon Valley Code Camp 2016

September 11, 2016 by rcroeder

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I will be teaching a session at the 2016 Silicon Valley Code camp this year. The session will be on the IMP Robotic Base Unit.  

Potlatch Swap Meet – trade, buy, sell, give away Arduino parts! @AceMonster

September 10, 2016 by rcroeder

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I will be at the Potlash Swap Meet Sunday September 11, 2016. Should be interesting Meetup. It will at Ace Monster Toys 6050 Lowell St #214, Emeryville, CA It runs from 1 pm to 4 pm and Tenaya Hurst will be there. See the Meetup Page for more information.

DENT:SPACE Event San Francisco

September 10, 2016 by rcroeder

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I will be at Dent:Space September 21 and 22 at the Innovation Hanger in San Francisco Ca. I will have a table and have the IMP Robotic Base Unit with me. Stop by and chat. DENT:SPACE Event

Bright Shiny Objects

September 10, 2016 by rcroeder

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A few months ago I attended the Maker Faire in the SF Bay Area. It is a carnival atmosphere of eclectic booths and people. If you have never attended, make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes. I know I never made it through the entire event, even though I put in over five miles of walking on Saturday alone.  There are many …

Kickstarter: Wink

February 15, 2016 by rcroeder

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I received my Wink Trip reward from Plum-Geek a few weeks ago, and they are hands down priceless. The reward came with three Winks, three programmers and three IR remote controls. I have taken them to Bots n Beer meetup and the Arduino Part Meetup and people are drawn to them. I purchased them for experimentation for the book “Vehicle: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology (Bradford …

28BYYJ-48 Stepper Motor woes

February 10, 2016 by rcroeder

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After receiving the ZeroPi , i found it does not appears to support  unipolar stepper motors directly. Well that led me to trying to see if i can change the half dozen 28BYYJ-48 from unipolar to polar stepping motors. After popping of the blue plastic housing, the fix was very easy. Cut away the red wire, the cut through the common trace. I will be testing this fix …

Kickstarter ZeroPi arrival

February 10, 2016 by rcroeder

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Today had the arrival of the ZeroPi, a Kickstarter funded project, from ZeroPi Team. It is a server/stepper/motor Arduino/Raspberry Pi compatible driver modules that plugs directly into the Raspberry Pi 2. It can control 11 servos, and either 8 dc motors or 4 stepper motor or a mix (8DCM:0SM, 6DCM:1SM,  4DCM:2SM, 2DCM:3SM, or 0DCM:4SM). This is accomplished via 4 replaceable cards that can either drive two …