Archive: February, 2016

Kickstarter: Wink

February 15, 2016 by rcroeder

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Last modified February 15, 2016

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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Last modified February 10, 2016

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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Last modified February 10, 2016

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 …