2011
06.22

Member Blog Posts

  • New Blog
    Hey folks, This blog is no longer active. If you still want to see what I’m up to head over to dlukeomalley.com. See you there! - Luke...

  • Braille Labeller Production Trial
    Working video of a Braille-It Labeller built through June 2014 by the Blind-Lead workers, we still face a problem to produce high quality Labellers that is, some of the buttons stop working smoothly in due time. Braille It Sample 1 … Continue reading →...

  • Creativity and Engineering Education: Swarmbots for everyone! Kickstarter now
    Have you ever wanted your own swarmbot?Now you can, and learn engineering while you're at it! We've been hard at work on this, and now we'd appreciate if you could share the news:Support creative engineering education and get your very own swarmbot on kickstarterThanks!

  • Motherboard/ Driver carrier board preview
    Here is a preview/test route of the motherboard to hold the tango drivers:The traces go kind of like this:gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal,...

  • Someday…
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  • Three-Phase Color
    I was doing a bit more work on my DirectX-based .raw image viewer when I came across a nice mathematical overlap with  three-phase motor control theory. It has to do with conversion from red/green/blue (RGB) to hue/saturation/lightness (HSL), two different ways of representing color. Most of th...

  • RageBridge Version 2 Roundup: ADC Auto-Triggering and Dungeon RPG Logic
    When I last talked about RageBridge, I was attempting to write current and throttle sampling code while on the plane to Shenzhen. I’m proud to say that every line of that session was scrapped because none of it made sense whatsoever. Do not attempt to code at 39,000 feet altitude after your c...

  • Flying Quadrotors: What I’ve Been Up To Lately
    Two videos I made with Bryan Newbold: Quad Flyover of toorcamp 2012 (unedited) from bryan newbold on Vimeo. Quads with Star Redux from bryan newbold on Vimeo.

  • Electric Razor: Construction
    So I kind of never made a post on the machining and construction of the rest of the scooter (other than the motor), even though it came (chronologically) before the motor testing. Instead of making a bunch of separate posts, I am just going to dump it all here in one post. The scooter body […]...

  • salt shaker
    For some reason it is fun to make salt shakers. Here is one I started three and a half years ago and finished over the weekend. It consists of a section of Delrin tube sandwiched […]...

  • ThinkPad W540 and Ubuntu
    I recently got a new laptop to replace my old ThinkPad W520, I wound up just getting the current version of the same line. Unfortunately because of UEFI and SecureBoot the installation was a bit of an adventure, but...

  • I'm a Beardy-Weirdy?
    S'up guys,This was my year of being old and cranky (senior fall), so I decided to become a beardy-weirdy (analog-esque EE). For some reason, I always associated analog people with old engineers probably because I once saw a picture of Bob Pease and assumed all analog-ers looked like this."My fa...

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