2011
06.22

Member Blog Posts

  • 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 […]...

  • Chibi-Mikuvan: Getting “Tired” of All This; Making the HCL Actually Function; Plus Other Work
    As the Detroit Maker Faire and its attendant PPPRS race draw closer, Chibi-Mikuvan testing and modifications have been intensifying still! With each silly night testing video (when the parking lot is empty) comes more rework and rethought of the original design elements. I’m actually glad it&#...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Reviving a Spaceball 4000 FLX
    I'm cleaning up my site, and I rediscovered a post I was working on a while ago but never published. I've abandoned this project, but I figured someone might be interested in my documentation I wrote while I was...

  • Grasshopper3 Mobile Setup
    I've now got a complete mobile setup working for the Grasshopper3 camera that I started playing with last week, and I took it for a spin during the Freefly company barbecue. (It's Seattle, so barbecues are indoor events. And it's Freefly, so there are RC drift cars everywhere.)Since the camera commu...

  • 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    Hey folks, This blog is no longer active.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...

  • small paring knife
    Recently, my friend Nick gave me a knife blade that he forged. Here’s what he said about that process: “the knife is rather experimental.  the steel is from a Timken bearing race.  one side is […]...

  • 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,...

  • Go-Kart Revival: Part I
    So about that go-kart I was building...Continuing where I left off, I needed to wire up the motor controllers with the motor, throttle, and mains (power). It was pretty simple; just read the wiring diagram in the motor controller manual and connect wires where appropriate.My work layout on the EE be...

  • 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...

  • Meet the BlindLeaders!
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