I wanted to be able to locate wifi signals, so I built a directional antenna and strapped it onto my panorama robot. The waveguide style antenna built from a used can (explains the name cantenna) looked to be the easiest to build. I bought a pigtail with an N male connector to RP-SMA male connector. I plugged thisContinue reading “Arduino Robotic Directional Wifi Scanning”
First things first, a picture demonstrating success. And a video! Next, a link to the resources I needed http://www.ragingcomputer.com/2012/04/arduino-shield-etching-thoughts After that, pictures. Lots of pictures.
I’ve kept a list of links I found very helpful lately. While I’m no stranger to a soldering iron and I know how to use perfboard, I have never etched a PCB before and I’ve never designed a PCB. I don’t think I would have had much luck at all without the following sites. IContinue reading “Arduino Shield Etching Thoughts”
Laser pointer turret, x y coordinate laser pointer, overgrown cat toy, whatever you want to call it. It has been done before 1001 times over, but I wanted to do it again, for myself. The hardware part of this is extremely simple. I just switched the device from the cat annoyance post from solderless breadboardContinue reading “Arduino Laser Turret Cat Toy”
The menu for the panorama robot is slowly getting more useful as I learn how to make the menu structure. Once I figure out saving values between power cycles, I’ll be ready to mount the 16×2 LCD screen. Of course I can’t show the video without also showing the result (scaled to 50% to keepContinue reading “Panorama Robot”
I have mentioned panoramas before. This time, it got lazy. I’m sure things will improve, since this is the first run. It uses a lazy susan bearing, 2 Futaba S3004 servos, a Hitec HS-55 micro servo, an Arduino UNO SMD, a pile of brackets, bolts, boards and wires. I whipped up an arduino sketch thatContinue reading “Auto Panorama”
I got an Arduino Uno for Christmas last year, and of course the first thing I think of is laser pointer turret. I played with this for months while I learned the basics of Arduino programming. It was knocked apart when hail totaled my Trailblazer. To simplify rebuilding the turret, I bought a pan/tilt kitContinue reading “Cat Annoyance”