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by JamesCooper
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: MakerFarm I3V 12 Functional
Replies: 1
Views: 2678

Re: MakerFarm I3V 12 Functional

Hey Dustin! Thanks for sharing. That looks like a decent little unit. Looking forward to hearing about future projects you build with it.
by JamesCooper
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: ATMEGA324 troubleshooting & firmware loading
Replies: 2
Views: 3250

Re: ATMEGA324 troubleshooting & firmware loading

Sorry I totally missed this post. I have quite a lot of experience uploading firmware to the ATmega. Are you still having trouble with his? If so, drop me a line at james@coopercs.ca.
by JamesCooper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robot group build / workshop
Replies: 17
Views: 13245

Re: Robot group build / workshop

Here is the Arduino sketch that I wrote for testing our robots. To use this: Open it in Arduino Connect the USB cable from the Arduino to the computer Under the Tools menu, select Board, then select Arduino Mega 2560 Under the Tools menu, select Serial Port, then the appropriate COM port (typically ...
by JamesCooper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robot group build / workshop
Replies: 17
Views: 13245

Re: Robot group build / workshop

October 18th's build session was a great success. Thank you Scott, Rachel, Drew, Jeremy, Jim, and Jon for coming out. Though not everybody got finished, we made some great progress. I've already seen that people have been playing with them since then. For those who were unable to attend or didn't fi...
by JamesCooper
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robot group build / workshop
Replies: 17
Views: 13245

Re: Robot group build / workshop

Hi everybody, Seems I haven't updated this in quite some time. The kit is all together and working. I have all of the parts. The only thing I have left to do is write some example code. So we're ready to start the workshops! I'm hoping to do the first workshop (assembling the robot kit) on Saturday,...
by JamesCooper
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nanocade - In Progress
Replies: 4
Views: 4965

Re: Nanocade - In Progress

Nice design! I can already see my wife begging me to build one...
by JamesCooper
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vending Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 6253

Re: Vending Machine

I have some experince with MEI coin and bill acceptors. The coin mechs did have a manual calibration procedure, but I found it largely ineffective. I ended up having to update the firmware to accept loonies and toonies.
by JamesCooper
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Silver Hornet Quad Group Build
Replies: 1
Views: 2788

Re: Silver Hornet Quad Group Build

Sorry I'm just replying to this now.

I can look up the parts list of what I used to complete the build of the Silver Hornet you gave me. Given my experiences with it, I have a few suggestions on small things to change to make it a better experience. I'll post these later when I have more time.
by JamesCooper
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Toasterbot
Replies: 0
Views: 2565

Toasterbot

I am building Toasterbot . For those of you who don't know what a "toasterbot" is, please allow me to introduce you to this: http://www.fingertechrobotics.com/prodimages/swag/ft-shirt-toaster-front_lg.png Isn't he awesome? He has tank treads, claws, a chainsaw for a tail, and he can make toast while...
by JamesCooper
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robot group build / workshop
Replies: 17
Views: 13245

Re: Robot group build / workshop

Boy, I didn't realize it had been so long since I did an update. I have the whole kit together and working. The line sensors work great, other than that they tend to bump the ground and lose sight, but that's with 10mm standoffs. I'm switching to using 8mm standoffs for the production build to avoid...