Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth hour 2011........

Today is Earth hour day.......join in,it's only one hour......

Friday, March 25, 2011

New idea's for old circuits........

Last year I had the brilliant (ahum)idea of using a Pummer circuit for a Solaroller.Well,that didn't work quite as I had envisioned:the Solaroller went back and forth while flashing a LED.This time however the back and forth motion is part of the grand plan.The idea is this:a motor with a wooden ball fixed to its shaft,from the wooden ball four smaller wooden balls are hanging.I'm not sure if I'll use a LED in this project.
As usual from this project two other project ideas sprouted:one of which has two motors,with or without balls attached I don't know yet.The other project uses a Hall sensor(magnetic switch),so what will happen is this:a disc is attached to a motor,on the disc are two or more magnets.The disc rotates forwards LEDs go on,the disc rotates backwards LEDs go off.........

Monday, March 07, 2011

Your grandmothers oak furniture reincarnated....

As a Magbot Pendulum of course,since that's all I seem to build these days.This one,which will probably be called ......The Oak Magbot Pendulum(until I come up with a more original name),has been made with some salvaged wood from a chair and table.I decided not to show the LED,would have been a bit mismatched.
Edit April 25th:I've decide to call it the OMa pendulum(oma being the Dutch word for grandmother).

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Bending it like.......

Well,I don't know if Beckham ever has bended plastic,but that is what I have been practicing these past few days.Mainly in connection with the magbot pendulums I'm building.The results are not bad at all,getting the ends of the strip lined up properly is the trickiest bit.
Of course I'll be using this technique in other projects in the future as well.