Category: Prototyping

Project p-DRP-0057 – Transmitter Unit Installation

Greetings.

Carry on from our September p-DRP-0057 project blog, the scratch built transmitter unit holds various electronic components including Xbee, sensors and signal status LEDs. We will talk about the installation onto our model here.

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This is what what we imagine the installation will look like, with LED see through from model windshield. The two LEDs show (i) Status of wireless data communications and (ii) Overall monitoring status.

Project p-DRP-0057 – Status Update

Hello Readers

Seen enough sneak peak of our p-DRP-0057 Windows program from our Twitter account? Maybe it is time for us to give a public introduction.

p-DRP-0057 is a telemetry and monitoring system for remote control model, a scaled down derivative embedded software development from our core business project on telemetry. (Hey, there is always time for play!!!) The system features a micro-controller driven telemetry and sensing module installed on the model, the module relays data captured (includes RC signal to servos and various on-board sensors.) to a Windows console running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

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3D Printer Certification

Readers,

Exciting day today, we are heading downtown for a 3D printer certification course!

This 3D printer certification course is offered by the Digital Innovation Hubs at the Toronto Reference Library. After a month long wait list, it is our turn to get trained! As an additional note, you will need this certification course in order to use the 3D printing facility at the Digital Innovation Hubs.

We arrived Toronto Reference Library half an hour earlier, having a chance to mingle with classmates is a good start. Since this is a beginner/introduction course, we expect most of us will be newbies but not quite so. While waiting to enter the training room, a few of us already started some discussions on plastic material selection, product hardness and workability of the model. Wow, this is intense.

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Electronic Dummy Load

Searching the Internet you will find many varieties of Electronics dummy load projects. You will need this device when you want to create a load in your circuit, or to see how your well your battery or solar panel holding up. When you think creating a load that light bulb in your junk box no longer kick it, perhaps its time you need to buy or make your own dummy load device.

Even if you decide to buy, do your own research so that you know what you need.

We made one during last Christmas holidays, it was a fun project and it is a very useful tool.

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