January 2011

Uncategorized29 Jan 2011 01:57 pm

Well, when I initially pushed myself into writing on a schedule, I thought having to write about something periodically would be an interesting challenge; I’ve learned a few things since then, one of which is that when I don’t have anything specific to talk about, I don’t really have anything to say either; So I’m changing the format of this blog once again to just post about project completion & milestones when they happen, rather than on a fixed schedule. Looking back the updates I’ve made are interesting from the perspective of seeing how things were going over time, but I think it will be more interesting if I’m just writing about the stuff that excites me :)

With that said, there’s nothing to  show for this week besides minor progress on a few fronts; so here’s a picture of my desk as it stands pretty recently:


Electronics&Projects17 Jan 2011 11:04 am

Ah! It’s been 2 weeks again already; Work speed for me always varies a lot, but I’ve been unlucky lately: I put in a lot of effort for one project and then it stalled right near the end. I’ll go back and finish it and write it up sometime soon though :)

In the meantime however, I have received the reflow controller PCBs I mentioned a month ago! Some pictures are up on flickr, one is below – I don’t have it working yet but that will become a priority pretty soon.


Coming next:  I’m currently working pretty hard on a CNC controller for stepper motors and some other things; As usual my ideal is to build my own solution instead of using any existing one, so I’m desiging my own now. I will post a full writeup on it once I have it completed, but don’t want to share any details at the moment.

Uncategorized04 Jan 2011 11:19 am

Projects have been moving more slowly than I anticipated, and I don’t really have time to write much, so I’ll defer this update; Will post about what I’ve been doing in (just under) 2 weeks.

Happy new year, all.