What to do with my parts? Over the last few years my collection of parts has been rapidly growing, rather uncontrollably (I admit I have maker addiction) much to my girlfriends dismay (she calls me ‘professor’), if you ever see what my front room looks like you’ll understand. Most All of the time it looks … Continue reading Parts…What to do with them?
Over the last 12 months since owning the felix I’ve found that to keep it printing accurately I regularly check the following to make sure my prints are accurate and strong. Level the print bed - this varies from machine to machine but rule of thumb is a paper thickness between your extruders and the … Continue reading Care and Feeding of your 3D Printer
Hmm Its been a while since I revisited the RFM12 tutorials, so I thought I’d better write the next one. Unfortunately it’s going to be too long to fit in one post so I’ll be splitting it across a couple of posts. The last two tutorials covered a brief introduction and the physical connection to … Continue reading RFM12 Tutorial – Part 3a
The other day when playing around with different fuse settings on the Widget Board, I incorrectly wrote the wrong values, oops one bricked board 🙁 However all is not lost. With a second working Widget Board and a simple Arduino sketch , I used the following procedure to recover from my mishap. First I installed … Continue reading Recovering from Incorrect Fuse Settings on the Strobit
During the prototyping of the StrobIt Triggr, I found that I could only hit the maximum bit-rate of approx. 12000bps, this is a far cry from the reported 256Kbps, so what was I doing wrong? It appears that there are a couple of factors that affect the data rate, one is how you connect to … Continue reading RFM12B Bit Rates and Throughput
Part 2 - RFM12 Hardware Interface In this next part of the RFM12 tutorials I'll be covering the hardware interface, signal descriptions and how you go about hooking it up to the MCU of your choice. Packages The RFM12 RF module comes in a couple of different packages, DIP and SMD, I'll mainly be covering … Continue reading RFM12 Tutorial – Part2
During the development of the StrobIt Open Trigger Project I've been using the HopeRF RFM12B Tranceiver as the RF module. The learning curve was fairly steep so I've decided to create a series of How-To articles so that others can easily get the module up and running fairly quickly for their project of choice. So … Continue reading RFM12 Tutorial – Part1