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6 Posts authored by: grahamwebberjhb
I have made some progress and the end is in sight though I am not sure if I will finish in time, but we shall see.   I have hacked and chopped and glued an old gearbox together, I found that the output shaft ran at nice speed with the first gear set I used but I was running the motor at 500 RPM, but it just didn't have the power at this speed so I re configured the gears and now I can run the motor at full tilt.   here is my first attempt at turning it on. Next I added the rails ...
I am assuming the judges main criteria is awesome blog titles.   So I have had a little more luck with the build on the mechanical side though I warm you after that whole CD gear idea, everything seems to have taken a left turn into Recyclaville. I kinda like Recyclaville it requires more creativity, and give every thing a cool look.   So I went to our local building material supplier and bought some chain, I bought 3 meters but am only using 2. I joined the chain ends together to ma ...
First impressions on getting started with the Motor controller has been poor, I give it 4 out of 10.   here are a couple of the reasons:   First thing I did when I opened the dev board box was look at the quick start pamphlet which did not have the polarity of the power jack, in fact none of the documentation i have seen state it. Next I typed in the url stated in the quick start pamphlet and bam 404.   The power jack was easy enough to figure out though, checking continuity t ...
To great ululations UPS delivered my parts today, I noticed some people received theirs a while back, I believe this is totally due to favoritism and has nothing to do with geographical location.   Still though I am very greatful to the organizers for all the free stuff.   To show my appreciation I have done an un-boxing video (bare with me this is the first time I have done such a thing) with the added bonus that you get to hear my sexy voice.   There is even a homage to the e ...
So I have changed my mind a few times, but I think I have settled on something both achievable and more useful that the original.   Here are some of the ideas I have toyed with and some of their pro's and cons Header 1 Header 2 Header 3 The first design that sprang to mind is a  sort of ferris wheel system Pros. Cons. Simple Idea easy to implement easy to build a frame to let it stand space between baskets is necessary to access items inside The next option is a worm screw typ ...
Good day , welcome to the Smart storage blog.   Firstly I would like to express my thank and surprise to the organizers for choosing my entry, so here goes: The problem: I follow a widely practiced storage philosophy: place it on a flattish surface. This philosophy had a few floors (see what I did there), firstly there is fairly limited amount of flat surface in your home/office, secondly flat surfaces are by definition distributed in a horizontal plane, meaning that most thing you sto ...