Posts Categorized: Electronics

LED Board

We made a little LED driver board for doing our atmospheric lighting.  It’s got a little ATtiny on-board that handles all the effects like fade in and out.  We can control it over I2C from our Pi to change which effect it’s currently running.  If you want to check it out and make your own… Read more »

Pi motor control tutorial

We’ve added a tutorial on controlling a motor with a Raspberry Pi.   We hope some people find it interesting and useful.

A bit about our robot

So far we’ve not given out too many details about our robot, which makes us feel a little remiss.   In-order to rectify this we’ve written up some of the details we are happy to make public prior to filming.  Those of you interested in such thing might well find this interesting.

More electronics news

Our second board (the board that runs the speed controllers) is back from the board house as is the power regulation boards Ed designed.  Our first speed controller housing is also finished, and we are knocking up some removable links so we can do a test run of all our electronics together a some point… Read more »

The second board

The design for our second board which allows us to control our motors (amongst other things) is now done and with the board house, so we should have the new boards for Christmas.


We are designing a number of custom boards to run our robot, the first of which the interface to our radio modules was finished last week and sent to the board house for manufacturing.  Today that first set boards arrived in the post, so we now have a number of surface mount and through hole… Read more »