Posted by: Keith on Mar 11, 2011
I finally got the schematics and board layout done for my new PicAxe-20M programmer/proto board. The page has been started (click here) but there isn't much on it. Your mileage may vary as they say... I haven't debugged it yet or even built it. But the Diptrace files are available for download on the page.
I will work on this more this weekend and try to get it complete by next weekend. I should have everything needed.
Posted by: Keith on Feb 3, 2011
I have decided on my next project. I am going to make a Picaxe-20 programmer/proto board. I recently got the book, PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius by Ron Hackett. It got me thinking about doing another Picaxe project. I want to do something with Picaxe-20M2, but realized I didn't have a programmer for one. Then I started looking for my Picaxe chips and couldn't find them... Another reason why I hate moving.
To mak a long story a little shorter, I ordered a selection of chips from my favorite U.S. Picaxe supplier, PHAnderson. Check out his site here. He doesn't have many of the new M2 chips (he currently has the 18M2's).
I still need to order some etchant, but I may be able to get some locally. However, I can still start work on the schematic and board layout in the interim.
Posted by: Keith on Jan 8, 2011
First project of the year is done! You can see it here. It is a barebones photovore, version 2. which happens to have been created by Wilf Rigter. I had to modify it a bit along the way, but I think it turned out ok.
I am already thinking about my next project...
Posted by: Keith on Jan 2, 2011
Happy New Year! I have actually started building a new BEAM bot. I almost have it done. I will need to rework the power for it, but I should get it done by next week and get it posted shortly after. Please bear with me... I am trying to get back into the building mode.
I have quite a few projects in the hopper and I really want to start designing circuits and etching boards again. But that is going to take a bit longer. I will need to get some more etching fluid (ferric chloride) and rebuild some tools.
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