Monday, December 27, 2010
First step will be to make the mount, then I will start messing with some PIR sensors. I will probably just write a simple motion program to check out the range of motion. This will become the start up routine.
If anything, this will show me if it is going to look cool or not.
With some quick solid modeling, I got the feeling it will make a decent looking paper weight :)
EDIT: After some thought and research, I am thinking that the PIR is not the route to go, and the easier method would be to use some IR Leds instead...we'll see. The possibility of using an off-the-shelf sensor still exists :D
Sunday, December 26, 2010
So, I made up a quick little sheetmetal channel with standoffs and rubber feet. It will do for now.
I received my Sensor Shield so I added a photo of that. Picture quality isn't that great.
I used the default servo example and wired up a Futaba S3003 per the code comments (I was rushing, and got lucky I didn't confuse the data wire with the ground) and it worked fine!
Now I want to move on to something a little more interesting ;)
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 and recently downloaded the Arduino22 software. It is really awesome!
It has been a while since I worked with my projects, so now I have to get some supplies together.