Last Update: 09/24/2013
As a member of the TechShop in Austin, TX I teach a class on Electronics Measurements. The class includes a variety of test equipment like power supplies, DMMs, and Rigol oscilloscopes. One of the oscilloscopes is a Rigol DS1052D which is a “Mixed Signal Oscilloscope.” In addition to the two 100MHz analog channels, the scope also include 16 digital channel channels. It is a logic analyzer and oscilloscope in one!
A couple of years ago I started looking at what it would take to make a quadcopter. At the time, I only had the limited tools at the Austin hackerspace available to me (which I don’t think even has a space anymore). So I shelved the idea since I didn’t see a time effective way to make any of the components. Fast forward to a few months ago when I joined the TechShop in Austin. Now I have no excuses to not make a custom Quadrotor.
Status: Active, In Progress (Updated: 4/18/2013)
This Quadrotor project is a collaborative effort between Mike Kurdziel and I. The unique twist on this collaboration is that he is located in Menlo Park, CA and I am in Austin, TX. We’re collaborating remotely while doing most of work on the TechShop locations in each of our towns.
For Christmas this year, I decided to do something different for my immediate family. Instead of trading gift cards like we usually do, I decided to put to use the Laser Cutter at my Local TechShop. When done, I decided to use iMovie on my iPhone to make a mini trailer…
Recently TechShop opened up one of their shops in Round Rock which is just a few minutes from Austin, where I live. TechShop is an awesome membership based workshop with a huge variety of tools useful for making things. On this holiday Friday I decided to spend some time with the MakerBot Replicator. For some time I have been looking at a mini-tripod for my camera/iPhone so I could get pictures of projects while working…