Posts Tagged ‘driver’

DIY 3W constant current LED driver

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Dilshan Jayakody wrote a post on his blog about his 3W constant current LED driver: This is quick post about 3W constant current LED driver which I was design to combine with some homemade furniture piece. The main components of this system is LM311 voltage comparator and IRF9640 P-Channel MOSFET. This module is...

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Posted in DIY, LEDs | 4 Comments »

Buspirate issues solved?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Recently the forum is flooded with people that are experiencing troubles with the Buspirate v3.6. Pieter in the forum was no exception. He first tried the Buspirate on his Windows 8.1 and Vista machine and went to the forum after finding out hise buspirate didn't respond to anything. The supportteam in the...

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Posted in BP v3, Bus Pirate | 5 Comments »

Yet another stepper driver

Monday, December 10th, 2012

YetAnotherStepperDriver is a breakout board for the DRV8825 stepper motor controller IC. The IC can put out 3A of current, so proper cooling is a must. This is the reason behind so many vias around the bottom pad of the IC. These modules are designed to connect to a booster...

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Posted in project logs | 5 Comments »

Using our boards with Windows 8

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Due to Window 8's requirement that all drivers need to be signed, some of our boards requiring USB drivers might not work with it. RadiatorTwo shared a workaround witch should work. Basically you need to turn off the signed driver requirement. You can deactivate the forcing of signed drivers by using...

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Posted in software | 10 Comments »

Soldering iron driver parts: Weller PES51 pencil

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Lots of progress is being made on the soldering iron driver. We'll be testing our version with the Weller PES51 50W soldering pencil. We like the placement of the temperature sensor on this iron. It's is located in the center of the iron and fits into a recess at the...

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Open source Kinect driver $2,000 bounty

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Adafruit is offering a $2000 bounty on an open source driver for the new Kinect controller for the XBOX360. Evidently is caused a bit of a stir.

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