Category: Electronics

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E-Bike Prototype

My 2018 summer project was a prototype electric bike. I converted an inexpensive mountain-bike to electric by adding a relatively small brush-less motor, a VESC controller, a 111Wh…

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Admiral Trackbar, winner of the Star Wars autonomous robot challenge!

Admiral Trackbar is an autonomous robot that navigates using 3D printed treads, avoids detection by detecting infrared signals, and rescues Ewoks through servo powered arms. It was build…

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24v POE Injector for Drones

Here’s a quick schematic project I built for the UAS design team. They needed a 24V Power over Ethernet injector for a mission-critical antenna. My solution was to utilize…

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IR Sensor Array

One of my tasks for the autonomous robot project was to design and build a IR sensor array that could “sense” ewoks, gaps, black lines, and obstacles on the…

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Rocket Control Board

This is the Draco control board, a rocket guidance/steering system that could in theory be used to stabilize as well as record and transmit the flight of model…

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3D Printed Lab Power Supply

When it comes to necessary lab equipment, a lab-bench power supply is a must. I managed to get through the early days of my hobby by using salvaged…

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High Efficiency LED Panels

So I recently needed some lights for a boat, but all of the options online seemed to be too expensive, or not “efficient” enough. So I decided to…

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iCaptain Autopilot Remote

In order to interface with the autopilot side of the boat IoT system which I am currently developing, I decided it would be a good idea to make…

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RPM Motor Control Lab

Throughout this ENPH 259 lab, a servo-motor controller was constructed, which could accurately control the speed of a brushed motor. I learned how several components operated, including a digital-to-analog converter…

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VESC Bluetooth Module Controller

The times have escaped me. Turns out the electric skateboard community has been using the open-source VESC controller for their electric skateboards for quite some time, and they…

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4.4kW Power Switch for VESC

Some electric skateboard ESC’s, particularly the VESC, do not feature a switch for turning your board on and off. They typically rely on an external switch, like the…

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Bluetooth Android PWM Receiver

The PCBs I ordered for my electric skateboard controller are finally here! I reworked the previous design by removing vias, making the traces thinner, and placing the components…

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Carbon Fiber Electric Skateboard

Following the end of the construction of the fifth prototype electric skateboard, I decided to enter my project into the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair. The experience was absolutely…

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IoT Weather Station (Version 2.0)

My personal project for my Drafting and Design 11 class was a solar powered, automatic weather station. The goal was to design a small, compact weather station with…

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Personal Computer on a Budget

Around mid-summer, my ThinkPad laptop began to show major signs of wear-and-tare. The screen was slowly, but surely, falling off. The performance was not up to par either….

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IoT Weather Station (Version 1.0)

The Small Weather Station is a battery-operated, wireless, weather station. I have been working on the project for almost a year now, and now I have an unshielded…

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Electric Skateboard v3.0: The Banana Board

Introducing my third prototype electric skateboard: the Banana Board! It’s lighter, cooler-looking, and has a longer range than the second electric skateboard. This board features a CNC cut deck,…

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ESP8266 Weather Station API

This is the story of a failed weather station upgrade attempt. About a week ago, I looked at my main weather station and I made a list of…

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Marine Autopilot System

This article is now outdated! The autopilot has been finished and installed. Read the full write-up here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-Autopilot/ There were many problems with my previous autopilot, the biggest of…