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hotrodled
01-27-2008, 07:23 PM
I need help with a small project. Im looking for a servo controller for 4 servos that is programable through you pc but i want to run the routine when im finnished without having to use the computer. Maybe theres a board that just has a button or a switch to run it when its programed.


Thanks for any help!

Dave
01-28-2008, 03:59 PM
For that, I would recommend the Parallax Board of Education:
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/parallax-board-of-education-basic-stamp-kit.aspx

It's programmable, and it has four built-in servo channels. If you want it to execute a routine when it's powered on or when it receives input from a switch, it can be programmed to do so.

hotrodled
01-29-2008, 07:23 AM
Thank you very much, i will ckeck it out.
For that, I would recommend the Parallax Board of Education:
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/parallax-board-of-education-basic-stamp-kit.aspx

It's programmable, and it has four built-in servo channels. If you want it to execute a routine when it's powered on or when it receives input from a switch, it can be programmed to do so.

Alex
01-29-2008, 10:26 AM
What sort of project are you building hodrodled?

hotrodled
01-30-2008, 07:48 AM
Im building a electronic moving hellraiser box. To really see what im talking about you can check out this link http://www.pyramid-gallery.com/JeremiadEnigma.html The only other problen i have is room. I only have a 3 inch cube to work with but i think my micro servos will do the job. Anyway thanks for everyones help. If anyone cares to see some of my finnished projects you can check them out here http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hotrodled&search=Search My vV8 Computer was a big hit and made it on the cover of PCU mag. I was also making custom diecast cars and you can check them out at monstercarz.com.

Alex
01-30-2008, 08:53 AM
Thanks for the links hotrodled.

That puzzle box is sick! I always wanted to build one of those when I was younger. Just scared that I might open up the gates of hell with it;) Hellraiser was a great run of movies.

Hey! I just Googled "Hellraiser" and found that they're putting out a remake of the original:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887261/


Anyways, thanks for the link to your YouTube videos. Does that computer actually work? That is one freakin amazing beast of a machine! What sort of specs do you have? Do you happen to have any longer videos really showing it off?

For everyone's enjoyment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhnSkRdNYmo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZmxrDvsCjg



Lovin that creepy ass bookcase too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Ag1AlX1og

hotrodled
01-30-2008, 09:11 AM
Yes i still have it. Right in my livingroom :) Well its about 3 years old now and way over due for an overhaul. Right now its P4 1.6 Gigahorses,512ram 400fsbuss/dvd-16x dvd-rom bdv cdrom,samsung cd-r/rw sw-216b,elby dvd-rom scsi cdrom device,standard floppy,3d surround sound equalizer,nvdia graphics card,two hd coolers for c&d drives,two cd storage cases,two sets of coolmaster gauges,550 antec power supply,4 80mm case fans,2 120mm front case fans...guess its time to upgrade ha! If you want to see more pictures just google HOTRODLED OR CAMMER V8 PC. That computer really got around the world. By the way thanks for the hellraiser link, very cool.

hotrodled
01-30-2008, 09:18 AM
I will post a longer video when i overhaul it. There is also a few super pictures of it on my website http://monstercarz.com/myv8computer.html

Alex
01-30-2008, 09:29 AM
Thanks!

Man, it's hard to believe this is a freakin computer!

http://monstercarz.com/images/v832.jpg


Have you won any awards with this? Even with the older specs, it's still faster than my computer at home, haha! Man, I need an upgrade;)

Those wallpapers are pretty cool too!

hotrodled
01-30-2008, 09:39 AM
I did recieve 2500.00 gift card for any computer parts or whatever i wanted from Pcu mag for the story and the also came over and took the pictures that are on my website. You can check out some more of my art work and screensavers on this site if you want. http://hotrodled.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx If you cant download anything just let me know and i will send it to you.
thanks, Alex.

hotrodled
01-30-2008, 10:18 AM
Getting back to my hellraiser box. I am useing 3/16th wood to make the box and everything was going well but ran into a snag. Seems i found out that wood swells in different tempeture and also does not slide well so im thinking of useing plexiglass or lexan. Im open for any sugesstions. Can you cut plexiglass or lexan on a tablesaw. I have never tryed it.

hotrodled
01-30-2008, 10:23 AM
I was woundering if you can cut plexiglass on a tablesaw. wood is not working out to well because it swells up in different temp. and also does not slide well with the servo linkage. Also i was thinking of useing lexan only because i would be able to put some screws in it without breaking of chipping it like plexiglass would. What do you say?

Matt
01-30-2008, 10:53 AM
>>>Can you cut plexiglass or lexan on a tablesaw

You can, I've done it. I'm sure you already knew this, but you will need to buy the right saw blade. They have them at the usual hardware stores. You won't get a really clean cut however, the edges will be rough. I've also done a lot of cutting using a band saw, but again the cuts can be pretty wavy. Some form of flat sanding might finish the job.

Love the bookcase by the way. I'd love to scare the crap out of people with that.

hotrodled
01-30-2008, 12:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF_EZyrqN34&feature=related