LedSensor Library Completed

While working on putting together some educational information on the basics of Arduino/SumoBots for the SPaRC MiniSumo Robot Competition, I remembered that a few years back I had read something about using LEDs as sensors. After looking up exactly how it worked, I began development of the LedSensor library for Arduino – a library for measuring light intensity using a regular LED. This library is licensed under a GPLv3 License and the source can be found at: https://github.com/tac0010/LedSensor

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RepRap + SPaRC

RepRap Prusa Mendel Project (RAMPS 1.4 Board)

The electronics setup that I decided to go with for this RepRap build was the RAMPS 1.4 platform. I ordered the RAMPS 1.4 DIY Kit Complete from Ultimachine with optical endstops and the pre-soldered SMT components. I did feel that it was worth $15 of my time and frustration trying to figure out how to solder all of those tiny parts, and I think it was a good choice. Perhaps the next build will involve using the re-flow oven, but that’s another story. (more…)

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