Archive | February, 2012

Project X: Part VII

Starting to look professional now.  Got the smaller PCB all put together (you can see little antennae debugging wires in the pic), and its now settled in a nice tight sandwich of three layers of laser cut foam.  We’re really digging on the foam as a super low profile enclosure, going to have to look [...]

MendelMax Build: Part I

Bitbanger labs has got a bun in the oven.  We’ve decided to finally dive headfirst in the 3d printing reprap world with a shiny new mendelmax.  The mendelmax is a relatively new variant of the reprap which relies on slot aluminum instead of rods. This things looks like a beast, and after a few hours [...]

Project X: Part VI

We’re bitbanging, and it feels good.  We always intended the sleep mask to have parameters that a user could customize, but didn’t really give too much thought as to how that was going to happen until a few weeks ago.  Programing the chip with an ISP is feasible but not very user friendly, especially not [...]

Project X: Part V

PCBs aplenty.  It’s been a while since the last update mainly because we’ve been engrossed in learning surface mount soldering and making tweaks to our PCBs.  You can see we’re already through a number of versions and we’re pretty excited with how things are moving along.  The topmost smaller board in the image is our [...]