Projects In Progress
Incubator Temperature Controller
This project involved the design of an accurate temperature controller to be used in an incubator application
The project used a microprocessor to control the brightness of a incandescent bulb that provided the heat
A display was incorporated which allowed the current temperature to be seen and the required set-point to be programmed using up/down buttons
The heating element(bulb) was driven based on PID control algorithm to achieve accurate temperature quickly and effectively
This project is still underway and involves the use of a simple 1.3Mega-pixel sensor that is interfaced to a microprocessor
The image is then processed by the microprocessor and can be setup to provide tracking of object of a specified colour
This project aims to construct a CNC milling machine that will be used mainly for the purposes of PCB creation
The project is still in the design phase and more information will be added periodically
I have always wanted to build a completly autonomous robot and in this regard I have started sketching up and basic design of "GLOWSTICK"
What is "GLOWSTICK"? :D, I have had an idea for my project Austin Mini restoration to get it punched with holes at strategic positions then coat it with an opaque type paint. Tri-Colour LED's would be behind these holes and I would then have a fully controlable car that could be any colour I choose durning the night.
Back on point, I would like to demonstrate this concept through the robot as well as many additional ideas I have in mind.
Tri Colour High Power LED Lamp
This project uses a single high power RGB LED and allows the option to fade the colour slowly through the rainbow spectrum.
The speed and brightness can be adjusted and only one selected colour can also be selected if required.
This is a digital "rev counter" built for use in an Austin mini but can be used seamlessly in any 4 cylinder engine based vehicles
The electronic circuitry was solely designed using analog technology and no microprocessors where used
Additional customisation included a special feature when reaching the red line range of changing all LED's slowly to red
High Power LED Fuzz Ball Table Lights
This project entailed the design of an efficient LED lighting system to be used on a high end FuzzBall table
The complete LED driver was design and fabricated and prototyped and has thus far not shown any signs of issues
The LED driver was build to run six 3W High Power LEDs, however the use of four LEDs (one in each corner) was found sufficient to light the table