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- Events on March 13, 2014
From: 7:30 pm
to 11:00 pm
Description: We'll be open for the evening. Feel free to pop in and see what we're about.
- Events on March 15, 2014
Build Your Own Hand Held Games Console workshop
From: 11:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Description: In this workshop we’ll provide everything you need to make your very own hand held games console! This build-it-yourself kit is based around an 8x8 LED display matrix and comes ready to play our own minimal take on a whole pile of classic games, including Space Invaders, Breakout, Pacman, Connect4 and Memory. It even has sound!
This is a basic to medium complexity soldering workshop suitable for adults and older children (under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The workshop includes everything you need to build your games console - even the batteries! We’ll also supply the tools and guide you through the build.
You can also program your own games for your new console using the popular and open source Arduino development environment (which can be downloaded for free). All attendees will receive a free USB programmer that can be used to reprogram your games console. You’re welcome to bring your laptop along to the workshop if you’re interested in programming your own games, and we’ll help you get set up. Or if you just want to play the games that come bundled with the console, that’s fine too!
This workshop is great for all levels, from electronics newbies right up to those who are experienced using Arduino and are interested in designing customised gadgets. Maybe you just want a geeky toy you made yourself – its all cool.
Tickets cost £45 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/build-your-own-hand-held-games-console-tickets-10639473953
- Events on March 18, 2014
Build Brighton 3D Printing Group - Members Meetup
From: 7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Description: Every Tuesday BB Members are invited to meetup to discuss 3d Printing, build their 3D printers and maybe even do some printing!
Check on the Google Group for more information about this weeks activities
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Author Archives: Rob Englebright
Last weekend I visited the Brighton mini maker Faire, and met lot of old friends, whom I hadn’t seen for ages. There was a Robot fighting event going on in Worthing over the weekend, and it all managed to inspire me to dig out some robot bits, an… Continue reading
This is our sumo bot which runs 2 wheel drive, but is a 4 wheeled bot.The spare corners just have a simple axle running through the wheel .. in this case to stay under 3 kg for sumo rules it’s just a bit of 12 mm nylon pneumatic tubing Continue reading
well it’s taken a long time.. but I’ve finally got round to fixing things. I dallied briefly with the old heavyweight carrot, and ran it in the FRA championship, and remembered why I enjoyed playing with feathers so much. They are small and easy to car… Continue reading
The gearbox repairs went ok, and even with desperate amounts of slack in the system, Metahammer ran ok.. well sort of..The new batteries mad ea big difference, giving us plenty of zip, and powering along enough to push scorpion jnr and pillow torque….. Continue reading
Here’s Meathammer with its scoop sitting on the bench charging quietly before some “football”and here we are in the air after being shunted by KR3.We failed the assualt course miserably, too much slide and spin.. cutting in the dual rate helped.. but t… Continue reading
Just put the finishing touches to MeathammerThe whole setup works quite well.. I’m off to modelworld to run it through it’s paces a couple of times.The weak bits look to be the drive shafts, which I’d like to bulk up to at least 20mm and have some be… Continue reading
The electronise speedos fit quite nicely, and there’s plenty of room for the 4QD’s if I choose to swap over. I’ve run it up at 12v and 24v, and it sounds a helluva lot better at 24v. The motors are cheap 12v jobbies, so overvolting them to 24v may get… Continue reading
Ok I went the easy route and trimmed down the plastic housings and araldited them to the cages. the motors mount up ok, and I’ve given each of them a test run and they all seem to run smoothly.The next step is to wire in the speed controllers. I have t… Continue reading
This is the new chassis for our next featherweight project. It’s 50×25 2mm ERW . The lumps on the inside are the gearbox cages from 4 cordless drill motors, there’s a copper bush through the chassis and the shaft is circlipped on the wheel side. If I c… Continue reading