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Leo white
A software engineer who likes tinkering with hardware.
A software engineer who likes tinkering with hardware.
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My project for the rest of the weekend (or longer), building a #Gundam model I picked up at Gundam Base Taipei last month.

Only problem being the manual is in Japanese! It's been a while since I last built one, but I'm sure I can work it out (Tab A goes in slot B, right?)
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More #PiWars  ramblings... Following on from yesterdays blog post in this one I list my ideas for the autonomous challenges... Do they sound good, bad, very bad? Will they be achievable before the event itself? Only time will tell!

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Been a busy end of the year for me, but finally got around to writing up my thoughts on the PiWars 2017 manual challenges! Got a fair bit of catching up to do...

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Back in May I posted about controlling my 3D printer using a Raspberry Pi Zero, but at the time didn't have a spare Zero to dedicate to the task.

Since then I picked up a few more and thought it was about time to document my final setup.

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I've got a busy few evenings ahead of me...
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18/10/2016
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I'm off to PiWars once more! Hopefully this time with a slightly more interesting looking robot :)

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I finally got around to finishing version 2 of my PiZero bot.

By combining a +Raspberry Pi  Zero, +Average Man vs Pi  ProtoZero board and a +Pimoroni  Zero LiPo board I've created my smallest bot yet. Controlled via a Bluetooth to serial adaptor I've successfully squeezed everything into a tiny 'London Bus' styled mint tin, with the motors and battery attached to the underneath.

More details, and a video, can be found over on my blog at http://blog.mybigideas.uk/2016/08/pizero-bot-v20.html (As google+ Doesn't seem to like sharing content of different types)

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I've released my first '3D' design on Thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1666712)

Its a Camera Tripod mount for the AstroPi flight case, allowing your 3D printed AstroPi to be mounted in the air, or in front of a window, just like up on the ISS!

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My +Pi Borg ZeroBorg board arrived this morning!

It feels like a good, sturdy board and my PiZero (which arrived yesterday) fits very nicely on top of it. Got a few other projects to get out of the way this weekend before I can start playing with it properly, but I'm sure I'll have motors connected up to it soon.

Best go read the instructions before I plug any power into it tho, wouldn't want to damage it or the PiZero when they're both still shiney and new.
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2016-06-25
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