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  1. 'Coke Can' RC car conversion

    Prompted by edmund's miniature line follower ( http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/showthr...r-final-strech) , I've started one of my own.

    Not being in possession of the requisite tools ( i.e skills and patience ) for building a miniature vehicle, I bought one ready built.

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    With the body off it looks like this. ( USB for size comparison )

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  2. Pinball playfield wallart project

    Work in progress !!!!

    I had a Space Invaders pinball playfield overlay stashed in the attic, and I decided to do something with it.

    A PICAXE 20X2 and a pair of antique MM5451 driver chips, plus lots of LEDs and wires.

    Still more work to do on it, but it's looking good already.

    Updated 10-08-2014 at 19:36 by Buzby

  3. 8x8x8 PICAXE LED cube project

    Following on from the hijacked thread in the forum, I decided to open a blog (ugh!) to carry it on in.

    Quote Originally Posted by DDJ2011 View Post
    My background is in software development, and while I like the electronics (altho I'm not very good at it) I'm going to get as much of a kick out of designing the patterns as I will out of actually making a big cube that works.
    Did you look at cubesense ?

    It seems that it is just one of many tools to let you program routines in VB or C which generate ...
  4. The PICaxe orrery

    The orrery is started !

    I've got some rough code ready, and the PCB design is almost finished.

    ( When I find a fabricator who can do it for less than £50 inc P&P I'll order the PCB. )

    I originally thought I would need multiple PICaxes, but I've got it down to one 40X2.

    It really has been a challenge just getting this far. I've had to write VB to automate the main part of the PCB layout, and more VB to connect the LEDs, and even more VB ...

    Updated 19-09-2011 at 22:41 by Buzby

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