Monday, February 11, 2008

In the pipeline...

I've been busy thinking what to do next... As those who knows me, I enjoy designing and making things but not necessarily use them... I just enjoy learning...

Here's what to expect in the next few weeks...

  • I just came across this site on using webcam for workpiece referencing and planning to use it for my Sherline. After looking at ways and means to stick home switches to Sherline, I figure this is an easier alternative. Found webcam below at the local auction site and it seems a perfect fit... Ordered mine and I will update later on results...
  • I also got hold of a bunch of new PIC16F716 from Farnel recently. Buying them in bulk (25pcs) result in per unit price of slightly above RM4... cheaper than Pasar Road PIC16F84! So from now on, most of my PIC-based project will be based on this chip... The chip has 2k, 4 8bit ADC, 4 CCP/PWM, 2 8bit timers and 1 16 bit timer. The first project will be a Mach3 pendant (yes... another one... no encoder required... no driver required... just a lot of switches...)

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