Current -> Legacy Projects

Projects (listed by date), both finished and nearing completion [pending a well needed vacation]
Project Image Project Title / Link
Date
Brief Description
Media / Instructable?
[3.22.14] TUNDRA UPGRADE: Electric Scooter on Ice3.22.14Upgraded front fork assembly and diy     studded tireImages
[2.16.14] Atomic Bumble Prime: 30lb Battlebot2.16.14
Competing at motorama 2014!Images
[10.4.13] 3D-PRINT-ARM: SCARA 3D Printer UPGRADE10.4.13Detailed walkthrough of SCARA Robot Arm upgradesImages
[9.28.13] Motorola S305 Bluetooth headphone revival9.28.13A quick guide to repairing Motorola S304 HeadphonesImages
Quick Inverse Panorama Camera Jig4.21.13A simple printed track assembly for timelapse photographyImages
Quick Guide to electroplating tin on copper busbar9.28.12How to plate copper bus-bars at a low costImages
Quick guide to getting Panda USB Wifi card running in ubuntu 10.047.8.12Quick guide to getting low-cost wifi module up and running in ubuntu 10.04Images
3D Print-ARM: 
SCARA Robot 3D ABS Printer
6.2.2012Industrial Robot arm converted into 3D ABS printer, using open source hardware, powered by linux cnc (EMC2)Firmware

Video

Images
SHARK KITE: 
Low Cost Aerial Photography
8.20.11 Kite Aerial photography using a low cost camera + microcontroller Images

Firmware
ECHO-6:
 Coms upgrade for ubercheap battery charger
6.20.11 Add rs232 communications and a visual interface for Hobbyking Eco-6 Charger Images

Config Files
Killercycle:
Super Simple Exercise bike game controller
7.10.10 Super Simple DIY exercise bike game controller with usage logging Images

Video
Speed Dyeing Printed Circuit Boards 3.20.10 Dyeing Printed circuit boards with cheap clothes dye. Images
Self Restarting Access Point 2.12.10 Access Point running ddwrt, that is hardware reset daily, by microcontroller. Images
 
Video
UV Exposure PCB Box 2.10.10 Box for developing UV PCB's Images
Robotic Arm Upgrades 1.2.10 Stepper Motor And Drive controls for SCARA 7575 Images

Video
Taplight Timer Mod 10.5.09 Adding a timer to a taplight with 1 fet Images

Video
MacBook Upgrade 9.3.09 Quick Powerjack for sketchy macbook images
Upgrades to a Power Supply 8.3.09 Adding digital display to legacy analog supply Images
Dobsonian Telescope 7.25.09 Making a telescope using plexiglass mirror material Images
LCD Repair for a Dell 1800FP 7.25.09 Fixing an lcd monitor found @ MIT Images
ATOMO:
The Electric Bike
Electric Bike made from Cruft Images
Video
Imaging Balloon of Science Taking pictures from 30,000 ft Images
Tape Casette Adapter Make a casette tape adapter for connecting your mp3 player to a stereo with tape deck Images
Instructable
Mechanical legacy MPG Meter interfacing with an old mechanical speedometer to derrive mpg
Adding Pwm Audio to an AVR 1.30.08 Exploring the reproduction of audio using a digital pwm output of a microcontroller and some basic rc filters. Vid
linked to:
(hackaday)
(make)
(bricogeek)
Mack Truck bulldog Eye modification  12.27.07 Adding led eyes to a mack truck hood emblem Images
Super simple composite -> uhf converter  11.08.07 A basic composite (television) signal upconverter from VCR components
Eclub Metal Casting  10.20.07 Creating and testing a blast furnace made with readily available equiptment (with video) vid
Intro to avr's  10.20.07 This is a brief intro to bascom avr and how simple it is to quickly interface to an lcd and take an analog measurement. vid
E-club Homegrown Projector 9.27.07 A simple lcd projector from an overhead pj, and an old lcd monitor img
Super Simple Slide Projector 9.03.07 A slide projector made from an old lens assembly and a power box. img
External Jeep Audio Input 8.13.07 Ripping apart my vehicle radio to add an external input img
Unknown LCD Interfacing 8.03.07 Determining the wiring pattern for a powertip pc1602v img
Tinkering with B/W video 7.29.07 using a microcontroller to generate b/w TV img
Tweaking a power inverter 7.28.07 An instructable for swapping power mosfets on a power inverter instructable
Fixing broken USB connector 7.28.07 Repairing a USB mini connector img
Homegrown Ammo Box Projector 7.20.07 Building a cheap projector in an Ammo tin img
Laptop CD rom -> ide converter 7.14.07 an ide ->laptop ide cd rom adapter img
Toothpaste for dinner LCD modification 7.13.07 img
Bend plexi-glass with nothing more than your iron 7.01.07 img
Simple,  FM transmitter based on the MAX 2607 6.12.07 img
IED Cannon / projectile motion Project 5.10.07 [vid]
dorm room power moinitor Dorm Room Power monitoring system 5.02.07 This project is designed to measure real power consumed,  and update the data to a display.
Wireless (Inductive) cell phone charger 4.04.07 This was my individual project for IED (intro engineering design) 2007.
Persistance of vision device, for younger brother 1.17.07 This project displays "THOMAS" over the course of an 8 foot circle when spun.
Electrical Bicycle 1.06.07
Simple hovercraft (younger bro. science proj.)
Dorm Email notifier 11.02.06
The Decomposition Machine 06.12.06 A super ridiculous mulch spinning machine. why limit your mulch to 1 rpm when it yearns for  40?
All electronics lcd backlight modification 6.10.06 Allelectronics.com sells an awesome graphical lcd, but alas it has no backlight. here's how to add one.
Before the college years (below)
The DBLOCK  Very rudimentary mp3 player modifications, one of my first complex ee projects.
The Flying Dutchman Scooter Image
Mini scooter This project was initially created for a biodiesel project (9th grade)


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Dane.Kouttron
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Electrical & Electrical Power