Category Archives: DIY

Panelizing and Gerber generation in Eagle

I have been working with Eagle for quite some time but never really got a PCB manufactured. almost all the time i used the toner transfer method to make homebrew PCBs. But then i took a project in which i … Continue reading

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Sensor Hub Update

Finally my design arrived. Take a look ->     Apart from the sensor hub i had made 3 other different circuits in the same panel.(Check my Eagle post on how to do that) like this – This was the … Continue reading

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Setting up the transmitter and the receiver

So i am still waiting for the level shifters to come, meanwhile i wrote a code that would form the framework for the codes for the RC car so that i would not have to spend a lot of time … Continue reading

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Hacking the Rock Crawler – Part 2

After soldering the wires this is what we get – Now we have to take care of a big issue – The High logic level for arduino is 5V but the High logic for our chip-on-board is 3.3V, so if … Continue reading

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Arduino on a Protoboard/Breadboard

There are a lot of pages on making arduino on a breadboard , so i am going to link the most reliable ones and describe here my journey into making one , the problems encountered etc. The first thing you … Continue reading

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Hacking a Rock Crawler to run on 27MHz and 2.4GHz using nRF24L01+ transceivers – Part 1

I had this Rock Crawler (from now on rock crawler would be abbreviated as RC) that originally ran on 27MHz. This is NOT a differential drive vehicle, it uses a steering mechanism to turn. In the booklet that i received … Continue reading

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Hacking an old Gamepad for Joysticks

My friend had a broken gamepad that had lots of buttons and of course two joysticks on it, and i had a feeling that the problem must lie somewhere in the PCB or loose solders or the wire might have … Continue reading

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