Monday, March 29, 2010

sorry been some time

sorry it have been some time since my last post, work has been keeping me busy.

i have gotten some new stuff in lately, one nice thing i got was a new soldering station it was not the one that i wanted at first but i did not want to wait until the end of next month to order it so i got a cheaper one for now

but i like it so far heats up fast and seems to work well for me, so i am happy, if i come across some more money i may order the better one i wanted, but time will tell.

i also got a sparkfun easy driver for my steppers but i think i killed it, it fell of the table when the stepper jerked at the wires, and i think it might have done it in, all it dose now is just vibrate the stepper motors. oh well what can ya do.

but i am still trying to find more parts that i need, so i hope i can do more soon, but hey i am getting more of the tools i need for this project and my garden too. so its all good

Monday, March 15, 2010

goals

i was thinking about it some today, but i need to get some goals set has to what i want to do with my project, i hope that i have enough skills and knowledge to contribute something useful to the whole project.

i need to start getting some more things done though, i feel like i am starting to lag behind yet again. though it is not so much fun when you are waiting on the mail to get you your parts

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

i need about a decade worth of soldering lessons

i got one more part intoday it is a proto shield for my arduino mega, i had to solder it together, that was not too bad though i seem to have melted my soldering irons tip off of it, so now it has something like a chisel tip.

so far it is not all that pretty but it dose seem to work so far, and i need to clean up the pins some more, but it is on there at least,  i also stuck my small purple bread board on it for now too. that is what i wanted the proto shield for mostly any how. though i will say that i thought it came with a power led, and it did not, and the usb port is too tall for that board too. but over all i am happy with it, though it did come with a few too many parts i think. i have more than a few pieces left over that i dont think i will need for some time now.

oh ya i also did order a proper soldering iron from spark fun with some of my tax money, i am just wating for them to get it back in stock now, i hope they get it soon.