Digital High

A Compendium of Varied Engineering Projects

 
Urrrgh I'll update with more pictures of the rest of the thing and stuff tomorrow. Also fix last week's post and add cad files. Why is it 4am?
You should put your CAD up Silas :P I wanted to include it in my gif.
 
 
The first CAD! More later - I just finished a math set and had to make a few more cuts on this so I could post it. Off to collapse into bed now!
 
 
I'm working on some longboard designs, optimized to be cut from stock aluminum on a water jet. This is the first try. The trucks (Randal 180) and wheels (Abec 86mm) were imported from grabcad so I could get a better idea of ground clearance. The idea for this board pattern was taken from Cindrich - check out all their pretty designs! 
(http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/longboarding-skateboard-vendors-manufacturers/92538-cindrich-boards-catalog.html)
 
 
I tried out an idea I came across on the web that involved etching an Altoids tin via electrolysis, then plating with a copper sulphate solution. Though it worked pretty nicely, I think I have a few ideas to improve my results. At the moment, the piece is only striking under just the right lighting.
 
 
In an attempt to ward my mind against encroaching midterms, I started working on a Halloween costume. The CAD is done and I prototyped several parts. Unfortunately I couldn't find any steel stock large enough in the scraps bin, so I made the core out of aluminum. I guess this gives me a chance to shape up my TIG welding!
 
 
I'll be sharing all the useful components I end up modelling for my projects. They'll be free to download and modify as you please, just let me know if they're useful! Of course, I take no responsibility for any mishaps due to specification errors in the models. I try to make them as accurate as I can, but they're bound to be a little off when I'
 
 
The quadcopter page has been updated to the current status of the project!
 
 
In other news, the quadcopter pre-flight checklist will now include "are the motor screws still securely connected to the frame" O.O
Flying the quad in this confined a space is making me do dicey things... Like "how fast can I climb to the lowest tree branches" and "how long can I wait before turning the motors back on after getting to the lowest tree branches".
 
 
The stained glass section is updated! Yay! Everything else is not. However, great progress has been made on several project fronts:
    - The Eseed rotator drum is functional, as is the joule thief driver. Just need to print the circuit.
    - AIRS V2 has rolled out and glides substantially better than V1 due to weight reductions and new frame
    - The quadcopter is fully functional! Turns out the throttle was not tuned correctly, so it never reached       .      zero and the motors were in turn never armed.

Still updating the rest of the pages! Stay tuned invisible audience of all the people who I have informed about the existence of this site :P



 
 
Silas Hughes showed me his weebly page a few weeks ago, so I figured I'd have a go at finally organizing all my projects too. I'm still getting everything into the site and digging up old pictures, but I'll get there eventually. There will be a lot of half formed pages lying around for a while until I work everything out.