We had another awesome meetup last night, lots of different projects going on and some more new faces.
Chris showed of his filament width sensor , we built the pcb last week in the reflow oven. He got it to work and was testing it the past week. Looks like it works great. Next step is to integrate it into a 3d printer so that it can measure and adjust the printing according to the actual diameter of the filament.
Some of the other projects currently happening is the LED POV Globe that Albert and Gerhard designed. We cut their first prototype last night and they hope to have it spinning by the next meetup. It’s an impressive design and I can’t wait to see it in action:
Another project that grabbed every-bodies attention was the mini-quad experiments that Romeo is busy with. He got his hands on some of the motors used in the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter. Last night the goal was to get them spinning and lifting a basic lasercut frame.
After some power tests it was decided to tie it down to the table… (before someone loses an eye)
Success!! (Though not stable by any means…). Here is a video of the first lift:
Next up is some control electronics and with a bit of luck there will be a bunch of these flying around at BinarySpace soon…
Other projects worked on included the sumobot builds, standalone arduino compatible boards etc. There was so much cool stuff going on that I never got to my own projects :p
All in all it was a good evening. Thanks to all and see everybody next week for the Infinity Mirror build 🙂