Measuring absolutely distance traveled.
Measure absolute distance.
Measure absolute distance.
References: Bike induction light
There are a few things using POV and displaying an image on your bike tire as it spins, or using directional light giving you a headlight.
Light Emitting Diode
A diode allows electricity to travel one direction. These diodes emit light when there is enough forward voltage.
Dual rail breadboard PS.
References: Mini Powersupply
Li-Po charging IC, probably with 5V/USB charging
Pass through external power
Monitoring the battery status
A breadboard has 2 power rails, it would be nice to supply different voltages to both of them, so the first version could adjust from 0-24V. To keep it small a lithium battery could be used and two adjustable buck-boost converters with two voltmeters. Max 500mA-1A current is plenty.
Version 2 could have a negative rail, or an inverting buck boost power supply, also Ammeters.
IoT window fan.
The forecast for tomorrow is a sunny 28°c (82°F) and the low that evening is 16°C (61°F), we’d open the windows.
The forecast is for rain and belbow the desired room temperature tomorrow, even if cold that evening, it doesn’t want to open up.
Using weather APIs it would make intelligent decisions on when to cool, and based on historical temperature data it would know how long to cool for, it takes and hour, or five to reach the same outside temperature. The lowest temperature isn’t around for hours, so it would learn the heating/ cooling profiles for the room. Lowest temperature at 3am, takes three hours for the temperature of the room to drop that amount. Then from 2am to 4am it should be on. It can happen that the outside temperature is cooler than the inside and that is still true all day, but that ignores the home insulation, so there might be a point it should stop if the rate of change (derivative) of the forecast temperature is greater than the closed room rate of change.
APIs and a few simpler algorithms, a window fan with shutters for rain and sunlight. Temperature and confrontation (end stop) sensors.
Bringing your environment.
My sister came back from Hawii and the heat is too much. I have heard about Cosplay cooling suits, so a modification of one of those would be great. If you can cool, with a few methods it’s easy to heat so why not both. In the desert it gets really hot and really cold, also in space.
I could see decent performance passively for heat, but cold needs something else.
Start with a few notes.
The guitar idea is better but I should start somewhere, there are a few laser harp designs, with a without frames, I could do one that is the same a a break beam sensor, but with a few of them and a speaker.
Seems like improvements would be to maintain an exact temperature so that the plastic sheet wouldn’t burn, and the vacuum table could be more of a fine grid. There is a plastic heater thing that has a heating element under a hollow bar of metal. So a double sided metal plate like a panini press would be the best for heating evenly. I label my solder with what temperature it melts at, determining the right temperature for a type of plastic would be ideal, I’m thinking halfway between melting and browning/burning. A better vacuum plate would be next.
How far can we go?
Building the old and new ways.
Resources: Log Cabin
There property my patents have in BC where I could put a small log cabin. There are some pretty cool treehouse’s but we don’t have the canopy.
This is a larger interest of mine, automated construction.
I remember something looking back at the 60’s and they were predicting the future and a homemaker would be ‘vacuuming’ by spraying a hose to clean their plastic house. Plastic printed house, there are 3D printed cement structures. Interior v exterior. Because it is so novel it doesn’t seem like there is much research into what makes the best structure, if you look at bridges they use the material to it’s strength. Cable is for pulling force, cement compression force, and steel for linear force but it is heavy and expensive comparatively.
My icing printer is the first step, that’s why I chose it as a project.