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Tools – FireBall V90 CNC Build – Day 1

So, my FireBall V90 CNC machine arrived on 30 May 2012.  The posts that follow will document the build and my user experience.  Day 1 started with me opening and inspecting the components.  Go here to read about the ongoing build and take a look at some pictures along the way.

Projects – Hobbybotics SHT1x Humidity/Temperature Breakout V1.0

I designed a breakout board for the Sensirion SHT1x Humidity and Temperature Sensors.  The SHT1x family of sensors can measure relative humidity, temperature Celsius and temperature Fahrenheit.  My plans are to use the design for various heating and control projects such as a wireless thermostat, greenhouse controller and some environmental projects.  The project link details a… Read More ›

Projects – Hobbybotics Analog Devices AD595 Thermocouple Breakout V1.0

I designed a breakout board for the Analog Devices AD595 Cold-Junction Compensated Type-K Thermocouple interface.  This breakout board is an alternative to the MAX6675 version I detailed here.  Check it out here.

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Tools – FireBall V90 CNC

Today I managed to gather enough nerve to purchase a FireBall V90 CNC machine with all the bells and whistles from Probotix for under $2000.  The V90 has the following features:     Approximately 12″ x 18″ Thomson precision linear shafts Oilite bearings Precision Acme 2-start lead screws Anti-backlash drive nuts CNC USB controller and software… Read More ›

Gallery – Hobbybotics MAX6675 Thermocouple Breakout V1.0

Here is a link to the gallery for the MAX6675 Breakout Board V1.0.  Check out the gallery here and the project here.

Projects – Hobbybotics MAX6675 Thermocouple Breakout V1.0

I designed a breakout board for the MAX6675 Cold-Junction Compensated Type-K Thermocouple interface.  My plans are to use the design for various heating control projects such as a Sous-vide cooker, wireless thermostat, smoker controller, beer brew controller, reflow oven and some environmental projects.  Check it out here.

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