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PCB Manufacture & Final year project

R16e Printed Circuit boards for electric race vehicle
Photo credit: Tim Pattinson

Introduction

Having completed two orders successfully now I thought it would be a good time to do a review of my preferred PCB Manufacturer, PCBWay. Please note: this post is part of the coupon program run by PCBWay however my comments are based on the experience of my two orders. I will be using my affiliate link throughout, If you’d prefer to go directly click the Non-Affiliate link here. I’ll update this post with any future notes.  Continue reading PCB Manufacture & Final year project
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Formula SAE Electric Racing Australasia 2015

RMIT Electric Racing R14e car
RMIT Electric Racing R14e car

In the next few our team will be competing in the Formula SAE Australasia competition held at Calder Park Raceway here in Melbourne. Over the course of the past year our team at RMIT has been designing and building an electric car from scratch. I’ve only been a part of the team during the second half of the year so have helped more with the building than designing. Continue reading Formula SAE Electric Racing Australasia 2015

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Makerthon Melbourne

Makerthon Melbourne is an Australian hardware focused hackathon for makers, DIYers & tinkerers

My latest project is launching a hackathon event for engineering students, makers, DIYers, hackers and tinkerers. It’s basically a weekend competition for teams to make some sort of cool project, we’re expecting robots, drones, VR, internet of things, startup concepts, raspberry pi, arduino, 3d printing and plenty more. Many of the details are to be finalised in the coming months but jump on the mailing list or follow us on twitter to keep up to date with it. Continue reading Makerthon Melbourne

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Pinball Machine repair

Under the playfield of the Jurassic Park
Under the playfield of the Jurassic Park

My dad owns a couple of Pinball machines, for the last year or so they’ve been sitting with “out of order” signs on them so I thought it was about time they got some maintenance and I did some repairs when needed. As well as fixing the things that needed it we did a clean of the playfield and I took a heap of photos of different parts. Pinball machines really are an amazing electro-mechanical device and it was good to contrast the relative simplicity of the older Playboy (1968) to the newer Jurassic Park (1993). Continue reading Pinball Machine repair

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