Building gauges and gadgets with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis and Switec stepper motors.

Feb 4, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments - Switec X25

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety I’ve separated the Switec X25 motor driver code into a separate library repository on GitHub. This will make it easier to use the driver library in other applications.

Jan 26, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments - Switec X25

Well Ain't That Shiny!

Pretty Shiny Things I’ve been looking around on-line and in stores for some parts to make some classy steam-punk gauges. After a lot of searching I came across Lets Make Time here in Australia who carry clock and weather station parts at very reasonable prices. It’s always hard to gauge build quality from pictures, so I laid down some cash and bought a grab bag of stuff. The order arrived and it all looks great. It was no surprise to find the rectangular gauges are made from plastic and look a bit cheap, but I really love the retro shape and they actually don’t look too bad. I haven’t cut one open yet, but from the outside everything looks great for my purposes.