Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Exploring Jacob's Well: lights, camera, go?

Exploring Jacob's Well: lights, camera, go?: Over the last few nights I have had a few minutes to fix some lingering problems on our ROV. Check out the post for more details.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Exploring Jacob's Well: Build Day 6 & 7

Exploring Jacob's Well: Build Day 6 & 7: ROV Build Day 6 & 7 were pretty interesting. We ran into a few problems but were able to work them out. I caused a bit of a delay by soldering the DB-25 connector backwards but everything worked when we fixed it. I haven't blown it up yet, but give me some time...

Monday, May 5, 2014

Powercube frame 2

5/14/2014
We welded on the mounting brackets for the engine. After that we really wanted to see what it looked like with the engine in place, so we set it on there, and now we have what looks like a PowerCube.



You can find out more about this project on my powercube project page.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Powercube tanks 3

4/29/2014

Grant and I spent some additional time on the tanks. I have to give him a lot of credit as he has been thinking and working on this a lot behind the scenes.

I'm tacking the end caps on to the tanks here so that we can dry fit everything into the frame.

The tubes are starting to look like storage tanks! The close one is fuel and the far one is hydraulic fluid.

Thanks Grant, I really enjoy our projects together. 


You can find out more about this project on my powercube project page.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mowbot 3.1 new toolbox

Unfortunately I ran into too many things with the mowbot and cracked the old tool box that protects the electronics. Fortunately I had a new toolbox laying around to replace it. Here are some pictures of the new hotness.



I've also added a foil insulation layer on the top to prevent sun damage, added a bumper to help me resist the urge to run into (and destroy) things, and cleaned up the controls.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Powercube tanks 2

3/31/2014 

Grant and I worked on attaching a few of the fittings on the fuel and hydraulic tanks.

Grant also spent many hours grinding and welding on the frame and tanks and they are looking great!
You can find out more about this project on my powercube project page