SmartThings Door Lock

My latest creation is an internet-of-things door lock. The package actuators the deadbolt using a servo and determines if the door is shut or not using a reed switch. There is also a motion sensor that can determine if someone is approaching the door. The lock builds on the SmartThings platform using their Arduino Shield. With it I can control the lock over the Internet using the SmartThings app. What…

Mecanumbot Gets a New Body

After a few sleepless nights, I have finally milled out the pieces for my Mecanum-wheeled robot body. The outer and bottom body pieces are made out of 1/8″ G10/FR4 Garolite. The top two layers are made from transparent polycarbonite. A thin layer of transparent silicon will be placed on the top-most layer of polycarbonite to provide some friction when transporting objects on the top. All of the pieces are held…

New Quadrotor Frame

I recently decided to update my quadrotor’s frame. This frame was designed in SolidWorks and cut from 1/16 inch G10. It has considerations for a GoPro camera, a downward facing ultrasonic sensor, ArduPilot Mega and Arduino (ArduCopter) boards, and much more. I’m pretty happy about how it came out. Let me know what you think in the comments! Update: This frame was not able to fly. Turns out the motor…