Videos uploaded by user “Justin LaRoche”
DIY CNC Cutting Tutorial Video #1 - Probotix Fireball V90
This is the first introductory video in a small series I am making to show how easy CNC cutting is. This video shows you around the machine and a little bit about how it works more parts are on the way with full software walk-through's, explanations, and complete concept to cutting videos. Feel free to message me any questions. Hope you enjoy! First attempt at HD too....please tell me if the HD video is any good!
Views: 33554 Justin LaRoche
DIY CNC Enclosure Cutting Tutorial - Probotix Fireball V90
In this video I show how I went about cutting the front panel for a plastic ABS enclosure from Radioshack. I cut holes for switches, a keypad, and an lcd character display. I go through the the steps to make it. I start with thinking about it and getting a better idea of what I want to make. Then I take dimensions of the parts. Next I use the dimensions to create a 3D model and then export the model as a 2D dxf for CamBam. I use CamBam to create the tool paths and G-Code. I then cut that part and show it as a finished design. There are many techniques that I discuss in the video which are very valuable to learn if you haven't already seen them.
Views: 14637 Justin LaRoche
Transistor Amplification - Arduino Workshop Project Video #2
This is the 2nd video in the Arduino Workshop tutorials series in which I show how to properly use a transistor to amplify a digital output pin. This is a must when you have to drive high current devices from an arduino like high power led's and motors. Any questions or comments are welcome please post them! PARTS Resistors 470 ohm 1/4W 5% Carbon Film Resistor pk/5 Diode Catalog #: 271-1317 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062342 10K Ohm 1/4-Watt Carbon Film Resistor (5-Pack) Catalog #: 271-1335 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062347#showFullReviews 1N4001 Micro 1A Diodes Catalog #: 276-1101 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2036268 Transistors RadioShack® NPN Transistors (15-Pack) Catalog #: 276-1617 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062586 LED's 5mm High-Brightness White LED (2-Pack) Catalog #: 276-017 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3060980 LINKS TO SCHEMATICS AND MORE INFO ON TRANSISTORS! LED SCHEMATIC http://yfrog.com/jmledschematicp INDUCTIVE SCHEMATIC http://yfrog.com/jminductiveschematicp MORE INFORMATION http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/trancirc.htm
Views: 90257 Justin LaRoche
DIY CNC Cutting Tutorial Video #3 - Probotix Fireball V90
This is the third video in a small series I am making to show how easy CNC cutting is. This video shows the setup and actual cutting of the part based on what was created in the previous 2 parts. This is where everything comes together and works. Feel free to message me any questions. Hope you enjoy! First attempt at HD too....please tell me if the HD video is any good!
Views: 24321 Justin LaRoche
Arduino Breadboard Tutorial -Arduino Workshop Project Video #1
This is a tutorial about making an Arduino board on a breadboard! It is useful to be able to do this as its much cheaper once you have the infrastructure to use it (cables, tools ect...) and if it breaks a replacement isn't that expensive. This video is also the first of the arduino workshop projects in which I will make fun 30 minutes arduino projects. I spent a while making this video so I hope you enjoy it. CLOSE UP PICTURES (FULL RESOLUTION) http://yfrog.com/0sdsc00510dj http://yfrog.com/htdsc00449jj ______________________________________ ATMEGA 328 PINOUT http://softsolder.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/arduino-vs-atmega168-chip-pinouts.png Parts list _______________________________________________________________________ 1 x Breadboard (If you don't already have one) http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=112 1 x RED/BLACK hookup wire (If you don't have any) http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8023 http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8022 1 x ATmega328 with Arduino Bootloader http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9217 1 x Ceramic Resonator http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9420 1 x Max 232 Chip http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=316 1 x DB9 Solder Cup http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=110 6 x .1uf Ceramic Capacitors http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8375 1 x 10k pull up resistor (I recommend getting the resistor kit also from sparkfun!) http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8374 1 x Push Button Switch http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9190 1 x 5v Voltage Regulator http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=107 1 x LED http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=533 1 x LED RESISTOR (Again I would just get the resistor kit!) http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8377 1 x RS232 CABLE http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=65 1 x RS232 TO USB CONVERTER (OPTIONAL if you want usb, its cheaper on ebay!) http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8580 ______________________________________________________________________________ BREADBOARD JUMPERS!!! GET THEM AT RADIOSHACK IN A KIT!!!! SOME FORM OF DC POWER SUPPLY 7.5V to 10v (wall power supply, battery ect...) TOOLS, SOLDERING IRON, WIRE SNIPPERS, WIRE STRIPPERS, VOLT METER (Optional but I would get it to test conections) You can pick where you want to buy these tools if you don't already have them.
Views: 223805 Justin LaRoche
CNC Cutting Lexan Probotix Fireball V90
This is a quick video of my new Fireball V90 milling machine. I made a coin holder in this video out of .093in Lexan sheet. It will tell you my entire tool/software setup in the video. It will also walk you through a brief run down of what has to be done to from modeling to meshcam to emc. Lots of pictures and a cool video. If you don't like the song then turn off your speakers there was no audio to begin with so I figured I had to put something in there!
Views: 18329 Justin LaRoche
Micro Camera Circuit Mod!
This is a very simple mod for a KODAK FUNSAVER disposable flash camera. It allows you to take the large bulky circuit that you get and turn it into a 1.5cm by 1.5cm circuit that charges capacitors faster than the unmodded circuit. In some places the video is kind of fast so you may need to pause to read the directions. If you have an questions you can send me a pm. I am also working on a 4hv wiki How to article for this which will be very clear with paragraph explanations for each step. Here are the links to the schematic, and a picture of the circuit assembled. http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=Scan10002.f00.JPG http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6112/circuitsa6az5.jpg http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/803/circuit2vy3se4.jpg Song- Guerrilla Radio
Views: 163203 Justin LaRoche
Monster 800cc Go Kart - Engine Test 1
This is a test video of a go kart that I am currently building. The base frame was originally a 150cc 2 seater SunL go kart. That frame has been totally revamped with the addition of a monster Onon p220g 800cc twin cylinder engine. The coolest thing about it is that the cylinders are in an opposing configuration (boxer engine) unlike the more common v setup. The go kart is very close to actually driving it just needs a clutch system to be put in and a bunch of little things need to be finish (wiring, seat). I should be getting the parts soon for a big double belt tensioner clutch (pulleys, belts, idler pulleys). When finished the top speed will be around 70mph with about 120 ft-lbs of torque hitting the rear wheels under max rev. TURN UP YOUR VOLUME AND BASS!
Views: 28141 Justin LaRoche
Sparkfun stepper motor and easy driver v3
This is a video of the stepper motor that Sparkfun sells as well as the easy driver that they sell. They are hooked up together and then the arduino controls the easy driver. The easy driver is powered by a 14.4v drill battery and the arduino is powered by 5v usb power. The program on the computer was written in visual studio 2008 and it essentially forms the correct output string (character count, direction, value) and then sends the string out the serial port. Coding the arduino was the interesting part, I have written a program that allows %100 percent control of the stepper motor down to a single microstep in either direction forward or backwards. The maximum value that it can do at once is 65,535 which is the max capacity of the integer i used to store the value on the arduino. DOWNLOAD BOTH PROGRAMS ARDUINO & PC HERE http://code.google.com/p/stepperserialcontrol/downloads/list HOW TO WIRE IT this website has a nice image (and some sample code) showing the utmost basic configuration, the same configuration which was used in this video. http://danthompsonsblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/easydriver-v31-tutorial.html
Views: 227503 Justin LaRoche
RC Pneumatic Air Cylinder
This is a simple system that I built for a school project. Soon I realized that it could be vex compatible so I set out to build it and came up with this. The valve and cylinder were both from surpluscenter. http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2008061016511444&item=4-10465&catname=air http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2008061016511444&item=4-1486&catname=air The whole unit is much to large for vex but I will work on a smaller system as I have the money to do it.
Views: 34815 Justin LaRoche
Sparkfun stepper motor and easy driver v3 serial control
This is the 2nd video of the stepper motor. In this video the same hardware setup is used but the software is different on both ends. The arduino code was modified to support full speed control on top of the microstepping and directional control. The vb.net application was also beefed up with many more features including speed control, serial options ect.... Download the source code http://code.google.com/p/stepperserialcontrol/downloads/list Open the text file and copy and paste the code into arduino. In the video you may notice the box does not always spin as far as I said it would. This is because nothing but friction is holding the box onto the shaft. The motor vibrates a lot at slow speeds and this causes the box to slip on the shaft instead of holding on. When I put the piece of tape on it the rotation is 1 to 1 because it doesn't slip off. HOW TO WIRE IT this website has a nice image (and some sample code) showing the utmost basic configuration, the same configuration which was used in this video. http://danthompsonsblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/easydriver-v31-tutorial.html
Views: 10815 Justin LaRoche
Joystick robot motor
This is a small project I have been working on to control a vex motor and eventually a full blown robot from the computer via a joystick. It uses a basic Saitek joystick hooked up to a custom C# program which gets the axis and button values from it via directx directinput. The values are then scaled to 0 to 180 and sent out over serial to the arduino in much the same manner that my serial controlled stepper motor worked. When the arduino receives the instructions it then extracts the value and sets the motor to the value (speed). It can also work for a servo motor by simply changing the cable. This system will soon be deployed a robot similar to by bluetooth tank but it will have a live video feed on the computer screen and it will be controlled via a joystick instead of keys!!! Here is the source code, download the arduino joystick code for the code that was on the arduino, and the working joystick test for the C# code. http://code.google.com/p/stepperserialcontrol/downloads/list?saved=1&ts=1263772794 You should check out this tutorial which got me started, I give full credit to the author for the sample code I used. http://www.codeproject.com/KB/directx/joystick.aspx Keep in mind you have to download the directx SDK which is about 600mb the link is in the tutorial above.
Views: 10568 Justin LaRoche
Sparkfun stepper motor adapter - easy driver v3
This is the shaft adapter prototype that I made for the stepper motor that sparkfun sells. Its constructed from basic styrene plastic parts (tubing and sheets) and epoxy. You can view the thread on sparkfun about this motor at http://forum.sparkfun.com/viewtopic.php?t=16435 DOWNLOAD BOTH PROGRAMS ARDUINO & PC HERE http://code.google.com/p/stepperserialcontrol/downloads/list HOW TO WIRE IT this website has a nice image (and some sample code) showing the utmost basic configuration, the same configuration which was used in this video. http://danthompsonsblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/easydriver-v31-tutorial.html
Views: 6251 Justin LaRoche
Servo motor conversion
This is a simple mod that i made that should take you no longer than 5 minutes. It allows you to turn a servo into a motor that rotates a full 360 instead of 100 degrees. This is very useful because motors come in handy more than servos so take your servos and turn them into motors! Opening and closing song - "Breathe" By Nickelback
Views: 7340 Justin LaRoche
Final stepper motor PC program easy driver v3
This is the last video of the serial stepper motor alone, it will come back on sometimes later but in conjunction with other stuff like in a robot. This video shows 2 important things, the heat sinking with fan cooling of the easy driver, and the final PC program that is available for download. All of these things come together to create a continuous duty fully functional serial controlled stepper motor! The most important thing so far is the heat sink, this took the drivers duty cycle from like 10 minutes on and 5 minutes for cooling to continuous duty non stop. You can download the Installer for the program here! Make sure you know which serial port your arduino is on and open it in the program before you try to send anything (if you have arduino serial terminal running then close it and or any other program that may be using the port as well). http://code.google.com/p/stepperserialcontrol/downloads/list HOW TO WIRE IT this website has a nice image (and some sample code) showing the utmost basic configuration, the same configuration which was used in this video. http://danthompsonsblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/easydriver-v31-tutorial.html
Views: 22757 Justin LaRoche
RC Airsoft Gun - Wii Remote
This is a little something I whipped up in a few hours. I basically attached a vex servo to the trigger of a Hi Capa 5.1 which is then connected to an arduino usb board. The usb board is connected to my laptop which is connected to the wii remote via a bluetooth connection. I wrote an application in vb.net using the wii mote managed library (I didn't make it) that will send serial data to the usb board if the wii mote data meets a certain criteria. The gun is fired if the trigger (button B) on the wii remote is pressed or if the accelerometer in the nunchuck detects a large increase in gravity like a (punch). You can get the wii remote code that I used to drive this here. http://code.google.com/p/stepperserialcontrol/downloads/list
Views: 18224 Justin LaRoche
Prosthetic Hand V1 - TSA Project
This is an animatronic hand that I built for a State competition, it took second place being beat by an animatronic penguin. Download the code here, go and download the animatronic hand .zip file. http://code.google.com/p/stepperserialcontrol/downloads/list The hand was built by following this tutorial http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/robothand/index.html The small portion of the code responsible for controlling the servo controller was taken from a sample program written by Colin Karpfinger. http://colinkarpfinger.com The music used in the video (Ready Steady Go!) was under 10% of the actual published song making this fair use.
Views: 4742 Justin LaRoche
RC Tank - Wii Remote
This is the same robot that was in my other video, if you haven't watched the first video please do so before watching this as it will clarify a lot of question that you may have. Please comment, rate, and subscribe. I will have many more videos coming soon. You can get the code for this robot as well as a blank template to build off of here. http://code.google.com/p/stepperserialcontrol/downloads/list
Views: 4297 Justin LaRoche
8060Z CNC Router – Unboxing Video
I just got my new 8060Z 4-Axis CNC Router today and decided to do an unboxing video. I've seen many 3020/3040/6040 CNC videos on Youtube but as far as I know this is the first one showing the 8060Z. If you have any question please ask. I plan on making more videos about this machine in the future.
Views: 3490 Justin LaRoche
Halo 3 Forge Explosions I
This is a short video of explosions that can be created in Halo 3.
Views: 1003 Justin LaRoche
DIY Autonomous Robot - Vex
This robot was built using bumper sensors, light sensors, and optical shaft encoders. I am ordering more parts for the robot so it will only get better. This was built with 1xVex Starter Kit 1xVex Programming Kit 1xSprocket and Chain Kit 1xTank tread kit 1xOptical Shaft Encoder kit 1xLight Sensor
Views: 6861 Justin LaRoche
Prosthetic Hand - High School
This is an animatronic/prosthetic hand that I made for the 2011 VA State TSA Competition. It took 4th place (would have been first) because the judges took off points for something they thought be violated but we really didn't. Its sad when they take points like that and never ask to clarify before they do it. I will be posting more information later on. Maybe one day I can hook up the motors to nerves and see if I can control the hand with no sensor glove. Would be interesting. This is a total longshot compared to the robotic hands being made at labs but unlike them I don't have a ten million dollar R&D budget!
Views: 3865 Justin LaRoche
Model G-Force Centrifuge - Vex
This is a mini G-Force Accelerator that i made, it works very good and it spins very very fast. I calculated the speed of this robot and at peak speed it reached about 55.7mph, i used an optical shaft encoder and a digital timer in the coder to find the rpm and from there i found out the speed.
Views: 1585 Justin LaRoche
RC Suspension Robot - Vex
This is a robot that i built a couple days ago, it is not that complicated. This robot is able to climb things without having all of the shock from the collision transfered to the main unit with the motors and the micro controller. The wheels are attached via a metal bar to the chassis which allows the wheels to go up an down freely, they are then secured to the main unit with rubber bands which absorb the impact and allow the unit to flex. If i decide to build off of this design i will probably put springs on instead of rubber bands so that it can handle a heavier robot.
Views: 4142 Justin LaRoche
DIY CNC Cutting Tutorial Video #2 - Probotix Fireball V90
This is the first second video in a small series I am making to show how easy CNC cutting is. This video will give you the basic idea and premise behind taking you idea or design and turning into something the machine can understand. I show the entire modelling process in Inventor although most will use other CAD systems it is similar. Then I show the CAM program CamBam taking the dxf export from Inventor and with a few clicks and keystrokes turning it into G-Code. I have Inventor as my CAD system but unfortunately most people cannot buy this do to its extreme cost $2000 +. I have a student version which was free but unless you are a high school or college student you cannot get a student version. Same goes with Solidworks and most big software packages. There are tons of much cheaper packages out there so google around and find one that you like and has good support. Just make sure that you can export 2D dxf's of faces (ask on forums) or if you can export 3D .stl files for when you get more in depth. CamBam can be downloaded online for free (older version) or it can be downloaded with a 40 use unrestricted trial for free. Once the trial runs out you have to pay $150 for it. In my opinion that $150 is a fantastic investment as CamBam is an incredibly diverse program at a great price. Feel free to message me any questions. Hope you enjoy! First attempt at HD too....please tell me if the HD video is any good!
Views: 23824 Justin LaRoche
Halo 3 Glitch!
This is a short video of a glitch that I found on accident in campaign mode. Song- "Listen Up"
Views: 681 Justin LaRoche
Halo 3 flying Elephant
This is a video that I made of the elephant in halo 3 flying all over place. Song- "Papercut" Linkin Park
Views: 619 Justin LaRoche
Halo 3 Forge Explosions II
This is the second video that i made of explosions in forge on foundry. It took me 6 hours to make so enjoy. Song - "Halo" By Soil
Views: 805 Justin LaRoche
RC Tank - Bluetooth
This is a small tank robot that I made this weekend. The idea behind it was to completely remove the vex micro controller from the equation and add some new hardware in. I used an arduino diecimila usb board as the brains of the robot, the sensors are all from vex (ultrasonic, and light). The wireless connection is established with a bluesmirf rp-sma from sparkfun.com, it acts as a wireless serial cable to pass data to the arduino and back to the computer. The camera as well as the micro controller are individually powered by separate slim 4.8v battery packs from onlybatterypacks.com. On the software side visual studio.net 2008 was used to program and application to use the W,S,A, and D keys to drive the robot as well as provide sensor data.
Views: 6048 Justin LaRoche
Autonomous Spying Robot - Vex
This is the second variant of the bumper bot but it has been converted to have a turrent with an HD camera instead of optical shaft encoders. It combines RC and Autonomous modes allowing it to be very versatile. Song- "Song 2" By Blur
Views: 2323 Justin LaRoche
Autonomous Rappelling Robot - Vex
This is a robot that i made that is capable of rappelling off of the top floor to the bottom floor and it can also climb to the second floor. This is only V1.0, in the future i plan on having a robot capable of climbing much larger cable without being pre-attached to the cable it will be able to find the cable attach and then climb it. Song - "007" Propeller heads
Views: 3220 Justin LaRoche
Need new video ideas/suggestions!
I'm looking for ideas and suggestions for new videos. Please comment or message me what you'd like to see.
Views: 208 Justin LaRoche
Ghost Recon Wildlands - Helicopter Glitch
I don't know how exactly this happened in the game but its pretty funny. The chopper was spawned automatically when it was called in by another player. I got in and the helicopter was launched over the water. If you can replicate this please let me know!
Views: 93 Justin LaRoche