úterý 29. října 2013

Scoot scoot

Sooo... I found out that the robot I wrote about would be too expensive to print and it would take too long to print it. Since I live about 40 kilometers from Prague and I have to take the train, it just won't do. But on a czech online bazaar (at least I hope that's how you call it - at least Google does, something like craigslist) I found a E-Scooter for 700,- Kč (37,5$). It is a battery-powered scooter so weak even I can drive it (well, in about one month, the law says it's a 15+ thing). You don't need a licence, you don't need an identification plate. Slow but sweet stuff. The thing is I want to transform it into some kind of an electronic two-wheeled skateboard/longboard. I didn't find anything about this product, just pictures. Weird. The charger is missing, but I don't care. Either I can use a car battery one or I'll build one myself - I don't even know the type of batteries. I really hope the seller will answer me. The power of the motor is probably 250W, which is not that much (if I got it right it won't go over 25km/h=15,5mph), but that's okay, I don't want to fall off at high speeds. So, looking forward to more hax! Seeya.

čtvrtek 24. října 2013


While browsing thingiverse I stumbled upon a really cool thing - a quadruped 3D-printable robot frame powered by 8 miniservos. I would love to have such a cute little bot crawling on my floor and taking over my freedom. I decided to get these SG90 miniservos from dx.com and maybe add even this awesome servo claw. Halloween all the way, I won't probably get it finished by the 31st. I would like to use a small breadboard and a 433MHz transmitter receiver kit. On the breadboard I shall situate an ATTiny microcontroller chip.

sudo mkdir /home/hackliptik/blag

print "Hello World!"
First post and already I have no idea what to write. I have created this son of a blog to keep my h4X all in one place accessible to the world. Let me introduce myself a bit: My full name is 1337 ekliptik (like, for real) and the day I was born (the ninth of december, 1998) I had no idea how to use a screwdriver (what a surprise). Now I'm getting myself together and learning as much stuff possible about basic robotics, coding in Python and Java, Linuxish stuff (yesterday I have said my farewell to WinXP and replaced it with Linux Lite - after a few months of ubuntu dualboot), making things, hacking things and starting to dedicate my career to electrotechnic stuff. I have a RPi work-in-progress robot waiting to be finished and a brain waiting to be fully used. It already gave me lots of genuine ideas I have forgot. Buuuut more about those later!
I would love to see feedback from whoever is reading this about my soon-to-come posts! My dreams are to build a 3d printer/cnc/scanner and to be featured on hackaday.com. May the Force be with you, live long and prosper, may your swords be always sharp and sayonara.