Bringing a 12 year old Roland MDX-20 up to date

How to add: USB connection, FTDI drivers and a new postprocessor to a low cost CNC mill (Roland MDX-15 / MDX-20).

Description Adding USB connection, drivers and a new postprocessor to a low cost CNC mill (Roland MDX-15 / MDX-20). Features Adding USB interface to main PCB Custom FTDI driver HTML post processor Batch files to control mill Development During my … Continue reading Continue reading

Web controlled home automation

livingHow to build a web controlled home automation center. This post describes the software used with the miniature router (OpenWrt), the PIC 16F628 lab board, the serial communication and radio protocol.

Description This post is the last of three and describes the software needed to build a web controlled home automation center. The previous two describes how to add a serial interface to a router and how to build a microprocessor … Continue reading Continue reading

Web access lab board (internet of things)

Lab board to connect almost anything to the web. This low cost solution uses a 3$ PIC16F628 microprocessor and a 15$ OpenWRT router. Bring your projects online today!

Description Lab board to connect almost anything to the web. This low cost solution uses a 3$ PIC16F628 microprocessor and a 15$ OpenWRT router. 15$ TP-Link WR703N router Features 6 wire terminals for I/O and power/ gnd IR receiver 2 … Continue reading Continue reading

Access serial communication on a mini router (no extra connector)

usbserialYou don't need to cut a hole in your router to mount an extra connector for serial communication. Use the existing micro USB conector instead! (This example uses a TP-link WR703N running OpenWRT)

Description Adding serial communication on existing micro USB power connector on a TP-link WR703N running OpenWRT. WR703N: Low cost, looks good and runs Linux (you should get one : ) Development A friend recently bought me a TP-Link WR703N in … Continue reading Continue reading

CAM processing in HTML

CAM processing in HTML and JavaScript The program coverts a neutral polyline- or drill format to cnc code according to your specification. It works on almost all platforms and can easily be modified (with a text editor)

Why do CAM processing in HTML and JavaScript? – Good question, I see several advantages: Works on almost all platforms Can be stored local, on file server or internet (web server) Easy to alter code (just using a text editor … Continue reading Continue reading