|Project by ianlee74||posted 08-15-2012 03:29 AM||2345 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
When I’m not woodworking, I’m tinkering with electronics. Whenever possible, I like to combine the two for double the pleasure. My favorite prototyping platform at this time is the Gadgeteer platform. It’s a system that consists of a mainboard that has many different sockets and there are dozens of different modules (sensors, motors, LED displays, etc.) that you can plug into these modules and rapidly develop a highly capable prototype of one-off production ready device. The Gadgetab was built as a nice way for me to house some of these goodies to take on the road and help evangelize the Gadgeteer’s capabilities. It will also be used as a universal remote and control system for many of my other projects (quadcopter, robots, etc.)
The box is made of walnut with hickory double dovetail sliders. It was finished in two coats of Watco Danish Oil then four coats of satin polyurethane (sanded with 400 grit sandpaper between coats). Finally, the sheen was knocked down with some 0000 steel wool and buffed with paste wax.
Full build instructions and a video demoing some of it’s capabilities are located on my “Software & Sawdust” blog at:
Thanks for viewing.
-- Ian, Tennessee