Author Archives: teknick

Open-Source Vibe – Planning

See here, here and here for previous work on this project. So, now that I have a general idea of how the Beyond 2000 Plus works, I have to make a decision on how I’m going to replicate its functionality.  … Continue reading

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Beyond 2000 Plus – The Teardown – Part 2 – PCB and Components

Take a look here for the motivation behind this project, and here for the first part of the teardown. I could see clearly, even before I opened it up, what looked like 4 transistors on the outer two sides of … Continue reading

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Beyond 2000 Plus – The Teardown – Part 1

Please see the previous post for the motivation behind this one… First step was to disassemble the intended target. I was excited to get into the thing so I forgot to take some “before” shots. This internet image will have … Continue reading

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Open-Source Vibe – Arduino Controlled Vibrator Project

I’ve been playing around with Arduinos for about a year now, and I don’t think it took me very long working with it to dream up many crazy ideas of what I could do with the thing.  One of the … Continue reading

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Excuses…

I know hardly anyone looks here, but I thought for courtesy’s sake I’d let you know that the site is not dead, I’m just studying for my amateur radio license and playing around with a new SmartQ V7, so I … Continue reading

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LED License Plate Frame Reprogramming – Software success

So, using Ken Sherriff’s IR Arduino Library I was able to whip up some code to successfully reprogram an LED License Plate frame!   It works pretty well and is pretty self explanatory.  Post a comment if you have any questions. … Continue reading

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LED License Plate Frame Reprogramming – First failure…

After checking out Ken Shirriff’s IR Library for the Arduino, it seemed like an appropriate place to get started building a self-contained LED License Plate Frame reprogrammer. I started with his code found here, just to see if I could … Continue reading

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