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31-07-2011, 19:05   #1
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Projects: Ideas and Advice

It might seem like I'm spamming the forum, but I thought I'd start a thread dedicated to peoples projects. Whether it be for advice, to show it off or simply where to start.

I have a project in mind, but it's of the Electronics and Computer building area. I'm hoping to build a set top box for digital TV. A quick run down of what I'd like to use is:
  • Suitable Linux OS or Windows 7 if all else fails.
  • Mini Case and Mini ITX
  • External Power supply to keep size to an absolute minimum.
  • 500GB/1TB harddrive (For recording)
  • Suitable card, TV tuner
  • Possible remote control, IR technology (Would prefer not have to keep getting up off the couch the whole time)
So does anyone else have projects in mind or need help?
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01-08-2011, 09:33   #2
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I've a smallish project I'm looking into, but need some help sourcing a couple of servos. I'd ideally like to pick them up locally (but not for extortionate amounts), anyone any ideas? Cheers
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What kind of project are you working on or have in mind?

Edit: This link may be of use.

http://radionics.rs-online.com/web/c...servos&x=0&y=0

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Sorry, I should have been more specific, im ideally looking for RC Servos

As for the project, it's a small automation project. It'll be my first project of this kind so I'm starting of small
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Here, had a quick browse and this might help.

http://www.hitecrcd.com/
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Suitable Linux OS or Windows 7 if all else fails.
Myth TV is supposed to be good, albeit complicated.
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Yeah I was informed of that option I'll try out a few if that doesn't work. Want to keep it as cheap and cheer full as possible.
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Have a looksy here for parts. http://robots.ie/resources/where-to-buy-parts

I usually get R/C servos off ebay, you can buy them in model shops but generally quite expensive.
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