The Maker Show: Episode 3 - Arduino and Servos

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    FrankLaVigne

    Great video, Sam!

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    Ardude

    Great video. Very helpful tutorial, but i'd suggest using codebender for the programming part. it's much easier than the arduino IDE.

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    MrSheep

     Well done Sam!
    It would be nice to see the little floatable in action to better understand the role the servo is playing in the device.
    Sam, can you tell us more about the water tight housings you are using and where you get them?
    I am working on some IOT projects around my dock and I am looking for ways to waterproof some of my citizen science experiments.
    Thanks.

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    SocalSam_

    Yes, I will post the floating video on my blog later this week, as you might expect, video recording in surf, even mild surf is difficult to do, so I will do the video in a pool. 

    As to the box itself, I purchased it at Home Depot and it was a "Husky" set, that contained two boxes, one inside of the other.  Unfortunately, I believe that these were a special run as I have tried to buy a few more and couldn't find them online or off, at the Husky site or elsewhere.  Sorry, they are awesome for this kind of thing.

    I will post when I get the "floating" video completed and on Channel 9.

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    MrSheep

    , SocalSam_ wrote

    As to the box itself, I purchased it at Home Depot and it was a "Husky" set, that contained two boxes, one inside of the other.  Unfortunately, I believe that these were a special run as I have tried to buy a few more and couldn't find them online or off, at the Husky site or elsewhere. 

    Thanks Sam, our local Home Depot still stocks the 5x7 ones (which appears to be the same one you use for this project). I just grabbed a few. They also had an 11 inch version that was sold separately, no twin packs that I saw. So if you are still looking for more of them next time you are in Redmond you may want to check with the nearest Home Depot.

    Looking forward to the pool video as well as any future surf science IOT projects that make it to air.

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    jota

    I too wouold have liked to see a more step-by-step example. Appart from that, another good video.

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