Projects and Designs

by Bryan A. Thompson

Last Updated 10/21/2013

 

High Altitude Balloon Experiments

Flight #3 - reached 107,854 ft on 8/28/2010

Flight #2 - Scheduled for 03/29/2008, but it never happened.

Flight #1 - 9/23/2007

GPS-based Tracking System

Adding a Shutter Release to the OpenTracker 2 / Tracker2

 

Arduino Stuff

Creating Gameduino Sprites - How to create 8-bit sprites for Gameduino, a VGA adapter for Arduino

Wiimote Shield - Coming Soon

 

Electronics Stuff

FET / IGBT High Side Gate Drive with Isolated Power Supply (HTML)

H-Bridges and MOSFET / IGBT Gate Drive (HTML)

Time Delay Relay Circuit - Open or Close After Delay (HTML)

32 bit Digital Output Board with RS232 Serial / I2C Interfaces (HTML)

PWM Speed Controller with Reverse for Small DC Motors with Microcontroller Interface (HTML)

Adding a Shutter Release to the OpenTracker 2 / Tracker2

Emergency Power Distribution System - Portable power distribution system for those of us who rent

Coleman Large Tube / Deluxe Lantern Modifications - Low-cost rechargeable battery conversion

UPS Modifications - A 1000VA AC Power Inverter for $49, and how to extend the run time to 4+ hrs

General Purpose 18-180 Kilowatt Class D Amplifier - Can be used as a High Voltage supply, AC power inverter, Linear Amplifier and more. Old.

Giant LaFree / Ford Think! E-bike Upgrades and Reviews - Get the most from your E-bike

Radio Shack Burglar Alarm Scans 49-450c

Radio Shack Digital Keypad Manual Scan 49-535A

Creating Gameduino Sprites - How to create 8-bit sprites for Gameduino, a VGA adapter for Arduino

 

Alternative Energy Stuff

Living Off-Grid in an Apartment - A guide to disaster preparation for renters

Alternative Energy Comparison - Fuel costs, fuel storage costs, pros and cons of each

Emergency Power Distribution System - Portable power distribution system for those of us who rent

 

Automotive Repair Stuff

Corvette Electronics - Repairing the C4 digital cluster and climate controls, installing factory keyless entry, and more

Videos of the Corvette Digital Cluster Repair

BMW 528 E39 Repairs - Various stuff I've done to my 2000 BMW 528

Giant LaFree / Ford Think! E-bike Upgrades and Reviews - Get the most from your E-bike

 

Mathematics Stuff

PrimeMiner.com - Giant lists of prime numbers, free for download

 

Photography Stuff

RollaPhoto.com - Bryan's Photography Site

Outdoor Photography Workshop - Info on exposure, lighting and location that I prepared for a local photo club.

Indoor Photography - Info on exposure and lighting

Backing Up Files - Info on backing up files for photographers.

Transferring Files - Moving files from camera to computer.

Image Resolution, Aspect Ratio and DPI - What size file do I need to send to the lab or put on the web?

High Dynamic Range Post-Processing - Converting a group of images to a single HDR image.

 

Furniture Designs and Woodworking Stuff

Knockdown Shelving - These are made from interlocking 2x stock and disassemble for easy storage

Mission Style Furniture - Arts and Crafts furniture designed by Bryan A. Thompson

Knockdown Workbench - A 3'x6' work bench made from two sheets of MDF

Sturdy Knockdown Workbench - A 3'x8' work bench made from 4x4s, with pegboard back

Wooden Train Tables (for 48" x 32" Wooden Train boards by Brio or Learning Curve)

Knockdown Table - Breaks into 3 components for easy storage - no tools required

Lightweight Folding Table - folds to 27"x32"x8.5" for easier storage

 

Stuff I've Written

 

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