Paul Sutton

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Building a ping pong ball shooter – part 2

Building a ping pong ball shooter

Further to the previous post, the ball shooter is now built up. I do need to solder this together, at some point. For now, it works as it is. This is the test I did at the library (more space).

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Building a ping pong ball shooter

Building a ping pong ball shooter

As part of an order from Better Equipped, I sent for a ping pong ball shooter. This consists of two rotating disks, which propel a ping pong ball forward.

So far, I have only partly built this. I need to do some soldering to complete. I also want to find a safe place to test it. This project will be demonstrated at the Paignton Library STEM group, but could be used in a school too. This would support, Science, Maths, Design & Technology and possibly other subjects.

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shooter 1

Front showing wheels.

shooter 2

Note : Final wiring will be different to this.

shooter 3

Rear showing motors.

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Applications for students to join this years Google Summer of code open next week.

This period runs as follows

March 16 – 31, 2020 Students can register and submit their applications to mentor organizations. All proposals must be submitted by March 31, 2020 19:00 (British Summer Time).

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The list of organizations supporting this years Google Summer of code are announced today.

As per timeline

Please use the contact details here to find out more information.

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Applications for mentoring organizations for this years Google summer of code are now open.

A timeline for the programme is available with student applications starting in March. This should give time for people to research any projects they want to help, learn additional software for example before starting.

Please use the contact details here to find out more information.

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Electronics Projects 1

DIGITAL LOGIC

I have been building some small electronics projects based on the 74HC/LS series of Integrated circuits. In essence these are small boards with a 14 pin IC holder soldered on, along with header pins of different colours for +V, GND, Input and outputs.

so far I have built two based on the 74HC00 Quad 2 input NAND gate and one based on the 74HC08 Quad 2 input AND gate. So far they work really well. I am hoping that these can be both powered by and used via a Raspberry Pi or Arduino. The intention is to build some boards up for use in teaching about digital logic.

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