Archive for February, 2009

I don’t get it

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Well, in september my wife and I bought a pair of the Sony eReaders and they’re really great to read from. The screens are fab and you can fit hundreds of books on them, so if you’re travelling anywhere they’re great as they’re so small. What I don’t get is why the ebooks are so […]

GorF BOM

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

I’ve uploaded the Bill Of Materials (BOM) for GorF on the downloads page. It’s available as a PDF and as XLS. I’ve listed the parts I could find from three suppliers, RS, Digikey and Rapid Electronics. Only one supplier, RS, has all the parts, but it does have some minimum order quantity for some of […]

GorF Battery Life

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Ok, Just finished the tests, I wanted to see how long GorF would run on a 9V PP3 battery. The one I used was a standard alkaline battery. It lasted almost 4 and half hours running whilst driving my Chameleon. So can you run GorF on a battery? in my mind, not really, I don’t […]

GorF update

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Well, I’ve not been idle. I’ve built a GorF for a friend in the US (below) and I’ve been sorting out parts lists. And it seems that the parts cost is around 40UKP plus VAT, plus the PCB cost (which I’m still getting quotes for at the moment). The biggest portion of the cost is […]