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Project Idea: Dual Lynx To Vex Handshaking Modules

Sorry it took so long, but here is some info on how to make the Dual Handshake Module Jim & I designed two years ago. All files are attached in a zip file at the link below. These files include:
  • All inventor part files: tweak to your heart’s content
  • STL and Makerbot files
  • DXF files for the cover.
  • Various pictures to help with assembly
  • Materials list
  • PDF of this Project
reddownloadHandshake Module Container

1Intro

2NotesHSM

Parts List v2
Items above in red are not needed. These were from version 1. This brings the cost down, but requires you to use less costly servo extension wires for the cables.

Soldering Diagram (Better one coming soon!)

solder diagram 2

 

Procedure:

  1. Solder 4N25 IC’s in place. Use caution and work quickly as they are heat sensitive.
  2. Solder LED’s and Headers in place (or wires, your choice!)
  3. Knock the corners of the board off so it fits into the container.
  4. Snap the board into the container.
  5. Place the spacers on top of the board.
  6. Place the cover on carefully.
  7. Put the 4-40 screws through.
  8. Put the nuts on the back, tighten carefully.

Tips and Tricks:

Paint the cover BLACK before you peel it, and the black dots will indicate where the black wires go!  The arrows indicate the direction of the communication: Tail of the arrow = the signal “Sender”, head of the arrow = signal “Receiver”  Cover
 Container back  Container front
Container back prints with space for 4-40 nuts. Container front prints so that the board will snap into the built in standoffs. IN ORDER TO FIT, YOU HAVE TO KNOCK THE CORNERS OFF THE BREADBOARD. I used a belt sander.  
To assemble the parts, see below. Be sure to use the printed spacers to stop the board from wiggling around!  
 HSM exploded view
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Containers: Cool designs & example files!

Question:

I am sick of making square or rectangular containers! Do you have any better ideas?

 Solution:

Who says your container has to be a 3″ x 2″ x 2″ box? What do you get when you ask master teachers for some of their best container project designs ever? These! A lot of these come from Matt Baehr’s classroom in Lancaster High School, but there are some thrown in from Jim Hansen’s classes at Walker Career Center, and mine at Cazenovia HS as well. Click on the picture  below to get lots of ideas from all over the country. or here: http://on.fb.me/1G3YcHD

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WISH I HAD SOME CONTAINER FILES FOR ME TO MAKE!!

Question:

Wish I had some container examples! I’ve looked everywhere!

Solution:

Look no further! Here are some examples from the classrooms of some excellent Core Training Instructors! All of the files necessary to make them are included in the zip files. Run in CNCmotion or your simulator of choice to be sure they will work on your machine. Enjoy! Just Click on the pictures below to download them!
  Inventor, container, edgecam, inventor, examples, heart, pick, guitar, gear, box,  cti, 2013,
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Is There A Better Way To Teach G & M Coding By Hand?

Question:

Initials on a wax block are boring and expensive!  Do you have a better way to teach G & M code basics?

Solution:

Sure do!  How about doing initials, or a simple graphic on a wooden yo-yo?  That’s right, a yo-yo. Students love it! Special thanks to Chris Lallier who put it all together with the help of Jim Hanson and myself.  Also, a very special thanks to Chuck “The Godfather of CIM” Spangler, who has been doing plastic yo-yo’s for many years! All you need to do is download the zip file below, and order the Yo-yo kits WITH sleeper string; that’s right, a SLEEPER string, and you are off to the races.  Yo-yo’s are about $1.50 each; much cheaper than wax or Renshape, and kids can do “testing” on the product after it is finished and assembled. A great all around project.  You will however have to build the fixture to hold the yo-yo’s The yo-yo blanks can be bought at Casey’s Wood in Maine, and they do take PO’s.  Tell them Chris & Jim sent you!
 
reddownloadYo-Yo Files
In this file you will find all of the information and files that you need to build a Yo-Yo holding fixture.  This fixture is designed to firmly hold wooden Yo-Yo halves while they are engraved with a CNC Machine.
Includes the following documentation: FILE 1a. YO-YO Fixture step-by-step FILE 1b. Pdf. YO-YO Fixture step-by-step FILE 2a. YO-YO Fixture Autodesk Inventor Drawing FILE 2b. Pdf. YO-YO Fixture Autodesk Inventor Drawing FILE 3. YO-YO Fixture Autodesk Inventor Part File FILE 4. YO-YO Fixture EDGECAM File FILE 5. YO-YO Fixture NC File FILE 6. Grid Paper File FILE 7. Technical Support FILE 8. Credits
WP_0005231Technology teacher Chris Lallier from SUNY Oswego has put together a killer project for teaching basic CNC programming. The project consists of a wooden yo-yo that is engraved, using CNC, on both sides. Students are then able to paint, stain, sand and assemble the project, giving students the opportunity to learn about more manufacturing processes.
Special thanks to Chris Lallier who put it all together with the help of Jim Hanson and myself.  Also, a very special thanks to Chuck “The Godfather of CIM” Spangler, who has been doing plastic yo-yo’s for many years!
YoYo_PartsThe Yo-Yo kits, unassembled, are available at Casey€™s Wood Products, and cost less than a dollar each if you order 50 or more. The best part is that this is the DELUXE model: with a sleeper string! It was the only place that sold them in smaller lots, and you can buy them individually as well. We looked into plastic ones as well, but they had to be purchased in lots of 250. This would make a great promo for open house as well!
YoYo_Fixture_FinalThe project consists of a teacher built fixture to hold the halves in your machine, and then provides you, the teacher, with a student driven activity to produce the final product. Also included is a step by step guide on building the fixture, a complete parts list, the Inventor, EdgeCAM, and NC files, as well as student templates.
The whole project, including all the above files, is available in the downloads section for your use. The file is a .zip file, and just needs to be downloaded, and unzipped, in order for you to use the files.
Chris Lallier is a Student Teacher from SUNY Oswego graduating in December 2011. He is a Technology Education major with a background in residential construction. While working summers with his family construction business he was introduced to CAD home building programs, structural design, manufacturing processes and planning techniques. He was inspired to move into the field of Technology Education so that he could teach others about the topics that he found fascinating. He is currently teaching three college credit courses at Cazenovia High School; Principles of Engineering, Design and Drawing For Production and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Chris is looking forward to a long and rewarding career of learning and teaching students about all things Technology.
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