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    Who is Trav?



    Slider Pot Board

    Motor Controller

    Talking Clock


 Trav's Projects

Who is Travis?
    I've officially been in the electronics industry since 1993, but have been interested in electronics for as long as I can remember, and computers since seeing my first in ~1980 (a Commodore PET). I've spent most of my career working for Intel Corp, doing what I love. I've had the opportunity to do environmental test, wireless, fiber optic, and many automated test solutions.
    I enjoy working with microcontrollers, sensors/interfaces, designing printed circuit boards, writing code, you name it!  Recently I've been headed in a new, more independent direction, we'll see where life takes me next...

    What started as an experiment to see if I could interact with an Arduino over the web became the genesis for "Remote Reality".  I have lots of ideas for this project, imagine a room with remote control cars, robots, lights, and cameras.  One day perhaps, but for now it's a web controlled robotic arm and some lights. :)
    Orbduino Links:
        Main Orbduino page: Come and play!
        Technical Info: The nuts and bolts (and software) behind Orbduino
        User stats: Map of Orbduino user locations and global stats
        History: How Orbduino has evolved from a programmable glowing Orb

        Facebook Group: Keep up on the latest Orbduino related information.

    I found myself in need of a datalogger solution for a couple of my projects, so I decided to design my own. This was my first design outside of a corporate environment using free tools and owning it all from start to finish (schem, layout, assy, and software). For details, se the the ArduinoLogger project page.

Slider Pot I/O Board
    Another capability I needed in multiple projects: a simple I/O board that could provide some analog values (slider pots), switches, indicators, and a photoresistor just for fun ;)  I just finished the design and it's out for fabrication, check back for details and a project page.

Motor Controller Board
    I have been asked by several Orbduino users about how they can control their own robotic arm. I made a custom motor driver board for the original project, which wasn't easily reproduced. So a dedicated motor controller printed circuit board made sense.  This one is also out for fabrication, but should be available in February.

Talking Clock
    This project actually started in the mid-1990s as a PC based talking clock. I recorded Heather saying the numbers needed and wrote code to order the audio files to "say" the correct time. Fast forward 15 years and I recreated the project using a microcontroller and an MP3 player. I was even able to use the original voice files. :)

Many more that I need to spend some time documenting: MAME Machine, Burble, RFID, File utilities, Graphical utilities...