“This article shows how to build a small, cheap and simple frequency meter, without any fancy, out of reach components. The simple proposed design can measure frequencies up to 40 Mhz with errors below 1%! This degree of precision will be more than enough to debug most of your analog and digital circuits, and will give you the ability to analyze many aspects that you were unable to see before.”
“A desktop machine that will measure out a length of wire and strip a length from either end.
To create lengths of wire that fit perfectly into an electronics breadboard. (we produce kits and you can only hand cut and strip so many wires before you go crazy)
This is also the first item in a concept oomlout.com is working on dubbed “open manufacturing”. (more to follow)
It breaks down into three parts
1. Wire Feeder – This feeds the wire in measured lengths forwards and backwards (uses a stepper motor)
2. Wire Stripper – This runs an exacto knife blade around the insulation of the wire twice. (uses a small servo motor and normal sized servo motor)
3. Wire Snipper – Snips the wire at the end. (uses a pair of wire cutters and a cheap handheld drill motor)”