Open-architecture builds community - a dedicated user-network.
Thanks to the Internet, this community is composed of users from
around the world - the US, Canada, South America, Europe,
Australia and Asia. Boondog is amazed at the creativity of its clients.
This area is dedicated to supporting Boondog clients and visitors.
Here you will find links to Boondog clients and what they are up to.
Some have expertise in programming (like Delphi or Visual Basic).
Others are veteran electronicists and roboticists.
Exchange email and let information flow!
Paul Oh Email: email@example.com www.cs.columbia.edu/~paul Interest: Robotics Application: Data Acquisition, Motor Control, SensorsWell, I am Boondog. I am a mechanical engineer specialized in control system design. Some past projects: electrohydraulic servo systems, pump control, flight control. Present research: visual-servoed control for robotics.
We are happy clients no doubt, and one thing that makes us loyal, beside the catchy name, is the service we have received. Eager to help and lend a hand. That is a good practice and that makes Boondog different. - Eugene R. Schwanbeck IV
Eugene R. Schwanbeck IV and Corey Knauer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.edgelink.com/automowbot Interest: Robotics Application: AutomowbotUsing a lawn tractor as their platform, Eugene and Corey are building an autonomous robot. They have interfaced a pulse width modulated RC radio controller to the computer and outputting the data to control a stepper motor with the 8255.
"The Boondog Card is perfect for the hobbyist. It is well designed and uses a very few simple parts. It comes with excellent documentation, a library of good software, and has example code in two languages, BASIC and C" - Ben Candrick
Ben Cantrick Email: email@example.com Interest: Linux Application: Embedded MicrocontrollersUsing his 8255 card to dump an EPROM chip full of i8051 microcontroller code, which he found on the motherboard of a junked scanner.
"For such an inexpensive product, the packaging is above average, the manuals alone are worth much more than expensive similar cards, in fact, just the price by itself is about $75-$100 USD less and the competition" - Stephane Poudret
Stephane Poudret Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: Networking, NT and Delphi Application: Home AutomationStephane in Canada is designing a home security, automation controller The alarm system will track 5 zones. The automation controller will monitor the doorbell, mailbox, windows, locks and open and close doors.
Przemek Klosowski Email: email@example.com Interest: LinuxFounder and President of the Washington DC Linux User Group
Andreas Kekkou Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications: Function GeneratorAndreas is building a function generator using the 8255 PC Interface Card
Chris Walker Email: email@example.com Interest: PLCs Software: controlbyte.c Calculates the control word value based on the modes of the 3 portsChris is an applications engineer for an OEM building textile machinery company. He is designing ladder-logic software and hardware.
Robert Roy Email: wits.end@Juno.com www.witsendrobotics.bizland.com Interest: RoboticsRobert is developing an autonomous robot on a Pentium motherboard platform. He is using infrared, ultrasonic and CCD video camera sensors.
Bruce Wedding Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Expertise: C ProgrammingSome projects that Bruce will be interested in developing are:
Paul A. Long Email: PaulALong@usa.net Interest: Automated displaysPaul designs light displays for Halloween and Christmas
Felipe Cepeda Email: email@example.com Interest: Industrial AutomationFelipe in Mexico designs with Allen Bradley PLCs, the 8051 microcontroller and PCs for building automotive and electronics testing machines
Rodrigo Perez Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: Data Acquisition
Maurice Rice Email: email@example.com Interest: JavaMaurice is interested in Java's native networking capabilities. He is trying to develop networkable devices.
Louis Marcinyk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: RoboticsLou is an electrical engineering student at Ottawa University (Canada). He is using his 8255 to prototype and test ultrasonic imagers, IR and tactile sensors for mobile robots.
David Hallum Email: email@example.com Interest: Security SystemsDavid is developing a security system. He is using his 8255 to interface motion sensors
Alex Smith Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: RoboticsAlex in Australia interfaced his 8255 to design a robotic painting system
Dean Earley Email: email@example.com http://www.earlsoft.co.uk Interest: ProgrammingDean provides a custom control that utilises the freeware 'inpout.dll' to access custom hardware like the 8255. With this code you can program in Visual Basic!.
Alfredo Eguia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Haven/8495/ Interest: Industrial Automation Alfredo in Mexico has written a port I/O program (Win95) in Borland C He is also developing an EPROM burner for Intel-based 8031 embedded micros.
Mark Adams Email: email@example.com Interest: Data AcquistionMark is making a well level monitor and also a citrine level monitor, by using pressure gauge and ADC.
Raymond King Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntplx.net/~king Interest: Win95 ProgrammingRaymond programs in Visual Basic 5.0 Pro, C++ and designs I/O Devices.
Flavio Lemos Email: email@example.com Interest: RoboticsFlavio is building a robotic arm
Bill Allison Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.timberweb.co.uk/timberweb/design/bsw/welcome.htm Interest: Process AutomationBill is in the United Kingdom. He is prototyping a PC-based control system for his timber processing company. He is particularly interested in using their 8255 for counting logs.
Steven Hoza Email: SHoza7@aol.com Interest: XYZ Tables and CNCSteven is in the cabinetmaking business. He is working on building an XY positioning table with his 8255.
Graham Marshall Email: email@example.com Interest: Hydroponics, Temperature SensingGraham lives in the United Kingdom and is into hydroponics. He has a large greenhouse and wishes to monitor the nutrient and temperature levels. He is also using a Micromint Domino 2 microcontroller. He hopes to interface this with his 486 PC under Visual Basic.
Johan Wallin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: Linux and NetworkingJohan, in the Sweden is using his 8255 under Linux and Win98. He is using his 8255 for networking.
Jongsik Lee Email: email@example.com Interest: Digital Signal Processing (DSP)Jongsik in Korea is a DSP SW/HW design engineer for Samsung. He uses Texas Instrument's (TI) TMS series of DSP cards (TMS320C25 and TMS320C31). He is developing test equipment with his 8255.
Brian E. Marshall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://marshall-fx.com Interest: Halloween AutomationBrian is into animatronic bats! He will interface muscle wire and electropistons to create a bat that starts off sleeping then wakes up and flaps! He programs in VB/C and C++.
Gerald Fritz Email: GDFRITZ@aol.com Interest: RoboticsGerald is building a robotic toy using Polaroid ultrasonic sensors, thermistors, camera chips and infrared and vibration sensors. His experties is in database programming.
Steve Gidden Email: SGidden@compuserve.com Interest: Video Surveillance and securitySteve is a development technician at the University of California, Berkeley. He is designing a PC-based home automation system using a motion detector and VCR and remote camera.
Maurice Koroniak Email: Koroniak.Maurice@ic.gc.ca Interest: Model Airplanes, CNC, XYZ tablesMaurice in Canada constructs his own model airplanes from balsawood. He hopes to use his 8255 to create a dremel tool positioning system
Mark Adams Email:email@example.com Interest: Well level monitorMark is using his 8255 to create a well level and a citrine level monitor using a pressure gauge and ADC.
Rowan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: Disco music light showsRowan is designing a 24 channel light control system with his 8255 and relays. He plans on integrating a light show control with sound processing. He uses motorized mirror balls and helicopters.
Dinos Costanti Email: email@example.com Interest: Arcade Video Machines, Delphi V4, Win98Dinos from Cypress is using his 8255 to control an arcade video game machine that used to have a keyboard (5x5 matrix) via a PC running a Win98 graphical user interface (GUI).
Paulo Jorge Sequeira Goncalves Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: Automation, Control and RoboticsPaulo is a teacher at the Politechnical institute in Portugal. His is also a PhD candidate at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon. His research interests were in machine vision and surgerical robotics.
Jerry Parlee Email: email@example.com Interest: Data Acquisition, Turbo PascalJerry does tech support at the University of Texas (Austin). Currently doing data collection on frog chirping.
Matt Krick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: Ham RadioMatt built a TCX-150-A Repeater controler based on 8255 PPI to control an amatuer radio repeater, has the capability to control 4 full duplex ports, plus 1 receive only, DTMF decoder and automatic phone patch
Kevin Rudko Email: email@example.com http://www.ecn.ab.ca/signalog Interest: Model RailroadingKevin is a model railroader and specializes in railroad signaling including train control movements. He plans on using his 8255 and PC as the controller for input and output of track switch positions, dispatcher actions and signal color changes.
Chris Jackson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interest: Industrial Factory ApplicationsChris designed a printed circuit for an opto-isolated relay. His main interests are in industrial control and monitoring systems for packaging equipment using Visual Basic.
William Bannister Email: email@example.com Interest: Personal Robots and Administrates the Tech Robots NetworkWilliam has created a web site to organize all the information on personal robots with discussion forum, a links to articles, distributors, classifieds and members database. http://www.techrobots.net/