Piezo actuators – A review

Piezo actuators are extremely interesting for high performance, applications. They often provide 1000s of newtons of force at sub-nanometer resolution. They also respond extremely quickly, though often have a settling time and exhibit hysteresis which makes closed loop operation desirable. I’ve been looking at these actuators for a personal project (generally I’ve been reading about …

8×8 LED matrix on an Arduino

I picked a SZ410788K 8×8 LED matrix out of my junk bin today and decided to play around with it. It cost me about 1USD in Aitendo, Akihabara. A little googling brought up the following: I decided to hook it up to an Arduino (yea I know, I know). (more to follow) Here’s some quick …