Corona Designs is dedicated to showcasing designs and ideas for Do-It-Yourself robotics, electronics, photography gear, and anything else that involves getting your hands dirty, and building something useful.  Most of the ideas are related to photography (and more specifically time-lapse photography), which is another hobby of mine.

Workshop & Tools

All of my creations come from my tiny hole-in-the-wall workshop.  My shop is only about 10×10 feet, but it’s not the size that counts, right?

My current inventory of tools includes:

Software Tools

The current software tools used for my projects include the following:

  • Autodesk Fusion 360 for mechanical design (free for hobbyists!)
  • KiCad 5.0 very capable and fully open source (free) electronic schematics & PCB layout (I’ve switched from Eagle to this)
  • PlatformIO open source editor for any software development (based on Microsoft Visual Studio Code platform).  This integrates the Arduino IDE capabilities into a light and fully featured editor.

Other good, but no longer used applications: