31st Jul 2014

Hack Challenge

July’s mystery component for the virtual contest was a pair of photocells! Next month is Let’s Make a Clock! Last month was Arduino Challenge. The cool thing about this contest is it’s...

28th Jun 2014

Single LED Clock

An example of this LED clock is installed in my 2014 rooster project. I’ve been thinking about making a single LED clock that uses color to display time for a little...

14th Jun 2014

Hack Your Bike Ottawa

The Maker Movement is here and this is the summer to hack your bike! What cool things can you do with your bike? Perhaps we can enlist the help of the Arduino Meetup Group....

12th Jun 2014

Rolly Robot

All my friends have been making robots that run around the floor and I felt left out so this is my installment. What I Liked Their robots use an elegant solution of controlling...

04th Jun 2014

Arduino in a Bag

I’ve been toting Arduino stuff for the Blink Arduino Meetup Group and to work on projects with friends. So I’ve been trying to make this easy. It was a big help when I went...

26th May 2014

Bridging Gap between Breadboards and PCBs

The problem with PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) is they’ve been around for so long. They’ve become “perfected” and taken for granted as is. They’re over engineered for their wide audience and...

10th May 2014

Isoscel-Ease the Drawing Robot

I learned a bit from making the Art-O-Matic swirling-drawing robot. The new Isoscel-Ease drawing robot uses triangular geometry rather than scissor geometry (other drawing robots). The two arms holding the pen are the...

15th Apr 2014

Art-O-Matic

I’ve not done any drawing robots in a while and I got the bug again. I drew Art-O-Matic up in Sketchup (and gear generator) then made the parts from hardboard using a CNC cutter. Added...

23rd Mar 2014

FireFly: Wearable Social Pendant

Firefly is a social pendant that reacts to social situations and human contact (Firefly development timeline). It creates visualizations of human group-social dynamic in real time using color. Both for...

20th Mar 2014

Hack UR Yard

A wave of blue light traverses a network of garden lights in response to an intruder.[/caption] After working on the Firefly project which has infra red communications and LED lights,...

02nd Mar 2014

Arduino Day

Arduino’s tenth anniversary is upon us! So let”s hang out! What’s an Arduino? Check out Arduino workshops! Arduino Jam Session RSVP to darcy@inventorArtist.com Saturday, March 29th, 2pm-5pm Room M70, 2 Daly Avenue,...

06th Feb 2014

Dream Walk

  An interactive snowflake installation responds to movement and gesture with color and light. These suspended snowflakes use sensors and a microcontroller to analyse your motion in real time to...

01st Jan 2014

Debugging and Arduino

I really love Arduino. I’m going on a bit of an electronics binge and one thing I’d like to add to the mix is in circuit debugging. I’m just tossing...

01st Jan 2014

Shut-Up-O-Matic

Have you ever run into a person that talks over everybody or constantly rants? Of course you negotiate and set boundaries but some lack interpersonal skill and interrupt or use annoying tactics. Fret...

30th Dec 2013

Egg Timer Dreams

Egg timer concept. Not so elegant but it’s a beginning.[/caption] I was thinking it would be fun to make an egg timer or kitchen timer as a fun design challenge....

12th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern Lighting Experiments

Here are some example of Parol Lanterns using LED lighting which are inexpensive and efficient (LED tutorial). Order Parol Kits! Six LED Arduino Parol Lights I used an Arduino and an infra red receiver...

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