10th May 2014

Processing, Arduino and Web

I saw this interesting problem a school teacher was having in the Arduino forum. Hello! I am middle school teacher fumbling my way through learning how to use Arduino in...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

25th Sep 2013

30×30″ Painting Robot

I am back onto my painting robot project! The brush will be dipped much like a human would do it. I will add more brushes eventually though. Perhaps three or four....

15th Sep 2013

Firefly is Here! Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzt!

The following is a quick status report for Firefly (previous reports). We are very excited to be delivering a swarm of our Firefly creations to the Nuit Blanch Base Camp Party!...

19th Aug 2013

FireFly at Atomic

Last night FireFly was at Atomic Rooster. We met up with Adam Davidson. who hosted the event. Lots of people came by specifically to check them out and many other people got to give...

20th Jul 2013

Project Firefly and Social Network Theory

We’ve been working very hard on FireFly (FireFly project progress). See FireFly in action. FireFly is ready to light your way on your social journey. We’ve had a mention of the...

05th Jan 2013

Billboard Project

The Arduino Mega micro-controller arrived last week so I started to work on the slat controller for the billboard project. I wired up three servos and cooked up few lines...

21st Dec 2012

Billboard Thoughts

I’m collaborating with my friend Raven. We’re still at the drawing board but we’ve talked about those billboards that change images using rotating triangles. It’s a cool way to incorporate...

13th Nov 2012

Painting Robot First Brush Strokes

I was able to get little dipper to move some paint around with the brush! Here it is making two whole brush strokes! I decided to make the code on...

11th Nov 2012

CNC Wire Bender

At the beginning of this life-phase of making things I attempted to make a CNC 3D wire bender. It would eventually make pre-bent landing gear for my simple model airplane...

28th Oct 2012

Painting Robot Lives!

Little Dipper is now outfitted with shiny new linear bearings. I was a little silly to try to make it work with the junked up bearings from scanners (in retrospect)....

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