Why pursue this madness? The parts Putting it all together The results Why pursue this madness? Like many of my projects, it all started when I stumbled upon something interesting on the internet. In this case it was a video of the Board of Imagination. Now, a mind controlled skateboard is pretty cool, and arguably the main … Continue reading Electric Longboards and Adrenaline Rushes
Like most people on the internet, I saw this video leading up to this year’s Halloween. Unlike most people, I thought “I need to make one of those, but adult male sized!” A quick bit of research led me to realize that normal LED light strips as used in the video are a little impractical … Continue reading Experimenting with EL wire: A Stickfigure Costume
Sections: Introduction The Results How to Make One For Yourself HC.htm EEPROM_config SGDL Introduction What is the Super Graphing Data Logger (SGDL)? It is an Arduino project that integrates data logging and the graphing of this data online using little more than an Arduino with the appropriate shields and sensors. It differs from similar … Continue reading Arduino: Super Graphing Data Logger
There are plenty of products available to the person who wants a functioning NAS out of the box, though I’ve never really been that type. By using a versatile board like the BeagleBone as a home media server, I can make a project that is more than a simple networked storage solution. It also affords … Continue reading BeagleBone: Making a Home Media Server
I recently purchased a BeagleBone with the intent of using it to make a home server and media box that could run constantly without costing a small fortune when the power bill arrived. I originally intended to make this project using a raspberry pi, though they’re having serious issues satisfying the demand, and I have … Continue reading Beaglebone: Making a Case
I saw this sort of project posted on Hackaday a few months ago, originally using an Arduino, and quickly went to work building my own. It worked well when plugged into the USB port of my computer, and I was excited to hook it up to some batteries and see how long it would run … Continue reading Vetinari’s Clock – A Clock that Ticks Irregularly
This is not a project in which I spent much time designing or planning things myself, but I had a lot of fun with it, and it let me try out my brand new Hakko soldering station. It simply entails the assembly of the Photopopper Photovore robot kit from Solarbotics.com . What is a Photopopper … Continue reading Solar Powered Robot Bugs!
The original source code for this project can be found Here, and an updated version of it for Arduino-1.0 can be found Here. WHAT YOU NEED: Arduino (I use the UNO, but I think the older revisions should also work) An Ethernet Shield 16×2 Basic Character LCD (There are many more colour options than just white … Continue reading Arduino Project: HTML to LCD