Category Archives: Electronics

Electric Longboards and Adrenaline Rushes

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

Experimenting with EL wire: A Stickfigure Costume

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

Arduino: Super Graphing Data Logger

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

BeagleBone: Making a Home Media Server

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

Vetinari’s Clock – A Clock that Ticks Irregularly

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