My Surly Long Haul Trucker has fairly thick handle bars and I never had much luck finding a bell that would fit. Lacking a bell turns out to be a huge problem on Calgary pathways, which are regularly populated by slow and often oblivious pedestrians. For a while now I have relied on verbal warnings, … Continue reading Velo Orange Temple Bell!
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
This is a really simple modification of an existing program found here. All I have done is included a system call to mplayer that loads a short 27 second .wav file of the nyan cat background music and loops it for as long as the program is running. Obviously this requires one to have the … Continue reading Nyan
This post is different from all of my previous projects which are primarily electronics oriented, and it isn’t even a new project per say. I started this terrarium last year using a glass jar that originally contained some candy, and filled it with compost and moss. It worked well at first, but eventually the moss … Continue reading Terrarium! Nature in a Candy Jar.
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. 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 on black) An Ethernet cable (I just used an old one lying … Continue reading Arduino Project: HTML to LCD