Encabulating Photon Emission Interface

My small lab assistant and I tossed our hats in the ring and were invited to compete in the 2013 Red Bull Creation competition. In short, it was great. Team swan tron didn’t make it to the finals, (this year, suckers) but had a great time and learned a ton. Dual hats off to the… Continue reading Encabulating Photon Emission Interface

Android IOIO Project | IOIOSeek

I hope you don’t mind, but I went ahead and stepped it up a few notches. My newest project brings my end-goal a few steps closer. I now have the pieces in place to put together an actual robotic implementation with the IOIO…since things have officially reached the cool stage, I decided to drop this… Continue reading Android IOIO Project | IOIOSeek

IOIO Servo Controller

I just doubled my Android Market presence with one fell swoop. IOIO project number two is in the books: IOIO Servo Controller. This project is a one-off of the PowerSwitch Tail relay project I have out in the wild. I took the button out of the mix and implemented a slider bar…removed the relay and… Continue reading IOIO Servo Controller

IOIO PowerSwitch Project

I can finally report a conclusion of sorts on the IOIO / PowerSwitch Tail project. The ‘of sorts’ disclaimer is in regards to my Android App, which is pretty much a working beta. I have some issues with my onResume code, and want to put some polish on the UI. That said, I have released… Continue reading IOIO PowerSwitch Project

HTML to Python to Arduino to LCD

Last week found me standing tall upon my shell script soapbox, shouting command line praises to all who would listen. Thou ought direct thine output aftways, to-wards thine USB port of thee. And that is well and righteous. Well, that still is the case. My latest project has made it glaringly obvious that sometimes a… Continue reading HTML to Python to Arduino to LCD

How to Use a Ladder

Ladder safety is a must in my book. Before tackling that weekend project around the house, take a look at these ladder tips I have collected. * Ensure the roof of the vehicle you are using is obstruction free * Make sure the ladder is fully opened, with both supports extended to their maximums *… Continue reading How to Use a Ladder

DIY Minority Report

Spoiler1: This is awesome. Spoiler2: I’ve never seen Minority Report. I do know that there is some sort of hands free interface, and that is what I have put together. Long story short, I have extended upon my PING))) project to include some sweet touchless home automation. I have the ultrasonic sensor interfacing with my… Continue reading DIY Minority Report

Garage Door Hack

Introducing Open-er-o-matic 3000. OOM3K. My finest project to date. I have my Arduino poking around with a PING))) sensor, a servo, some LEDs, and best of all…my garage door opener. End result: some Star Trek-ass shit. Check this footage of the OOM3K in action. Here, I had it configured to open the door when the… Continue reading Garage Door Hack

How to Fix a Paper Cutter

I walked into my designated printer room at work today to find the paper cutter broken. What a tragedy, right? I have absolutely no idea why we need a paper cutter, let alone several paper cutters, at our software shop FWIW. Regardless, I took it upon myself to remedy the problem. Sleep tight, thy co-workers…rest… Continue reading How to Fix a Paper Cutter