(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/19/day-19-thing-19-bead-work-led-array/) I think this takes the jewelry wire influence a bit far. I used a set of glass beads to space an insulate the array wires. In the end it was almost too pretty to embedd in the plastic. These are getting amazingly tedious and I am dissapointed in the resin that I… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Thing A Day 2008
Day 18: Thing 18: CD Hole Based circuit board.
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/18/day-18-thing-18-cd-hole-based-circuit-board/) I havent made a circuit board in ages. I was thinking that if I made circular pads for the leds they might make a decent reflections for the display. I made the etch mask for this out of the holes for press on cd lables and 1/8″ engineering tape. In the middle… Read more »
Day 17: Thing 17: Soldering Iron Timer Redux
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/17/day-17-thing-17-soldering-iron-timer-redux/) Today I really made Space and time (The appartment was getting a bit difficult to get around in). So this is a make up entry. After oxydizing the first tip on my new weller I decided it was time to build a new soldering iron timer (and one for my glue gun… Read more »
Day 16: Thing 16: Headbucket Headlights (more things that go blink in the night)
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/16/day-16-thing-16-headbucket-headlights-more-things-that-go-blink-in-the-night/) I went to the hardware store to replace the tip on my new Weller soldering iron after discovering that Radio Shack did not have a suitable one. At radio shack I picked up two 1100 mcd leds. On the way back I went to the art supply store to see if they… Read more »
Day 15: Thing 15: 8×8 Led Array Panel (Another thing that Goes Blink in the Night).
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/15/day-15-thing-15-8×8-led-array-panel-another-thing-that-goes-blink-in-the-night/) Yesterday I went to Tap Plastics and bought some resin after working on the programmer (yesterday’s thing). At dinner last night (which saved me from pulling my hair out for the entire evening trying to get virtual pc to flash the xbee modules from my mac) I was complaining that I have… Read more »
Day 14: Thing 14: Remote Arduino Programmer.
(Archive of : http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/14/day-14-thing-14-remote-arduino-programmer-failed/) I have been so happy with the programmer that I have been using that I wanted to add this capability to the xbee rf modules that I built a few months ago. I wired dio0 to both send and recieve boards and put the cap on the output side and wired… Read more »
Day 13: Thing 13 — Mold
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/13/day-13-thing-13-mold/) Today I made a MESS. Really, I made a rubber mold for casting resin . I was given a section of a large display recently that was made up of 6 5×7 led modules. The modules were embedded in epoxy with the lenses built into the front. As most of the led… Read more »
Day12: Thing12 — Helmet Taillights
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/12/day12-thing12-helmet-taillights/) One of our local dorkbots put an arduino in a bucket the other day and I got inspired to put one in my head bucket. I lined the two largest holes in the back of the helmet with foil tape (for ducts) and then built two boards with leds and mounted in… Read more »
Day 11: Thing 11 — led arrays
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/11/day-11-thing-11-led-arrays/) Today I got 2000 little leds in the mail. They are really bright. So of course I had to play around with them. I made 2 8×8 arrays one is made of magnet wire with no supporting background. I will figure out if I am going to mount this on somehting later…. Read more »
Day 10: Thing 10 — Wheel Watchers for Hacked Tamaya Mouses.
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/10/day-10-thing-10-wheel-watchers-for-hacked-tamaya-mouses/) My son aidan and I have been working on a pair of arduino based robots. Today I had him look at the boards from the check reader pile and reverse engineer the emitter detector pairs that tell the reader when the check is present. After poking around at the circuit board he… Read more »