Day 1: Thing 1: Midi Monster Board Design
This month we have two workshops. One on interfacing Purdata with the outside world and one on programming midi devices. I designed one board that should work for both classes. I will blog a bit more about this technically later at dorkbotpdx.org/feurig but that was my thing for the day.
Day 3, Thing 3, 3.3v Serial Adapter Hack
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day.com/?p=3803) 3.3v regulator added to benito. Will re-photograph and backfill data.
This was started at http://www.thing-a-day.com/2008/02/04/day-4-thing-4-aduino-adaboot-programmer/ It is part of the way that I do programming on the avr platform and the Arduino. I was using the programming half of a a bulky prototype that I have been working on to program an RBBa based maze solving mouse and I looked at the pile hanging precariously […]
The $15 Wiring Board
This was started out as one of my things for Thing-A-Day (2008) (http://www.thing-a-day.com/2008/02/22/day-22-thing-22-the-15-wiring-board/) This follows my work getting the wiring software platform working on some generic mega128 boards. It is somehow related to my work on reducing the costs of the Arduino runtime to less than $4 I recently found the code for an Stk500v2 […]
Day 25: Thing 25: AntiSocial(ism)
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/25/day-25-thing-25-antisocialism/) I went to radio shack about a month ago and bought an utrasonic distance sensor made by parallax called a ping))). I have been feeling cranky and anti social lately so I thought I should make something that didnt want to be bothered. I am considering adding an air horn for people […]
Day 24: Thing 24 — Mouse Whiskers (touch sensor)
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/24/day-24-thing-24-mouse-whiskers-touch-sensor/) Two weekends ago Aidan and I went to radio shack and he was looking at these $9 bug bots which have a sound sensor, two touch sensors (antennae) and 6 legs. He was very interseted in both the walking mechanism and the touch sensor. We decided that we should add one of […]
Day 23: Thing 23: DELETED!!! (Button and screen)
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/23/day-23-thing-23-deleted-button-and-screen/) After the last two days of disaster I got a new board in the mail. It has one of the new atmel USB avrs on it which I would like to work with instead of the the ftdi chipset for programming avrs and arduinos. Rather than attempt to do another complicated and […]
Day 21: Thing 21 — Fred 644 (an attempt to port Arduino to another processor)
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/21/day-21-thing-21-fred-644-an-attempt-to-port-arduino-to-another-processor/ ) I wound up on the bus for much of the day so I took my laptop and ported the arduino “Core” to atmel’s Mega644 which has 4 times the memory of the new arduino as well as almost twice the number of pins avaliable. When I got to the bootloader I […]
Day 20: Thing 20: Arduino on a (simm) Stick
(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/20/day-20-thing-20-arduino-on-a-simm-stick/) In response to a conversation I had with “lady ada” in which she asked me “what is an arduino?” I have been pushing the question “What isnt?”. I have a bunch of stuff that I have built around the simstick platform which I wanted to reclaim so I put a 168 on […]
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 […]