Tag Archives: arduino
Multi-Breadboard Drifting! (555 timers and such)
From the YouTube video comments: “I modified the earlier sketch that draws characters on the led matrix to count from 0-9 (then loop back), and i triggered it with a 555 timer circuit i made earlier. 555 timers can be used as pulse trains. always keep at least one on your giant table-sized breadboard!” The display used here is the DLG7137…
Intro to Arduino Class – August 2011
On August 27th, FamiLAB held its first “Intro to Arduino” class at Cloudspace. The class sold out over a week in advance, and everyone was able to make it, so we had a full house of new Arduino enthusiasts. The students had a wide range of backgrounds – some with electronics and programming experience, others with no experience, but were curious about how they could use an Arduino in their projects. We even had 2 of the Boy Scouts that came as a follow-up to their Electronics merit badge they […]
FamiLAB Soldering Class – June 2011
I’M MAKING A NOTE HERE: OUR FIRST SOLDERING CLASS WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! On Saturday, June 25th, FamiLAB held its first soldering class. This class was designed to be a “practice run” before the first public soldering class in July. (Link) UPDATED: We’ve added a “Bring a kit” class in July for those that want help building a kit of their choice (Link) It was a great time, and led to a really energized FamiLAB business meeting in the afternoon. Special thanks to Cloudspace for hosting the event, to the […]
Famicam’s Got A Cronjob!
I mentioned a few posts ago about Riggins’ neat hack of an OpenCV face recognizer with our fugin sweet ptzcam. We said for months that we should set it up on a server at the lab, set the tune of a cronjob. Well, we spent tonight installing dependencies, compiling OpenCV from SVN , getting Riggins’ imgur fork to work right, and setting up the rest of the python stuff. CONGRATULATE US. (Soon to come: temperature, light, pressure, and gas sensors with the Arduino analog inputs)
MakerBot, Arduinos, and OpenVPN – Saturday Accomplished!
After a short Hangover-ish January 1st, the Makers and Hackers and Mooks wasted no time getting this year started off right! With plastic ‘poop’ jokes and superfluous LED blinkage! Mack got his MakerBot printing! Apparently, as it’s last and final test, it prints out it’s own last part. I got to make my first Arduino. You have no idea how much I’ve wanted those pins. I’ve tried everything else; parallel port hijacking, ripping apart keyboards, misusing joysticks… I have finally arrived. A VPN to our doppleganger counterparts at FouLab in […]