Archive for the 'Electronics' Category

Flashduino at FITC Toronto 09

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I have been working hard on creating some interesting stuff for the Flashduino talk I am giving at FITC this year. Below is the first video made using a prototype circuit and Flash code for time-lapse photography. By the time of the presentation this will be refined into an open source DIY Arduino shield. Who […]

Processing Controlling a Color Kinetics LED String Over Ethernet

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Below you will find code that will allow you to control a Color Kinetics iColor Flex SL LED string via UDP. Why should you care? Well this will allow control of the string directly from your computer via ethernet. If you can’t see the power in that then maybe your inner nerd isn’t shining through. […]

Arduino Servo Control… Screw It, I am Going To Learn Some Assembly

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Controlling a servo with Arduino is easy, as shown in a previous post. What I have found difficult is getting multiple servos and serial data processing to play nice together. Processing serial data is screwing up the timing of the software PWMs. There are several libraries written for Arduino to control servos, check them out […]

Arduino Servo Control take 2

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Controlling 11 servos via the digital ports on Arduino turns out to be foolish. In the process I learned a bit more about Arduino but now I am going to concentrate on a hardware solution.

Arduino Servo Control for Beginners

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

I managed to get my servo working with Arduino today using this tutorial. Nothing to special. The first time I tried nothing happened because I had the min/max pulse time setup wrong for the hitec servo. With the hitec servos the min pulse is 900µsec and the max is 2100µsec. Once I changed that it […]