Here’s the winner of the quick “What you’re making in 2009” contest, send me a note Brent to collect your prize, a Maker’s Notebook!

Posted by: Brent on January 1, 2009 at 11:07 AM
Resolving to Complete my Solenoid Project
I’m resolving to complete my solenoid project this year. Scavenged dishwasher solenoids and assembled a voltage regulator board to allow an arduino to control the output of water through the valves. Essentially the valves fill the room with rain, and as a participant walks underneath the valves shut off leaving them dry, but standing in the middle of a shower. Seems like I’ve been working on this one for a long time, but I knew nothing about soldering, plumbing, electronics, blob detection prior to the project! If anyone’s interested, more of my project details are up on my blog.