Mark de Vinck

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Long before the dawn of digital music, folks employed the power of the electric color organ (aka “light organ”) to add some synced visuals to their hi-fi experience. Schematics for building such a beast based on AC power and incandescent bulbs can be be found fairly easily on the web,... Read more »


Many an experimenter, hacker, tinkerer, & maker have heeded the call of the mighty matrix – and it’s no mystery why. A small army of LEDs elegantly wired in grid formation would be difficult for anyone with an appreciation for electronics hardware to pass up – even after considering the... Read more »


This project by Collin uses a familiar schematic — the light-sensitive oscillator (aka “phototheremin”) as originally described in Forrest Mims’ book Timer, Op Amp and Optoelectronic Circuits & Projects. Once he got the hang of securing each part in place for soldering, the rest of the process was more or... Read more »


The MintDuino is perfect for anyone interested in learning (or teaching) the fundamentals of how microcontrollers work. It will have you building your own microcontroller from scratch on a breadboard, and then easily programming it from almost any computer via the Arduino programming environment. Unlike pre-built microcontrollers, the MintDuino demonstrates... Read more »


This is an alternate build of the Brain Machine from the Maker Shed. I really like the Brain Machine, but I wanted to make a version that does not mount the electronics to the glasses. Please note: Maggie is a highly trained electrical engineer, stunt-dog, and chemist. Please don’t use... Read more »


You’ll need some basic soldering & hand tools to assemble the Monochron. The good news is that this is a pretty basic kit and even if it’s your first soldering project, it shouldn’t take more than 2 or 3 hours to put together. Buy the kit at the Maker Shed. Read more »