There are a lot of different shields out there for Arduino. However, sometimes there arises a need to make your own. Even more plentiful in the world of electronics are integrated circuits that do a lot of nifty things. Some control output, some input, and some are sensors. In this edition of Projects with Ryan Slaugh I show you how to make your own custom proto shield.Continue Reading
The Repeat After Me: A Mintronics Memory Game project is a throwback to the era of Simon and Pocket Repeat. Even more than 30 years after its initial release, this electronic game remains a hit.Continue Reading
In one of my classes, we’re making cell phone pouches recently. On Monday, we looked at some fabric iPod cases on Flickr, and then they made sketch models with paper and tape. Sketch models are a very quick model that allows you to see about what the design will be before committing lots of time, expense and materials to the design. The sketch model allows you to hold the idea in your hand in the fastest turnaround possible. They had about 20 minutes to make theirs, which placed an emphases on speed over perfection, which could come later.
Students next transferred the measurements to the computer and cut the shapes with the laser. On Thursday, some started cutting t-shirt fabric on the laser. A couple of students are sewing with hand but fabric glue is faster. As a finished product, glue probably isn’t the best, but it allows very quick feedback on the design’s measurements. One student wanted to photo on to his design, so we managed to raster an image onto the fabric. This weekend I scored a free sewing machine and associated gear, which should open up some new possibilities.Continue Reading
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. – William Ross Wallace, American poet Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9. Make something for your mom that shows how much you appreciate and care about her! Here is a list of 10 handmade gifts I think any mom would be thrilled […]Continue Reading
Researches at the Univerity of Toronto’s Dynamics Graphics Project are developing this gesture based 3D sketching program.Continue Reading