Sunday, April 1, 2012
I haven't had enough time to do any electronics projects in the past month. I just wanted to post to say, I'm not dead! In the next month or two I will be working on a pretty big project. I am only going to say that it involves my bedroom being turned into a computer! Well, that's all for now (if anyone actually reads this).
Posted by Conner Smith at 6:39 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
This update for the bench puter is different. I completely chucked all the hardware and started fresh. I used a firmata sketch with arduino and processing to talk to the arduino from the computer. Now, all I have to do is open the application on the desktop and press the buttons on it to turn the arduino pins on and off. Pretty simple! Here is a picture of the application:
Posted by Conner Smith at 1:26 PM
This post doesn't have any pictures. Just a quick update. I am giving up on the current design of the bench-puter project. Although, I am not giving up on the project. I just got a laptop for my birthday and I am going to rebuild it using just the laptop and the arduino. I just thought that it would be foolish to continue it with hardware while I have a laptop that could control it. I will post an update on it in a few days.
Posted by Conner Smith at 10:05 AM
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I recently made a few 555 timer circuits successfully. The reason I say successfully is because I have never been able to get them working in the past. All because I had the pinout all wrong. Now that I got them working, they are really cool. The first one is a bi-color LED alternating between its two colors. The second one is supposed to be a "ticking bomb" sound but it sounds more like a heartbeat. That's it on 555 timers for now but I still have a couple more ideas so stay tuned.
Posted by Conner Smith at 12:11 PM