Category: Micro

Auto On/Off Bike Light

    Concept:  As a commuting cyclist, I often forget to turn my rear flashing light off. It doesn’t take long to flatten the battery if it’s on…

Auto On/Off Bike Light (Prototype)

Concept:  This is the prototype for the final auto bike light. There is much more info in that post including the parts list and files.     This…

IOT Plant Monitor without a WIFI enabled microcontroller

Concept:  I want to monitor when my plant need to be watered but I don’t have a wifi enabled development board OR I don’t have wifi OR I have…

IOT Plant Monitor

Concept:  How do you know when it’s time to water your desk plant? This is how I read the moisture level of my fiddle back ficus desk plant…

Month Word Clock Prototype

Concept: A 16×16 letter clock which displays the day of the month. A genetic algorithm was used to arrange the letters to get the best fit. I adapted the…

Word Clocks by Ash – Crowdfunding Project

Concept:The successors to the prototype word clock. Offered as a crowdfunding project on Pozible called “Word Clocks by Ash“. The idea behind crowdfunding this project wasn’t really to…

Arduino + ESP8266 + Thingspeak example code

I had trouble finding an easy solution to getting a ESP8266 to work with a Arduino so I’ll post my results below. Here is what you need to get…

CC3200 LaunchXL Thinkspeak Temperature Logger for Energia – Code example

The CC3200 has a built in temperature sensor to make it easy to get up and running quickly. I couldn’t find any really easy to use code so…

Large Word Clock (prototype)

Concept: A pretty take on the traditional word clock. The front is intended to be smooth and reflective and the letters are pocketed from the back. This concept later…

Robot Arm (3 DOF)

Concept: A 3 DOF robot arm which has both forward and reverse kinematics. Software: java/arduino Materials: Arduino, 3 servos, some lego to allow the parts to be manipulated Processes:…