30 May 2021
The family spent some time in West Virginia with Katie’s folks and we
came up with a project Bruce and I could do together. I wanted to create a
game that was engaging but not in the typical -bang- -pow- -beep- sort of way
most baby toys do it. The concept is simple, an LED light ring and
three buttons, red, green, and blue. You can even mix and match colours!
28 Sep 2020
It has been 7 years since we built the lightbulb chandalier
and a lot has changed in that time. Most significantly we had a baby and I
wanted to repurpose the light to help us see him at night on the babycam (Axis 211).
12 May 2018
Tango Sentio is a 3D scanning glove. The name is derived from Latin tango:
touching, and sentio: seeing. No, I don’t speak Latin but I can google until
I find something that sounds interesting enough.
11 Feb 2018
With smartphones in everyone’s pockets these days we have many ways to communicate
but I wanted to get back to basics. I essentially recreated the telegraph
here with one button and one haptic buzzer. You press the button on Thing 1 and
Thing 2 vibrates and vice-versa. The whole thing fits in the palm of your hand
and you can send and receive messages discretely, without having to look at
anything. I did add an RGB LED for system status information.
29 Oct 2017
We have an amazing view of English Bay from our apartment in Vancouver which
is also where the big ships park while they wait to be loaded up at the port.
The ultimate goal is to build a wall map patterned off the Manhattan Marauder’s
Map I saw on Hackaday. First things first, I need to get the data and store
it in a database. I’m using Django/Python and the data comes from Marine Traffic.
09 Dec 2016
This is a demo of a prototype I’m going to use for a Cascadia Map. The idea is to have a map in Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland and that
when you press the button on your map, that city lights up on all 3 maps. This prototype uses the Adafruit Feather Huzzah as the
development board and Adafruit.io as the data transport service.