I’m so very sleepy today but I should post about this before a nap…After
many many many revisons, my GPS data-logging shield is done! Ive spent the last few weeks taking lots of data, so I think its pretty solid. The design supports 4 different (popular) modules, and writes data to an SD card as a plain text file. For geo-sensor tracking, I wrote a sketch that will log 3 analog sensor values along with the location, date and time. Many people have asked me over the years about DIY GPS loggers so hopefully they will be happy now.
There’s even some ideas for
power management, and waterproof enclosures
pick one up at the Adafruit webshop right now, along with a rather nice GPS receiver module.
Phew…I think I’m going to take a break from designing new Arduino shields for a bit: I’m pretty happy with the 5 I’ve got and there are many other neat projects clamoring for attention.
Dazbo10 just finished building his self-sourced x0xb0x in a mintyfresh color scheme and has a little demo vid with tweakage that covers pretty much the entire output range. Read more about it here
One step above scavenging from sidewalk trash, the
stonetek laser shop has multitudes of laser diodes, drivers, gratings, etc.
Dine909 etched 5 PCBs driving RGB LEDs and glued them together. Fill with clear glass marbles, play some 90′s ambient g0th music and you’ve got an instant cyber-moodlight!
Ayah Bdeir (who survived the same research group as I) is making cute little snap-together electronic kits
I spy batteries, pots, LEDs, touch sensors…
Edit: This project is sponsored by Smart Design and in collaboration with Jeff Hoefs
Ben Jandrell has a humongous collection of wind & solar projects, including lots of interesting hacks such as how to repurpose Sturmey-Archer dynohubs , using bike computers to calculate efficiency and dirt-cheap propeller design.
Kids home from school and clamoring for something to do? there are 203984203942 projects that have to do with magnets at the
$6 gauss meter. You could probably build this with stuff kickin’ around the house.
Carl Pisaturo’s portfolio website is full of beautiful images and kinetic art including some surprisingly in-depth build logs. I particularly liked the Orbit Machine
Olaf Ladousse is a Madrid artist who makes strange noisemakers in beautiful boxes
Check out the photoset here
% of error
Yes, you could always use the datasheet and a calculator. But this sucks so much less
Pair it with a
AVR fuse calculator and you’ve solved 99% of your problems!
I read every post on
alex’s blog because there’s always something neat he’s up to.
he got a Nokia 6100 LCD working, displaying his TV-B-Gone kit clones and programmed with a trusty USBtinyISP!
Ever since I saw the
QuadroCopters at 24C3, I’ve been checking out the latest in autonomous copters. This one has a ‘classic’ copter design & can autonomously hover using GPS + inertial guidance. The design is also open source!
Check out blurry photos, videos and vast amounts of documentation at
Kerrin kindly sent a link to this lovely solar engine: half sculptural art, half BEAMbotics
Raijuu made up a nifty cross between EMS Labs’ bizcard perfboard and a Boarduino. Only thing im not so sure about is the engendered 7805. If anything, I always thought of them as feminine.
Its open source and single-sided for easy home-etching.
Check it out!