MakerCity Festival 2015

This past weekend I was at the MakerCity Festival in Odense, Denmark and shot a bit of video of the different exhibits and workshop areas.   It’s all shot using a Nikon D800 with a 24-70mm, f2.8, Nikon lens. The edit and color grading is done in Final Cut Pro…


Ultimaker 3D Printer Assembly Timelapse

About a month ago, I received my Ultimaker 3D printer kit, and for the assembly, I decided to rig my camera to create a timelapse of the complete assembly process. The camera was mounted above my work table along with 3 lamps for consistent light, and then tethered to a…


Video from Maker Faire New York 2011

This year at Maker Faire has been with a high focus on robotics, and in this video I have tried to capture a wide variety of the projects that was shown off at the faire.   I have tried to put captions in the video for the different projects, and…


New bootloader file for ATmega8L

When using the LCD I/O Backpack with the ATmega8L-8AU, you need a bootloader that runs at 8 MHz. But the one shipping with Arduino for the ATmega8 has some less than ideal settings, most annoyingly a very long startup delay and a low speed for the serial programming. I have…


Alternative programming cable for LCD I/O Backpack

Following up with yet another alternative to the FTDI cable or adapter.


Programming the LCD I/O Backpack with an Arduino

Since the workshop in the beginning of October, there has been a few requests for alternatives to the FTDI USB to TTL level UART adapters. They are a bit expensive, and many of the attendees at the workshop didn’t have one. This post is an attempt to help out those…


Introducing the LCD I/O Backpack

I admit, it has been a little slow for the past couple of months here on the blog, but that doesn’t mean nothing has happened. For a workshop in Labitat, we needed a really cheap alternative to the Arduino for interfacing between an analog temperature probe and a 16×2 character…


Custom LCD Characters with Arduino

A few days ago I saw a post on Adafruits blog about an online tool by Bruno Maia to help create custom characters for use with character based LCD like the ones used in the last article. The tool makes it really easy to to design characters, icons and signs,…


4 LCD displays on 1 Arduino

I’m planning an Arduino based project where I would like to use two of the 16×2 character based LCD displays, but at the same time, don’t want to use all the I/O pins, I need some for data input also. Therefor, I decided to do a test, and see if…


It’s time for some tinkering

Documenting my endeavors in electronics…