Welcome to 2015! Many exciting projects and reviews coming up this year.
The most exciting right now, though, is the release of a major project I have been working on for the last two years: Wizkers.io. Wizkers is an open source application that gives a web interface to scientific instruments: it enables you to make full use of the IO capabilities of your instruments, and Visualize, log, download and send instrument data to cloud services using one consistent interface. How cool is that?
So head over there, check it out and let me know what you think!
Ed, January 2015
Z Scale model trains are extremely small, which makes them great for coffee table layouts. I have designed a fully web-based controller so that can be used with a phone, tablet or computer to wirelessly interact with any small scale train layout with up to 16 turnouts.
William Garrido from Fried Circuits launched a really nice low power meter platform back in 2013, and I lent a hand in the design of the firmware. Very happy with the results, and we are only getting started!
Tau Labs is a super impressive drone project. What sets it apart from the rest, is that it is purely done by a group of passionate people in their spare time, with no other intent than having fun. But don’t be mistaken, Tau Labs is not an amateur project, far from it.
LED lights are beautiful. Many LED lights lighting in various random – and not so random – patterns are even better. And many LED lights driven by a tiny chip that you can program with Arduino… what more can you ask?
What about building a solar light that just works really well? … and why not make it so that the lighting patterns mimic those of fireflies? And what about making sure that the lamp will last many years, not just one season?
Before joining Adobe back in 2011, I did a freelance engagement for a really cool project in Paris: the design of a “Light Vortex” that would be the cornerstone of a brand new concept store of a German automotive manufacturer, avenue George V, in Paris.
Ever since I was old enough to play with a radio, I have been listening to what's out there. It was only logical I got my HAM license at some point.
The Beaglebone is a wonderful embedded development platform. Read on for various articles I contributed...