3D printing FAQ

As the proud new owner of a printer and total 3D-printing newbie; I thought it would be a good idea to try and compile questions and problems I have come across into a sort of “Intro to 3D printing”. Below is a list of topics this article will cover, with links for quick access: Introduction … Continue reading

Using Google Drive as your database

I was recently asked to create a quick prototype for a data visualisation tool. I decided to go ahead with d3.js. The data needed to be dynamic, and added by non-technical people. At that point I didn’t have time to implement a complete CMS solution. Since this prototype was internal, I decided to explore the … Continue reading

Sewable Circuits

This year I have been selected to talk at Devs Love Bacon about electronics and particularly, sewable circuits. I submitted the talk after my Christmas project (which involved quite a few sewn electronics) started to really tickle my interest for DIY wearables. This talk was also a good opportunity to research the state of wearables, … Continue reading

Learn, Build, Share

I’m afraid “selfie” will never be the word of the year for me. If I had a say, I would nominate Arduino (especially now we’ve celebrated the microcontroller’s 10th birthday). For a couple of years now, I’ve been aspiring to be a maker; learning, experimenting (i.e. trying, failing, and trying again) and sharing all those … Continue reading

LEDs aplenty, and only a few pins

Who doesn’t like seeing the LED blink when they upload their first Arduino sketch to the board? No one. It’s just magic! So, this time, I’ve decided to push the “illusion” a bit further with lots and lots of LEDs. I am currently working on an exciting project (more on that in a future post) … Continue reading

Playing with the Arduino GSM shield

Last week I attended the Arduino GSM Playground organised by Telefonica Digital. The Arduino GSM shield was released about a month ago; manufactured by Arduino, but designed by Telefonica. All the specs are available on the Arduino webiste. I’ll do a bit of research on GSM first, then I’ll try and highlight some features of … Continue reading

The awesomeness of MaKey MaKey

While I’m still preparing some nice little Arduino tutorials for you guys, I thought I’d share a little project I made a while back with MaKey Makey. In all fairness, this project would never have been done without Fraser‘s suggestion, so, big thanks to him because it was a lot of fun in the end … Continue reading

Nodecopter event – London

On Saturday I attended my first Nodecopter event in London. It was ace! Nice people, great ideas, good fun. At the end of the day we had a few really cool projects, such as: a keyboard controlled copter a copter reading QR codes a copter controlled by leapmotion ps3 remote control arduino and conductive paint … Continue reading

Arduino – Simon game / Part 1

A few days ago, I had a bit of downtime so I decided to use it wisely and started playing with the brand new Arduino kit we’ve got in the office. You’d have guessed, I’m sure, that Arduino is right up my street. Every time a LED lights up on the breadboard, it takes me … Continue reading