Projects & Plans Things to Make & Enjoy!

The Brain Machine kit
Summer 2010
Relax and rejuvenate as your brain synchronizes to a wonderful meditative state, and enjoy as you hallucinate beautiful colors and patterns from your subconscious mind!

USB Gamepad
April 2010
Convert a console game pad into a USB keyboard and accelerometer tilt-mouse for playing games on your PC. The USB game pad can be used with nearly any software, such as a MAME emulator, game, simulation software, or for custom user interfaces.

Feb 2010
Monochromatic clock that display retro-arcade style table tennis for two game animations while incrementing the hours and minutes.

Sept 2009
Our first open source Homeland Security non-lethal weapon project - The "THE BEDAZZLER: A Do-it-yourself Handheld LED-Incapacitator". After attending a conference where the $1 million "sea-sick flashlight" (named "THE DAZZLER") was demonstrated by the US Dept. of Homeland Security, we decided to create our own version.

Ice Tube Clock
August 2009

Adjustable breadboard supply
July 2009

Spirograph business cards
May 2009

January 2009

December, 2008
The Fuzebox is a fully open-source, DIY 8-bit game console. It is designed specifically for people who know a little bit of programming to expand into designing and creating their own video games and demos. A full-featured core runs in the background and does all the video and audio processing so that your code stays clean and easy to understand.

XBee adapter
November, 2008
XBee modems are one of the easiest ways to create a wireless point-to-point or mesh network. They have error correction, are configured with AT commands, come in multiple flavors and can create a wireless serial link out of the box! I wanted to make a wireless Arduino project but all the adapter boards on the market made me unhappy. So I designed what I think is an excellent low-cost adapter board.

Halloween Pumpkin
October, 2008
A quick project for an electronic halloween pumpkin. With a bit of hacking a $1 plastic pumpkin is upgraded: a sensor embedded in the nose detects when people get close and will play scarey sounds and animates LEDs on the face.

September, 2008
A very simple musical synthesizer that uses the conductive properties of pencil graphite to create different sounds. The result is a fun toy that lets you draw musical instruments on any piece of paper.

SIM reader
July, 2008
This project details how to build a Smart/SIM card reader/writer for experimentation and investigation of SIM & Smart cards.Once the reader design is built, the open source software can be used to read from and write to the card. Together they can be used to backup/restore stored SIM card data, recover deleted SMS's and phone contacts, examine the last phone numbers dialed, etc.

The YBox2 is a DIY networked set-top box. Connect it to your TV and you can design customized content to be delivered direct from the Internet.

GPS / Datalogging shield for Arduino
Would you like to use your Arduino to create geo-locative art? Or make a custom GPS device that can log sensor data along with the precise time and location? Perhaps you're looking to make a tracker, or want to make your own geocaching hardware. You are in luck! Here is my design for a Arduino shield that is perfect for any sort of project or artpiece that requires GPS precision time or location data.

Wave (Audio) shield for Arduino
Adding quality audio to an electronic project is surprisingly difficult. People tend to end up either using low-quality ISD chips (you might get 8Khz sampling rate for 30seconds out of these, if you're lucky!) or mucking around with trying to control a CD or MP3 player. Although it's possible to generate audio direct from a microcontroller using a PWM output, the quality is often low and its hard to fit a lot of music in an EEPROM chip. You can buy an embedded MP3 player board, but they're either expensive or difficult to use!

Ethernet shield for Arduino (XPort)
Want your Arduino to check email? How about sending a twitter (which can then be easily forwarded to a phone via SMS)? Or grabbing data from a website? There are so many possibilites for projects that connect to the Internet to get data, now there's an easy way to do it with an Arduino.

DC Motor/Servo/Stepper shield for Arduino

TV-B-Gone kit
Tired of all those LCD TVs everywhere?
Want a break from advertisements while you're trying to eat?
Want to zap screens from across the street?

Built in co-operation with Mitch Altman (the inventor of the TV-B-Gone) this kit is a great way to build something truly useful!

If you've ever struggled to use a solderless breadboard with an Arduino, you understand how frustrating it can be! I designed this Arduino clone to solve this problem in an inexpensive DIY fashion.

Protoshield for Arduino
This is a design for an open-source prototyping shield for Arduino NG/Diecimila. It has tons of cool features, to make prototyping on your Arduino easy.

An all-through-hole USB AVR programmer design to be sold as a low cost kit

Burn those chips!

Digg Button Kit
Your very own social bookmarking project, without the nasty VC problems

A simple kit project to learn soldering

Wave Bubble
Open Source RF Jammer

No good will come of this!

A persistance of vision toy

A low cost kit for experimenting with microcontrollers & LEDs, now with serial port!

Simple 5V DC/DC boost converter

Charge any USB device from 2 AA's

A real-word to MIDI interface platform

For artists, musicians, and anyone else who wants to experiment with interactive media

Persistence of Vision Display for Bikes

Blinky project to customize your ride

Minty MP3
A portable music player

Fresh Breath
Fresh Tunes
Fresh Design

A bassline synthesizer/sequencer

Just as acid as can be
We don't need no 3-0-3

Game Grrl
A portable nintendo

An inexpensive and easy portable gaming project

Bike Lite
A dimmable Lithium-Ion powered halogen lamp

See and be seen when on your bike!

A persistance of vision toy

A first experience in simple microcontroller design.

Matrix 2 Mod
Modifying your headlamp to work with rechargables

For fun & Profit

Bike Stand
A D.I.Y. bicycle repair stand

A good introductory welding project

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