Monthly Archives: August 2009

glasswall
"Because I spend too much time with computers, every time I looked at the wall it seemed like a grid of pixels"
Dave Vondle

Glass Block LED Wall Display

I live in Logan Square in Chicago and have this glass block window in the front of my building.  Because I spend too much time with computers, every time I looked at the wall it seemed like a grid of pixels.  I had seen LED pixel walls before, but never ones that would let light [...]

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"It allows us to easily prototype small battery-powered devices that contain motors, lights, speakers or sensors"
Dave Vondle

Arduino Mini Shield for Small Prototypes

We have developed a small “shield” board for the Arduino Pro Mini that allows us to easily prototype small battery-powered devices that contain motors, lights, speakers or sensors.  This shield adds the following features to the arduino board: Battery charging of a lithium polymer or lithium ion battery Voltage converter of battery voltage to 3.3V.  [...]

Diana cam
"We thought it would be funny to make a camera that prints his hair on all the portraits he takes"
Adam Geremia

Modding a Toy Camera to an “Alex Cam”

As a going-away present for our intern Alex, an avid photographer, we decided to hack a toy camera.  Alex has an awesome signature hair cut, so we thought it would be funny to make a camera that prints his hair on all the portraits he takes.  The final design is super simple and only takes [...]