SJI-hyperlapse

Getting up early to catch the Eastbound ferry rewards you with a great view of the sunrise over the mountains.  I always try to remember …

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LIFA-Leonardo

7/17/2014 Update from Sam K: Hey everyone. LIFA has been replaced with LINX which includes support for the Leonardo (and lots of other new features …

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TechShop Waterjet Mach 2

I’ve been eager to join TechShop since they launched many years ago in the Bay Area.  This fall we Austin makers finally got our chance! …

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Rainbow Cycle LEDs

As I mentioned in the LED Ring construction post, I wanted to make sure 4 AA batteries would power my 25 RGB LEDs through a …

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IMG_1343-sm

As promised, here is a rundown of how the synchronized LED rings from our Halloween costumes came together.  When we initially designed these Roomba costumes, …

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A malfunctioning Roomba with two exasperated virtual walls.

A quick post on our 2012 Halloween costumes – after many late nights, we had an awesome time walking around the neighborhood tonight.  Check below …

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ruby-400

About a year ago I decided I should broaden my software horizons and learn something completely different from my normal fare of FPGAs and hardware. …

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Microwave cage

RFI is a serious concern (especially for radio telescopes), but so is a tasty snack.  Here is one way they balance these needs at the …

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