Serial LCD

Serial LCD

Serial LCD after bootup.

Videos from DorkbotPDX 0x01

Thanks to the wonderful efforts of Mark, Jason and Jared, we now have videos up of the proceedings from DorkbotPDX 0x01. Check them out here: http://www.vimeo.com/album/10961

Also, there's now a Vimeo channel for DorkbotPDX, too, which will be the place to see all sorts of videos from the various goings on of our fine group: http://www.vimeo.com/dorkbotpdx

6v6 prototype

6v6 prototype

prototype of my 6v6 based amp

checking the fit of the axial cap

checking the fit of the axial cap

checking the fit of the axial capacitor. ATMEGA168 shown for illustration

Axial Capacitor Insertion

Axial Capacitor Insertion

inserting axial capacitor into RBBB

Folded Negative Lead on Axial Capacitor

Folded Negative Lead on Axial Capacitor

Axial capacitor with negative lead folded over

RBBB Getting Ready

RBBB Getting Ready

Laying out the RBBB and axial capacitor

Ruby on Crack

LED Birthday Candle

In order to encourage us to play with electronics more, JWA and I have begun doing monthly challenges. For our inaugural challenge, we decided upon an LED Birthday Candle. This is my entry to that challenge.

LED Birthday Candle

DorkbotPDX 0x01

DorkbotPDX 0x01 will be taking place on March 30th at the PNCA Graduate Studios building (1432 NW Johnson St.). We are planning to start things around 6, though there will probably be time to socialize a bit before the talks start.

Note: If possible, please RSVP over on Upcoming.

The lineup of speakers is:

  • Cathy Swider - Using LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots with students to create art
  • Ward Cunningham - What If Bacteria Designed Computers?
  • David Frech - Bootstrap yourself into conviviality by writing your own Forth

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