Author: Michael

Shut up and take my Arduino!

Have you ever had an idea so ridiculous you thought it couldn’t be useful? Have you ever wondered to which extent you can go with an Arduino or other micro controller? Lets push some of these boundaries of knowledge with… useless and even dangerous Arduino projects! First and favorite contender, the auto shoelaces! If you…
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Repair Tutorial for a Boxy Watch Winder.

This week’s post will be a repair tutorial for a Boxy watch winder. Watch winders are devices that will rotate your watch a specific amount of times a day. Why would you want to do that? Aside battery powered watches, there are automatic watches – these watches use springs and motions to keep themselves powered.…
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A scary and delicious Halloween. Trick or Treat!

While this year Halloween may be different than some, that’s not an a reason to not have some fun with some Halloween ideas! Different than regular posts, here’s some scary ideas for you this October! Need a cocktail to relax? Enjoy a refreshing melon and gin cocktail. The foamy white can be achieved by beating…
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Storage Bonanzas!

Following this week’s show and tell, I will be talking a little bit about organization. There are many ways to organize electronic parts. As discussed, there is the good old way of reusing cardboard boxes and throwing everything in there. As a step above, you can use giant plastic storage bins and milk crates. For…
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Show & Tell! 22 Oct. 2020

This week’s show and tell will be about organizing your electrical components! Join us to see some options and share yours alongside any ideas and projects you’re working on! It starts at 14:30 and goes on for an hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 862 7676 5257Password: 123456 9

From Mac to Penguin!

Do you have an old computer lying around and do not know what to do with it? Is it really old and not really worth anything? Before you throw it out in the garbage, try giving it a second life! I happen to have a bunch of old things around. Among them, an old 2nd…
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Myo Armband Complete Destruction

I was recently tasked to do a teardown of a Myo Armband. If you’re not familiar with it, the Myo Armband is a bracelet with muscle sensors you put on your arm (ha! who would’ve guessed?). In essence, when you move your fingers, wrist or arm, it moves the muscles inside and the Myo detects…
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Need an Arduino? Let me hook you up!

In normal times, you could walk in the Sandbox, we explain to you how the lending process works and eventually you leave with an Arduino kit (or many other things we have available on loan…). While our loans are not currently available, fret not, we’ve got you! Have you been wanting to try a arduino…
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Video Stabilization

Have you taken a video while walking but it’s excessively jerky? Do you watch it and get motion sickness? Here’s a quick tip I’ve discovered in Adobe Premiere – Video Stabilization! There’s a few different ways of doing it in general but in Adobe Premiere, it essentially moves the video around and crops some of…
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Show & Tell! 24 Sept 2020

Join us for another weekly session where we present projects that we’ve been working on! This time hosted by the workstudies! Finished, or just started, are all fine. It starts at 14:30 and goes for an hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 996 1047 8082 Password: 776122 On the menu, image stabilization through Adobe Premiere! I will…
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