It’s been a month since my last post about my Arduino music player and remote.  This is a music system geared towards performers, like magicians, ventriloquists, jugglers and the like who perform a one man/woman show and need an easy way to queue up and play music and sounds. It uses two packet radio Arduino devices, […]

Yes, there are plenty of bluetooth enabled speakers that can be used with a smartphone to play music remotely, however, I was looking for a music system geared towards performers, like magicians, ventriloquists, jugglers and the like who perform a one man/woman show and need an easy way to queue up and play music and […]

I had this idea that had no real purpose other than to display a box of crayons in a fun way.  So, I created a crayon holder in the shape of a peacock, which I appropriately called, “The Crayon Peacock”. Modeled using Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software, I created two versions of the crayon peacock, one […]

  This past holiday season my wife asked me if I could make her a homemade gift for Christmas. So, I gave a her a gift that required some soldering, programming and configuring a web based service. I’m not sure if that was what she was expecting for a homemade present but I like the […]

Introduction The party light project is a simplified version of another project I have been working on that uses Adafruit’s Circuit Playground and its capacitive touch feature. This project has a number of features that make it well suited for new as well as seasoned hackers: No soldering Easy assembly Open source (available on GitHub) […]

I created this digital version of the hot potato game using simply a Circuit Playground board from Adafruit and a lipo battery.  The code is in Adafruit’s github repository as a pull request at the moment. The program utilizes the accelerometer in the board to determine when the board is being thrown and caught, and […]