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22
Oct
11

Finished up RGB LED turn signals (For now!)

Well I posted a video of my finished turn signals, everything seems to be working well and have over 6000 miles driven with them through about 10 states, not one problem.  I would ultimately love to control them from my iPhone, and I am looking into ways of doing this use WiFi or even the cell network (I would incorporate more in to the system if I did this with cell connectivity)  I tend to lean  to the WiFi system it’s cheaper and draws less power.  I might end up switching the system to a keyed power source so it is inactive when the car is off but for now this works.

Here is a video:

Thanks for watching and reading!

08
Dec
09

Simple Arduino Midi Controler

So I made a simple midi controller since there was a discussion about midi in an arduinome, just wanted to see what would be involved.  It’s pretty simple to make a stand-alone version.

Here is the schematic, very simple (Potentiometers can be any size):

Here is the the code.  It’s stupid simple, it might be too simple.  I don’t know if the delays have to be there but I didn’t want to spam the serial port, also this is just for 2 controls.



// Super Simple Midi Contoler

int val = 0;
int val2 = 0;

void setup()
{
   Serial.begin(31250);       // Default speed of MIDI serial port
}

void loop()
{
   val = analogRead(1)/8;      // Divide by 8 to get range of 0-127 for midi
   MIDI_TX(176,1,val);         // 176 = CC command, 1 = Which Control, val = value read from Potentionmeter
   delay(10);

   val2 = analogRead(0)/8;     // Control point 2
   MIDI_TX(176,2,val2);
   delay(10);

}

void MIDI_TX(unsigned char MESSAGE, unsigned char CONTROL, unsigned char VALUE) //pass values out through standard Midi Command
{
   Serial.print(MESSAGE);
   Serial.print(CONTROL);
   Serial.print(VALUE);
}



And here is a video:

Now go make your own controller with photoresistors, pressure sensors, touch sensors, whatever!

13
Oct
09

My Arduinome 128 is finished!

I finished my Arduinome about 8-9 months later LOL!  I was stuck leaving it in a playable state but without a nicely finished case, well no more!

Fist off here are some pics of the finished device.

Video:

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Now a few of my goal were:

  1. Size – I wanted the finished piece to be as thin as possible, no real reason just my goal.
  2. Quality – I wanted the device to look nice, like a piece of furniture or what not.
  3. Usability – Of course I wanted something that worked well and was easy to use.
  4. Cool – And finally I wanted something that looked ‘cool’,  I wanted to to be mine, a custom device that I built for myself.

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