Category Hacks

Glowy Shell Project – Part 2

First order of business was to work out roughly a maximum size for the pcb so I knew what I had to work with. After breaking out the ruler, I figured that I had a 40 x 30 mm rectangle or a 50 x 40 mm oval-ish shape, plenty of spacefor everything if I made a […]

Glowy Shell Project – part 1(ish)

Glowy Shell Project – part 1(ish) I’ve recently been working on a project where I’ve tried to go from idea all the way through to a finished “product” (although I have no intention of selling it). I quite often start a project and get bored/distracted once I’ve project to myself that the idea is possible. […]

TV LED Backlight

This Sunday afternoon I found myself without much to do. As I tend to in such situations, I turned to my box of electronics-y bits and pieces and pondered what I could cobble together quickly. The thing that first caught my eye was a 60 RGB LED strip I’d bought a few months back but hadn’t […]

LED Cube

A while back I saw some videos of  LED cubes on Youtube. As someone who’s always had a fascination with shiny things and bright lights I immediately wanted to make one. Before starting to try to make my own, I bought a 4 x 4 x 4 RGB LED cube kit to have a play […]

iOSDevUK Hackathon

Last week our department played host to the iOSDevUK conference. While I didn’t attend due to being rather busy, I did get involved with the Hackathon they ran on the last day.  The idea was to do “something cool” hacking together some Arduinos and iDevices. There had been a bunch of sessions throughout the week on interfacing […]