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The Fruit Computer Laboratory

Posted February 23, 2015 by Chris

"…But, could chemical reactions in fruits be also used to create on-off switches, the basic building blocks of computer logic and memory? Would it be possible to create a computer with fruits? This project proposes to create a temporary laboratory, open to the general public, that will raise questions and reflections about the construction of a future computer based on fruits."

Happy New Year – 2015

Posted January 1, 2015 by Chris

Happy New Year 2015!

LED Stuffed Pumpkin :: Halloween Arduino Project

Posted October 27, 2014 by Chris

"Create your own LED Stuffed Pumpkin for a Halloween Arduino Project. Follow this step by step guide for making your own."

PUMPKTRIS – More Halloween Electronics

Posted October 26, 2014 by Chris

"What do you get when you combine a pumpkin with the classic video game Tetris? Pumpktris! Fully playable, embedded in a pumpkin, and with the stem serving as a controller. Watch the video below to see it in action, then read on for the development story."

Halloween Pumpkin LEDs and IR project

Posted October 25, 2014 by Chris

"What’s Halloween without a carved pumpkin? And what’s the point of lighting the pumpkin with a candle when we have LEDs?…The LEDs flicker for 30s when someone is close to the pumpkin. Notice the IR-detector in the nose."

DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

Posted October 24, 2014 by Chris

"The Halloween season is approaching quickly….Every year it is good to have at least one new attraction. If, you don’t just completely overhaul the whole event. The hope would be that this attraction would be bigger and better than the previous year. This means we are always trying to come up with new DIY projects to scare people."

Online Exhibition: The Path Towards a Consumer Wearable Computer

Posted October 16, 2014 by Chris

"Wearable computers and head-mounted displays (HMDs) are in the press daily. Why now? While the basic technology has existed for decades, only recently have these devices become practical and desirable. Using consumer, professional, and ‘maker’ devices, this exhibit demonstrates four challenges along the road to making a consumer wearable computer: power and heat, networking, mobile input, and displays."

What can you salvage from a floppy disk drive?

Posted October 9, 2014 by Chris

"In true Nerd Club fashion, no sooner have we decided to start (or re-start) a project, and something else comes along and takes our attention away. This time, it was the postie bringing us a clutch of four floppy disk drives, won off eBay just 48 hours earlier."

Saeco Talea – Automatic Coffee Machine – Teardown and Analysis

Posted September 14, 2014 by Chris

" I got this coffee machine from work because it was a maintenance nightmare. I’ll tear it down, do the analysis on how it works and detail on some design problems as well. It’s going to be a rather long post with quite a lot of pictures."

UV Light Box

Posted August 30, 2014 by Chris

"Probably the most indispensable tool for making printed circuit boards, is the UV light box. There are a couple of different methods for transferring of a PCB image. The most common homemade method, seems to be the toner transfer method, judging by the number of sites describing it. However, I use the photo lithography method and I have had great results with it so far, so no need to change."