Category Archives: electronics

Pin 13 Considered Harmful

The scariest thing about teaching is the risk of being wrong. Maybe you can relate? Written some blog posts, given a few talks, published an article, and then found out your spiel contained a piece of inaccurate—or even damaging—information? Hits … Continue reading 

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Come to my Arduino talk: Home-built video game console

This Thursday at CTXNA, I’ll give an intro to the Arduino microcontroller, including a walk-through of how I followed PragPub’s instructions to build a video game console. Please join us! No experience necessary. Interactive and fun. Bring your Arduino projects … Continue reading 

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Microcontroller Projects and Source Code

Welcome, Ignite/Dorkbot Science Fair Party Goers. Here are details on the two projects I had with me at the Science Fair. I used the open-source Arduino microcontroller. Arduino programs are called “sketches.” I keep my Arduino sketches on the collaborative … Continue reading 

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Happy Hack-o-ween: Electronics and a microcontroller spice up the haunt

Ah, Halloween, when a young woman’s fancy turns to love. And zombies. I had two personal requirements for the costume I would build this year: It shall be spooky. It shall blink. I’ll tell you about the final result, the … Continue reading 

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