Slap-Slides: Arduino Powered Veggie Chopper Slide Deck Controller

A few weeks ago I half-jokingly tweeted about my desire to turn a SlapChop in to a presentation controller


… like I said … “half-jokingly”

I give you the Slap-Slides, proof of concept! (no audio)

The code is written in Johnny-Five, running in NodeJS, connected to an Arduino Nano. I bought the cheapest veggie-chopper I could find at my local grocery store, ripped the blade out and mounted a 10k button on to the plate that the blade was previously on.

I’ll be soldering this in to a proper set up housed entirely in the veggie-chopper, and stabilizing the button (right now it fails every 2 or 3 clicks because of the mounting in the veggie chopper.

UPDATE: I have it nearly complete.

I have the primary circuitry soldered on to a component board, and some holes cut in the housing in order to clean up the entrance of a USB cable in to the chopper.

Here’s a series of pictures that show the components and assembly… making code skinny, one slap at a time :D









About Derick Bailey

Derick Bailey is an entrepreneur, problem solver (and creator? :P ), software developer, screecaster, writer, blogger, speaker and technology leader in central Texas (north of Austin). He runs - the amazingly awesome podcast audio hosting service that everyone should be using, and where he throws down the JavaScript gauntlets to get you up to speed. He has been a professional software developer since the late 90's, and has been writing code since the late 80's. Find me on twitter: @derickbailey, @mutedsolutions, @backbonejsclass Find me on the web: SignalLeaf, WatchMeCode, Kendo UI blog, MarionetteJS, My Github profile, On Google+.
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