Saturday, December 19, 2009


I don't know if other people have seen this or not but I thought some of you might find it amusing. A friend sent me this link.

Pong Prom -

I'm not sure what component's the guy was using but it's a neat example of something that can be done as a wearable, interactive piece.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


maybe we need an instructables link at side?
and people continue posting things they find there?
its got to be one of the best sharing resources sites.

check this out it is posted right now at the top level of instructables too

Saturday, November 21, 2009

DIY 3D mouse

Here is a link for William (and everyone else) concerning a DIY 3.D mouse controller using an Arduino.

make conductive paint and glue

ok, i have to do this!! who else wants to try these? I'll order some materials over the break.

if you try this, make sure to follow the warnings about ventilation.

conductive tattoing

Here's a followup on that conductive tattoo that william showed thursday -- they claim that this paint is non-toxic, i'd like to see the ingredients. The conductive paint we have found has some toxicity.

the second link isnt actually tattoo but implant but poses some interesting possibilities and issues -- obviously the video in the second is not real, would have liked to see the research with the mouse.

conductive body paint
silicone skin implant as screen

here's williams link he showed

just looked closer at williams and d'oh -- looks like its the same people!!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Alright so someone correct me if I'm wrong. So the beauty of this is that it doesn't have to be hooked up to the computer for some things. However, the problem that I'm having at the moment is how do you hook everything up? I know we went over a basic circuit in the workshop, which is fine.

But what we didn't go over in any way shape or forum is how you're supposed to put everything together when you start doing something other then just turning on an LED light or two. I tried going through the link about electronics/circuits and honestly it for the most part sounds like a foreign language to me.

Could we maybe go over a crash course in how to wire everything together/thread it together or whatever ends up happening. How to hook up the power source to the lillypad board, to the sensors, etc. How do you figure out what sort of power source you need (what's too much or not enough), and stuff like that? Or does someone have a link to an electronic for dummies sort of thing? Because I'm not find anything online that is very helpful. I figured it out for what I'm doing at the moment but I'm not sure how much farther I can get on my own and I'd rather not fry any more LED lights or anything else then I already have. :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sensors Guide on Lady Ada

Hi William
Can you add this link and the adafruit link to the blog? Maybe its there and i didnt see...

another vendor

and if any of you dont know who ada is...