DIY

Resistors

Resistors are one of the most common components you will come across in electronics. They are designed to lessen the amount of electricity along a particular path. A common use is to prevent LEDs from Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
Arduino

Zenith DIY “Radio”

Zenith Radio
We happened to find an old Zenith radio at a yard sale for not much money and decided to upgrade it, calling it Zen Radio. We removed most of the insides but kept the speaker and all the controls. Then we got to work on giving it an upgrade to play MP3 files. (more…)

By chief solderer, ago
Arduino

Miffy

White MiffyA while back in NYC I spotted the Miffy Lamp in a store window.  Miffy is a character created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna used in children's books. Since the Miffy Lamp only used white colored LEDs, I decided to replace them with a Neopixel Ring. This ring has 12 RGB LEDs and sample code had me up and running in no time.   (more…)

By chief solderer, ago