Recently I finished a project which I have been waiting to do for quite some time now. The project is fairly expensive as strands of LEDs don’t tend to come in cheap but it was all worth it in the end. For This project I used an Arduino Uno R3 and a strand of 25
For a long time now ive always used dual monitors on my setup and due to certain problems with OSX I never had both monitors connected to the same machine. Instead I had one monitor connected to the Mini Mac server and the other monitor is embedded in the iMac so not much choice there.
I’ve been using XBMC (Xbox Media Center) for a long time now. I started off using it on windows which weirdly required a lot of power to function well due to the hindrance of the Windows operating system. Eventually I moved to using XBMC on Linux installed on a small dedicated mini-ITX based HTPC. This
Today I was looking at my traffic for the blog and what articles people are reading most. Strangely there is still a significant amount of traffic hitting an old dead blog post I made in early 2011 and I removed in late 2011! The post was a quick tutorial with some PHP code I had
Last weekend I decided to take my LED project up to the next level and mount them to my desk in my office as a Ambient Lighting System. I wasn’t sure If it would look any good but I thought I would give it a try anyway. Ive a good number of patterns which i’ve
This is a video of my current Arduino project. It consists of a strand of 20 exceedingly bright LEDs which I have mounted to a piece of laminate flooring for testing using cut to length velcro tramlines. These LEDs are connected up to a Arduino UNO which listens for serial commands to initiate different patterns
This is a quick video of my first Arduino circuit. I built myself a protocol in ‘C’ into the Arduino board to receive commands from my web server to Connect, Disconnect, Light sequences of LEDs, & sound a buzzer. All this is able to be controlled from anywhere in the world within a web page