Homemade digital clock

Yesterday I made a clock using an arduino kit that I purchased for my “Creative Electronics for Beginners” class. It only counts from 0 to 9 and then repeats, but I love the satisfaction I get when I see it working.

I made a clock!
I made a clock! on Flickr.

I did happen to bump one of the LEDs just before I started taping, and discovered afterward that I had shorted one of the lights from the current. It just needed to be nudged slightly, but in the video it appears to be burnt out.

The code after the jump.

Art life

Homemade Jib

I finished the homemade jib I started working on last Saturday this afternoon. Here it is:

My New Jib

Here is some of the first footage.

I realize I need to work on the steadiness of my hand, but so far I’m quite happy with how easy it was to get a more professional looking shot. The whole contraption cost me about $45 CAN and a few hours of work — not bad!

I used the plans I found here.

Art tutorial

DIY Garden Lanterns

Homemade LED Garden LightsIf you’ve ever thought about getting some LED garden lights, check out the link for a simple and inexpensive tutorial on how to make your own.