Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Neil's Circle Controller

This circle controller can entertain a guy for HOURS... I just spent the last one driving a circle around my touchshield slide.

Then I made the circle bigger... and smaller... bigger aaaand smaller





+ Bigger!

- Smaller!

> Right!


This is a great example and Neil is sharing it at the app store...

Thanks Neil!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Talking from the Slide to the Arduino to turn on and off different LEDs can be very useful...

The LED is off when you touch the black parts of the screen.
The Slide will send a 'B' to the Arduino; if the Arduino reads a 'B' it turns off the LED.

When the blue button is clicked the Slide will send an 'A' via serial to the Arduino.
If the Arduino reads an 'A' it will turn on the pin 13 LED.

All the code is available on the App Store...
Thanks Lee!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Groundhog Day for the Illuminato: An Update

It's April, and spring is finally here, but somehow it felt like Groundhog Day all over again. I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Illuminato, so when Mike told me last week that Illuminato first articles came in, I was pretty excited. It took some time, mostly because the board is a tad more complex, but the buried vias and gold trim are something that most folks seemed to say was worth the wait.

Well, much like February 2, first article inspection was a make-or-break point on whether Illuminatos would come soon...and I'm thrilled to say that they're almost here! Here's a sneak peek at the first illuminatos that came through, and they passed with flying colors, so it should be about 2 weeks, hopefully sooner, that they're all here for good.

There's quite a bit more to look forward to...polishing, testing, and packing up all the illuminatos :-) And once that's all settled, then the payments will be mailed out, and the first step in the Open Source Hardware Bank experiment will be complete!