Archive for June, 2010

Auduino and onwards…

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

My SparkFun components arrived… taking 9 days from order in the US… but since I thought I’d build Dave Mee an Auduino as a thank you for lending me his Arduino kit I bought some additional 4.7k linear rotary pots, knobs and an audio jack socket from Maplin for an equitable £9.95 in the interim. They’re chunkier – but chassis fitting.

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So I had a good day at Fablab Manchester on Friday…
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Expectant Auduino

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

With my SparkFun components in the post I’ve been preparing for building my Auduino – researching the Google Group a bit more thoroughly and following up on some of the links… and it really does seem like an ideal ‘my first proper’ arduino project…

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I think the demo video on Jesse’s Studio Blog post illustrates how much fun this could be…

So I’ve now collected a series of Auduino sketches that variously:

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All things Arduino

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Had oodles of fun (sad I know) browsing the sparkfun.com and robotshop.ca online catalogues looking for components for the Auduino I’m planning to build… and getting a bit sidetracked with all sorts of interesting things…

Essentials include:

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Audio Jack 3.5mm – £1.03
Audio Jack Breakout – £0.65
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Rotary Potentiometer – Linear – £0.65
Potentiometer Knob – £0.65

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Modular Music Box

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

I’m currently researching how to make and control sound with an Arduino as well as sourcing possible components for the mooted Monomatic Modular Music Box for the “Analogue is the new Digital” exhibition as part of AND Festival in October.

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With a total budget of £400 solutions and parts need to be cheap & cheerful – yet do the job…

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DMX and Arduino

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I’ve been googling how to transmit DMX via an Arduino… and following up on links in the DMX512 section at the Arduino: Playground…

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Daniel Hirschmann’s Super DMX Shield

Ideally I’d like to buy a ready-made shield:

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