Just a few of the things Iâ€™ve made â€¦
- The Quite Rubbish Clock â€” a human-unreadable clock on a cheap Nokia LCD powered by a Raspberry Pi. Featured on the Raspberry Pi Foundation blog: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/the-quite-rubbish-clock/
- Controlling an Arduino from Raspberry Pi using Processing â€” one of the very first investigations of using the Processing language on Raspberry Pi. Reads sensor data from an Arduino using the Firmata protocol/firmware.
- Raspberry Pi, Python & Arduino â€” an early physical computing tutorial for Raspberry Pi. Published as the cover article in The MagPi magazine, issue 7.
- Extensive Thermal Printer setup tutorial for Raspberry Pi.
National Drinks â€” anthems played on drink containers, driven by Arduino:
- â€¦ we stand in line for thee â€” O Canada on a Tim Hortons cup â€” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ewbZVwMr_I
- Flower of Scotland â€” the anthem of Scotland on an Irn Bru can â€” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoBIp5D7MiU
- â€¦ that our fries were still there â€” a Five Guys cup hits the high notes â€” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFOFnEswwVs
- on this blog, including DECTalk-based [tÉ’k bÉ’ks] TTS and many others
- for Elmwood Electronics, including: Clap on ðŸ‘ðŸ‘, Clap off ðŸ‘ðŸ‘, Audio Triggers: the very basics and Maker Festival Projects: Flying Toaster LED Panel
- for Chicago Electronic Distributors, including â€œperhaps the greatest ðŸ¦ƒ event in Thanksgiving Day history â€¦â€
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- Back foot for Reach 3D Printer â€” fixes instability in this open source 3D printer. Fits into T-slot frame, written in OpenSCAD.
- Experiments using clear PLA as ice-like light diffusers
- A Delicious Virtual Biscuit
Full catalogue is on FontLibrary, but highlights include:
- FifteenTwenty â€” mono-spaced font family derived from character stroke coordinates from the Commodore 1520 plotter ROM. Featured on the MetaFilter podcast.
- ThreeFourTwoTwo â€” font based on the short-lived Litronix DL-3422 22 segment LED alphanumeric display.
- mnicmpÂ â€” 5Ã—7 dot matrix font based on a DECwriter II printing terminal output. Features many dot shapes, and lead to the LoveMatrix font made especially for Valentine’s Day.
- All the Colours We Have (for Paul Carter) â€” as a memorial for an artist friend, a piece written in Z80 assembly language using his words on his old home computer.
Work in Progress
- the automatic podcast â€” A daily podcast, roughly 30 minutes long, produced completely automatically from a random selection of tracks from my music collection. All announcements were generated by the Flite TTS. Running from 2008â€“2013 and decommissioned when the server changed, no archives exist from this exploration of aural randomness.