• School Night Session #5 – WITH PITH 3

    As you can see we’ve gotten the thing working and not only that but the current draw of the system has been optimized hugely too. The photo shows a current draw of 4.3uA for when the chip is asleep. This climbs to 5mA when the system wakes up for 4ms at a time. This means …

  • School Night Session #4 – WITH PITH 2

    We’ve begun the second run at the WITH PITH people counter. We’ve been learning how to bootload arduinos for the last hour, the following tutorial was really helpful! See the main photo above. http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoToBreadboard We have two bootloaded ATMEGA 328p’s to test with now. Martin is working on getting the low power modes to¬†respectable¬†levels to …

  • Desk Design

    I’ve been looking for a new desk for a while, moving around a lot tends to leave you with tiny desks that can be moved from apartment to apartment. I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t crazy expensive so I thought I’d just build one myself. I had a couple of design features I wanted to …

  • Printrbot Jr

    After much research and deliberation I took the plunge and got a 3d printer. For those of you who wouldn’t be familiar with 3d printing, think of it like your desktop printer… Only in 3 dimensions. It uses a heated nozzle to put layers of plastic on top of each other to make a 3D …