After watching Matt Richardson's AWESOME Button project video, where he embeds a microcontroller within a Staples Easy Button to create a special purpose keyboard, I was inspired to make a similar item to present as a gift to a user of the software that I develop professionally. This user had requested that we create an "Easy Mode" for our software to group all of the features commonly used by his organization into a simple and easy to use graphical user interface component. Since the "Easy Mode" concept was inspired by the Easy Button campaign from Staples, I thought an Easy Button would be perfect for launching the software in the "Easy Mode."
The Mailbox Monitor project detects the presence of "snail mail" within an old-fashioned mailbox. Photographs of the Mailbox Monitor project, along with source code and instructions that you can use to build your own Mailbox Monitor, are available here.
The Mailbox Monitor detects the presence of "snail mail" within an old-fashioned mailbox. It is a project for the Arduino Development Environment, and consists of projects for the Arduino IDE and Processing IDE which detect and report the presence of mail placed between an IR emitter and detector.
The 3D Map Control project lets you control the Google Earth web browser plug-in with a Wii Nunchuk connected to an Arduino development board. A photograph and a video demonstration of the 3D Map Control project, along with source code and instructions that you can use to build your own 3D Map Control, are available here.
3D Map Control is a project for the Arduino Development Environment that uses the Arduino development board to read, decode, and transmit data received from the Wii Nunchuk to a computer. A simple Processing/Java application running on the computer reads the Wii Nunchuk data from the Arduino development board and makes it available to any modern web browser through a simple web service.
Over the past few months I have been working on a few different projects using the excellent Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform. Source code and schematics for these projects have been available through my GitHub account since I started working on them, but I am just now getting around to putting detailed project descriptions on this site.
Ringtone Jukebox is a project for the Arduino Development Environment. It consists of a project for the Arduino IDE that plays RTTTL ringtones, and a project for the Processing IDE that draws graphical representations of the notes that make up a ringtone.