a blog for the Spring '09 Arduino class at KCAI

Tuesday, April 28, 2009



Monday, April 27, 2009


Welcome to a new metal-lennium!



Peggy 2.0

Perhaps this is mesmerizing because I'm tired.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

online interaction

spotlight tracks people and then shoots and audio stream at them that says random things.

and heres a link to interact with the piece, but i am not sure if it is currently up and running.


Thursday, April 23, 2009


Pinguino. Arduino in Python, based on a PIC chip. The IDE converts all the Arduino code into actual C code, using less space on the chip, and running faster. better USB support.

Hacking Lab

and on Medialab Prado

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MIT Media Labs Physical/Cyber Drawing

I found this little baby out, it creates virtual blobby forms in physical space, with full manipulation and...well just watch it HERE.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Led Growing Lamp

"for Plants"

Arduino Drum Machine

Human size reactable

well kinda, but what if you did make a giant reactable and put the patterns on your shoes...eh..ehhhh.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


OASIS from yunsil heo on Vimeo.

By Yunsil Heo and Hyunwoo Bang

Saturday, April 18, 2009

That's from my friend in Spain.

bri 2.0

at the bottom are several links like this one, that are very cool to surf you will find very beautiful stuff like that.
And by the way Spain has good places like Medialab or the master of digital arts, that my friend did. I don't know how spanish you need to know but it's easy to learn specially in country like spain and more in Barcelona or Madrid and studying is CHEAP overseas. hasta pronto amigos.

So that's what you can do with Arduino, too.

That's what these guys wrote...

Death Machine Final Evolution is the epitome of a home security device (with limitless applications). The latest in a series of Arduino programmed pojectile launchers, Death Machine F.E. fuses a trio of servo motors, a Nerf gun, and a makeshift control panel (two potentiometers and a push button) to ultimately perfect a pennetrating application of engineering technology. Mounting a Nerf sniper rifle on a rotating platform (bolted to a tripod) allows for a two dimensional rotational axis of over 100 degrees. This base motor is synched with a corresponding potentiometer for user control. A second servo motor was tied to one end of the platform, enabling the gun to adjust vertically for an optimal aiming experience. This servo is similarly linked to a potentiometer. The final trigger servo employs hybrid programing for an clean, smooth shot.

Friday, April 10, 2009


RICHARD BOX stuck 1301 tubes in the dirt under an electrical pylon carrying 400,000 volts. literally using the Earth as a "ground", the tubes lit up using only dispersed radiant electricity from the overhead lines.


Superfluid vs Particle from jimi hertz on Vimeo.

This is definitely my favorite TUIO project I've seen. I strongly suggest you turn off the video's sound, and turn on something like My Bloody Valentine, Boards of Canada, Nadja, Servile Sect, Ben Frost, etc. although the Masked User's actions will be incongruent with such a soundscape. Anyone want to help me build one of these?

E-Static Shadows

these fabric/LED walls make shadow mirrors of what goes past them by sensing your body's ambient static

full site

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Uses tilt switches and PIR sensors (Passive Infared).

musical cards go speaker box!

Light up Coffee Table

Lightbulb to LED thing

here's something that looks like it wouldn't blow my mind too much to try to do.

Monday, April 6, 2009

phil sterns

Phil Stearns / AANN :: a STEIM residency project report ::
" AANN is a strange geometric looking jumble of electronic components held together by many meticulously formed pieces of various gauge bare bus wire, interconnected by crisscrossing webs of warm colored insulated wire." -phil

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

First Mega Project

Tom Igoe, who wrote Physical Computing and Making Things Talk, and teaches at Tisch ITP, set up the first Mega project I've seen yet. controlling 128 LED's to play pong with two potentiometers. On Make, with videos. and here is a link to Tom's description of the project, the code is kind of insane.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009