Kitchen ProjectsEdit


We need more slime!

Pop Rocks Edit

Homebrew PiezoEdit

Arduino ProjectsEdit

Arduino high speed photography triggerEdit


  • SLR Camera or a camera with full manual mode
  • External flash and optional interconnects and cable
  • Arduino
  • An opto isolator chip
  • A sensor (piezo element)
  • Breadboard, hookup wires and resistors.

Pocket Laser EngraverEdit

  • Arduino - this is the heart of the control electronics.
  • Easydrive - stepper driver.
  • Two DVD-rom drivers - Maybe more if you’re unlucky, and at least one DVD-R to salvage the laser from.
  • Laser housing - singles can be found on e-bay.
  • Laser driver - There are lots of alternatives here, I use a simple LM317 based circuit.
  • Various nuts, bolts and other building materials.

Photography ProjectsEdit



  • Cork from a wine or champagne bottle
  • Battery holder, AA with battery
  • Motor, small, 1.5V–3V DC
  • Alligator test leads (2)
  • Foam sheet, 2mm×9"×12" aka “Foamies,”
  • Tool-holder spring clip, with mounting screw. You can also use a zip tie.
  • Zip tie
  • Digital SLR camera with manual focus that can take long exposures
  • Plywood, ½" thick, 10"×10"
  • Lumber (2), 2×4 , 10" lengths
  • Wood screws (4), 1¼"
  • Fabric, black enough to work as a backdrop
  • Clamp lights (2 or more)
  • Velcro tape, 3½" strips
  • Construction paper, black or cardstock
  • Cardboard box, approximately 12" square


  • Compass, drawing
  • Drill, with drill bits
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Ruler or calipers
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle, large
  • X-Acto knife


Optical multitouch surface


  • An infrared camera
  • Projector
  • Heat-emitting fingers (for testing)
  • Computer

Art ProjectsEdit


Requirements: Exacts are unknown, but at least

  • Paintball gun
  • Servos
  • Controller (Arduino)
  • Construct (Plywood?)

T-Shirt paint and stencilsEdit

Laser cut stencils


Wifi ProjectsEdit

Open Wireless Movement:

Pie In The SkyEdit

Laser cutter