Programmable RC Car: How-To Guide
August 28, 2012
Arduino + $9 RC Car + $9 Parts = Programmable RC Car
This is a beginner electronics project that uses an Arduino to enhance an rc car to make it programmable. Speed conrtrol is also added using pulse width modulation (PWM).
March 23, 2011
The bubble display utilizes air bubbles rising in fluid as pixels. Control of the bubble streams is used to produce text and simple images. The bubble display is an innovative, interactive artistic display medium for conveying many types of messages.
This was our engineering fourth-year design project for electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo.
WRT54GL Dual Serial Port and SD Card Mods
January 2, 2010
The Linksys WRT54GL is a great, hackable router running Linux. There are a number of hardware hacks that can be done to this router, including adding dual serial ports and an SD card. This article details how to do these modifications and access the new functionality in X-WRT. These hardware mods will also work in other firmware distributions like DD-WRT.
Check out the article here.
After adding dual serial ports, you can control external electronics, like in my wifi robot project.
Wifi Robot Project
August 28, 2008
The wifi robot is a remote control car that can be driven over the internet or with a laptop wirelessly from up to 500m away. It has a live-feed network camera so that it can be driven without line of sight and a horn so that you can honk at people.
Check out the full project documentation here that includes all of the hardware schematics and software source code required to get your own wifi robot up and running.
New Website Look
January 26, 2008
The website layout has been changed. It was time for an update. The layout hadn't been changed at all since the site was first put up in September 2003. For kicks, here's a pic of how the site used to look.
I wanted to make the website more project-oriented, so I have removed unrelated content. The new layout is based on the Gila Two layout from the Open Source Web Design.
The new site feature is the ability to comment on the projects and articles documented on this site.
I have recently completed a really cool project. Once it's documented, I'll post it. Hopefully sooner rather than later. As usual, school is taking up much of my time, but I always seem to find time to do what matters most to me.