The Steampunk Eye Ball is up and running. It features a copper lightning rod ball, pan and tilt servos, a decorative brass frame and base, along with a Pixy image processing camera inside. You simply sit it on a table, plug in a cell phone power pack and the device will track you as you … Read more
Here’s the link to my “Steampunk Presentation Manipulation Apparatus” session, yesterday at FETC.
The response has been amazing for the Generation 4.0 Steampunk Conference Badge. People stopped me and asked what it was and if I made it. I told them how it worked and showed them the connected Raspberry Pi. There were a few selfies, which was kind of new to me. Nevertheless, everybody enjoyed it and … Read more
Looking forward to demonstrating the “Steampunk Conference Presentation and Manipulation Apparatus” at FETC in January. It sports a Raspberry Pi 2, hacked Web cam for showing small parts and a Steampunk-inspired theme. Slides will be handled with LibreOffice Impress and parts viewing will be via guvcview.
I recently started a brand new column on TheNewStack.io about hardware hacking. The series walks through tips, techniques and projects for the physical computing hardware hacker. The first edition, “Off-The-Shelf-Hacker: The Physical Computing Stack”, introduced the reader to the exciting new world of off-the-shelf microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, Linux/Free software, NanoLinux systems and companion topics like … Read more
http://blog.atmel.com/2015/05/06/maker-creates-a-steampunk-name-badge-for-the-wearable-computing-era/ It would have been a hit at Maker Faire San Francisco.
After a lot of work, version 1.0 of my Steampunk Name Badge was unveiled at the recent Orlando Robotics and Maker Club meeting. It features a 1.8″ color TFT LCD screen, an Arduino Pro Mini microcontroller and a Dallas DS18B20 digital temperature sensor. It has an integrated micro-SD card and can display bitmaps at 160×128 … Read more
There were about 30 attendees at my session today. People seemed to like the Steampunk Eye and many examined the nearly-antique Arduino NG, the Raspberry Pi B-model, and the Beaglebone Black. Overall everybody seemed to get something out of the presentation. Here’s the PDF slidestack (reference pages are at the end).