blum.bike (My Open Source At-Home Bike Trainer)
Stuck indoors during the pandemic, I needed a creative outlet and a way to get exercise, so I built an open source stationary bike trainer with real-time web monitoring and controls.
Shaper Origin Teardown with iFixit
I recently spent the day at iFixit HQ, where we tore apart Shaper Origin – the handheld CNC that I helped design. Check out the video to see what makes this thing tick!
Tutorial 3 for CadSoft Eagle: CAM Output and DFM
In the third installment of my Eagle tutorial series, I show you how to prepare your circuit board design for manufacturing, including performing DFM (Design for Manufacturability) checks, and generating output Gerber files.
Re-“Making” Education (Guest Post on the Open Electronics Blog)
This is the age of the maker. There is no denying that at this time in human history, makers have the power to do extraordinary things – building social networks that connect billions of people, designing new medical technologies that save lives, and creating cars that can drive themselves.
MakerBot Digitizer Announcement
At SXSW this past week, MakerBot announced the Digitizer, a personal 3D scanner that, when paired with the MakerBot Replicator, will allow you literally “copy” real-world objects. I designed the electronics and firmware for the prototype that was displayed at SXSW.
Tutorial 2 for CadSoft Eagle: Printed Circuit Board Layout
In this second tutorial on CadSoft Eagle, I’ll show you how to turn your schematic into a board design that you can get manufactured! Specifically, I’ll cover part layout, automatic and manual routing, layer and grid controls, ULPs, ground pours, net classes, and much more!
Tutorial Series for Arduino: It begins.
This video was featured on the Adafruit Blog on 01/06/11 This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 This video was featured on the DIYFilm Blog on 03/19/11 Thanks to a generous sponsorship from element14, I’m putting together a tutorial series on using the arduino microcontroller platform! […]
Web-Controlled RoboClaw v1
This is a project that I’ve been working on on-and-off for over a year now. A while back, a friend got me this robotic claw kit from thinkgeek, basically to make fun of my prosthetics research. It’s simple enough…A wired controller is connected to the claw and has a few[…]
Nerf Sentry Gun…be afraid.
The nerf sentry gun was developed as a final project for Cornell University’s CS1114 Matlab Robotics class. Jason Wright and I worked on the gun together, and were awarded “coolest final project”. Check out the video of the gun in action, and see how we built it: READ ON FOR[…]
Reverse Engineering the Guitar Hero X-plorer
We got a whole lot done today. On the programming side of things, we’ve been working on getting the signals to go in through the microprocessor. There are a few things that the processor has to take care of…It needs to take in all signals simultaneously, and record their values[…]