Tutorial 1 for Eagle: Schematic Design

June 9, 2012

Tutorial 1 for CadSoft Eagle: Schematic Design

This is the first in a series of tutorials that will focus on using the very popular Eagle CAD program to design circuit boards from concept, to schematic, to board layout, to printed circuit board. In this first episode, I’ll show you how to get Eagle up and running, and how to design your first schematic. Continue reading

Wearing my light-up Graduation Cap

May 29, 2012

Light-Up Mortar Board. Because I can.

This was one of those “Why Not?” moments. While sitting at dinner with family and friends the night before my graduation commencement, somebody mentioned that a light up Mortar Board would be really cool. Realizing that I had all the … Continue reading

Episode 14

December 25, 2011

Tutorial 14 for Arduino: Holiday Lights and Sounds

This is one that I’ve been excited about for a long time. When element14 asked me to put together a holiday special, I knew just what to do. This episode is the most technically complex so far; it covers non-inverting … Continue reading


June 19, 2011

Using the SudoGlove as a Performance Piece

I’ve already shown how the SudoGlove Control System can be used to synthesize simple music. However, I used my enrollment in a digital music class this past semester as an opportunity to further expand the capabilities of the SudoGlove as … Continue reading

Episode 10

March 7, 2011

Tutorial 10 for Arduino: Interrupts + Debouncing

This video was featured on on 3/8/2011 This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 InterruptsĀ are an extremely useful, yet often feared element of microprocessors. Interrupts allow you to run a program, while still being able … Continue reading

Episode 08

February 20, 2011

Tutorial 8 for Arduino: SPI Interfaces

This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 In this week’s arduino tutorial, we’ll be taking a look at SPI device control using the arduino.  Specifically, we’re going to be using the Analog Devices 5204 Digital Potentiometer … Continue reading

Episode 2

January 10, 2011

Tutorial 2 for Arduino: Now with more Blinky Things!

This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 That’s right folks, it’s Monday, and the second installment of my arduino tutorial series is here! I spent the last week in Disney World, but now that I’m back, … Continue reading

May 4, 2010

3D-Printed Glowing Puzzle

Ahh yes, the joys of college – awesome people, parties, concerts, quadrangles (they are important!), problem sets, final exams, and of course, awesome prototyping equipment. Take for example the objet 3D-Printer. We use one in Cornell’s Computational Synthesis Lab (CCSL), … Continue reading

April 3, 2010

Arduino-Powered Jack-in-the-Box Toy

Remember the last design project I posted? Well this second one is for the same Physical Computing class, but is totally different. This time, the assignment was to create a Jack-in-the-Box toy. To make mine unique I added password protection … Continue reading