Last month, I had the unique pleasure of serving as a guest judge at the final review for students in the “Creative Architecture Machines” studio course at the California College of the Arts (CCA). 6 groups each created a truly remarkable machine, and they’ve documented all the details you need to make your own!
It’s LCD mania! Following my review of the Lumex 16×2 Character LCD from element14 and my recent tutorial on interfacing an Arduino with an LCD display, I have one more LCD-related post up my sleeve. WickedDevice, a small open source hardware company based in Ithaca, NY, sent me their LCD[…]
This is a review of the Lumex LCR-U01602DSF/DWH 16×2 Backlit LCD Display. It was provided to me for evaluation by element14/Newark Electronics. You can purchase it or learn more here. I tested its performance by using it with an arduino and the excellent LiquidCrystal library. I will post an arduino[…]
A new review! We actually filmed this months ago, around the same time that I released the video of my new computer. But, the semester got underway, and I didn’t get a chance to edit it until now. This is a great little case, with a surprising amount of room[…]
Well, solid state hard drives seem to be all the rage these days, so I figured I’d try one out in my Dell D630 Laptop. After doing some research, Kingston’s SSD Now drive series looked like the best bang for the buck, so I ordered it. Check out my review[…]
Yeah, it’s been a while since my last product review…I ordered this fancy new Home Server to backup all the computers in my house, and figured it would be the perfect opportunity to do another product review. Naturally, my brother (youtube user zoop425), wanted to review it too, so we[…]
I built my new computer this week! It’s quite nice–a quad core processor, GTX260 video card, 750i motherboard, 800W PSU, etc… I got a few nice videos out of it as well: A tutorial on applying thermal paste, a review of the case, and a review of the PSU. I’m[…]