September 13, 2020
0 comments (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. Continue reading

Episode 11

April 5, 2011

Tutorial 11 for Arduino: SD Cards and Datalogging

This is my first in a series of more advanced Arduino tutorials. Now that we’ve covered the basics in tutorials 1-10 (you have watched them all right!?), it’s time to start pursuing some more complex projects! In this episode, we’ll … Continue reading

Tutorial 04

January 24, 2011

Tutorial 4 for Arduino: Analog Inputs

This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 This week is all about analog inputs for the arduino. I’ll show you how you can use a voltage divider circuit (see episode 3) and a variable resistor to … Continue reading

June 14, 2008
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Testing Mounting Solutions

As we finish tweaking our programming, we’ve been testing options for mounting our sensors. After first experimenting with a plexiglass mount, we moved on to velcro (with a temporary lego and K’nex mount). That was too difficult to adjust, so … Continue reading

June 9, 2008

Moving Towards a Finalized Design

Today was dedicated to getting a working prototype of the guitar in its nearly final form. Since we have redesigned the control board, we modified the original design by cutting connections and jumpering pins to get it working with the … Continue reading

June 6, 2008

More PCB modding, Prepping the Sensor Track

As yesterday, we continued modding the control PCBs to work with our current programming. In addition to that, we finally started routing a path for our sensing circuits. They will sit on a plexiglass base and be able to slide … Continue reading