Wednesday, September 30, 2009

AVR Embedded Microcontroller Resources.

Just found out a good site for AVR resources, it includes the following sections which may help on your AVR studies:

1) Basic Information
Link to sites cover most of the basic ideas of AVR MCU.

2) Project Ideas
Link to sites for some cool AVR projects.

3) Development tools.
Get your hand dirty, links to the development tools for AVR.

4) OS Kernel
Some cool RTOS links for AVR.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Bubbles - Android Game.

I finally finished my first Android game. It is a simple game that uses the microphone to play. It is not so hard to code as many open resources are on the Internet, Android phone may be good for your next interactive art project.

Available freely on Android Market.

More Info:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Robot that JUMPs extremely HIGH.

A robot designed to across high barrier. Pretty funny to see it jumps high.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mona Lisa is watching you (Processing Project) - Haunted Portraits, Good for Halloween!

Halloween is coming, it is time to prepare a halloween project. There is an urban myth that when you enter a castle or old house, the portrait painting on the wall would have one scary effect, the eyes are always following you! it tracks your movement. How about using a big LCD monitor and a web camera to make one "Following-Eye" portrait to scare people:)

I used Processing with Opencv to make this "Following-eye" portrait project, and the famous painting "Mona Lisa" is used for demonstration.

The demonstration goes here:

To make it more real, I suggest you can put the monitor in vertical orientation and run the project in full screen. Of course, if you can add a wooden frame on top of the monitor would be prefect! Send me a photo if you make one!

The processing project can be downloaded here: (source codes)

Have Fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

LOVE ASIMO web ( launched.

Hi everyone, ASIMO is one of my favourite robot, I am a huge fans of this masterpiece. Finally, I decided to make a dedicated fan site for collecting information of ASIMO and share to all the ASIMO lovers, and here we go: Hope you will visit it sometimes and leave comments there:) I am excited to see the next generation of ASIMO, I believe the "Power of Dreams"!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Old tape counter reborn with Ardunio.

The tape counter exists in old cassette player, but nowadays we will see LCD display rather than this old mechanic design. But we all love old days, it is awesome to see the tape counter is getting a remix with arduino:)

(Pointless) Arduino powered cassette tape counter from Tom Whitwell on Vimeo.

Adafruit Industries Interview.

One of the famous electronic DIY kits producer, Adfruit industries, got an interview with Rocketboom Tech. Check out the interview video belows, it is nice to have a look:)