Saturday, September 25, 2010

Foam printer.

Very cool Foam printer:

Tokyo eletronic lover's heaven.

In tokyo, Akihabara is my favorite place. You can get many electronics related stuffs there. Akiba and Patrick @ Tokyo Hackerspace recorded a video introducing Akihabara:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

AVR Love Project

kaas has made a very simple project called "2 hour Love project", it is a very simple circuit, no software programming at all. Recently, I found out that Hesit8 has improved this project and make a very cool : AVR Love Project! With the help of Attiny2313, he made some cool led effects. Let's see the demo video:

also the project link here:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Android controlled wireless lamp.

Previously, we discussed about bluetooth module used with Android Nexus One, so today, we would like to present our latest project here "Android controlled wireless lamp", We want to do somethings meaningful with the bluetooth module with Android, so we modify a small lamp and adding the bluetooth connectivity to it.

Sometimes, we may put the phone in bedroom, and we will not know someone is calling. With the bluetooth connectivity, it can communicate with your Android phone at least 10 meters or above. You can put the lamp near your TV or anywhere you stay. Also, you can use Android as a remote control to turn on/off the lamp (or any devices).

Hareware: AVRtiny2313, Bluetooth module, lamp

Ready to go:

Video Demo:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vollayball Robot

What else can a robot do in the future? Let's play vollayball with her. Why not! Another cool robot from Toshiba, company in Japan.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

[DIY] Nexus one case (modify from an Iphone case)

Android is becoming more popular in US, but there is still not so many fancy phone cases available on the market like iPhone 3G/3Gs. I found out some Iphone 3G/3Gs cases can be easily modified to fit on Nexus One, so I give it a try.

Here is the iphone 3gs case,

with the right hand side, upper and lower side opened. So you have the USB connector, power button and volume button fit for your nexus one already!

In order to use this case, we only have to drill some holes on the back, so the nexus one camera and the speaker can be used. The size of the case is already quite fit for my case:)

Here is the modified case (attached on Nexus one):


Volume keys: