Late last year, we had an in house brief at 9 Yards to come up with ideas for items, objects or installations to be displayed in the alcoves of the feature wall in our office. My response to the brief was to turn one of the alcoves into a colour sensing light box – place an […]Read more "The chameleon box"
Last month, for our company Christmas card at Fantastic Thinking, we decided to have a go at tapping into the emerging realm of ‘the internet of things’. The basic premise was to invite people to open a physical, internet connected present to the tune of a traditional Christmas song, sung by one of a select […]Read more "The FT Xmas Tree"
One of the great and often daunting aspects of the Arduino platform is it’s potential. The possibilities are limited only by imagination. And this is something that can often be paralysing – with so many opportunities, where do you start? Soon after I got my Arduino Uno, I began to develop an idea based on […]Read more "Arduino powered time-lapse dolly."
Over the Jubilee weekend, we went to see Coldplay at the Emirates stadium. I saw them at Glastonbury 2011 and thought they put on a really good show so I was pretty keen to go again and it was a great gig. One of the highlights for me this time round however was finding out […]Read more "Xylobands!"
Earlier this week, after a few months of experimenting, tinkering and blinking LED’s, I presented my first proper Arduino project to my colleagues at Fantastic Thinking. Having noticed that the BS button has recently become more popular in the office, I thought it seemed appropriate to create my own version, though one which could potentially […]Read more "My first Arduino project…"