Arduino Cookbook on its way!

A Safari Online subscription was one of the best things I took on in 2010. As part of the service, subscribers can access early drafts of Oreilly books. Yesterday, I had a quick look at the upcoming “Arduino Cookbook” and I here is my review. I really like the Oreilly “Cookbook” series. With most programming […]

Python & Gnuplot & AHK & Processing

Gnuplot is a great command line tool that creates very quickly graphs from data files. The official site of Gnuplot is: . To see examples of graphs produced by Gnuplot, you should have a look here: Using python and gnuplot, I produced approx 80 graphs similar to the one below, that fitted nicely […]

DECODE – Exhibition at the V&A Museum…

Yesterday, I visited the Decode exhibition at the V&A museum This exhibition is about creating interactive pieces using modern technology. It’s a rather small exhibition, probably due to the fact that few artists have embraced the new technologies currently being developed. Many of the exhibits I saw, I was already familiar with: Flight Patterns […]

PIR sensor + Arduino + Processing + Skype…

This post is about a simple and interesting combination of software and hardware. Last week, I picked up a couple of PIR sensors from Ebay. PIR sensors are (usually) easy to interface with an arduino board. Red: 5V, Black: Ground, Yellow: Analog In. Could it be easier than this? After a bit of experimentation, I […]

Arduino Project: Intervalometer for Fuji cameras

This post is about an arduino-based intervalometer I built for my camera, a Fuji S9600 dSLR. I decided to go for a very simple interface: a rotary switch in the middle of a plastic box which would allow me to select 12 pre-defined intervals. I went for a switch and not a potentiometer because I […]