This is a video of our cat with special dietary needs using her RFID feeder. It is made from an hacked cd-rom drive and an Arduino with a RFID reader attached. It also uses a PIR (Passive InfraRed) sensor to make sure it doesn’t close on the cat. It has actually saved us considerable money…Details
Austin shot this short video of James’ hexapod.
Austin gave me this video of my interactive LED diversion being interacted with.
There are a lot of cool Arduino projects floating around Eugene Maker Space. You can do a lot in a hurry with an Arduino, and programming is so easy it almost feels like cheating! Here are a couple simple projects I’ve done. I had less than a day to design and build this prototype from…Details
Eugene Maker Space will not be having Open Hack Night next Tuesday, December 25th, because it will be Christmas. We will be back on Friday, December 28th, and probably on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. Open Hack Night is every Tuesday and Friday night from 6 to 8 PM (major holidays excepted (-: ). Come to…Details
I haven’t posted here about the laser cutter in quite a while.
It’s coming along. I’m nearly done with the mechanical assembly and ready to start on wiring and electronics. The gantry, the movable beam in the center of the picture, is installed. The laser carriage, which rides on the gantry, is also installed. The table has been installed for a while, though I’m going to replace the plastic eggcrate table surface with an aluminum eggcrate.Details
The EMS annual membership meeting and board elections are coming up very soon. The meeting will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 1:00 PM. The meeting will take place at Eugene Maker Space. If you want to vote in the board election, please make sure you have your dues paid up for the month of December…Details
I have been writing Arduino software to drive a stepper motor. I am planning to grow this into a complete control program for the laser cutter I’ve been building. Today I got some interesting things working, and I made some videos and uploaded them to Youtube.Details
It’s just about time for us to hold our first annual meeting since Eugene Maker Space was founded! The meeting will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 1:00PM. At this meeting we also have to elect our new board. There are currently five positions on the board and all members in good standing will…Details