Friday, November 13, 2009

Arduino PID library in the playground

I just found out that user br3ttb created a very useful looking PID library for the Arduino.

I had considered turning my hacked together code into a library, but never got to the point where I thought I could pull it off.

This should definitely make it easier to test various physical setups as it will standardize the software to a great extent. I can't wait to try it out with a real project. I even have one!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

next show

Last summer I worked with Bob Gallup on a piece for the Dorkbot Seattle show People Doing Strange Things With Electricity IV. We built a driftwood and steel sculpture inspired by sea urchins called Flotsam. Coming in January is a Dorkbot related show at a gallery/bar in Capitol Hill, and we are going to try collaborating again. This show has a "winter lights" theme, and we have some cool ideas for a slow scanning image display. The biggest challenge may well turn out to be my unheated garage, but I hope getting started soon will let me avoid the coldest months. The show opens in January and there is lots to do!