Tutorial

DIY Tengu on a breadboard

What is Tengu? A little cutie little Led Matrix.

It is a small little smilly face made of LED who reacts to music. I found it very appealing indeed. And here is the link to the tutorial.

 

http://tinkerlog.com/2007/10/22/diy-tengu-on-a-breadboard/

 

Arduino with Led Matrix controlled by a video cam

If I go ahead with a LED Matrix project connected with a video cam, this tutorial is idle and will help to develop nicely the artefact.

http://www.bryanchung.net/index.php/?p=177 

 

Make a pocket Led Cube

Right now I do not plan to create an project based on Led cube or 3D Led display, but in a near future  that would be interesting and valuable to look into it.

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/09/make_a_pocket_led_cube_we.html

 

Another very detailed Leds Cube tutorial by Lomont

http://www.lomont.org/Projects/LEDCube/LEDCube.php

 

 

 

Group Work

After the workshop, we tried to have constructive meeting with the group to share researches and ideas. We found the concept of chain reaction in a way difficult. Some ideas have been suggested, but our restricted knowledge refrain us. I suggested the creation of a blog, in which everybody will be able to get access and participate actively. The main purpose of the blog is to share easily ideas and thoughts for the assignment.

http://experimentalmedia.wordpress.com/

Sound and visual was a common area for our group work. So I did some research and found some funny and interesting project with Arduino made by Todbot.

Because our presentation is on Halloween, I thought we could add a little scary touch. To do so, I believe this tutorial of glowing eyes, would be ideal to finish the chain reaction group Project

http://todbot.com/blog/2006/10/14/spooky-arduino-projects-2/

http://todbot.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/arduino_spooky_projects_class2.pdf

 

 

 

Physical Computing

I found this French website, which give a very good and clear overview of what are the multimedia tools out there, and what we can do with them. (I suppose you have to translate the page)

http://www.pingbase.net/scouvj/doku.php

Arduino

Our Tutor is very keen on the Arduino Microcontroller, first of course is a very affordable little one, but the real advantage is the numbers of tutorial, open source code available on line is ..Huge.

Return to the basic…with Arduino

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/09/intro_to_the_arduino_week.html