A few years ago, I built some hardware to allow an oscilloscope to be used as a VGA display. I often use the photo above as my profile/avatar online and get asked why there are crosshairs on me… here’s how it works!
The basic LEDs that come in the Mickey sorcerer hat that Disney sells are rather pathetic. We can rebuild him. We have the technology.
This summer I started riding a motorcycle, and while stuck at home, I designed and built an auxiliary LED indicator system for added visibility. The system uses addressable LEDs, allowing the compact controller with an integrated power supply to manage potentially hundreds of LEDs.
For my senior project, I’m working on an embeddable lighting controller, with the creative working title of Embedded Lighting Controller, which is being designed to provide flexible lighting control/drive in an extremely compact package.
For a number of projects I’d like to work on in the future, I needed a development board of sorts for testing both hardware and software.
For TwinkleWorks’s new line of RGBW LED strobes, we needed a new testing assembly. This unit automatically tests each of the LEDs’ colors as well as the strobe fixture’s temperature sensing circuitry.
The La Cañada Flintridge Rose Parade float is equipped with a custom-built intercom and radio system to allow the float’s crew to communicate both within the float, and with external crew. Since the intercom box is mounted in the middle of the float where it’s not easily accessible, we needed some way to be able to remotely control the radio.
Following my previous project involving accessing my car’s CAN bus, I wanted to take CAN control further by making a custom controller that can interface with a vehicle to control various accessories.
Have you ever had a piece of equipment that really REALLY doesn’t belong in your car, but you want to install it somehow? Well, I had this problem with my Whelen… electric airhorn….