Electronics

  • Tyrannosaur Rex Fossil Display - 3D Printed with Sound EFX board

      3d printing.   A desktop toy of a Tyrannosaur Rex.  Almost 3 feet long  30 hours of 3d printing The base had an Arduino MP3 player that would play sound.   pronunciation of tyrannosaur rex and information about the animal and when it lived. I designed the base and sound effect player.  This is a remix of MakerBot  […]

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  • Track & Field Bluetooth Jump Pad - Raspberry PI and RetroPi

    Konami Track and field was one of my favorite arcade games.  I wanted to create a Bluetooth foot stomp pad controller for the game. Thanks to Raspberry PI and Retro Pi we can now play all our favorite game of the past.

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  • RoadCycle - VR game with exercise bike controller

    Road Cycle is a racing game where your pedaling propels you to the finish line! Tilt your head to navigate through the race. Race aginst the competition through 5 different courses to win the Circuit Cup.

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  • SkyCycle - VR game with exercise bike controller

    Sky Cycle is a VR racing game where your pedaling propels you through the friendly skies! Tilt your head to navigate through skill-based obstacle courses. Can you beat your high score? Try VR racing today!

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  • Disposable vaporizer pen - cartridge capping machine

    A friend needed a tool designed to help improve the process of sealing fluid cartridges for vaporizer pens.   A distributor of disposable vaporizer pens made in China. The cartridges must be filled and properly sealed before shipping to retail outlets. This is usually done locally by inexpensive labor.  The pens must be sealed with a certain […]

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  • Quick Draw VR Shooting Gallery - Arduino Toy Gun VR Controller

    The game was to recreate the classic penny arcade shooters.  With the challenge of converting a toy gun for the mobile VR experience.   Using Bluetooth to communicate from the gun to the phone and use a 9-DOF sensor and turn the sensor data into something a Unity3d game can understand.

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  • Unity3d to Arduino through USB

    I am building another unity3d game with an Arduino custom controller.    The final product the Arduino will communicate to the game through the controller.  I would like to test the Arduino controller in the editor on my PC.    I found this great project that saved me hours writing my own serial comm.   https://github.com/DWilches/SerialCommUnity I […]

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  • Resistor organizer - Baseball Card binder

    The size of my electronic lab is getting pretty big and the number of projects I’m working on is increasing.  I have a few bin to organize components but I have outgrown them.  This is the pile of resistor I had to work.  This is obviously not an effective way to work.  Every time I needed […]

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  • Raspberry Pi Retro arcade machine.

    Raspberry PI Project  – Retro Pi.   I started to write this article a year ago.  I am just getting to publishing this.  The important part of this test was hooking up the Bluetooth game controller that was a mess.     Game emulators for these old console games that I grew up with have […]

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  • Water slides Generation one

    The first plan for a water slide was to get a used pool waterslide.  pool Water slides are now hard to find in California.  Pool owners don’t install slides for insurance and safety reasons.  I patiently waited stalked on craigslist for the perfect slide.  I got lucky and found a slide that was 9 feet tall this […]

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  • Bubble Machine - Adding an interval timer

    BUBBLES!!!!!  What event doesn’t need bubbles?   You can find this bubble machine online for around 30 to 40 dollars.   It did a great job of creating bubbles.   We did learn that for the best effect you need a bubble solution that is made for bubble machine.   The default machine operation pretty much just turned […]

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  • VR Exercise Bike - Hall effect sensors

    Looking for a new project to do.   I wanted to build something that used a combination of my game building and electronic building skills.   I have been looking at Google Cardboard and other VR headset that use your phone as a display to a 3d VR world.    I also saw an article where the person […]

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