Want to make your loved ones feel extra special with your handmade Valentine’s Day flowers? Nowait shows you how to make inexpensive electronic flowers: Long story short, I get alot of stick for not buying flowers (I think they are a … Read more
Category Archives: Holiday
Clint Stevenson and his son built this animatronic robot head for his Valentine’s Day treat box for school and wrote up the build on the Casco Logix blog. He relates, “The blog post doesn’t talk about or show the body … Read more
Happy New Year! Thank you for reading the blog and being part of our community in 2012! We’re looking forward to more open hardware projects, more how-tos, more videos, more free PCBs, and more hacking in 2013.
Numatu Lab is starting a New Year’s giveaway. Commenting on their Facebook post guaranties you a random gift from their store. Three randomly chosen winners will get a Elbert Spartan 3A FPGA Development Board. Sharing some of our joy with … Read more
Holiday greetings grown in a petri dish. Trees and snowman are also very nice. Via Making Electronics Thingies in Amsterdam mailing list.
I2C giving you the Christmas blues? Need help upgrading your new Bus Pirate or Logic Sniffer? Support is available on Christmas, just give us a shout in the forum. Happy holidays from everyone at Dangerous Prototypes!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. May you find many PCBs and other electronics wizardry under your tree or pole. Remember, support is available on Christmas. Just give us a shout in the forum.
The Raspberry Pi crew is in the midst of a charity auction event dubbed the Twelve Pi’s of Christmas. The R-Pi crew explains: Last year, we auctioned the very first Raspberry Pi Model Bs to come off the line to … Read more
Sound controlled LED light show for your Xmas tree. An STM32 microcontroller takes instructions from a PC via Bluetooth and animates the LEDs. This is my Christmas tree, it has over 400 lights (exactly 404) that are all individually controlled … Read more
Here’s a fun project in the Christmas spirit. It’s a “Jingle bells” playing card, with the specific notes being signaled via LEDs as they are being played. We have 9 control lines for the LEDs and 1 line for the … Read more
Chris from PyroElectro writes about his holiday project. “It’s an all-digital-hardware LED Christmas tree we’re calling the Christmas Tree O’Digital Logic. The tree itself is composed of 64 LEDs built into a spiral sitting on a piece of protoboard. Underneath, … Read more
Ryan from Pololu informs us about their biggest Black Friday sale: Pololu Robotics and Electronics is having its biggest Black Friday sale yet, starting this Thursday. You can get up to $30 off your entire order in addition to saving up … Read more
Happy Thanksgiving from Seeed Studio! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We would LOVE to thank our families and friends for always standing by our sides. And we would LOVE to take this opportunity to give our special thanks to … Read more
Happy Thanksgiving to all our USA friends from DangerousPrototypes!
Add some LED goodness to this year’s Halloween pumpkins. This flickering LED design on a pumpkin shaped PCB was drawn up in KiCAD. Grab the design files from the low voltage labs site. It’s a simple schematic with just a … Read more
Halloween is just a few weeks away so why not be prepared with your own easy to build spirit detector! The simple circuit described in this post by fritsl from Let’s Make Robots uses only three BC517 transistors and three … Read more
It’s National Geek Day / Geek Pride Day! According to Wikipedia, “Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated on 25 May. The date was chosen as to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars film, … Read more
Happy International Women’s Day. Our community can only benefit from diversity and the involvement of anyone who wears the label engineer, hacker, or maker. Ada Lovelace, Adafruit’s namesake, is considered to be the world’s first computer programmer.
“”He who receives an idea from me receives it without lessening me, as he who lights his candle at mine receives light without darkening me.”” – Thomas Jefferson Happy President’s Day!
Happy New Year! Thank you for reading the blog and being part of our community in 2011. We’re looking forward to more open hardware projects, more how-tos, more videos, more free PCBs, and more hacking in 2012.