FSC Hackday Pop-up Lab Timelapse

Posted by barnoid Sat, 19 May 2012 15:15:34 GMT

The temporary Slapton Hackspace working on projects for the first FSC Hackday. See if you can spot the members of Bristol Hackspace.

Raspberry Pi - Project #1: GPIO to Breadboard Breakout

Posted by barnoid Sun, 06 May 2012 17:55:33 GMT

Raspberry Pi - Project #1: GPIO to Breadboard Breakout
This allows me to use an old floppy drive cable to break out the Pi’s GPIO pins to a breadboard. It’s made of a bit of stripboard and pin headers, the outer of which I pushed the pins through so they stick out of the bottom of the board far enough to connect to the breadboard. See the next photo.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperturef/4.5
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO Speed200
Date and Time (Original)2012:05:06 16:00:55
Exposure Bias+4/3 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length105 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Camera Temperature16 C

Raspberry Pi - Project #1: GPIO to Breadboard Breakout

Posted by barnoid Sun, 06 May 2012 17:55:59 GMT

Raspberry Pi - Project #1: GPIO to Breadboard Breakout
Using the breakout adapter and an old floppy drive cable. The cable is too big by eight holes but the excess can just hang off the end.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperturef/5.0
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO Speed200
Date and Time (Original)2012:05:06 13:29:54
Exposure Bias+1 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length80 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Camera Temperature16 C

At Last!

Posted by barnoid Fri, 04 May 2012 19:49:18 GMT

At Last!
My Raspberry Pi has arrived.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO Speed400
Date and Time (Original)2012:05:04 19:44:51
Exposure Bias+1 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length105 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Camera Temperature23 C

Cress in Progress

Posted by barnoid Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:43:40 GMT

Cress in Progress
For the next five days this is happening in the cupboard. Cress really moves fast, the seeds started swelling as soon as I put them on the cotton wool.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO Speed200
Date and Time (Original)2012:04:17 21:38:17
Exposure Bias+1 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length24 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Camera Temperature22 C

Humidity and Temperature Sensor

Posted by barnoid Sat, 18 Feb 2012 19:13:47 GMT

Humidity and Temperature Sensor
This is my Honeywell HIH-6130 breakout board populated with components. I tested it and it works perfectly. I only made one, this is a composite photo to show the front and back.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperturef/5.0
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed200
Date and Time (Original)2012:02:18 18:36:19
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length105 mm
QualityRAW
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Camera Temperature14 C

My First PCB

Posted by barnoid Sat, 18 Feb 2012 19:13:34 GMT

My First PCB
Actually my second, I didn’t realise until I was about to start soldering that the first was mirrored and so couldn’t work with the surface mount chip. It’s a breakout board for a Honeywell HIH-6130 humidity and temperature sensor. I designed the layout in Eagle, printed it out and transfered some toner onto the copper board by pressing the print against it and heating with an iron. This didn’t transfer enough toner though so I went over it with a pen.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed200
Date and Time (Original)2012:02:18 16:08:47
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length105 mm
QualityRAW
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Camera Temperature14 C

Jason's MIDI Milk Bottles 2

Posted by barnoid Sun, 05 Jun 2011 18:53:08 GMT

This video shows to some extent how the bottles are played. This project by BuildBrighton member Jason Hotchkiss was on display at the Noise Toys workshop. More information on the project by its creator here: hotchk155.blogspot.com/2011/06/solenoid-percussion-for-bu…

Jason's MIDI Milk Bottles 1

Posted by barnoid Sun, 05 Jun 2011 18:44:32 GMT

An array of eight solenoids controlled by buttons that light up when pressed. This project by BuildBrighton member Jason Hotchkiss was on display at the Noise Toys workshop. More information on the project by its creator here: hotchk155.blogspot.com/2011/06/solenoid-percussion-for-bu…

BuildBrighton Presents 8-bit Beats

Posted by barnoid Sun, 05 Jun 2011 18:40:09 GMT

BuildBrighton Presents 8-bit Beats
BuildBrighton’s Noise Toys workshop was followed by an evening of accomplished performers of loopy-beepy noises. This is our own Unsymbol with projected visuals by our also own Luke.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperturef/1.8
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO Speed200
Date and Time (Original)2011:05:30 19:32:53
Exposure Bias-1 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length50 mm
QualityRAW
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 MkII
Camera Temperature26 C