Commonly used sensors

Here are suggestions for the most commonly used sensors by beginners. There are of course many variations possible for each of these, this is just a sampling. To purchase, check with local vendors first. The links below are to online vendors, note these change frequently, so a newer or cheaper option may be available.  Useful video... Continue Reading →

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Serial Communication examples

The "Call and Response" method of serial communication is the most robust way to send data (such as multiple sensors) to and from the Arduino and Processing / P5. Note that is has one disadvantage: the Arduino waits until your receiving software (e.g. Processing) sends something back = i.e. "responds". So it seems frozen and... Continue Reading →

Slide switch circuit

Introducing the Single-Pole, Double-Throw (SPDT) Switch SPDT switches have three legs: one common leg and two legs that vie for connection to the common leg. The common pin is in the middle. It's always connected to one of the outside pins, but which pin it's connected to depends on which way the switch is flipped. However you can use... Continue Reading →

Tamed Digital Devices

SF-SO brings back the tactility of analogue with 'tamed' digital devices In a bid to redefine our relationship with technology and gadgets, design studio SF-SO presents tamed digital devices. the project has been developed in response to the prevalence of digital products in modern society, and their numerous built-in features and functions which, rather than... Continue Reading →

Google Creative Lab “Connbox” by BERG

In 2011, BERG was challenged by Google Creative Lab to create a physical product encapsulating Google voice and video-chat. Known as a ‘connection box’ or ‘connbox’ for short, the conceptual experiments resulted in various material explorations, centered around rapid product prototyping to really understand what the experience of the physical device, service, and interface could... Continue Reading →

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