Here is me performing one of Ozzy’s songs. I didn’t try to play the solo, I have no chance!
I tested my new video camera. Maybe I don’t play so well but the quality is quite good. Here is a sneak peak!
Well I don’t do much of electronics projects any more so I’ll change the theme of this blog from electronics to anything you can imagine :)
For the next 17 days or something, I will post here pictures and news from my trip to Greece, I will try to keep the blog updated.
Now I have to pack my stuff and sleep some hours before the flight. So long!
Now I write from the Kastrup airport in Copenhagen, they have a nice wireless connection here. At least I get 5 pure Mbit/s download :)
My plane will leave in 50 minutes so now I have to go and find the gate. Adios!
Here is a nice traceroute from the airport to my server (this server):
C:\>tracert nile.dimme.net Tracing route to nile.dimme.net [184.108.40.206] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 3 ms 26 ms 2 ms 192.168.1.2 2 16 ms 5 ms 2 ms 220.127.116.11 3 19 ms 81 ms 58 ms ge-0-2-0-165.boanxj1.ip.tele.dk [18.104.22.168] 4 3 ms 2 ms 2 ms ge1-0-40.1000M.boanxg4.ip.tele.dk [22.214.171.124] 5 6 ms 6 ms 9 ms pos0-1-1-0.2488M.boanqh1.ip.tele.dk [126.96.36.199] 6 8 ms 12 ms 10 ms tge4-2.ign-p2.got.se.sn.net [188.8.131.52] 7 7 ms 9 ms 10 ms tge1-1.ign-peer2.got.se.sn.net [184.108.40.206] 8 10 ms 9 ms 10 ms 220.127.116.11 9 20 ms 18 ms 18 ms c7600-limhamn.mlm-rr1.bahnhof.net [18.104.22.168] 10 19 ms 18 ms 21 ms limhamn-mmo.c3750-stortorget.bahnhof.net [22.214.171.124] 11 20 ms 20 ms 19 ms stortorget-mmo.c3750-lund.bahnhof.net [126.96.36.199] 12 24 ms 24 ms 23 ms h-81-170-179-100.NA.cust.bahnhof.se [188.8.131.52] 13 20 ms 30 ms 24 ms h-85-24-184-189.NA.cust.bahnhof.se [184.108.40.206] Trace complete.
This is a cover by me. Black Label Society – No Other.
I already wrote my first Arduino program. It’s really simple but fun :)
What it does is that every time somebody visits my website, a LED light blinks once in my room, and I get a warm feeling of a visitor ;)
How to do that:
- Burn this code to your Arduino:
- Connect a LED light to pin 12 and ground it.
- Connect your Arduino to your web server through USB.
- Log in to your web server and type: “sudo chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB0”.
- Add this PHP code to your website header:
- Enjoy! :)
In case this doesn’t work; try to solve your problem or comment this article and I will try to help you.
I was searching the Internet for a schema to make a simple AM-radio and I found this cool video at MakeZine.
Here is a PDF with the instructions.
Here is a short video to show you how the POV is working.
As you will probably notice, the camera refresh rate is much faster than me. This should not be a problem once the POV is on a fast enough motor.
Today I received the 330Ohm-resistors and bright blue LEDs I ordered. Each LED now has its own resistor, which makes all of them equally bright all the time.
So now I removed the old LEDs, replaced them with new ones, and moved them to the board to be on a straighter line. Now the LEDs are connected so that I don’t need the mirror()-function anymore. That makes the program faster and more synchronized. I also changed a bit the led()-function as I noticed that every led()-function was followed by a wait()-function and implemented some more characters.
Here are some new pictures and the new code:
NEW VERSION HERE.
This week I’ve been working on a POV. It’s my first microcontroller project ever, and it has been fascinating. The microcontroller I used is an Atmel ATMEGA16 programmed with an Atmel AVR Dragon.
The next step is to make it turn around on a motor and calibrate itself automatically with help from a base-placed IR-diode. I have even talked with a local company that will hopefully provide me with a Bluetooth module to make the possible dynamic text change from a mobile phone or any other Bluetooth device.
For those who don’t know, POV stands for Persistence Of Vision.
This is my first post, more to come!