Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Aurora LED Wall on Art Car

A collaboration in August 2012 with Greg Friedman ( and Liam Holt produced a beautiful LED Wall mounted on the side of our Burning Man Camp’s Art Car. The LED wall displays scrolling text and graphic animations. Here is an an iPad app I wrote to help drive the wall display in the desert. The […]

Wheaton Crimpenstein touch switch – improved

An improved version of the touch capacitor switch for the Wheaton Crimpenstein Go from pushing a very hard rubbery button requiring a lot of force….. to a touch sensor.┬áThis way you can crimp vials with one hand and no pressure! More details in Lab Hacks

Edge Lit LED Art

Watch it in action: My grandmother turns 100 this winter. In celebration I made her a small gift which included elements of old and new. Its a LED edge lit picture frame, with a floral design of 12 flowers, representing 1912, the year she was born. The pink background is silk. Each of the flowers […]

Wheaton Crimper Hack

The rubber push button on the Wheaton Crimpenstein can be tough to push after crimping several hundred vials, so I rewired the switch to an arduino. With the help of the CapSense Library a baby transistor and some copper tape + aluminium foil, we have a simple touch driven switch! Arduino Setup: It should probably […]