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What sort of projects do people want to hack with at Howduino?  You're more than welcome to bring your current project along with you, but we expect lots of you will be looking for something to do.  Use this page to brainstorm ideas about what we could build.



There are loads of hardware hacking projects around on the Internet.  Add links to your favourite projects here to show the rest of us what's possible...


Beginners Projects

Ideas for projects that someone with little or no hardware or software experience could get up and running.  We'll probably run at least one of these projects in a workshop format to help people get started.

[word of caution: I've just started installing the arduino IDE on my computer and it is rather large - if you haven't already got it on your machine, make sure you leave plenty of time to get it unzipped and installed. Definitely something to do before you come to Howduino! nikki]

  • Basic toy hacking.  Bring along a simple electronic toy and make it respond to twitter like the one in my Alertuino talk [suggested by Adrian McEwen]
  • LED throwies.  If we can get hold of some of the strong magnets, these are a pretty simple but cool project [suggested by Adrian McEwen]
  • A Bristlebot
  • Camera Triggers - most decent cameras have a remote trigger function which is usually quite easy to wire up to an Arduino, then the camera can be triggered by a whole host of different kinds of sensors, or be triggered in sync with some other action



Comments (2)

Alice Ralph said

at 10:43 am on Oct 5, 2009

I really like the idea of the Camera Trigger... this is actually quite similar in a way to our Gigapan robot cameras that we have at the gallery. It would be interesting to see how they might be combined.

I realize that it's probably way too complicated for a beginners workshop but I LOVE this!! http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/03/etchasketch_clock.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890

thom said

at 10:50 am on Oct 5, 2009

That clock is great, some of the guys at the last Howduino built a drawbot that's similar. Should be possible to get an auto-etch-a-sketch up and running in the two days. The erasing is a bit more involved but the drawing bit wouldn't be too hard.

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