Up to this point most of my projects have been stored over at my personal blog: http://jumptuck.com I enjoy working with microcontrollers, starting with the Basic Stamp 2 I quickly moved on to AVR 8-bit chips which I've loved for years. Recently I've been getting into ARM development with both Texas Instruments and STM chips
I want a corner of the Internet (that doesn't suck) to post about my projects. I'd also like to meet some more hackers with similar interests.
I learned about multiplexing with this build. SO MUCH SOLDERING. http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-matrix-using-shift-registers/
I wanted to learn about low-power modes for microcontrollers. I had a colleague staying with me during Hanukkah and decided to build this gift as an excuse for doing a project ;-) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Hanukkah-Menorah/
I wanted to try out modular coding for AVR. I used a graphic LCD and ATmega168 to program Tetris from the ground up. Coding was a ton of fun! http://jumptuck.com/2010/01/13/tetrapuzz-tetris-clone-for-avr/
I used an LCD cut from a Nokia 3595, the STM Discovery F0 board, and a 5-way momentary push switch as a platform for a game of snake. Fun way to play with ARM for the first time. http://jumptuck.com/2012/09/20/snake-game-arm-microcontroller/
Grid of ping pong balls on a pegboard face wrapped in plywood. There are green LEDs behind some of the balls to build 7-segment displays for time. http://hackaday.com/2011/01/31/how-to-build-a-ping-pong-ball-display/
Silly project uses Python, Arduino, stuffed rat, and red LEDs to notify Hackaday of when a troll is active in the comments section. http://hackaday.com/2010/12/19/hackaday-unleashes-a-troll-sniffing-rat/
This round PCB has a spire for each station of an analog clock face. Each spire has three LEDs, with the middle one being bi-color. 3 blue bits for minutes, red for hours. http://jumptuck.com/2012/04/28/binary-burst-clock-demonstration/
We are finally starting to ship the shirts. The United States addresses are being shipped starting today and we'll move onto International shipments as soon as we work our way through those. Oh, and there will be stickers too (of course)!
Behold, the final design for the Sci-Fi contest shirt... I love it! I'm always looking for T-shirts that I would actually wear in public and this really hits the spot!
6/30/14 - First off, sorry for the lack of updates. Great news, after much head-scratching about how to get the beautiful artwork to look nice on a garment the problem has been solved. CustomInk sent us the test print shown at the top of this page and we may have the shirts delivered as early as July 1st! I will update as soon as we start packaging shipments.
6/9/14 - We put in the order for shirts on 6/4/14. CustomInk is printing them and warned us that the image may not look very good with 4-color printing. We don't want to send out crappy shirts so we've asked for a sample to see what it looks like. Once we've got the quality dialed in the orders will be printed, shipped to us, and then we'll ship them to you. Thanks for your continued patience. This is going to be worth it!
5/29/14 - We are waiting for the stragglers to get their sizes and addresses to us. The cut-off date is 6/2/14 at which point we'll put in a production order. Shipping will most likely not happen until two weeks after that date. Thanks for your continued patience!
We asked you to recommend some newer science fiction for our reading list. Here are the responses we've received so far:
Just for clarity: Most Skulled and Most Followers prizes will go to teams who did not win the Grand or Top prizes.
Winners will be (seemingly arbitrarily) chosen by the Hackaday staff. All judging decisions are final and whining about it is fully expected. Giving prizes out to teams raises some issues so we’ve put together a few packages that each winning team can choose from to suit their needs:
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Hackaday Projects is opening up to everyone on Monday, March 10th, 2014. Since our soft launch back in January, accounts have been available by invitation only. Thanks to all of the hackers who got in here early, tested out the features, and gave us the feedback we needed to keep making it better!
We aren't done yet. The site is still considered in the alpha stages, but we have had enough time to test the serves and make sure they can handle a much larger amount of activity.
With an influx of new visitors I highly encourage you to put the old spit-shine on your profile page. I just did a bunch of work on mine last week so take a look if you need inspiration. I don't particularly care if you use your real name or an alias, but it's really nice to see a picture or avatar to help recognize people as you poke around looking for awesome. I also took advantage of the "Things I've Built" summaries to show off past projects, and this post is the first "page" that I added to my profile. Come on, brag about yourself just a little!
We just finished preliminary work on "The Stack" which is another tool for getting the word out about... well, about anything you want, really. I made this page as part of my profile and threw it on The Stack so that any Hackaday Projects users could find it. Ask for help, share a trick you just figured out, or promote a page you made calling for more hackers to join in on your project, all is fair game. We're not quite ready with "The Heap" but keep your eye on that nav bar up top because it's coming.
I figure nobody reads this far so it's safe to give you the inside track on some stuff we have planned. In the past we've hosted contests which you entered by emailing links to your entry. This turned into an impossible task for the editors to manage (once you get past about 30-40 entries it's tough to keep track of who's been featured, etc.). We're going to take Hackaday Projects for a test run as a contest hosting platform. The thought is that you will make a project documenting your entry. When the entry is ready you just add a couple of custom tags to it and you're in the running. Watch the front page for the first one which will be announced very soon. We're pretty excited about the prizes for this one... it'll be worth blocking time out of your schedule for a shot at some loot.
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