Arduino, Processing, Art

 

 

While working on a project at work, I started to pick up Arduino development boards and I started hacking on LEDs and sensors. I got so interested I bought a couple Arduino start packs and Sunfounder 37 sensor pack. I love how easy it is to find code and drop it in and it works. I’ve been learning all about libraries. I got lasers, IR sensors working. I got pressure sensors and liquid mercury sensor working. Super fun. While I was working on the code, I kept finding more resources all over the place. I feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, into the hacker world. It’s fun and thrilling. My favorite resources are Adafruit.com. They have great product videos and wonderful tutorials.

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Arduino Starter Pack
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Arduino Starter Pack

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Motor Shield Starter Pack

Here’s some of my breadboard wonders. LCD output. Keypad input. Motion Detector input.

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Flex sensor with stepper motor output.

Hall effect (magnetic field sensor) and buzzer output.

Motor shield over the Arduino. 2 stepper motors, 2 brushless DC motors.

Tutorial on shift register and binary counter.

Force sensors and proximity sensors, with LED output. I programmed this one myself.

One place I stumbled upon, is Processing.org for the visual arts. It’s like Arduino for graphics. Seriously awesome. They have a gallery of some of the most terrific art installations using Processing. Here’s a couple mesmerizing ones.

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