Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nike Glow v2

Its been a year and a half since working on my first revision of what I have termed "Nike Glow" so I decided to finally revisit the idea and see what I could improve. To figure out what I wanted to do in the new revision, I made a list of issues with v1.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nike Glow

This project began after I purchased Nike’s new Fuelband which led me to think about what other useful outcomes could come from the crossroads of fitness equipment and technology. One issue I have always had with running is that as a driver, it is difficult to see people on the side of the road when it is not as bright out. LED’s have been put into shoes before, but I wanted to take it a step further by allowing the shoe to know when you are running, and when you are stopped. This way allows other people to know if you are moving, or if you are standing still in order to avoid you if you are the runner.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

ET-LAD60AW Projector Lamp Hour Limit Bypass

The Panasonic ET-LAD60AW projector bulb is one of the many that has an artificial lamp hour limit on it which is there technically to prevent damage to the projector if the bulb explodes (very rare that this actually happens), but it will often leave a perfectly good bulb as a paper weight. This specific bulb has a limit of 2,000 hours but in my experience, you can easily get another 500-1,000 hours out of it before it just burns out. This mod will only work on a bulb that has not hit its 2,000 hour limit since this will essentially stop it from counting and reset back to where it was before the mod when the projector is power cycled. With this simple mod, you can disable the hour counter on the bulb and save yourself some serious money.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Transparent Computer Case

Plexi Glass is one of my favorite materials to work with since it is versatile and easy to work with. Naturally it makes a perfect material for a computer case and that’s where I begin.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Custom 50w 4,000 Lumen LED Flashlight

Have you ever needed to light up a whole room with a single flashlight? If so, here is your solution! 4,000 lumens of 6500k white light is available with the press of a button! Heres how to make your own.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Power Supply Test Station

Often I need to test a electrical component such as an LED and its always helpful to have a power supply with various voltages available. Some companies sell variable power supplies but for around $100 you only get 3 amps where using this computer power supply, I get 18 amps on the 12v rail and it only cost $20.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pong with Controllers

Being a fan of pong, I purchased one of Velleman’s solder it yourself project kits that lets you put together your own pong game. Once finished, it was fun to play but you don't get the same gameplay without a joystick controller. I ended up buying 3 project boxes, one for the main-board and two more for the controllers. I wired buttons and a power switch for the main-board and I made the controllers connect using rj45 cable/connectors. Overall the game is a lot more playable and much easier to transport.