Wii Nunchuck and Arduino Mega 2560

I thought it would be cool to hook up a Wii Nunchuck to my Arduino.  Who knows how I could use this - a servo rotating, an RC car, RC Submarine, almost anything I guess.Well, I tried multiple different programs...and only one that worked correctly.  I'm a simple developer, I like to plug in code …

Filament reclimation timeframe

I've been looking at filament reclimators (I'm just going to keep making up words.)The Lyman extruder looks very promising at producing approximately 8" per minute.  My math is horrendous on almost any level so I relied on googling the answer (http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?1,143878,143878,quote=1) I don't know how accurate the math is, but it's better than mine... so …

3D Printer comparisons, Google Glass, Leap Motion

In the last year I have reviewed a lot of 3D printers.  I have looked at variables from print deck sizes, speed of printing, quality of printing, number of printer heads, size of filament that can be used, and tens of tiny details.  My printer of choice is going to be the Printrbot Plus (http://printrbot.com/shop/plus/) …

NintendoDS Touch Screen to LCD

Tonight's project was not very hard to do, but I wanted to get the NintendoDS to send output to the LCD.  I plugged in the NintendoDS screen and the LCD screen the way I've done before in previous tutorials.  If you want to know how to wire the LCD you can go here (http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Tutorial/LCD_bb.png).  Plugging …

Project 2 – the Nintendo DS Screen

I said, in the last post, that the second project was actually going to be soldering the breadboard for the distance tracker... I decided to get some help from some EEs to get that done instead of try to figure it all out on my own.  Since the Nintendo DS screen is right here...Parts needed:1) …

First Summer Project — Distance to LCD

The first project for the summer is a quick prototype to plug in an LCD screen and a PING))) from parallax to interface with an Arduino [the second project will be to write the code for the AVR and then solder some connectors to a breadboard, plug in the AVR, LCD, PING, and 9V power …