Files to go with the Tutorials on HackSpace Magazine
Building a Bluetooth remote controlled Christmas light show
This project combines simple woodworking with electronics to produce a remote control Christmas decoration. Get yourself in the Christmas spirit from the comfort of your own armchair. The skills and techniques of this project can be used in a wide range of other projects. The decoration is in the form of the 4 letters of XMAS. These are filled with green and red LEDs which are controlled by an Arduino.
Marvellous mechanical music box
Another combination of woodwork and electronics, this time with no coding. Two 555 timers provide a monostable and astable to control a modified servo to drive a mechanical music mechanism. The stripboard design was done using KiCAD based on the following article.
A silver soldered metal storage box to stop my angle grinder cables from being nibbled by mice. Designed in Fusion360 and build using simple hand tools.
Font stencil from Jayde Garrow https://www.dafont.com/army-rust.font
HACK SPACE SIGN
An EL Wire sign that lights up when there are people moving about in the room Controlled using CircuitPython and an AdaFruit Trinket Ultrabright EL Wire and drivers from EL Wire Craft
ROBOTIC WATER SENTRY
The robot water sentry uses the Google AIY Vision kit to detect humans an squirt them with water.
To make it easy to turn on and off there's a Pimoroni On/Off shim. After further research it was concluded that the default installer for this works just fine.
MONKEY SKULL BOWL
A simple project using the AdaFruit Gemma M0. Take care not to burn yourself when making the jewelled LED eyes.
Unleash your inner mad scientist with this remote controlled knife switch. Using an Energenie remote control.
When working with small components one of the best ways to store them for easy access is a shallow tray. So this project is a useful storage project made using a handheld router.
Show info and status from your home automation system with a low powered E-Ink display and MQTT.
By using a microcontroller that supports a HID (Human Interface Device) we can have a keyboard that lets you type the ASCII codes for the letters using just two keys a one and a zero