The Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Glenn

This is a bunch of for-fun projects, both large and small, I have completed or are in the process of attempting. I have detailed a lot of materials-techniques along the way. Please feel free to adapt these to your own uses. No responsibility can be taken for use or mis-use of this information or any awesomeness that results.

Videos? I detest instructional videos! They are invariably too fast or tediously slow (and often both!). If I ever have something that can genuinely benefit from video instruction, rest assured I will make a video. Until then, ye olde art of reading is your friend! At least here you can skim over my rambling aside-annotations (which I generally white-box like this so you know it is optional information and/or opinion)!

Major Projects:

Generally a fundamental part of my lifestyle!

ICE

I.C.E.

My home IT system. -- Ongoing long-term project --

Bed

Making my bed.

Building an adjustable bed. -- Active Project --


Minor Projects:

Fun and educational stuff.

Lantern

Using a 556 dual-oscillator chip and a LED array to make a bright flickering light inside a lantern.

Simple Electronics project, particularly useful if you need to simulate a small flame inside a gallery or studio!

Lanterns

RGB paper lanterns that react to stuff.

Basic Arduino™ project.

Violin

The Small Violin.

Basic Arduino™ project.

Orange

The Bright Orange.

Basic Arduino™ project.

Orange

Z-Stepper.

Use a piece of exercise equipment to drive an analog Joystick Channel.

ORAC

Orac - sentient supercomputer from 70's TV.

Elaborate Arduino™ project with some discrete electronics too.

  1. Introduction
  2. Light Ball
  3. The Ring
  4. The Box
  5. Tarriel Cells
  6. Sound FX
  7. The Key
  8. Other Junk
  9. The Wrap-up
Audio Headset

Attaching bone-conduction ear-pieces to my glasses.

No electronics mods -- just cutting and cable-tying stuff.

Audio Interfacing

Connecting a PC microphone to non-PC audio inputs.

A little hardware hacking to supply the mic's power needs so it can be hooked into an effects box.

Appartment Renovations

OMG! Wall Hack!

Building a media 'wall' in my rented apartment (without violating the lease!)

Numeric Keypad Circuit

Hacking USB Human-Interface-Devices.

Rewiring USB keypads, game-controllers and mice for your artistic needs!

Mains Project!

Low-voltage-controlled 240VAC switch.

Opto-isolated 240VAC switching with low-voltage signals.

Knickers!

Full-Metal Knickers!

Metal lingeri from found object: my major work from the art-education strand of my Education degree.


Other Art:

Clam

A short clay-animation film with my niece.

Stop-frame animation with Fimo™ modeling material!

Glenns7

Glenns 7.

The remains of my old Blakes 7 tribute pages.

*Also see ORAC project above.


Assorted vaguely-related stuff:

A prop

Props from sci-fi can be found around the home!

Identifying commercial media props. made from every-day objects.