Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Thank you, now you are a Maker too!

Thank you all the participants who attended my "Draw Your Circuits!" workshop at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire. Hope you had fun!

A few useful notes:

  • Glycerine (in 500 ml clear PET bottles) can be purchased from Phoon Huat & Co (Pte) Ltd. It may not be listed in the Product Catalogue. Please phone one of their stores to confirm availability before visiting them.
  • The LEDs can be purchased from Sim Lim Tower. Try bargaining if you are buying in significant quantities. At the very least, you should try to round the total price down to the nearest dollar.
  • The Marabu tubes (S$1.50 each) were purchased from Art Friend at Bras Basah Complex. You may have to reserve by calling them in advance. They ship from overseas only 50 tubes each time.

Lastly, now that you are a Maker as well, let's sit back and enjoy this video, "We are Makers".

Sunday, 16 June 2013

"Draw Your Circuits" Workshop at Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2013

I will be conducting a workshop (28 July) at this year's Singapore Mini Maker Faire (27-28 July) at *SCAPE Warehouse. For more information, please visit http://makerfairesingapore.com

Thursday, 30 May 2013

EasyVR and Arduino

If you like the idea of issuing voice commands to control some tasks, read on.

The EasyVR Shield is a voice recognition shield for Arduino boards integrating an EasyVR module. EasyVR is a multi-purpose speech recognition module designed to add speech and voice recognition capabilities to virtually any application.

If what you have is the Shield version of EasyVR, there is no need for you to connect the EasyVR module to your Arduino board using jumpers or wires (as shown in the video below). Just connect the shield on top of your Arduino board.

The video below is the official example from the manufacturer. The Arduino sketch can be downloaded here. Do check out an useful step-by-step guide too.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Learning Arduino with Fritzing

Alright! Time to get started.

I have embedded a YouTube Playlist of 14 videos from the Fritzing channel. For those of you who wants to know more about Fritzing, check out this video. Although it is absolutely possible to learn the Arduino without using the Fritzing software, I believe it will help to ease complete novices into the world of electronics.

By the way, I was never formally trained in electronics or engineering. My background is in the field of chemoinformatics. However, I discovered that it is possible to start from scratch and get up to speed really quickly. So, don't worry. Enjoy!

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