Wireless Remote for Fuji X100 Camera (or Leica)
I need the ability to wirelessly take photos, however my camera did not have a conventional shutter release, it has the old fashioned ”cable” release. After playing around and buying some cheap cable releases off Ebay I was able to build a working wireless shutter using an Arduino, Servo, and a cheap wireless shutter for a Canon DSLR. I had thought of using an IR remote however I...
Texting Brick Phone
The cell phones at my work are so bad, that when I was given an old 1992 “Brick” Mobile Phone, I thought that using a 20 year old phone might be the best way to get them upgraded. It needed to be useable, to make and receive calls, also send and receive text messages and use the phone book. They were so bad the bench mark wasn’t very high. (An old 1992 “Brick Mobile...
Remote Controlled Home Theatre Lights
I really liked the idea of controlling my “Home Theatre” lights with a remote (TV or other), this would save me the exhausting task of heaving myself off the couch to turn the lights on or off. I found one of my remotes has a spare power button, its one of those stupid “universal” remotes that comes with DVD players or TVs but only work if you have all the same brand...
Xbox Live Traffic Lights
The best time to play Xbox Live is when all your friends are online, but whats the best way of checking, you could turn on the Xbox, log on to the website or use the iPhone app, but this requires effort and you can still miss when your friends come online. So I came up with the Xbox traffic lights, now at a glance you can see when the best time to play Xbox. An Arduino with Ethernet shield...
I wanted to use my Kinect sensor as a input for my Arduino for some up coming projects, I think its one of the best sensors out there, its a pity there isn’t a Arduino Shield available for Kinect. So for now I have to use my computer, however I could not find easy/good ways of doing it. I wanted something very simple and Arduino user friendly and no windows involved. After much searching and...
Cordless Rotary Phone, Version One
After coming across some of my old rotary phones I wanted to get them working again, but one of the biggest problems with the old phones is they take so long to dial a number that the phone line will go dead or dials the number before you have finshed entering the number. I needed the ability to dial the number only when the full number hand been entered. This was solved by using a cordless...