The zuck reminded me that I built this seven years ago today back in 2011. It was an Arduino MIDI controller that barely worked, cobbled together w/ rando example code (& a spaghetti circuit [why no ground rail?!]) because I had zero idea what I was doing 😅 I was in college at the time and was feeling I needed to add more tech to my background to be able to get a j0rb. However trying to understand how code and electronics worked made me feel uber stupid so I basically put it all in a box after that summer and didn’t seriously revisit it until about 2 years ago. Perhaps I should have started with something simpler than MIDI on an Arduino Uno 😅
After reading an article in MagPi about the availability of webOS OSE for Raspberry Pi, I was curious to check it out. I think it definitely has potential and it’s always exciting when a new open source OS is available for the Pi.
Build a DIY Motorized Turntable for Photo & Video!
I wanted to improve my b-roll for showing off 3D prints and more detailed items so I decided to build my own turntable with controls for speed and direction. It can run on battery or via USB and the actual turntable portion can easily pop off and be printed in other colors, shapes or sizes.
I definitely wouldn’t consider myself a programmer but I have come up with a workflow that I use when writing code for new electronics projects. I thought I’d share how I approach writing new code to show that it can be easy, even if you’re a n00b, if you just break things down into bite sized pieces.