Matt OBrien

Intro to Processing: Creating Colorful Brush Strokes

Posted on May 26, 2019

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to create art and games with programming, you might have heard of Processing. Processing is a kind of coding sketchbook, used by programmers and artists alike. By using basic programming concepts, you can create…

Cardiac Activity Monitor

Posted on June 5, 2018

For a little fun, we decided to tinker with cardiac monitoring and simple prototyping of wave morphology via common components.  After we finishing, we wanted to post our little project to share with the world… so if you’ve got a chipKIT…

Hovalin: 3D Printed Violin

Posted on June 5, 2018

These days, we can make virtually anything out of a few grams of PLA. However, it’s still fairly difficult to print full musical instruments (or even instrument parts) that produce high-quality sound comparable to the kind created by instruments manufactured in…

The EggBot Challenge

Posted on June 5, 2018

THE EGGBOT CHALLENGE Following the tradition of cracking eggs in celebration of Easter in Greece with the game of tsougrisma (τσουγκρισμα in Greek) we decided to build an EggBot that could robotically draw intricate designs that we fielded from our client…

Augmented Reality Sandbox

Posted on June 5, 2018

AUGMENTED REALITY SANDBOX For a fun project to spruce up our office and interact with our local STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) school programs, we decided to build our own Augmented Reality Sandbox.  Originally developed by researchers at…

Robotic Bird Flight

Posted on June 5, 2018

ROBOTIC BIRD FLIGHT We’ve always been fascinated by the mechanics and properties of flapping-wing flight… watching birds soar gracefully above us brings out that childlike wish of gliding through clouds from high above. Seeing them fly is amazing, but it’s not…

InMoov Leap Motion Control

Posted on June 5, 2018

INMOOV LEAP MOTION CONTROL To have a little more fun with our InMoov Robot we started to investigate immersion control via Leap Motion.  From a hardware perspective, the Leap Motion Controller is actually pretty darn simple. The heart of the device…

Brain Wave Monitor

Posted on June 5, 2018

BRAIN WAVE MONITOR To get ready to make your own Portable Brain Wave Monitor all you need is about 40 bucks and a bit a time and ingenuity.  Take a look at our work and see if you can’t make…

FarmBot 1.0

Posted on June 5, 2018

FARMBOT 1.0 FarmBot Genesis is the first FarmBot to be designed, prototyped, and manufactured. Genesis is designed to be a flexible FarmBot foundation for experimentation, prototyping, and hacking. The driving factors behind the design are simplicity, manufacturability, scalability, and hackability.…

How a 3D Printer Works

Posted on June 5, 2018

HOW A 3D PRINTER WORKS PRINT BED The print bed is the surface that your objects are printed on to. Typically it will consist of a sheet of glass, a heating element, and some kind of surface on top to…