Rapid Prototyping, using Foamboard for wearable technology

I wanted to start our Interaction Design sessions this year with a high-energy session. More than that, I wanted to encourage

TFT Tips, how to get your TFT to work for you!

Hey – So I’ve been using the lovely TFT screens for some projects lately. Have you used these before? I’m us

UV nail resin for strength in wearables

Nail resin can keep your connections strong! Making wearable projects are super fun and challenging. This is a super quick pos

Add an external reset button on the Gemma M0 board.

I recently created a wearable project and the Gemma M0 board was on the inside of the wearable. However, I needed the ability

Getting your shiny new ESP32 ready to use with Arduino

To use the ESP32 board we need to do a few steps first. First make sure you have an Espressif ESP32 board (have a look around,

Create your own Social Distancing Hat, with extras…

In this tutorial, for a distance sensor hat, I’ll be using an ultrasonic sensor to measure the distance of others approa

How to make neopixel jewellery, a colour sensing, fun wearable

This super fun toturial has now moved home and live on Instructables. Please leave any questions or comments! All items for ma

How to install a Library in Arduino (1.8 onwards), using Library Manager

The library manager you will use a lot when you’re making fun projects with Arduino. Libraries provide your sketches wit

Lockdown Arduino. How to Create a Chain Reaction across the internet.

Chain Reaction was an idea for a project by Mil Stricevic at The Glasgow School of Art. Over the course of the week we provide

How do I use the Library Manager in the beta Arduino IDE (2.0.0 beta.11)?

An quick guide to installing a library in the beta version of Arduino.

Easy to use ‘over the air’ OTA (wifi) to program your ESP32!

This is an information post mostly for myself – I spent a lot of time trying to program my ESP32 using the OTA functiona

OLED & Arduino Heaven

I posted images online of prototypes I had been working on, and Marcelo Souza commented about trying an OLED. I had thought ab

10 Arduino hardware items, get started for a tenner!

Sometimes it’s hard to get started (and for a tenner) when you are unsure where to begin. Things can sometimes look more

Cheap ways to get started with Arduino ¢ ¢ ¢

Starting Arduino doesn’t have to cost a lot. This post aims to cover the cheap ways to get started with Arduino. This is

Breaking up Arduino: how to make your own arduino!

I’ve been looking at breaking out the ATMEGA328P-PU chip (that is used in many Arduino boards) to be able to reduce the

Secret Deposit Box, read the secrets of others & share yours

The context for this piece was to create something that would have engagement and appeal to someone who would use it. Ultimate

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Uploading a sketch: Arduino

There are only a few steps involved in running a sketch on an Arduino board, and this post will take you through it step-by-st

The teensy issue with Teensy

I’ve been using these super small boards for my latest projects, and one of them I needed to hook up very specific ports

Internet of things Printing…

Here is a great link to a superdooper (yes really!) tutorial for hooking up your mini printer to the Internet. There is an Int

Charging an electronic handbag with a USB cable

Here is a video clip showing how to charge your LED bag. It also is a good way to see how it looks when the LEDs are blinking,

Black 1950s Electronic Vintage, 5 LED handbag

Lilypad connection : Fixed

Sometimes when you are working on a project, it’s hard to think of all the possible solutions to an issue. This post is

Consolidated Summer 2013, What I am Studying: Smart Devices

Investigation into smart devices to combat perceived forgetfulness Our research investigates if a smart device can be used to