Make your boards easy to prototype with!

This is super fun and doesn’t take much time to do. It makes your circuit boards ready for prototyping! Adding different

Coming Soon… my wearable technology book

I’m excited to share that I’ve been working very hard under the radar on a book! Part of that involves creating ne

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

Yellowooowowooo OLED!

This super cool little OLED screen, 128 x 32 is YELLOW! I haven’t come across the yellow ones before and I’m a big

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

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

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

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

PICAXE for Wearables, a hookup & using guide

I’m looking at an Electro-Fashion sewable PICAXE control board from Kitronik. There are a few wearable systems now that

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

Slow Technology: Programming the Interface

This post examines The interface described will be coded using Xcode, using the interface builder (fig. 20) section of Xcode a

Slow Technology: Last Planet

Last Planet is introduced as a retail solution designed to increase dwell time, reflection and interaction. The project set ou

Last Planet: The Iterations for the Design

about blurb: addiction & interests

Currently, I work at The Glasgow School of Art [GSA innovation school]. I’m a Post Graduate Lecturer for MDes Design Inn