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

This neopixel jewellery wearable tutorial takes inspiration from a tutorial on Adafruit to make a neopixel manicure. I loved t

Tips for the top.. a review of Soldering Iron MiniwareTS80 solder tips: B02, BC02 & K4

I’m a big fan of the TS80. I got the TS80 soldering iron as a gift a couple of years ago, and I can’t remember lif

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

Sonic Bodies: Being Human Festival, Leeds, UK

As part of the Being Human Festival, I was involved in the technical support for the Sonic Bodies installation. This is a proj

Android accessibility? Is there any?

UPDATE Note [Nov 2020] Many changes have happened to mobile operating systems, so I am going to update the accessibility infor

Research Prototypes: Testers wanted!

Electronic Handbag: Smart bags demo of RFID integrated circuit

A short video to explain how these smart bags work. They are currently available for pre-order from ilyware. There is a video

LIMiTED: ilyware

EVENT: wuthering bytes, a festival of technology

Technology festival Wuthering Bytes is happening again this year at Hebden Bridge and I am privileged to be a speaker there on

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,

Some Hardware Solutions in the Field of forgetfulness

This post aims to be a continual build up of technologies as I find them, read about them, try them. I want to keep a record o

Wearables : Initial Questionnaire : Specification

This write up follows an initial few months of research into wearables / an initial questionnaire to establish if people did i

Slow Technology: Last Planet

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

Apps & Hats: The quirky online show reviewing iPhone apps

Concept created early 2009 and the first episode aired in March.  We were a “Quirky online show reviewing iPhone applic