Tuesday, June 28, 2011

At the Warehouse Last Night

Dissecting solar garden lights picked up on freecycle. What will you do with your solar cells and led lights?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, June 27, in the evening.

Please contact us here at the blog (youngmakersyolo at gmail dot com) if you are interested in attending.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Arduino MIDI Drum Pad

This project is a MIDI percussion controller than triggers lights through an arduino board. The arduino receives the MIDI notes from the percussion pad and triggers the lights through relays.

The test breadboard

Soldering the breadboard
One of the work lights the board triggers

Any type of light can be plugged in to the sockets. For the exhibit we used low powered work lights and strands of christmas lights.

Exhibiting the board at the Maker Faire
The controller can be rigged up to trigger lights for percussion and other types of stage performances.