My Latest Project – Twins!

I am proud to introduce my latest project – my twin boys! Joel Thomas Slattery and Isaac James Slattery. They are wonderful little boys and were born on Friday 25th October 2013 at 10:20am and then 10:21am. I have designed many electronic projects over the years which involve countless hours of circuit design, coding, testing…

Sin and Cos – The Programmers Friend!

I was doing a little bit of searching on the internet for how I might go about drawing a simple circle on an LED matrix. I then stumbled upon an excellent website which had some great information on using Sin and Cos to not only draw circles but also for making game mechanics work. For…

TAWS – Online Amiga WorkBench Simulator

I came across this really cool site that is an Amiga Workbench Simulator that runs right in your browser. I grew up with a commodore 64 and then later moved onto an Amiga 500 so I have very fond memories of Amiga Workbench. However, Amiga slowly died out with their last major system (I think)…

Lithium Battery Charger with Load Sharing

Thanks goes to ChuckT from the forum for this one. I have used microchips range of Lithium ion battery charger chips before (very low cost and a tiny form factor). They have proven to be a great way of charging 3.7V lithium batteries in my little LED game based devices. The problem though was that…

Arduino powered LED Matrix Coffee Table

I stumbled upon this coffee table while looking for a particular video on youtube. It is a 10×16 RGB LED matrix display made into a coffee table. It has a number of built in games but the reason I wanted to post it was because it comes complete with a game just like one that…

Structure Sensor – Capture the world in 3D

I was browsing kickstarter and came across this pretty nifty little gadget that (kinda) works like a kinect sensor but can plug into a whole heap of different devices (although it looks to be mainly designed for the iPad – it includes an SDK to be used with Xcode. One of the impressive feature for…

Space Invaders on a 32×16 RG LED Matrix (YAIGC)

Back in 2008 I made a very simple Space Invaders type game on an 8×8 RG LED matrix display. Everything was represented by a single pixel (I.E. the player, the bad guys, the UFO up the top and even the barriers). It was still a playable game but I have found a better LED version!…

The Game of Light

The Game of Light is a great Arduino project that has a 64 pixel X 64 pixel RG LED matrix. This is a project that I especially like because it plays retro games! The graphics are quite a bit better than any LED game that I have made (infact, it’s much higher resolution than anything…

Gameboy Cartridge Reader via Arduino

GBCartRead is an arduino based original Gameboy cartridge reader made by Alex at inside gadgets. I am a huge fan of retro video games and have quite a collection of gameboy consoles and cartridges myself. I have wanted to make a cart reader / writer for a while now but have just not had the…

Bitfogav’s Firewing Matrix Shield

Bitfogav (a resident forum member) has come up with a great shield for the new Firewing platform. I especially like this shield because it’s just the sort of thing that I would make! Click HERE to check it out.

The $9 Arduino Compatible Starter Kit

An indiegogo project that aims to put the power and ease of arduino into your hands for as little as $9. This project is compatible with the Arduino Leonardo board. (Source – bitfogav from the forums) Click HERE to check it out.

Red Pitiya

A Kickstarter project that combines a dual signal oscilloscope, dual signal spectrum analyser, function generator and more into one device. You can access the Red Pitiya via any web browser on practically any web enabled device. (Source – Kickstarter) Click HERE to check it out.