Insane in the Chromatophores from Backyard Brains on Vimeo.
Big ups to Jason for filming this and John for getting the music splitting feature up and running!
John explains it all. Quote from interviewer with a PhD in physics: “This is really awesome.” Great video from the Maker Faire, and of course, it leads with our exhibit. 🙂
Some photos from Maker Faire by flickr fans!
Check out the video below … it’s the complete exhibit, working the night before the Faire!
Nothing clarifies the mind like a hanging. This week we’ve been extra busy getting stuff actually working for Maker Faire. Deadlines are always helpful in forcing prioritization of features and tasks, and this one is no different. Highlights: Version two of magnet hanging apparatus (made from plexiglass) doesn’t block the spotlights. This was John’s brilliant […]
After spending about 12 hours painstakingly soldering three prototype LED boards to illuminate the tank, my tally was as follows: One completely soldered board of RGB LED lights, 80% of which I accidentally burned out when I carelessly tested an electrical connection and bypassed a necessary resistor One completely soldered board of RGB LED lights […]
Our friend Beth made us a new logo. It’s awesome. We’re going to get T-shirts made. Leave a comment if you want one!
This weekend, in a marathon session of effort, we were able to create the almost final versions of both the magnets and the amplifiers for each one. This video shows the 6 ohm magnet we made with the new winder; the new amp that we made (greatly simplified design), and a temporary stand. You can […]
Finally there’s a part of this project that isn’t entirely new for me. We’ve been winding test magnets, soldering prototypes and fooling around with arduino code for so long that I’m getting used to all three but for the first time in a while, I’m doing something that I not only have done before, but […]