Making the Pi play some audio

If the Raspberry Pi plays an audio file, and I can’t hear it, is it working? My objective this week was to make the Raspberry Pi play some sound out of its 3.5mm audio/headphone jack. Last week I was able to get the Pi to boot up and run a program, but this week I…

Potential project: arduino controlled paper car

At ModLab last night was Doug (dnclabs.com), who was building a circuit board out of copper peel and stick strips, a matte board that he had cut on the laser printer, and some electronics (a 4k arduino processor, some resistors, etc.).  Doug was building an H circuit to control a motor backwards and forwards. The…

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Laser cutter in action

At the end of the ModLab, someone was cutting something on the laser cutter.  I had never seen one in action, so I stayed to watch. So cool. The project was to cut out a series of squares of a clean plastic, with the numbers 0 to 9 engraved on the surface of the plastic,…

Starting up the Raspberry Pi

It’s alive!A week or so ago I ordered a Raspberry Pi (complete with an SD card with the NOOBS software preloaded), and after last weeks first foray into the ModLab I decided to take the Raspberry Pi to see if I could get it going.  My objective for the night:  get the Pi operating and…

First workshop on 3D printing

I had to check at the front desk for directions twice.   Down the hall, take a left, through the door, take a right after entering Artspace, and I found myself in the windowless room that is the ModLab in Ottawa, hosted by artengine. Along with about a dozen other people, I was there for a…