Any colour you like

20 May, 2013

Project report!

The TwitterKnitter: blew up two not-quite-Arduinos while mucking about with a servo. Very embarrassing. Apparently I have not yet learned that it is a bad idea to have +5V and GND wires waving about while trying to hold together more other wires than you have fingers for. More haste, less speed.

The Wisdom Exchange: waiting for a tutorial on TOG’s CNC mill so I can mill some decorative brass plates. It’s not currently working because that Arduino is in use for the Colour Stealing Cloak.

Colour Stealing Cloak: ah, now, this is where it gets interesting…


  1. You might want to try the ruggeduino – it’s designed to be considerably harder to break than the arduino!

    • Heh, thanks! I have not yet damaged a proper Arduino, which makes me think it has more protection than the Iduino. Either that or I am more careful with other people’s stuff 😉

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