2017 was a year of many side projects for me. The majority of the year was focused on building my first game for GirtGames and I didn't think I'd have time to put anything together for Christmas. As is my way, however, I ran out of steam on my GirtGames
Halloween isn't a traditional Australian holiday, but it is becoming more prevalent with each passing year.
I haven't really embraced the phenomenon myself, but when I found carving pumpkins at my local supermarket I thought it'd be neat to try my hand at making a jack-o'-lantern.
I downloaded a face
My Christmas light display for 2016 is a definite improvement from what I had in 2015. I didn't meet my goal of having lights synchronised to music (which I'll explain below), but I succeeded in putting together a reliable animation sequence using LED strips powered by an Arduino.
Today was a good day. I've been ordering electronic components on eBay like crazy over the past few weeks, many of them from China. Today, the first of these arrived.
It's amazing how cheap these parts are. Half of me is saying "these parts must be rubbish, they'll all die
Having nearly completed the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit guidebook, I went on a purchasing frenzy, acquiring loads of various electronic components online.
Amongst these was a Dual Colour 8x8 LED Matrix. I chose to work with this first because it looked like something I could tackle with difficulty, which I believe