Thought we'd best run another meet-up this week. We're thinking Thursday, 4pm to around 7pm, KHE 229. Rather than run a specific session like the last Arduino Basics workshop, there's a certain amount of other stuff we need to get busy on.
For purposes of upcoming TEDx, we want to do some polishing on both the Lightseeds and the latest Rubiks Cube.
We want to lift the LEDs off the wooden strips, plane the strips to remove the "fuzz," and then paint the strips black. Then we need to remount the LEDS, probably with black electrical tape instead of the masking tape we'd been using. Should look pretty posh.
On the coding front, I'd also like to add an option to our etch-a-sketch mode that automatically colours the background.
We need to finish soldering the prototype. Currently there are a few LEDs that are malfunctioning.
We also need to work on the aluminum frame. Our initial attempts to epoxy it together didn't work so well, so time for a new approach.
On the coding front, we need to add in rotation transitions to make pushing the buttons smoothly rotate the lights, so the rotation sort of eases 90 degrees instead of immediately jumping 90 degrees. Basically this is matrix math, which is awesome.
So, let me know if you're able to come out. Plenty of coding and plenty of crafty stuff to go round.
Beyond that, I was hoping to get some people thinking about programming simple games. We'll discuss.
Hope to see many of you on Thursday. There may even be Halloween candy!