An addressable RGB LED strip is like a one pixel high color screen. You can do awesome things with them: crazy lighting effects, information displays and even low resolution video. There are many different types of RGB LED strips on … Continued
At Nut & Bolt I try to start prototyping as soon in the design process as possible. For me, it helps visualize what the end result is going to be. Also, having one or more prototypes works great as a … Continued
“What time is it?”, a question you might answer by glancing at the clock. But does looking at the clock really give you a sense of time? Wouldn’t it be nice do have a different kind of clock? A clock … Continued
Lithuanian company 8devices has come up with the Carambola, a small circuit board (35 x 45mm) with a 320MHz processor, some memory and a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. It runs on a flavour of Linux: OpenWrt. Now you might think this … Continued
This is the first blog post in the series that will describe the design process of the Stripe clock. In this post I dive into the concepts of clock time and event time.
I use Mac OS X for my daily tasks, but some software just isn’t available or doesn’t run as smoothly on a Mac. To design circuit boards I use KiCAD and for developing my latest product I need to compile … Continued
Thanks for stopping by. Starting from today, the second day of 2012, I would like to welcome you to the Nut & Bolt blog! From now on you can expect regular posts about the following: Design, art, technology and science … Continued