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We Made a Media Controller!

October 12, 2021

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - September 30th

September 23, 2021

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Getting Started with Sid - Pico Plant System

Getting Started with Sid - Pico Plant System

August 10, 2021

The Pico is a great board with a lot of excellent compact build options. For this project I’ll be making an automatic plant watering system with the help of the Pico to keep it running.

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Getting Started with Sid - Raspberry Pi Pico

Getting Started with Sid - Raspberry Pi Pico

July 28, 2021

Raspberry Pi Pico’s are a great microcontroller that has a fair amount of range, despite the slightly more tricky set up process, once it’s ready to go there’s a lot you can do. 

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Getting Started with Sid - Theremin Gloves

Getting Started with Sid - Theremin Gloves

July 19, 2021

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Getting Started with Sid - Schematics

Getting Started with Sid - Schematics

June 29, 2021

As we delve into larger projects with more components and potentially less instructions, schematics become more important. If you’re like me, schematics haven’t played a huge role in your life since 9th grade science class.

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Getting Started with Sid - Circuit Playground Express

Getting Started with Sid - Circuit Playground Express

June 23, 2021

Circuit Playground Express really streamlines a lot of the things you can do with boards when learning. By having so many built-in components and so many alligator clip pads there’s not soldering required and it has minimal set up requirements. 

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Getting Started with Sid - Scratchbox Soldering Project

Getting Started with Sid - Scratchbox Soldering Project

June 15, 2021

After all the soldering instructions I wanted to actually show a project with light soldering that’s relatively simple and uses minimal components. 

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Getting Started with Sid - Soldering

Getting Started with Sid - Soldering

June 08, 2021

Soldering is a good skill to learn and improve throughout your making and DIY-ing, there’s quite a few situations where it will be the best option for a more permanent build.

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Getting Started with Sid - Glowing Patches

Getting Started with Sid - Glowing Patches

June 07, 2021

Today I’m exploring e-textiles with some conductive thread and sew in LEDs.

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Getting Started with Sid - Arduino

Getting Started with Sid - Arduino

June 01, 2021

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform that is “designed to make electronics more accessible to artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.” This is a big relief for me, an artist who mostly works with textiles and is intimidated by many aspects of tech. 

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close up of the micro:bit board

Getting Started with Sid - micro:bit

May 26, 2021

Today I’m starting with micro:bit a “pocket sized computer transforming digital learning skills” that’s an easy and fun way to learn coding. 

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