Author Archives: Mario

Mario Day 2014!

Mario Day! It’s a holiday that is celebrated each year on the 10th day of March. This is a holiday to celebrate all the Mario’s in the world (and not my birthday like many who I tell about this day … Continue reading

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WiiChuck Mouse

While browsing one of my favorite online electronic stores, adafruit.com, I came across something cool. This something was a Wii Nunchuck controller, and upon seeing it I was hit with a flash of inspiration. I didn’t just see a Wiichuck, I … Continue reading

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Arduino Mega to Repair Trinket Bootloader

While working on one of my projects, which used a Trinket, I managed do damage the bootloader. In fact I did this to two of my three 5V Trinkets. Luckily for me, Adafruit has a great writeup on repairing the … Continue reading

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Adafruit NeoPixel Snake Game

Snake, a fun and addictive game that has been around since the late 70’s. Its a game with few and simple rules and I think its the perfect thing to play on a NeoPixel Display. Background: I was asked to … Continue reading

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Using an Arduino with C#

I am currently working on a project, in which, I need to be able to set different configurations from a computer and have them sent to an Arduino. I would also like the program on the computer, to be able … Continue reading

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Southern Point of New York

If you were to travel all the way to the south end of Staten Island, you would end up at the southern most point of New York. Also, at this point called the Conference House, an historic house named to honor … Continue reading

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Adafruit Trinket PS/2 to USB Hacked Converter

First I want to start by saying this. The harder the challenge, the greater the reward. I also want to take this time to apologize to Ladyada, the staff at Adafruit and the creators of the PS/2 Arduino library. I … Continue reading

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NeoPixel Shield Fun and a Robot Sim!

Back at Maker Faire, I picked up a few cool things to play with. One of these things was a Adafruit NeoPixel Shield for the Arduino. For those who don’t know, the NeoPixel is an addressable LED that Adafruit Industries … Continue reading

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Maker Faire 2013!

The title says it all! Today was the first day of World Maker Faire and what a day it was! The day started out a bit on the rainy side, but the rain was short lived and at about 10:30 … Continue reading

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Off To World Maker Faire 2013

This Saturday and Sunday (9/21-22), there is going to be an event called World Maker Faire, to be held on the NYC World Fair Grounds. I am very excited to say that I will be going! I went to this … Continue reading

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