This project is really a recyclable gift -- the tin, and the Arduino inside, is just a simple interface to the computer; the Arduino is really overkill for the purpose, and all the real work is done on the PC side. That means I can send my gift recipients new pieces of fun software to run, using the same interface box, or they can send the box back to me when they get bored with Etch-a-Sketch, and I can turn the Arduino into something else for next Christmas. Or, for some of the giftees, they will discover that they have a nifty new platform for developing projects of their own (I provided a CD with all the necessary Arduino and Processing tools!)
From the mailbag: Dragon Eggs - Thank you to Rebecca Zachau for this picture of Game of Thrones style dragon eggs made with the EggBot! They turned out beautifully.
4 days ago