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IIDX Deck - Build Log - Part 4

Written by Tim on 2018-05-28 18:36 UTC

This part covers the programming and lighting modes. Source code is down at the bottom for download, as well as on github.


IIDX Deck - Build Log - Part 3

Written by Tim on 2017-11-12 18:12 UTC

This part of the build log covers the spindle assembly, wiring, and initial lighting testing.


IIDX Deck - Build Log - Part 2

Written by Tim on 2017-11-01 17:24 UTC

 This part will cover the actual physical build of the deck, mostly the woodworking stuff.


Dovetail Utensil Box

Written by Tim on 2013-12-03 09:42 UTC

This is a dovetail box that I made for the purpose of holding utensils in my kitchen, such as large spoons, ladles, spatulas and the like. It was also to practice making hand-cut dovetails and finishing. The dovetails were all made with nothing more than a saw and chisels and a marking template I made as my first attempt at woodworking a few months back. I also made a tiny square to check them for square as I went. It’s not perfect, and I have some gaps and splitting on a couple of the joints, but all in all I’m happy with how it turned out as my first ‘real’ project (real in this case meaning ‘not a tool to be used to make other projects’).


Phase Shift Guitar

Written by Tim on 2013-06-12 17:20 UTC

Back in 2013 I made a small guitar for playing Phase Shift by cannibalizing a Wii Guitar Hero controller. It runs on an Atmega 32u4 and is housed in laser cut plywood and acrylic, and contains some (poorly utilized) Addressable LEDs.


Stepmania Controller

Written by Tim on 2013-05-25 23:50 UTC

This was a simple arcade controller I made with the laser cutter, an Atmega 32u4 board, and some arcade buttons. Another simple project. It worked pretty well for quite some time, but I just plugged it into my Windows 10 computer and I got a lovely BSOD, so I might want to revisit this one in the near future. Maybe give it the IIDX treatment.