The Sweet Spot
On software, engineering leadership, and anything shiny.

Category: sos

2011
February
Save our souls - a Twitter art installation

Here's how the installation looked on the day of the art show. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333" caption="We mounted the installation on the inside of the Regeneration cafe. The Arduino lies …

Arduino and python-firmata

I just spent five hours trying to figure out why ┬ánone of the [Firmata libraries for Python](http://arduino.cc/playground/Interfacing/Python) were working over my serial connection. I was wondering why the previous program …

Currently: frustrated

So I got the poster printed, and the LEDs currently show through the board pretty well. This is good: [![Printed poster, testing the light](http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/5437339409_14b14199d0.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewhao/5437339409/) But last night I spent a …

Update

A quick update on the art project: * I switched from my normal LEDs to "straw hat" wide-angle LEDs. The viewing angle is much better, meaning also that I can …