An edgy experience with neon flex LEDs

So recently at work, I was tasked with the acquisition of a neon flex LED system to light up a 6 m long tunnel. What are neon flex LEDs? They are the modern version of the neon tube technology used in neon lit signs, such as the one below. Instead of using some kind of …

Using a microphone as an airflow sensor

I was having problems with overseas shipping for some wind sensors so I tried used a cheap microphone as an airflow sensor instead. It sort of works and I am quite proud of it. At first I hooked up the microphone to an Arduino but it was not able to tell the difference between sound …

The making of the “Neobombe” prototype (electronics)

So my group of friends and I exhibited our “Neobombe” prototype at the Singapore Maker Faire last weekend. After submitting our proposal more than two months ago, we managed to scrap together a working prototype. It is far from perfect and has a lot of room for improvement. Given more time and budget, we could …

Project 50plus – deploying sensors

I deployed some sensors for an exhibition called “50plus” targeted at senior citizens above 50 years old that promoted active aging and was held at Singapore’s Suntec convention centre a few weeks ago. It was sponsored by the government and corporate sponsors who showcased their products and services. My company’s project¬†was a huge interactive installation …

Deploying at Chinaplas 2015, Guangdong, China

I went on a last minute work trip to China at Guangdong city to deploy some Flash apps at Chinaplas 2015. Chinaplas is an annual global trade show ¬†for plastic manufacturers to showcase their products. My company’s client for this tradeshow was Dow. It was my first trip to China and it was rather memorable. …

Proposal for Singapore maker faire – the “Neobombe”

So some of my friends and I (our group has a name – “Art Makes Us“) decided to take part in the Maker Faire in Singapore this year. It will be held a primary school in Tampines sometime early July. Here is our project description: “Neobombe” is a scientific artwork based on the Turing machine …

Deploying the wiimote mouse at the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

So after spending a few weeks researching on the wiimote mouse and creating a prototype, lo and behold, the powers that be decided to deploy it at an actual event in Malaysia for Petronas, in conjunction with the F1 race going on. While I was glad that my research was actually being used, I didn’t …

Deploying a positioning sensor at the Singapore Science Centre

This was my first deployment for an installation at my new job and it proved to be a good learning experience. We had a positioning device deployed at the Singapore Science Centre on which a laser pointer was mounted. We needed to know where the laser was pointing at, at a scene in front of …

The making of Stop Motion – my thoughts

This project took me the better part of six months. There are about 5000 lines of code. It is also my first commercial project when I was still wet-behind-the-ears after graduating from LASALLE. Because of this project, I gained a fair bit of confidence in programming skills, and would say that I have moved on …