Author Archives: andygrove

New web site for the voice changer shield

Over the Christmas break, I have set up a dedicated web site as a central place to put information for my voice changer shield kit. I have also converted the software into an Arduino Library with example sketches, making installation simpler. The ring modulator example sketch is also now much easier to understand as a result, since all of the… Read more »

Blinking an LED with Rust on a Beaglebone Black

I started learning the Rust programming language about a week ago and have high hopes for this becoming one of the main languages I start to use professionally. Before that though, I wanted to find a hobby project to give me more motivation for working with the language on a regular basis, so I spent much of this weekend researching how… Read more »

OnShape FTW

andygrove   November 6, 2015   No Comments on OnShape FTW

When I purchased my 3D printer almost a year ago, my main interest was in being able to design my own objects to print. I was able to print some simple mounts using SketchUp but have struggled to advance beyond simple designs for a long time. Recently, I learned about OnShape from my local makerspace. OnShape is a browser-based, hosted CAD… Read more »

Making an Ood Translation Sphere

With Halloween approaching, I recently ordered a latex Ood mask from China for around $25. It’s pretty realistic, but the costume would not be complete without a translation sphere, so I had to make one! Here’s a photo of me trying out the full costume for the first time. This was a really simple project that was fun to put together. The… Read more »

SparkFun AVC 2015 recap

Well, that could have gone better… SparkFun AVC 2015 is over and was an epic fail for G-Force 2.0, our entry this year. G-Force 2.0 was a minor update of our 2014 entry, which came in second place in peloton class. This year, the chassis was made from laser cut wood and was much smaller and lighter than last year, allowing me to use faster motors with… Read more »