Archive for Open Source

New Year, New Stuff.

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by sethkoberg

Well, 2011 is over. It was a wild ride but it was well worth it.

As usual, its been a while since I’ve updated my blog but now I have a project in the works which has been on my mind for some time now. I’ve had this idea for a long time, at least two years, and I’m finally getting everything together to get it done.

The final product is going to be a mosaic, roughly 8′ x 4.5′, made out of beer bottle caps. The biggest hurdle I’ve faced up until now, aside from the obvious need for thousands of bottle caps, was an image to use as a basis for the image. Well, I’ve got an image now. I’ve had the image for a while, but up until recently, I haven’t thought of using for this project.

Using The GIMP and Inkscape, two open source and free graphics programs, I’ve taken the image and created a mock up of the final product.

I find it interesting that I’ll be using this image because of the subject matter and the medium being used. A young woman sitting on the side of the street, smoking, playing on her phone, made out of beer bottle caps.

Anyway, below is the mock up with a link to my flickr site where you can view a larger version.

phase2

Teaser

Posted in Blog, Gadgets with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2011 by sethkoberg

In an attempt to keep things moving along here, I’m going to expand a little bit on the last post I made.

In my previous post, I had said that I had some pretty cool things to talk about, so here is one of them:

Now, I can’t tell you too much, just enough to (hopefully) get you interested and invested in whats going on. So, for now, I’ll tell you these few points about the project:

  • It involves a stepper motor
  • Two limit switches
  • A 16 x 2 LCD screen
  • Two push buttons
  • One potentiometer

Thats about as much as I think I can tell you without giving away too much. I have mentioned this project in posts on other websites, so if you are reading this and you think you know what this is for, please don’t spoil it for everyone else. Also, if you do think you know what it is, you can email me if you want to ask about the project.

Electronics

Posted in Gadgets with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2011 by sethkoberg

As you may have noticed, one of my hobbies is photography.

Another hobby of mine is electronics.

Ever since I was young, I’ve had great pleasure in destroying things, specifically electronic devices, and trying to figure out how they work.

Until recently (3 years ago), I had no idea how to break out into the world of hobby electronics, or hacking, as it can be known. Then I heard about this wonderful thing called Arduino.

An open source, educational, prototyping platform designed, in my mind, for people who need a kick in the pants to get up and make stuff.

Anyway…

I’m working on a project based off of the Arduino, which I’ll be posting a lot about once I get rolling with it.

Like I said, I’m new to electronics and this is a learning experience, so bear with me.

Let the blogging begin

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by sethkoberg

Blog #1. Here we go.

Hopefully, this site will be a cluster-fuck of all my creative endeavors. Spanning multiple disciplines, from photography to electronics, and everywhere in between. I hope to demonstrate my skills, talents, and ideas, but most importantly, string you along for the ride and hopefully teach you something along the way.

Let the party begin…