MemberProjects

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Ongoing Projects

Player Piano Rebuild w/ Roll Printer -- Rebuilding an old player piano to working condition. Then hacking an old dot matrix printer to cut out from a continuous roll of paper to play on the piano, as well as various piano add-ons for further automation.

Player Piano Project Branch: Hard drive actuated piano -- Actuation of the hammers in the above player piano with the reader arms scavenged from dead hard drives.

DIY Musical Instruments -- a Cigar Box Guitars, Wine Crate Bass, and a Beer Growler Organ.

Cheeto Launcher

Hubless Motor -- A low-friction propulsion system based on Mag-lev principles

WelcomeSwitch 2.0

i3 Girls 2011 Maker Faire Project -- TBD.

Completed Projects (2010)

WelcomeSwitch -- Lets members indicate when they're willing to accept guests.

CupcakeCar -- A goofy testbed for electrical and mechanical ideas, an eye-catching way to zip around town, and an engineering disaster, all rolled into one!

Twinki3 Car

Powerwheels Racer -- An electric ride-on toy meant for 6 year olds, hacked into a racing vehicle for adults that only have the mentality of a 6 year old.

Twittering Doghouse

Feedback Slider -- A musical instrument based on feedback.

ArduinoSkeeball -- a DIY Skeeball machine powered by an arduino microcontroller.

ArduinoFoamDartShootingRange -- four pop-up targets and machine that detect hits from foam darts (nerf) and is powered by an arduino.