a drop in the digital ocean: blog

Hello and welcome to a drop in the digial ocean. Here you can find a current total of 54 postings about making, robotics, microcontrollers and other geeky stuff.

Photon Control of a MOSFET

This tutorial builds upon both the code base and circuitry as developed with the Particle.publish() and Particle.subscribe() example. This time around instead of registering a subscription that can …

Photon Publish and Subscription Events

This post introduces the use of the Particle.publish() and Particle.subscribe() events to enable photon devices to communicate via the Particle Cloud. This post acts to lay the groundwork …

A Simple Voltage Divider Circuit

Here we have a quick repost of a tutorial which I originally developed for the IoST project that I worked on back in 2015/2016. The tutorial details how …

Controlling virtual experiences using biometrics

Over the last year or so I have developed several plugins that allow use of the Microsoft Band, within Android based Unity3D applications. Finally, the time has come …

Capacitive Sensor Development Board

This tutorial details how to make a simple breakout for the Arduino CapacitiveSensor library. The library turns two or more pins of an Arduino pins into a capacitive …

Mixed Reality & Sphero Robots

The following text is an extended abstract for a another paper I hope to be presenting at this years ITAG. This time round the paper features the research …

Walking in Place with Wearable Technology

The following text is an extended abstract for a paper which I hope to present at this years ITAG. The paper features the continued research and development of …

Microsoft Band & Unity3D

In this post I present a video of a plugin which I have been developing recently to enable communication between the excellent Microsoft Band and the Unity3D games …

Official Arduino Robot Compatible Servo Plugs

In a previous post I demonstrated how to prepare sensors and components such as Sharp IR’s to be compatible with the servo plugs and the servo wiring convention. …