## Focus Box part 1: The Idea

After looking into the music history of one of our makers we found an interesting fact: He often listens to ambient noise to achieve greater productivity and to easier get into the “zone” Why? We wondered if it was just he…

## Getting Started with Programming – Part 6: Defines and Random Numbers

Welcome to part 6 in our series where we go through the basics of programming. This edition is about two unrelated topics: defines and random numbers. [Wikipedia] Be sure to check out the previous episodes: Part 1: Skimming the Surface…

## Electronics 101 pt. 2: Kirchhoff’s Laws

Two years ago we wrote a blogpost about the basic of basics within electronic theory: Voltage, Current and Resistance. Now we feel it’s time to pick the topic up again by introducing you to Kirchhoff’s Laws. Gustav Kirchhoff, the man…

## Parametric Modelling in Autodesk Fusion 360 – Making a Box

As you might be aware of, we in NC use Autodesk Fusion 360 daily. Fusion 360 fully supports parametric modelling, which is the topic of this post. We’ll explain very briefly what parametric modelling is as well as go through…

## Getting Started with Programming – Part 5: Functions and Scope

It’s time for part 5 in our programming for beginners series. For links to the previous editions, check out Part 1: Skimming the Surface Part 2: Conditional Statements Part 3: Loops Part 4: Arrays and Lists Functions Introduction You can…

## Custom Electronic Door Lock pt. 1: The Design

We like to create custom stuff for our office. Previously we’ve made our own lamps as well as an “embedded-desk” with custom lighting. The goal for our next office project is to make it possible for us to lock and…

## An Intro to Transistors and Relays

Let’s continue our introductory journey through different electronic components. Previously we’ve looked at capacitors and inductors. We’ve also looked at potentiometers, buttons and temperature sensors in conjunction with the Arduino. This time we’ll take a quick look at transistors and…

## Getting Started with Programming – Part 4: Arrays and Lists

Welcome to part 4 in our series of blogposts where we introduce beginners to programming. Be sure to read the following previous episodes: Part 1: Skimming the Surface Part 2: Conditional Statements Part 3: Loops Introduction Arrays and lists are…

## Arduino Tutorial: Temperature Sensor

Measuring temperature using an Arduino and a temperature sensor is actually super easy. We’re going to show you how. The Hardware While getting some sort of temperature values from a sensor is really easy, getting real and accurate readings is…

## How to Make Music Using MIDI and VSTi Plugins

There are many ways to make music. You have the traditional studio and live recordings to sequencing on Gameboy and everything in between. In this blogpost we’re going to look at how to use your own computer to make music…

## An Intro to Inductors

A couple of weeks ago we wrote a post about capacitors. This time we’re going to look at the capacitor’s relative: the inductor. Throughout this post we’ll compare the two from time to time, so it might be a good…

## Getting Started with Programming – Part 3: Loops

Welcome to part 3 of this series where we introduce you to the very basics in programming. This time we’re going to look at loops, and as usual we will give you examples in both Arduino/C++ and Python. The previous…

## Pattern Generation Code for Our Interactive LED Lamp

When the lamp we built a while back got some attention on Hackaday recently, someone in the comments would’ve liked to see the code that generated the light patterns. We thought it could be cool to publish the code, so…