Arduino Jam VII 2015

The 7th Arduino-Jam has ended. We brainstormed, teamed up and started jamming. This time we even had 8 projects. These are the teams and there projects, enjoy !

  • TEAM 1: URBY (Jan)
    Jan continues laying his egg. Remember Furby, this should even be better. It has no fur and thus, making it a real Urby. This egg interacts with humans using light, movement and sound.
  • TEAM 2: BOMBAZA (Federico, Toon)
    How about a new style of “etch a sketch” with conductive materials !
  • TEAM 3: 50 SHADES OF GREY (Stephan, Chris)
    Line following robots is fun, but what if the line it follows has more into it? The line the robot follows is the score for a cool tune !
  • TEAM 4: FOOTIE (Tars, Duy)
    Why would we want to control a robot with our hands ? Let’s try it with our feet ! At the end it seemed a bit to far fetched, so they made a control wheel and a gaspedal.
  • TEAM 5: REACTIVE PLANTS (Jens, Piet)
    Lets make some plants communicate with each other
  • TEAM 6: USB ATARI (Joeri, Jeroen)
    Remember this old school Atari (Amiga) joysticks ? Let’s make them work on USB !
    25 meters of EL wire and nothing to drive it. LET’S MAKE IT! … The thing blew up. Now Tom knows why you can’t find drivers for 25m of EL wire. But Tom didn’t stop, he made a nice LOVE sign for his girlfriend.
  • TEAM 8: SERVO PONG (Erik)
    Pong … the most famous game ever. This time the ball is servo controlled light and the peddles are LEDs.



Get Ready for the 7th ARDUINO JAM

Hello fellow Arduino enthusiasts, we are currently preparing the 7th Arduino Jam.

Starting at the 20th of March 2015 at 17h00 end ending 48 hours later on the 22th at 17h00, we will join together once again to let our creativity and knowledge flow into a yet non existing Arduino project that probably will be featured on instructables or hackaday.

So enter the jam and join our quest for an Arduino- and joyful weekend.

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What did we do at the 6 previous Jams?

Arduino Jam VI 2014

Our 6th Arduino Jam @timelab has ended. In about 48 hours most teams went from idea to working prototype. The outcome was superb and it has been a real fun weekend !

  • TEAM 1: Mario Kartuino (Midas, Hugo, Titu, Jérôme, Florentin)
    Did you ever play Mario Kart? This team started out with the idea of a real live Mario Kart game, but changed the rules into a real live puzzle Mario Kart game. Controlled with the motion of your hand, you can guide your robot through the puzzle track as fast as possible.
  • TEAM 2: Balloon colour game (Charles, Chris, Ludovic)
    This game really started out from scratch. The idea of balloons changing colours, evolved into a really fun game, where the player has to change the colours of the balloons all into the same colour, by tapping them. To make it even harder, the game starts turning around and randomly changes colours if your not fast enough. The team even added “Simon says” into the code, so now this is a multi-game.
  • TEAM 3: Sucker 2000 (Kurt, Gerd)
    Do you want to help you wife, cleaning the table? No … how about a robot doing the job for you? Have a look at this table-sized self-driving vacuum-cleaner. If you order now, it even comes with an extra set of replacement brooms ! 😉

  • TEAM 4: Urby the interactive egg (Jan)
    Jan continued laying his egg. Remember Furby, this should even be better. It has no fur and thus, making it a real Urby. This egg interacts with humans using light, movement and sound. But Jan got stuck and his egg didn’t hatch. to be continued !IMAG0117
  • TEAM 5: Interactive music (Pepe)
    Pepe had this idea of an interactive drum machine, where he would manipulate sound, volume and pitch, moving his hands opposed to each other. With his feed he would manipulate drum sounds an thus creating a new kind of electronic dance music. The project needs some more fine tuning, but Pepe gave us a nice demo.
  • TEAM 6: Guitar tutor (Federico)
    Federico wanted to build a Guitar tutor, that helps you practice playing the guitar with LEDs showing where to put your fingers. He learned a lot about LED matrix’s, but got stuck. To be continued
  • TEAM 7: POV stream (Toon, Erik)
    Toon and Erik continued there work on the POV disk, showing streaming video. Last Jam they managed to show colours, now they where able to show small pictures. Not yet the end stage, but maybe next time they’ll finish the job: stream video to their self made television.

Winners of the 6th Arduino-Jam

Congratulations to the winning team: “Sucker 2000, a self-driving, steering and cleaning robot” Well done Kurt Beheydt and Gerd Vanhoof. Thanks go to AppSaloon for sponsoring the very nice price: Arduino Yún boards + extra’s.