Starting to look professional now. Got the smaller PCB all put together (you can see little antennae debugging wires in the pic), and its now settled in a nice tight sandwich of three layers of laser cut foam. We’re really digging on the foam as a super low profile enclosure, going to have to look [...]
We’re bitbanging, and it feels good. We always intended the sleep mask to have parameters that a user could customize, but didn’t really give too much thought as to how that was going to happen until a few weeks ago. Programing the chip with an ISP is feasible but not very user friendly, especially not [...]
PCBs aplenty. It’s been a while since the last update mainly because we’ve been engrossed in learning surface mount soldering and making tweaks to our PCBs. You can see we’re already through a number of versions and we’re pretty excited with how things are moving along. The topmost smaller board in the image is our [...]
From breadboard to frankenstein protoboard, we’re moving steadily along. This is our attempt to take the breadboard circuit into something moderately wearable and testable. Gotta say I hate protoboarding, seems like so much work for simple connections. Gonna take a look at Eagle CAD and designing my own PCBs after this. Still, [...]
After some discussion we’ve decided to go with a six led style mask rather than the one of two leds of all the other sleep masks. A couple reasons but the main thinking is that with six leds we’ll be able to create more complex, recognizable patterns that should make it easier to pick the [...]
After realizing that we’ve both been into Lucid dreaming on our own for years, we’ve decided to finally build what any Lucid dreamer has always wanted. A cheap and comfortable version of the ridiculously expensive Lucid Dream masks that are out there. Lucid dreaming is some pretty amazing, and while at first it sounds [...]
Footage from a prototype motion control rig I built to do macro fly overs. The original was made from a disassembled scanner bed with a Phidgets board used to get fine control of the stepper motors via USB. I am now building a second version using Igus industrial slide parts and an Arduino to control [...]
Testing my Arduino with Motor Shield by Adafruit. The data from a light sensor on the Arduino is used to position the servo, creating a basic ambient light meter.