Jake Levirne's Blog

At Peace with the Machines



Arduino Haunted House 2016

This year marked our 3rd annual Arduino-controlled Haunted House.  The girls helped me out, and we created two entirely new props: floating phantasm and grim reaper coffin.  I'll follow up with some how-to posts well before next Halloween. More... Continue Reading →

One Week Make-ation

I took a week long vacation so I could build a piece of furniture. I didn’t know what I was getting into. Yes, I have some tools. Yes, I’ve built a quick and dirty workbench out of 2x4s.  But I’ve... Continue Reading →

Stop Motion LEGO Movie

My daughters and I had a blast making our first stop-motion movie.  We used Stop Motion Studio and an iPhone to create this masterpiece.

My First Autonomous Robot

It may not look like much, but this is the first autonomous robot I've built.  That board on top is an Arduino Uno that has a simple program to make the motors move forward, pause, then move backward.

My NerdKit Works

All I did was follow instructions, but hey… it worked!  Of course, it didn’t work at first since I put the wrong resistor on the LCD’s contrast pin.  Lesson learned: use a good light when reading resistor color codes. As... Continue Reading →

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