Very pleased to announce the the Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon is returning to New York on November 15th. RSVP here.
Here is the prototype for my soon-to-be-fully-realized Tinder Robot.
It’s pretty basic: a 555 timer that drives a solenoid through a TIP120 transistor. I use two potentiometers and a 100uF capacitor to control the speed of the solenoid, and voltage regulator that allows me to power the solenoid at 24 volts.
Here’s the Eagle schematic:
The board layout:
I messed up the Eagle schematic a bit – the base pin for my transistor was different in real life than what showed up in my schematic, so I had to do some weird wiring to get the thing to work.
Here are the parts I used:
- 555 timer
- 100uF capacitor
- 10k ohm resistor
- 2 10k potentiometers
- TIP120 transistor
- LM7805 voltage regulator
I made a simple circuit based on Eric Rosenthal’s diagram using a Roland Modela milling machine. It’s a radio that lights up an LED when it receives a signal.
This summer Pam Liou and I created “Rubbernecker” an interactive piece that inserts you as a spectator into various historical contexts. It’s currently on display in Manhattan outside the Tisch building, on the corner of Broadway and Waverly. You can also see an online version at rubbernecker.tv (it works best in Chrome but should run in Firefox as well).
Here are some screenshots: