Electronics Workshop Lesson 1
In the workshop we are designing LibreMote, an open hardware remote controller containing an accelerometer, 5 input buttons and a battery which communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth.
In the first lesson we prototyped LibreMote on a breadboard with its main components. The following picture shows the on-breadboard prototype.
The prototype has been demonstrated using a simple Arduino firmware, capable of reading the accelerometer and input buttons and stream them over bluetooth, and a Processing application which displayed the incoming data from bluetooth in a simple GUI as in the following screenshot.
In the next lessons, we'll convert this breadboard prototype into a complete schematic and then we'll design a PCB for it. Using KiCAD. Then we'll build it using DIY methods.. will be fun!
See you in the next lessons ;-)