interaction & electronic design

DIY Reflow Ofen

Ever wonder how all of those tiny chips and components can fit inside your laptop or smartphone? If you tried to squeeze them in there yourself, your laptop would quickly become too heavy for your lap, and your mobile phone would need wheels to stay mobile.

The secret to miniaturization is surface mount soldering. Surface mount soldering is peformed in a temperature controlled oven so that the components solder themselves to the circuit board. Today, we make a surface mount soldering (or reflow) oven using a regular countertop toaster oven and an Arduino.

Jahr: 
2015

Bicycle-powered phone charger

Last night we finished a prototype for charging mobile phones. The LED display shows the produced power, some animations and statistics. Tomorrow the prototype will be on the Radgipfel 2015 - in Klagenfurt, next week in France. We have implemented the project with IG Fahrrad Vienna. 

Jahr: 
2015

Polatherm

Polatherm ist eine selbstentwickelte Sofortbildkamera auf Basis des Thermodruckverfahrens. Das Foto wird direkt nach der Aufnahme in schwarz-weiß ausgedruckt.

Jahr: 
2014

Polatherm

The Polatherm is an instant camera based on the thermal printing method. The photo is printed out in black and white immediately after shooting.

Emmatone

What can I bring my eleven month old niece Emma? After some considerations I came up with the idea of "Emmatone", a small electronic music instrument. From willow branches I have braided five round rings, wrapped them with a conductive thread which is connected to a small controller board. The controller board is connected to a loudspeaker and a power supply. Each of the five willow rings are associated with different piano sounds, so playful small compositions and melodies can be created by touching the rings.

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