I'm currently preparing for my MA in Interaction Design in September next year, and am building (and attempting to build) various delightful objects, generally within the lighting and display areas.
Some o these objects I hope to get to market.
I have spent the last six months learning as much as i can in the electronics and microcontroller arean - I'm learning C++, Python, and various hardware, concentrating mainly on the Arduino environment, but have played with Texas Instruments dev boards, STM32 and Raspberry PI.
However, I'm no expert , and am often frustrated when I can't make some of my many ideas a reality - when I know these things are possible, and my expertise is not sufficient.
So I'm looking for collaboration, payment is available, or partnership in any project going to maket. I understand the latter is less enticing than the former, and I'm very flexible in working both ways, often n the same project.
As a test case, let's look at something I HAVE been able to make, to a certain level at least - the timothy³ cube the timothy³ cube...
I'd like to collaborate on various functionality:
Programming patterns for the cube. Currently I'm running various demos/examples from the Neopixel and FastLED libraries. These look good, but aren't designed to work specifically with a cube shape, so I'm looking to create patterns that ARE sympathetic to the 3D cuboid shape.
Allowing the user to interact with the cube via Bluetooth LE. I have had some suu=cces her - in that I can connect to the Bluefruit Feather 32u4 from Adafruit, and get it to read values sent via the Adafruit app, which are then used as a variable in my code, allowing colour changes etc. Currently though, this is very primitive.
Electronics - particularly power. Allowing the cube to run on mains via 5v power supply, and batteries. To have the cube hot-swappable between the two (got this working OK) but also to have the batteries charge while mains powered.
That's it for this project, but I have many many projects I'd like to get going, and with the right person or people, I'm sure they could be realised.