Hardware Hacking with Flex and the Arduino
March 28, 2010
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This weekend I had a chance to play some more with the Arduino that I got at 360|Flex. I’ve got so many ideas of things I want to build with it, which is probably a bad thing. I’ve got $60 worth of parts coming from SparkFun just so I can play with more than a few LEDs :)
I made a 20 minute screencast on a little project I made this weekend. It is a volume meter that reacts to MP3’s playing in a Flex app. In its entirely, the entire project is very simple — 4 LEDS connected to the Arduino, and a 50 line Flex 4 application which controls them. I’d like to say that there was a hard part to this, but thanks to Justin Mclean’s class, there really wasn’t one. You can download the Flex source-code to the app here (but you will have to supply your own MP3 to play in the assets folder).