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In the spirit of Earth Day, I have created a revolutionary new energy-saving lighting solution that is only ever on when your eyes are open. This is r...
You will need: (x1) 8" x 6" x 3" project enclosure (x1) 3" x 2" x 1" project enclosure (x3) AC power sockets (x1) SmartFan AC-VX fan controller (x1) ...
Connect together the left side of all of the sockets with 14 gauge wire. Repeat the process for the right side. Be careful to keep the two sides sep...
Mount the sockets into the acrylic panel using 6-32 nuts and bolts.
Build the Arduino project board as seen here (minus the 9V battery clip). Alternately, you can check out the Hackduino project for something similar. ...
Using nuts and bolts of appropriate size, mount the fan controller, Arduino project board, EMG board, and two 9V battery clips to the acrylic mounting...
Drill a 1/8" hole in the center of one of the smaller sides of the 8" x 6" x 3" project enclosure (the 6" x 3" side). Repeat this on the other side. ...
If you have not done so already, plug the socket from the project board into the male power headers on the EMG board. Make certain that the green wire...
Cut two 14AWG wires that are around 8" long. Respectively, connect each of these wires to FW and FB on the fan controller board.
Insert the acrylic base into your project enclosure such that the Arduino is closer to the side with the 3/8" hole.
Solder a different colored solid core wire to each of the 1/4" stereo jack terminals. Mount the jack into the case. Plug the wires into the EMG socke...
Pass a foot or so of the lamp cord through the 7/32" hole and tie a knot. Connect one of the cords wire to the W-terminal and the other to the B-term...
Connect the wire from FW on the fan controller board to the side of the panel's sockets with the long slot. Conned the wire from FB on the fan contro...
Program the Arduino with the following code: /******************************************* Energy-Saving Light by Randy Sarafan For more infor...
After your Arduino is programmed, unplug it and transfer the ATMEGA chip from the Arduino to the project board inside the case.
Plug in your two 9V batteries and insert them into the enclosure.
Place the panel atop the enclosure and fasten it into place with the enclosure's mounting screws.
Drill through the center of one of the smaller sides of the 3" x 2" x 1" enclosure with an 1/8" drill bit (the 1" x 2" side). Repeat on the other side...
Pass the three electrode wires through the cable gland. Mount the entire assembly inside the smaller project enclosure with the cable gland's mountin...
Fasten each of the electrode plugs into one of the terminal strip's sockets. Fasten them firmly in place with the terminal strip's set nuts.
Wire a second stereo jack with identical wiring to the one wired up earlier. Connect the wire that corresponds with the reference socket to the black...
Fasten shut the enclosure with its mounting screws.
Connect the two enclosures together with a 1/4" male-to-male stereo cable.
Plug in your lighting accessories and then plug the whole darned thing into the wall.
To use it, you need to attach some electrodes to your face. Place one under your eye, one to the side of your eye, and one directly behind the ear. C...
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