Maker Fair Mashup: G.R.L. LED Throwie + Cybords = Throwie Talkie

During the 2006 Maker Fair the Graffiti Research Lab was demoing their LED Throwies and Pat & Ward Cunningham were demonstrating Cybords. While talking someone made a comment about wanting to give the Throwies a voice. Ward & Pat took a simple ATtiny45 chip and added it to the mix to give the LED a voice. Computerized Throwie Demo

Step 1: Get the Supplies

You will need:
<ul><li>10mm Diffused LED
<li>Programed ATtiny45 Computer
<li>CR2032 3V Lithium Battery
<li>1/2" Dia x 1/8" Thick NdFeB Disc Magnet, Ni-Cu-Ni plated
<li>1-inch wide Strapping Tape

For a more complete parts list see: LED Throwies instructables page
<p>I try to program the attiny85 with a arduinoboard. (http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-an-ATtiny-...</p><p>but when compiling the code I get a lot of errors.. how can I convert this code to be used with the arduino board?</p>
<p>why they used this ATtiny45 in between led and cell can any buddy explain that for me. please.</p>
<p>what is use of this .</p>
can i use audio amplifier?? it is the same..
Here is my modified version of the Throwie Talkie actually sending Morse code over the air waves on ham radio. This project has been a lot of fun and I am still coming up with ideas for it's use. It's not just for decorating a bus and it's not expensive trash. Some people just don't have an imagination. :)<br/><br/>Image 1:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://pages.prodigy.net/kg0zz/mini_digital_cw_keyer/mini_digital_cw_keyer1.jpg">http://pages.prodigy.net/kg0zz/mini_digital_cw_keyer/mini_digital_cw_keyer1.jpg</a><br/><br/>Image 2:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://pages.prodigy.net/kg0zz/mini_digital_cw_keyer/mini_digital_cw_keyer2.jpg">http://pages.prodigy.net/kg0zz/mini_digital_cw_keyer/mini_digital_cw_keyer2.jpg</a><br/><br/>See the video:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://pages.prodigy.net/kg0zz/mini_digital_cw_keyer/mini_digital_cw_keyer.wmv">http://pages.prodigy.net/kg0zz/mini_digital_cw_keyer/mini_digital_cw_keyer.wmv</a><br/>
ham? I LIKE HAM!!!!!!!!!!
I *hate* green eggs and ham...<br />
Agreed. And I don't even know why I said what I did above. I guess I was high on sugar.<br />
<span class="short_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(235,239,249);">where can buy rogramed ATtiny45 Computer?</span></span>
How do I get the ATtiny13v programmed? Not sure I understand that step. Can anyone help? I have a son who is learning Mores Code and this would be a fun way to either drive him crazy or help speed up the learning process.
easiest is (for me it is) a ghetto programmer, u can make one cheap and u will probably (if ur hobby is electronics) have the stuff (except maybe the Dsub connector)<br /> <br /> all you really need is a computer with a paralel (printer) port.<br /> check this instructable, its what i based mine on:<br /> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Programming%3a-Getting-started-with-AVR-micro/">http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Programming%3a-Getting-started-with-AVR-micro/</a><br /> and mine, wich is basically a cradle that i can change the connections on:<br /> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/ghetto-programmer-improvement/">http://www.instructables.com/id/ghetto-programmer-improvement/</a>
this is wicked ill make one right away
interesting project for further analysis. You see that makes me to think about to built a led flasher that sending SOS with a bright LED that blinks with the appropriate rate and u can see for far away. Now if you pack this in a water proof kit then this is life saving project and anyone will have it when travels with any surface vessel. Think about it!
Interesting throwies. I have a question/comment/propousal.... Having seen the throwies, and this talkies... I understand there is a sound frecuency that only people under age 24 can hear, I have a mean idea, that is to make many throwies that emit a sound in this frecuency, and hence clean areas of young people. Is this possible? Any one knows how to do so? anyone intested in teaming up if this is possible? martin
I know exactly what your talking about. I'm in my late twenties and apparently haven't lost that part of my hearing yet. In fact, my dentist uses a new high-frequency sonic drill now for cleaning teeth. Every time I go, I get this painful very high frequency squeal in my ears. I asked him about it and he said that a few of his younger patients have complained about it too. If there really is a young person sonic "deflector" or whatever, it would drive me insane, and I would avoid that place like the plague. In fact, I wouldn't mind loosing that ultrasonic part of my hearing. The only time I notice it, it's either really annoying or just flat out painful. Although, maybe it is useful and I just don't know it because I've always had it and don't know what it's like without it. Oh well.
actually i rememeber reading somewhere that some shops in some countries do do that and i do think its a bit rude but unfortunately i can understand y u would want ppl my age out some places...
were do u get the program thingy?!?!?!?!?!?!?
doesnt it need a speaker to be able to hear the voice?
it's sending it out in morse code, so the led turns on and off.(in morse code language) The whole "let the led throwies be heard" Just means allow some way of sending a message.
ok that makes sense...
How long does the battery life last?
im not sure with voice, but most LED lights last two weeks on this type of battery. :)
so... what is the voice for???
i think its for morrice code (hope i spelled that right) no your led's can tell u that ur sexy!!!
Morse code* but i've got no idea what it's spelling!
ascii: .db "now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country " .db "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs back ",0
"now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country" does not have all the letters of the alphabet.
Neither has the other.. at least not all the danish ones: æ ø å are missing. :)
Ω≈ç√∫˜µ≤≥÷åß∂ƒ©˙∆˚¬œ∑´®†¥¨ˆø¡™£¢∞§¶• are missing also
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Disposable art! I know that we live in a pretty disposable culture and just flying across country and back will cause much more waste than these throwies. All the same, I find the arguments for this to be pretty ingenuine. This is the creation of an item for a few minutes of fun, if that, and aside from the act of throwing a glowy light around it doesn't look all that appealing from the outside view. If I came across a bunch of these somewhere where they'd been abandoned I'd think it was on par with the Christmas lights that are strung up in several windows around town. If these same things are talking, then congratulations, you've made the guerilla art equivalent of a talking birthday card. Whether it's a MIDI Happy Birthday or your own sample of you saying "Hello, helloooooo" over and over it's still annoying. It's just more visual and audio noise from the city and guess what? You've just made more junk. And then you threw it high up so that it can't be recovered easily. How rebellious.
You seem to be talking about something altogether different.
My bad, I took the talking to be literal. My arguments about this project being crap still stand, however. This is technology being made to throw away and that's a waste no matter how you look at it. I found that when this issue has been brought up before the creators have completely ignored it.
mayb its cuz they dont care wat u hav to say no offense just saying thats usually the only reason i dont respond to criticism

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