Build18: Day 1
Today (err, yesterday now) was the first day of Build18 and the official start of my project.
All of the products I ordered from Sparkfun came in (the lasers from Amazon were delayed due to weather problems) so I decide to get started on making the jacket portion.
Although I wasn’t able to get the XBees working, I did make pretty good progress on the rest of the programming needed to run the turn signal jacket. It’s a pretty simple program right now, just blinking the left or right side LEDs and turning on the associated indicator LED. I plan to add the wireless functionality and possibly a few more advanced blinking settings after classes today.
For those interested, here’s the code so far. Don’t forget to auto-format (ctrl-t) after you’ve copied it into the Arduino IDE.
Tomorrow I’ll post a circuit you can use to unit test parts of the code.