Homemade Hardware - Week 1 - Programming Jig
The main aspect of this first assignment was to built a jig which would allow for simple programming of an ATTiny85 microcontroller. This would allow for them to then be used in simple electronics projects as a substitute for a full Arduino. I made a slightly modified version of the one shown in class because the Arduino I had available for programming the chip was an Arduino Nano instead of an Uno.
Then for my first simple breadboard project I made a machine which represented my brain at 11pm when I was completing that circuit. It is a 360 degree servo which flips a switch controlling the power of the circuit. So essentially as soon as i turn on the device, it turns itself off again.