Sweetgum Seed lamp (detail), steel, glass, and LEDs, Robert Kuster and John LeMasney, 2015
I'm still very excited about the Photo Essay about Jedediah Higgins House though I'd love more people to see it. Have you checked it out yet? I've also been thinking alot about the social networking problem of chaos versus order, and how hashtags are a really great, open solution that many people are still confused about. Hashtags are an idea, simply, that collect other ideas. When I precede a word with a hash (#) it indicates that I am using it as a collector, group, or thread that leads to other content about that topic, because others have used that hashtag as well. I love WordPress in part because of how well it uses tags and categories as well as other metadata to prompt you to create a taxonomy (or folksonomy) of your content.

What’s going on in early October at LeMasney Consulting?

MintySynth software can provide many hours of fun with no need for programming or a music background. It’s a 4-voice, 16-step wavetable sequencer


The Story of the 2015 Princeton Parklet Maple Seeds
The story of the maple seed hanging sculptures that are a part of the 2015 Princeton Parklet is a very interesting one, and I thought I'd share it as a way of thanking everyone involved in their creation. But first, some definitions.

The Story of the Maple Seeds at the 2015 Princeton ...

simple circuit with LED and momentary switch by lemasney
“In this talk, John LeMasney will discuss the trials, tribulations, and successes of creating and teaching classes on Arduino as programming at several New Jersey libraries across the state. Arduino is an open source hardware platform for learning about and making electronics prototypes to scratch your own itch. It is […]

NCompass Live Tech Talk: Using the Arduino to Develop Coding ...

Arduino Starter Kit Project 09 Motorized Pinwheel
Joy is Your sons carrying around rocks and leaves that they found for you, that meet clear expectations, and exceed them. Quiet in the forest; Sanctitude Solving a problem that you did not know existed. Sharing what you know. Listening to good music. Gaining knowledge with others. The freedom to understand, […]

On joy.

Project 09 - Motorized Pinwheel in Fritzing by lemasney 2
The Arduino starter kit via Instagram Here is the finished project 09 from the Arduino starter kit. For some reason the Fritzing image for Project 09 (The Motorized Pinwheel) from the Arduino Starter kit is not available online, so I recreated it (below). This project allows you to learn […]

Arduino Starter Kit Project 09: Motorized Pinwheel

Arduino Five Ten Egg Timer circuit - John LeMasney
The next Princeton PC Users Group meeting is August 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library, New Jersey. John LeMasney on “Hands-On Arduino” Arduino is an electronics prototyping platform that allows you to scratch your own itch. It exemplifies the making movement, in which we are moving […]

John LeMasney on Hands-On Arduino

Arduino Five Ten Egg Timer circuit - John LeMasney
I love the five-ten egg. It’s a hard-boiled egg that leaves the yolk just a bit soft and the outside done. Simply boil water, drop your egg, and watch your time. At 5 minutes, ten seconds, pull and ice bath the egg to stop cooking. Peel, enjoy. I have been […]

Arduino Based Five Ten Egg Timer

42 of 365 - 35 is the new 1999 - price point design principle by John LeMasney via
Price Point design principle When considering pricing your product, you are considering more than the cost of the parts + some percent for profit. You also have to consider the other factors at play. For instance, what is the value in the mind of the consumer, regardless of your costs? What […]

42 of 365: $35 is the new $19.99 – price ...