For quite a few of the Ellentriek#11 projects, participants wanted to connect Arduino to the main current system: 220 Volt.
As this can be tricky, it’s good to look for solid solutions.
I have found a relay set-up which is safe to use with 220 volt and arduino (yeay!).
This is the little board:
and you need of course to add all the components. The transistor and diode are essential for safety (making sure that the current only goes into one direction).
There is a tutorial on how to build it:
I buy all my Sparkfun stuff here, which makes sure that you avoid the international shipping costs and the US taxes.
(I got the relay specs here)
Last Ellentriek was a bit more low-key than usual, because we had to let our theme “High Voltage” pass because of family reasons of our Ellentriek wizzard. The session was very productive, a quiet relaxed work atmosphere, where everyone brought their own projects to the next level. More!
The photographs are here!
Where: De Pianofabriek, Rue du Fortstraat 35, 1060 Brussels
When: From 5 March 13:00 to 6 March 19:00
Ellentriek is a series of workshops where artists can come and work together on their own artistic electronics projects.
Thread two: You can come and work on your own artistic projects with basic electronics and a little bit beyond. We have all kinds of tools for electronics, a nice collection of sensors, Arduino’s and collective brainpower.
Enrolling is advised. Please send an email to Wendy:
wendy [attt] constantvzw.org
If you have specific questions/needs with regard to your project, please let us know so we can collaborate more efficiently. This workshop is free & multilingual.
This workshop is organized in collaboration with De Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats.