## Two talended artists bring Total Control Lighting to Teen Vogue

I just had to reblog this post from Shock and Awwww… there’s Total Control Lighting sewn into the black skirt one of the women is wearing on the front page of the article.

## Analog Circuits: Fading LED Hat - Part 1

### Introduction

Over the last few years LEDs are becoming much more common at Burning Man. This is generally a good thing, as it means we are likely to (hopefully) see fewer glow sticks left lying around the desert. Unfortunately, most of the LEDs on the playa tend to be of ...

## Test of Math

I’m going to be adding some equations, so I decided to install MathJax. This is just to check that it is working.

$$x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^{2}-4ac}}{2a}$$

I should be able to express inline math such as $$x\le5$$.

I should test code too

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## A Total Control Lighting Community

I have received many emails from people who are using Total Control Lighting, and my Arduino library in particular, to do neat things. Benny and I thought it would be nice to develop a community for people to share ideas, help, and source code so I’ve decided to try ...

## Total Control Lighting for Embedded Linux Platforms

I have completed a Total Control Lighting C library for embedded linux single-board computers, such as the BeagleBone, BeagleBoard-xM, and the Raspberry Pi, which support Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) bus. The library is available to download from bitbucket.org. There are a few sample programs and some documentation included with ...

In mid-July I made the decision to leave the University. The 2011-2012 year was a very tough one. I started the year with tenure and began working as Clerk of the Academic Senate. Even though budget conditions continued to be bad on campus I thought that I could help to ...

## chipKIT Uno32 Testing of Total Control Lighting Library

I tested the total control lighting library with the chipKIT Uno32 Arduino compatible PIC based microcontroller. Their IDE is a bit behind the Arduino version, so I would recommend using the 1.0 version of the library: arduino-TCL-1.0.zip. One difference in installation is that the library has to ...

## Paint by Pixels

It’s time for a couple of software announcements:

1. A new version of the Total Control Lighting Arduino library is now available (version 1.2). It includes support for the forthcoming Total Control Lighting Developer Shield (see the README for details), a new color designer example, which lets you dial ...

## Dear Students

Dear Students,

I am writing to those of you who have signed up for my classes in Spring 2012 and those who remain on the waitlists for those classes because as you heave heard registration is closing on December 19th. You have also been told that registration may not reopen ...

## The California State University Budget Crisis

California cut the California State University budget by another 100 million dollars mid-year, which makes the total budget cut for this fiscal year \$750 million or a 27% reduction over last year. This brings the budget for the 23 campus system down to 1997-1998 levels (in non-inflation adjusted dollars) even ...