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Projects

Below there is a list featuring some of my projects. If you have ideas or would like to suggest a project, feel free to use the contact form to get in touch with me. I’d be glad to help you.

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RD/MPCTools

Download !! PLEASE read the manual before you ask any question !! FAQ How much does it cost? RD/MPCTools is completely FREE for personal and commercial usage Bear in mind this was not easy to develop and if you think it’s useful to you, please consider supporting the development by donating using the form above. …

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RD/USB2DMX

RD/USB2DMX is a low-cost interface between your computer and your DMX devices. With it, one can easily turn a laptop into a professional DMX console and control a single universe with up to 512 channels. Perfect solution for DJs, theaters, disco, live shows and all other applications driven by the DMX-512 protocol. Taking the knowledge I …

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DIY Lighting Setup

After I won an M2PC in the 2014 Young Lighting Design contest, I began searching for a flight case to carry it to shows. There were already some cases back then for the M2GO that provided support for a touchscreen monitor, but I also needed space for a computer, since the M2PC is only a …

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OpenDMX

OpenDMX

This project consisted in the creation of a USB interface that allows to control DMX-512 (RS485) devices in music shows. There are already some devices like these on the market, but the cheapest is around 50€ plus shipping, while the Martin dongle costs more than 1000€. I really wanted one, but I couldn’t afford those… So …

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ProtoVCI

ProtoVCI was an High-School group project developed under the framework of a subject called “Project Area”. It is a remote-controlled fire-fighting vehicle. This project has its own site (in portuguese), so you should visit protovci.wordpress.com if you want to know more about it. Background Portugal is one of the EU countries where the incidence of forest fires is larger compared …

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RDPresent

Giving presentations with your tablet’s help Tablets are around more and more these days and each day a new Application is released to fulfill your productivity needs. However, there is always something you miss of your PC, and this is why no one will say that tablets are here to replace computers. One thing i’d …

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Temperature Central

Temperature Central

The objective of this project was to build a little station to measure the temperature. To retrieve the temperature value, I used the LM35 sensor, wrote the value in 2 7-segment displays and sent it through the Serial port to Processing, in order for it to draw a graph of the temperature variation. Project Status …

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