matt pinner

Member Since: December 26, 2009

Country: United States



i love designing interactive systems and electronics. Specializing in wearable technology and connected devices has allowed me to teach people Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in non-traditional places light street corners, nightclubs, and in line at the market. i love opening minds to the possibilities they can create with even a minimal grasp of technology.




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  • News - Hacker-in-Residence: Inte… | about 2 weeks ago

    Are we having fun yet? YES!

    It is pretty boss having the SparkFun warehouse downstairs.

    Things are coming along nicely:

    • I’ve gathered a lot of data about various audio reactive solutions.
    • The pattern for the jacket is well underway.
    • I’ve mastered the Shake-On-Wake as a way to turn on my jacket without having any annoying power switches.
  • News - SparkFun April Fool's Pra… | about 2 weeks ago

    great ideas! i’m unleashing this blindingly bright delightful Goggly Eyed surprise : http://youtu.be/Mp5uZh5hDvg

  • Product DEV-10299 | about 3 years ago

    Anyone else have trouble with these holding a charge?

  • Product KIT-10446 | about 3 years ago

    I got this working like a champ! It is super sensitive. I’ve taken to learning about the microphone circuit and adding a switch with additional resistors so I can turn down the sensitivity for nightclub settings
    It turned out i had a few suspect solder joints. I noticed while attempting to test the microphone as Fearless Night suggested. The real trick was getting a high powered light and magnifying glass and really be sure everything was soldered nicely. The opamp on the mic was definitely not down properly. The easy thing there was to flux it grossly then let a little heat reflow it into place.
    This is a great kit and for my second attempt at SMD it is about as fool proof as it gets.
    thanks again for the continued support, Fearless Night!

  • Product DEV-10299 | about 3 years ago

    please note that this item is slight different than that listed on the tutorials and product page links

  • Product KIT-10446 | about 3 years ago

    Ok, I’ve not really had much change in things performance… yet.
    The support I’ve received from Rich over at Fearless Night has been amazing. He has suggested several possible issues and explained with great depth how I might diagnose the problem.
    I’ve learned a lot more about this kit than I would have otherwise and felt confident enough to order a second knowing I’ll get em both working in short order.
    Great work, sparkfun! Working with these has been a real joy.
    thanks, matt

  • Product KIT-10446 | about 3 years ago

    My Colorganic Spectralizer requires crazy loud volumes to excite the LEDs. Way louder than your “new product thursday video” would suggest.
    I did as the troubleshooting guide suggested: To permanently increase the microphone sensitivity, replace R9 with a higher value resistor.“
    I had no resistor in slot R9 so i cut the trace and added a potentiometer instead. This only seems to turn the sensitivity down further thereby exacerbating the problems.
    Any help would be great. I need this to work before I can write it up, teach it, hack it and gift it.

  • News - E-Textiles Galore | about 3 years ago

    Lynne, Life after your visit hasn’t been the same. I’ve been in a sewing storm. I’ll teach some crafts at the CRASHSpace tomorrow, and everyone is begging for the eTextile tie ins left and right. I use to be alone in pushing the conductives into my local crafting circles. Now, thanks to you, I have many friends inspiring me to push it further. Thanks for sharing the love of eTextiles with so many. We cannot wait for June.
    much love;)

  • Product WRL-09086 | about 3 years ago

    Is the antenna required to get these working even over a short distance?
    Do you carry an antenna the would be suitable to get these working?
    had nothing but trouble so far where the other xbees and a breeze…
    thanks, matt

Name Pieces Total
DM - remote dance wear
76 1014.7
MPinner - HIR 02
39 63.4
MPinner - HIR 01
38 318.8
MPinner - HIR 00
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