Things used in this project

Hardware components:
Abx00004 iso both
Arduino MKR1000 & Genuino MKR1000
We used the MKR1000 with Windows Remote Arduino to stream state over to the FizViz widget.
Adafruit TB6612 1.2A DC/Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board
Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGBW LED Strip - White PCB 144 LED/m - 1m
Different densities of NeoPixel strip will work, but the 144 pixels/m strips give the brightest and most localized effect.
Sanyo Pancake Stepper Motor: Bipolar, 200 Steps/Rev, 50×11mm, 4.5V, 1 A/Phase
Almost any stepper motor will work fine - we liked the Sanyo Pancake Stepper because we could hide it in the frame of RotoMoto very easily.
Adafruit 5V 10A switching power supply
Reed Switch : Coto Technology CT10-1540-G1
Hand tools and fabrication machines:
ShopBot Buddy CNC
We used our ShopBot to cut out the Mount and Acrylic for the RotoMoto FizViz example. There are a lot of different ways you could do that ranging from a Laser Cutter down to hand tools. So, don't despair if you don't have your own ShopBot (although, we do recommend getting one....)
LulzBot TAZ5
We used our TAZ5 to 3D Print a lot of the plastic parts and assembly components. Having a 3D printer around when building FizViz Widgets is extremely handy. It doesn't have to be as big or bad as the TAZ, but you'll find it super useful for building parts for your widgets.
Form Labs Form1+
The Form1+ is not a mandatory tool, but it's incredible resolution and accuracy allowed us to print some parts that we'd otherwise have to have found off-the-shelf or machined. This saved us time, and let us build some shafts and pieces instead of having to track them down.
Autodesk Inventor

Custom parts and enclosures

GitHub repository containing latest CAD files for FizViz Widgets


FizViz-Electrical Repository
EAGLE Schematic and Bitmap Versions of Latest FizViz Electronic Designs


Our GitHub Repo that contains Windows Source code for FizViz.
Our GitHub Repository that contains Arduino source for the FizViz platform.


Iot 1024
Trent Shumay

I am the CTO of the IOT Design Shop in Vancouver, Canada. I love hacking and making new connected devices for the Internet of Things.

Steven Pridie

Principle Engineer at IoT Design Shop


Did you replicate this project? Share it!

Love this project? Think it could be improved? Tell us what you think!

Give feedback


Similar projects you might like

Personal Healthcare Assistant PHA
  • 1,830
  • 116

Full instructions

Wearable for monitoring the health condition of patients who have suffered or are in risk of having a cardiac arrest.

Robot for supercool indoor navigation
  • 663
  • 11

Full instructions

The robot navigates indoor, in a pre-defined path, with high accuracy, and allows its real-time tracking on a phone. No GPS, No WiFi, No Map

Arduino Altair 8800 simulator
  • 6,050
  • 31

Full instructions

Ever wanted to play with the computer that sparked the personal computer age but don't have the cash to buy an Altair? Build your own!

Rocky Rover: Robotic Vision System PixyCam & Arduino 101
  • 4,359
  • 47

Full instructions

Using PixyCam and Intel Arduino 101 to drive this rover. Easy Robotic Vision system using PixyCam, rover reacts to the ball using Pan/Tilt.

Running Breadboard
  • 329
  • 6

This is a great toy for your pets (if they are gentle) or just as a nice toy to have around the office or home.

Smart and Safe Cabinets
  • 424
  • 8

Full instructions

With 41% of poisonings happening to children under 4, more needs to be done. We use Amazon Alexa and Intel IoT to lock and unlock cabinets.

Smart and Safe Cabinets

Magic Smoke Replacement Team

ProjectsCommunitiesContestsLiveFree StoreBlogAdd projectSign up / Login
Respect project