Hi, I’m Darin “DW” White, long-time maker, living in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I’m the creative guerrilla behind makebright, partnering with an associated posse of smart people to do cool stuff.
The #1 question I get: What is makebright? Best answer: makebright is undefined.
It is being invented on the fly. It is whatever blows our hair back. The mission: make stuff. Make connections in my community. Make great photos. Make electronic gadgets. Make a persuasive argument for turning off reality TV and making your own reality. My interests include:
photography – I shoot 2nd hand Nikon D90’s, Canon PowerShots for CHDK, and a BlackBerry 9790.
electronics – I’m a self-taught hardware lover. Done a lot of work on both Atmel AVR and Microchip PIC microcontrollers, as well as Arduino. Built a lot of sensors from scratch including capacitive, PIR, ultrasonic, and piezo-electric. I’m especially interested in reverse engineering of consumer electronics.
fabrication – I designed and made my own 3-axis CNC circuit board mill from scratch. Ok, well I made three of them before it worked right. One of the projects I’m most proud of.
You can find me in all these places: