Heatit is an open-source electronics platform to precisely outputs high current. You can use Heatit to develop projects and fabricate prototypes using dynamic materials that require current or heat to be activated – such as nitinol, resistive heating, thermochromic inks, solenoids and much more.
The small size and modularity of Heatit boards allow easy integration within a wide range of static, mobile and wearable applications. Heatit also features 5V IO-s to support sophisticated interaction.
The heart of Heatit is an Atmega32U4 microcontroller, it is compatible with the Arduino IDE and very easy to use. With the design and aesthetics of Heatit we enable creative minds to develop their prototypes one step further, to potential products. We encourage the integration of the open-source 2/3D Heatit models both functionally and aesthetically into the digital fabrication process such as laser-cutters, 3D printers and CNC machines.
Specification8 Heatit pinseach Heatit pin with upto 400mA output in a total of 2A; approximately 20mA precision4x 5V analog IO2x 5V digital IO -- RX / TXbased on the Arduino IDESPI interfaces - one for programming, one for communication (dedicated SS)runs form 6...16V
Getting StartedHeatit is running on the wonderfulArduino IDE. If you don't know Arduino, familiarize yourself with it first.Download and run the installation package that inserts Heatit to the core Arduino library OR download the modfied Arduino.Check our Tutorials for proper usage.Warning! Objects may get really hot, make sure you don't burn yourself / your spot! Use with caution.Visit ourYouTube Channel
Heatit Syntax -- Heatit "blinking"
#include <Heatit.h> // call the Heatit library in the very beginning of your code
Heatit.setup(); //Initialize the Heatit library
Heatit.pins.setCurrent(300); //set Heatit pin 0 to 300mA
Heatit.pins.setCurrent(0); //set Heatit pin 0 to 0mA (disable)
You can check out the Heatit Library onGitHub
If you are interested in contributing to the Heatit Library Development, please e-mail us at hello @ heatit.cc .
We would love to hear from you! Please e-mail us at hello@heatit°cc
Heatit is located in Brookyln, NY, in the Pfizer Building, in the wonderful space of Brooklyn Research.
Eszter Ozsvald is the co-founder of Heatit, she is an industrial designer / mechatronics engineer from Hungary. She holds a Master’s Degree from NYU’s ITP. In the last several years she has been working on tangible interfaces (http://notchdevice.com, http://symbioos.com), open-source hardware design (http://heatit.cc) and robotics. More at eszterozsvald.com
Sue Ngo is a Brooklyn based Interaction Designer and Technologist. In her work, she explores the intersection of technology and art to create compelling multimedia projects. She has been immersing herself in the wearables community, teaching classes at Parsons Design and Technology, 3rd Ward, Death for Audio and Ventana244. Her work has been featured most notably on Anderson Cooper 360 as well as Huffington Post, WNYC, Core77, Creator’s Project and Fast Company. She is a graduate of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Kärt Ojavee is a designer and a researcher from Estonia. She has been working on active and interactive textiles since 2004. Currently she is working on interactive textiles for waiting rooms collaboratively with the Centre for Biorobotics. The focus in her textile designs is on patterns and new approaches on materials. She is developing dynamic solutions with an unexpected knack and simplicity. Since autumn 2010 she is also a guest docent at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Textile Department. She has been participating exhibitions and had solo shows in Estonia and abroad (Munich, Helsinki, Shanghai, Stockholm, London, Philadelphia etc.)
A very special thanks to hardware developers Ernő Hettinger, Bence Kovács for their contribution.A special thanks to Stepan Boltalin and Paola Guimerans for their help.
Special thanks to our supporters:
Daniel A Greenspun,