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Weather Forecast Cloud
Circuit Displays Internet Data
I didn't have any luck with IFTTT (the trigger was running, but the email wasn't sending) - so instead I connected to the MQTT server via the MyMQTT app on my android, and played with sending and receiving messages via that.
At first it didn't work, and I don't know why, so I pulled it apart, put it together again, and it worked.
Design and Print the Instructables Robot
3D Printed Animatronic Puppet
Fusion 360 Orientation
Tools + Materials
I printed these key chains using my Prusa i3 MK2S - it was literally my second print, and I'm super impressed with how they came out.
I printed these key chains using my Prusa i3 MK2S - it was litterally my second print, and I'm super impressed with how they came out.
Setup and Print
Easy 3D Printing Class
Using a Slicer
Name That Keychain
Pan Frying and Sauteing
Tools and Supplies for Cooking
Basic Skills for Better Cooking
How to Make a River Mirror With a Jigsaw
Color + Finishes
All About Glue
Making Perfectly Straight Cuts
Table Saw Class
Internet of Things Class
I skipped this project when I first encountered it as part of the Electronics Class, but I just had to go back and give it a go.Mine is very different to the original, using a whole bunch of different components (mostly because the stuff I could get in the UK was totally different), but the spirit of the original in there.I'm looking forward to having this on display in my living room.
Control Raspberry Pi GPIO With Amazon Echo and Python
Hi Paige, thank you for your comments.That was the result of cooking them. For what it's worth, they tasted ok (even if not tasting of pasta, exactly).I'll give it another try, thank you for your encourigment.
How to Pack a Backpack for Hiking
Twitter Mood Light - the World's Mood in a Box
YouTube Subscriber Counter with ESP8266
WiFi Weather Display with ESP8266
Spicy Chai Recipe
Build a Weather Bot
Healthy Loaf Made Super Easy
3D Printed Wireless Lantern
Twitch - Your robotic pet
Cooking & Serving Fresh Pasta
How to Keep & Store Fresh Pasta
Using a Pasta Machine to Roll & Cut
Egg Dough & Kneading Basics
I'm not sure what I did wrong, but this looks like a hard fail.It could have been the fault of the pasta machine (it was very cheap from a value supermarket, and mine actually required a tiny bit of repair work), but more likely, I think it was simply too wet.
Getting Started with Glue
Tools and Materials for Glue
I think it's a bit too sticky still, but I'm no sure how to measure when it's ready. In any case, I'm sure I'll find out in a couple of hours when I do the next bit.
DROMSY - Connected Kids-friendly Alarm Clock Based on ESP8266 and IKEA DROMSYN Wall Lamp Hack
Gift Away Your Heartbeat for Valentines Day! | Arduino Tutorial
Binary Clock Using Neopixels
IKEA Infinity Mirror
IKEA Ribba Word Clock
Low Budget CNC
So, this started as a success but turned into a failure.On the breadboard, I was able to make this work, and using a tablet and phone, was able to mix a little bit of country with a little bit of rock 'n' roll into my headphones.Turns out the physical building of such things is a touch harder, however. I think I painted myself into a corner by affixing things to the case before soldering them, meaning it was difficult to position everything on the perfboard - but even without that issue, I have no idea how to use a perfboard.I see the next project uses a perfboard, I hope I can figure it out before then.
This is why I'm suggesting that the price should be an estimate. It doesn't need to be exact, just close enough that I can get a rough idea of what's potentially involved.I think the main issue I have is, without going over all the lessons in the class first, there's no indication at the start of exactly what I'm going to need, so it's a surprise when I get to lesson 4 in Electronics, say, and discover that I need wooden boxes, light fittings, etc..I've done some electronics classes before, and while some of them have needed specific components which have been difficult to source, they've provided a list of everything up front, so that you know what you're getting yourself into.Again, please don't think that I'm complaining about the products involved in the classes, I'm really not. The...
This is why I'm suggesting that the price should be an estimate. It doesn't need to be exact, just close enough that I can get a rough idea of what's potentially involved.I think the main issue I have is, without going over all the lessons in the class first, there's no indication at the start of exactly what I'm going to need, so it's a surprise when I get to lesson 4 in Electronics, say, and discover that I need wooden boxes, light fittings, etc..I've done some electronics classes before, and while some of them have needed specific components which have been difficult to source, they've provided a list of everything up front, so that you know what you're getting yourself into.Again, please don't think that I'm complaining about the products involved in the classes, I'm really not. The fact that I'm building unusual things is exactly why I'm enjoying the classes so much - it's taking me out of my comfort zone, and forcing me to do things I've never done before.But, I can't help but feel there might be some out there (myself included) who must get a pang of disappointment and maybe don't pick up the momentum to start again, after getting to the aforementioned lesson 4, and abandoning the whole thing because there is an unspecified requirement.All I'm trying to do is suggest that if people are more prepared with an understanding of what's required at the start, that can only be a good thing.
Conclusion & Going Further
Project: Infinity Mirror
I'm not sure there's any one thing that's difficult, maybe just a lack of faith in my own abilities.Available time is also a factor, though - if I was to wait until I had the time to work on it, I'd never get onto the next section of this class, and right now I'd rather do that. I accept it's a cop out, but as this lesson was about switches, I feel that I've demonstrated my understanding of switches with what I've submitted, so I feel I'm doing it for the greater good.I see the next project involves properly building something - although that looks a lot simpler (barring the fact I don't own a drill, although I guess that's easily solved).
So, when I first saw this, I REALLY wanted to build the useless machine. It's something I've wanted to own for a while, so to build one myself would be extra amazing - but, realistically, I think it's a little out of my ability range.I fully intend on coming back to this at some point in the future and giving it a go, but for now, I'm going to submit a cop out mad-scientist switch.Rather than use AC, I decided it would be a lot safer to use DC, and set-up a simple switch to power an LED. The switch will soon go into my drawer and await a suitable halloween build project.
That's really pretty.
So, I'm somewhat cheating again here, having done something similar to this via the Arduino Starter Kit, so I'm going to post the vine I did of a pinwheel spinning, controlled by the Arduino.- https://vine.co/v/iQ29Q06LUjM- https://vine.co/v/i2VrI9mpA5Y(It's not letting me attach an image to the post, it keep saying Internal Server Error, but I'm not able to submit the post without attaching something, so I've just attached my avatar from my library)
This is cheating, a bit, but I did a project very similar to the RBG LEDs before, so I've attached a photo of that, instead of repeating it again here. OK, so you can't see the separate LEDs under the lantern, but you'll have to take my word for it that they're there :)
Tools and Materials for Arduino
Your First Experiments
Welcome to Arduino
Getting Started with Electronics
Here's my dude, sat atop an LED cube I soldered together a few months ago. It is so much harder soldering components together than it is soldering them to PCB.
Raspberry Pi Class
Canning and Preserving Class
Laser Cutting Class
Ingredients & Tools