Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:04:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a Desktop Tamagotchi http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Desktop-Tamagotchi/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:01:07 PDT
Arduino BASIC Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-BASIC-Shield/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:00:11 PST
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER (PWM) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-PWM/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:49:18 PDT
Heat-Seeking Desk Fan (using Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Seeking-Desk-Fan-using-Arduino/
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Thu, 3 May 2012 13:01:37 PDT
Sound Reactive LED Strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Reactive-LED-strip/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:12:40 PST
ESM - ExternalSerialMonitor http://www.instructables.com/id/ESM-ExternalSerialMonitor/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:22:12 PDT
Draw MIDI http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-MIDI/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:55:12 PDT
Build a Controllable Coffee Roaster from an Air Popcorn Popper http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Controllable-Coffee-Roaster-from-an-Air-Po/
Build a Controllable Coffee Roaster from an Air Popcorn Popper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/JI51/HS18BOEF/FJHJI51HS18BOEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/JI51/HS18BOEF/FJHJI51HS18BOEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/JI51/HS18BOEF/FJHJI51HS18BOEF.SMALL.jpg Brennn10 I have a passion for coffee.  I also have a passion for electrical engineering.  Why not combine them? This Instructable describes how I transformed a hot air popcorn popper into a completely controllable coffee roaster!  Follow these instructions to re-purpose and hack your West Bend Poppery Popco...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:15:30 PDT
Sugarcube MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugarcube-MIDI-Controller/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:22:51 PDT
Magpi: The Micro Arduino Gaming Platform Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Magpi-The-Micro-Arduino-Gaming-Platform-Interface/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:50:36 PDT
Arduino Light Following Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Flashlight-Following-Robot/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:46:24 PDT
Arduino Mini-Shields http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Mini-Shields/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:01:05 PDT
NFC Computer Unlocker http://www.instructables.com/id/NFC-Computer-Unlocker/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:14:00 PDT
Giant Two-Digit Countdown Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Two-Digit-Countdown-Clock/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:34:58 PDT
DIY handmade Hexapod with arduino (Hexdrake) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-handmade-Hexapod-with-arduino-Hexdrake/
DIY handmade Hexapod with arduino (Hexdrake) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/S5BB/HT9B0Y7N/FNSS5BBHT9B0Y7N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/S5BB/HT9B0Y7N/FNSS5BBHT9B0Y7N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/S5BB/HT9B0Y7N/FNSS5BBHT9B0Y7N.SMALL.jpg davidp1995@hotmail.com Hello, I,m David and in this instructable I`ll show how I made this hexapod whose name is Hexdrake. Since I was 16 I have become interested in electronic and later in robotics. After getting some level and programming skills using arduino I decided to build a robot something more interesting not...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 01:54:21 PDT
Arduino Model Rocket Launcher for 3D Printed Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Model-Rocket-Launcher-for-3D-Printed-Rocke/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:55:12 PDT
The iDial - Critical Making Personal Identity Augmentation Device. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-iDial-Critical-Making-Personal-Identity-Augmen/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:18:15 PDT
Arduino WiFi Garage Door Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-WiFi-Garage-Door-Opener/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:04:26 PDT
Beginner Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-Arduino/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:15:05 PST
Arduino based Etch A Sketch Laser Cutter. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Etch-A-Sketch-Laser-Cutter/
Arduino based Etch A Sketch Laser Cutter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/F2PK/HT7PBRKG/FLPF2PKHT7PBRKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/F2PK/HT7PBRKG/FLPF2PKHT7PBRKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/F2PK/HT7PBRKG/FLPF2PKHT7PBRKG.SMALL.jpg msraynsford In this project I take an Arduino Mini Pro connect it to a custom made Etch A Sketch panel and use it to control a Blacknose laser cutter. The result is hours of crazy laser cutting fun, which we will be taking round most of the UK Maker Faires this year for JustAddSharks.co.uk The Etch A Sketch ha...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:08:29 PDT
Control Any Circuit With a TV Remote (and an Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Any-Circuit-With-a-TV-Remote-and-an-Arduin/
Control Any Circuit With a TV Remote (and an Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/BLM6/HT5CSB2P/FHIBLM6HT5CSB2P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/BLM6/HT5CSB2P/FHIBLM6HT5CSB2P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/BLM6/HT5CSB2P/FHIBLM6HT5CSB2P.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Most of the buttons on a remote control are never used. So why not use them to control appliances and other electronics around your house. In this project, I am going to show you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from your remote and use it to make an outlet switch that can turn your el...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:29:49 PDT
Home Alert: Arduino + Cloud Messaging On A Large Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Alert-A-Cloud-and-Arduino-alert-system-with-a/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:53:08 PDT
Arduino Etch-A-Sketch Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Etch-A-Sketch-Clock/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:21:26 PDT
High Five Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Five-Camera/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 07:14:04 PDT
Touch Sensitive Audio Desk Trays- Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-trays/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 10:04:01 PDT
Arduino Automatic Temperature& Humidity Controller for Pets http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Automatic-Temperature-Humidity-Controller-/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:47:51 PDT
Singing Olaf Bag (Frozen) http://www.instructables.com/id/Singing-Olaf-Bag-Frozen/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:51:08 PDT
Bedtime Board using LilyPad Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Bedtime-Board-using-LilyPad-Arduino/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:59:49 PDT
new animatronic Eyes: Rock On! http://www.instructables.com/id/new-animatronic-Eyes-Rock-On/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:10:54 PDT
Scratch 4 Arduino and Cybot Control (Rover basics) http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratch-4-Arduino-and-Cybot-Control/
Scratch 4 Arduino and Cybot Control (Rover basics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/TTDS/HT36TJL2/FDGTTDSHT36TJL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/TTDS/HT36TJL2/FDGTTDSHT36TJL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/TTDS/HT36TJL2/FDGTTDSHT36TJL2.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR I've had a couple of Cybots as well as the Tom robots for a number of years - every so often they get dragged out and tinkered with. Now is this years turn. I have decided to try my hand at Arduino control of the Bots motors. There seems to be a large number of You tube Videos that say "yes we d...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:24:41 PDT
Simple and Impressive Business Card Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Impressive-Business-Card-Printer/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:41:23 PDT
Arduino V-Twin Flux Capacitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-V-Twin-Flux-Capacitor/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:36:02 PDT
LilyPad Arduino e-Reader Case http://www.instructables.com/id/LilyPad-Arduino-e-Reader-Case/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:01:33 PDT
Nursery Rhyme Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Nursery-Rhyme-Hat/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:13:00 PDT
Cookies adminitrator box [Electronics only] http://www.instructables.com/id/Cookies-adminitrator-box-Electronics-only/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:09:05 PDT
Lilypad Arduino Rocket Ship Cape http://www.instructables.com/id/Lilypad-Arduino-Rocket-Ship-Cape/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:51:12 PDT
Barista championship brewing stopwatch • Introduction http://www.instructables.com/id/Barista-championship-brewing-stopwatch-Introductio/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:39:38 PDT
Arduino Hardware PWM for stepper motor drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Hardware-PWM-for-stepper-motor-drives/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:22:13 PDT
LilyPad Arduino Stuffed Fox Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/LilyPad-Arduino-Stuffed-Fox-Toy/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:52:26 PDT
Arduino 3-axis Mini Lazer Paper-Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-3-axis-Mini-Lazer-Paper-Cutter/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:39:38 PDT
A solar tracking automatic motorized window blind retrofit using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/A-solar-tracking-automatic-motorized-window-blind-/
A solar tracking automatic motorized window blind retrofit using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/6KOO/HSNG0DXJ/FV26KOOHSNG0DXJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/6KOO/HSNG0DXJ/FV26KOOHSNG0DXJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/6KOO/HSNG0DXJ/FV26KOOHSNG0DXJ.SMALL.jpg nickzibin Buildings account for 20-40% of total energy use in developed countries. Window shades (or blinds) can help to reduce building energy use and improve visual comfort (i.e., reducing glare and increasing daylighting). A recent study showed that occupants are fairly inactive when operating manual rol...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:10:08 PDT
Mug Music: Turn Water Into an Instrument with Arduino and ChucK http://www.instructables.com/id/Mug-Music-Turn-Water-Into-an-Instrument-with-Ardui/
Mug Music: Turn Water Into an Instrument with Arduino and ChucK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SMALL.jpg bonniee What if you could turn any conductive surface into an instrument? Like, say...a mug of water? Best of all, it's cheap; you'll only need $1 worth of extra electrical components (not including the Arduino). For this project, my friend Harvest and I combined Disney's Touché touch-sensing system ...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:56:12 PDT
Make an Arduino-controlled AC switch. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-plug-to-plug-switch/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:07:52 PDT
Easy Programmable EL-Wire Wall Art Project with Cool-Neon http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Programmable-EL-Wire-Wall-Art-Project-with-Co/
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:49:37 PST
LilyPad Arduino Totoro Plush with Umbrella http://www.instructables.com/id/LilyPad-Arduino-Totoro-Plush-with-Umbrella/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:11:37 PDT
Charlieplexed Arduino 8x8 LED Grid Display Shield made and simulated in 123D Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Charlieplexed-Arduino-8x8-LED-Grid-Display-Shield-/
Charlieplexed Arduino 8x8 LED Grid Display Shield made and simulated in 123D Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/LI4N/HQS4Z792/FN6LI4NHQS4Z792.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/LI4N/HQS4Z792/FN6LI4NHQS4Z792.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/LI4N/HQS4Z792/FN6LI4NHQS4Z792.SMALL.jpg ArvidJense edit: Wow, this won an awesome prize! Very many thanks guys! Charlieplexing (http://wealoneonearth.blogspot.nl/2013/03/design-note-charlieplexing-led-matrices.html) is a powerful method for driving a large number of LEDs from a relatively small amount of IO pin and without using any extra component...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:32:57 PST
ARDUINO ENERGY METER http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-ENERGY-METER/
ARDUINO ENERGY METER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/E0GO/HQQLKLSO/FH3E0GOHQQLKLSO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/E0GO/HQQLKLSO/FH3E0GOHQQLKLSO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/E0GO/HQQLKLSO/FH3E0GOHQQLKLSO.SMALL.jpg deba168 I belong to a village of Odisha, India where frequent power cut is very common. It hampers the life of every one. During my childhood days continuing studies after dusk was a real challenge. Due to this problem I designed a solar system for my home on a experimental basis. I used a solar...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:44:50 PST
Playing Wave file using arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Playing-Wave-file-using-arduino/
Playing Wave file using arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/QD4M/HQC1LPVI/FO1QD4MHQC1LPVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/QD4M/HQC1LPVI/FO1QD4MHQC1LPVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/QD4M/HQC1LPVI/FO1QD4MHQC1LPVI.SMALL.jpg Husham Samir This is a simple circuit to play wav files using arduino Nano V3.0 ,it consist from 4 buttons ,each one play specific wav file loaded to SD card. Parts 1- Arduino Nano V3.0 (I used the chines version called Funduino Nano).2- SD card Module.3- SD card.4- Bread Board.5- four push Button .6- four 2...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:49:29 PST
Arduino: Touch capacitive Midi keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Touch-capacitive-Midi-keyboard/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 09:08:17 PST
Arduino Powered 3-zone thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-3-zone-thermostat/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:16:05 PST