Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:17:22 PST BLOX v1.01 R/C Car Balancing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Car-Balancing-Robot/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:57:32 PST
Arduino RFID Lock box http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RFID-Lock-box/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:28:56 PST
Clap activated LED strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Clap-activated-LED-strip/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:09:24 PST
Luminch Color LED lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Luminch-Color/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:17:23 PST
ARDUINO GOPRO TIMELAPSE SHIELD http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-GOPRO-TIMELAPSE-SHIELD/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:46:55 PST
Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-CNC/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:33:32 PST
ArduDroid: A Simple 2-Way Bluetooth-based Android Controller for Arduino RGB led strip http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduDroid-A-Simple-2-Way-Bluetooth-based-Android-C/
ArduDroid: A Simple 2-Way Bluetooth-based Android Controller for Arduino RGB led strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SMALL.jpg ironheartbj18 INTRODUCTIONGET IT ON google PLAY "ardudroid" appARDUDROID (formerly Andruino) is a simple Android app to help you control the pins of your Arduino Uno (or clone) from your Android phone wirelessly. It's both an Android app and an Arduino program. ArduDroid employs a simple Android user interface to...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:11:56 PST
ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version-3.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-Version-30/
ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version-3.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SMALL.jpg deba168 Welcome to my solar charge controller tutorials series.I have posted two version of my PWM charge controller.If you are new to this please refer my earlier tutorial for understanding the basics of charge controller.1. Version-1 2. Version-2This instructable will cover a project build for a Arduino b...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:08:18 PST
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Flappy Bird Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Flappy-Bird-Game/
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Flappy Bird Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ZM60/I63EZHUV/FKZZM60I63EZHUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ZM60/I63EZHUV/FKZZM60I63EZHUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ZM60/I63EZHUV/FKZZM60I63EZHUV.SMALL.jpg jollifactory We have built quite a few projects using the Bi-color (Red and Green) LED Matrix Driver Module kits from jolliFactory and have published them as instructables here. Each of these modules uses two MAX7219 Display Driver ICs to drive a Bi-color LED Matrix. These ICs are excellent because they take a l...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:00:47 PST
Love Spark http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Spark/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:01:12 PST
Light Seeking and Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Seeking-and-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:25:11 PST
Obstacle avoiding robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Obstacle-avoiding-robot-5/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:49:56 PST
Back to the 1980s with the Graphic EQ http://www.instructables.com/id/Back-to-the-1980s-with-the-Graphic-EQ/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 15:01:33 PST
Guitar control http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-control/
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:58:49 PST
12V Battery State Of Charge Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-Battery-State-Of-Charge-Indicator/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:00:12 PST
Power Keurig From Bed Over WiFi http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Keurig-From-Bed-Over-WiFi/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:16 PST
CTA Train Time Texter http://www.instructables.com/id/CTA-Train-Time-Texter/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:48:50 PST
Audio Treasure Hunt http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Treasure-Hunt/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:06:37 PST
TinyCompass http://www.instructables.com/id/TinyCompass/
TinyCompass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/RI4I/I5BSBTPO/FH1RI4II5BSBTPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/RI4I/I5BSBTPO/FH1RI4II5BSBTPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/RI4I/I5BSBTPO/FH1RI4II5BSBTPO.SMALL.gif TinyCircuits In this Instructable, we will be building a compass using the TinyShield Compass as well as the Circle Edge Led shield. Materials After getting your boards and battery, the Arduino IDE will be the first thing to download if you have not done so already. When the IDE has been loaded go to tools, ...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:26:43 PST
Engagement Ring Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Engagement-Ring-Box/
Engagement Ring Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/W95H/I5DS01HV/FS3W95HI5DS01HV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/W95H/I5DS01HV/FS3W95HI5DS01HV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/W95H/I5DS01HV/FS3W95HI5DS01HV.SMALL.jpg dsteury OK so you have a ring (or a ring in mind), you have asked for permission from her dad, all thats left is to come up with an idea of "when and where" that you will have to recount/hear recounted for years to come when people ask "How did you/he propose?" This Instructable will not only give you somet...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:16:23 PST
Optical Mouse Odometer for (Arduino) Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Optical-Mouse-Odometer-for-Arduino-Robot/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:08:25 PST
Push to data.sparkfun.com from an Intel Edison with Node.js http://www.instructables.com/id/Push-to-datasparkfuncom-from-an-Intel-Edison-with-/
Push to data.sparkfun.com from an Intel Edison with Node.js - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/6E4W/I52COMP3/FBQ6E4WI52COMP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/6E4W/I52COMP3/FBQ6E4WI52COMP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/6E4W/I52COMP3/FBQ6E4WI52COMP3.SMALL.jpg JustinIsAMaker The Intel Edison is really great at doing a lot of things, but one of the things that I was most excited about was its ability to use Node.JS to interact with objects IRL. As a front-end dev and a maker, I'm just trying to keep Atwood's Law true, haha!The Intel Edison comes with wi-fi ready to roll ...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:06:25 PST
Physical Web con Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Physical-Web-con-Intel-Edison/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:39:01 PST
Stepper Motor + Arduino + Solar Tracker (EV) http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Arduino-Solar-Tracker-EV/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:32:35 PST
Animated Halloween Evil Eyes http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-Halloween-Evil-Eyes/
Animated Halloween Evil Eyes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/V62J/I52CJNKH/F4IV62JI52CJNKH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/V62J/I52CJNKH/F4IV62JI52CJNKH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/V62J/I52CJNKH/F4IV62JI52CJNKH.SMALL.jpg SteveQuinn This Instructable details how to create animated Halloween blinking 'Evil Eyes' using an Arduino Uno and two 8by8 Red LED matrices with MAXIM MAX7219 driver chips.The design is such that an animation can be quickly and simply created using Microsoft Excel to graphically develop each animated frame, ...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:48:23 PST
The 600W Wake-Up Light with Temperature Logger http://www.instructables.com/id/The-600W-Wake-Up-Light-with-Temperature-Logger/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:23:56 PST
BlockHead Breakout http://www.instructables.com/id/BlockHead-Breakout/
BlockHead Breakout - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/2FJN/I4YTKWES/F912FJNI4YTKWES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/2FJN/I4YTKWES/F912FJNI4YTKWES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/2FJN/I4YTKWES/F912FJNI4YTKWES.SMALL.jpg paulindallas I am a retro kind of guy and have always enjoyed the old “pong” and “breakout” style games.When I saw the 8x8 LED Matrix boards I immediately thought of a breakout game board, but my coding / programming is still lacking to accomplish that feat on my own.Enter sy2002 and his TeleBall a while back o...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:21:56 PST
Intel Edison: Custom Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Edison-Custom-Doorbell/
Intel Edison: Custom Doorbell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/RVMY/I4PHIS7W/FBRRVMYI4PHIS7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/RVMY/I4PHIS7W/FBRRVMYI4PHIS7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/RVMY/I4PHIS7W/FBRRVMYI4PHIS7W.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen Have you ever wondered that the old fashion "ding dong" sound in your doorbell is boring?I have an solution for you!Customized doorbell that will play the sound on your choice!The tune is played in an old fashion Ring Tone Text Transfer Language (RTTTL).If the RTTTL doesn't ring a bell... It is the ...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:25:07 PST
DIY Automated Tea Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automated-Tea-Maker/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:37:33 PST
Tacuino: a low-cost, modular, Arduino-compatible educational platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Tacuino-a-low-cost-modular-Arduino-compatible-educ/
Tacuino: a low-cost, modular, Arduino-compatible educational platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/7YT7/I5MD25PR/FBH7YT7I5MD25PR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/7YT7/I5MD25PR/FBH7YT7I5MD25PR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/7YT7/I5MD25PR/FBH7YT7I5MD25PR.SMALL.jpg MakersBox For my soft-circuit classes, we have been using either a pre-programmed Attiny85 circuit (http://www.instructables.com/id/SnapNsew-An-Educational-Soft-Circuit-Platform/), or the more expensive Arduino-compatible Lilypad USB. I wanted something in between those two extremes that would be: ...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:49:36 PST
Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-LEDs-with-your-TV-remote-Arduino-IR-T/
Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how I repurposed the useless buttons on my TV remote to control the LEDs behind my TV. You can also use this technique to control all sorts of things with a bit of code editing. I will also talk a bit about the theory of how an infrared transmitter and an infrared rec...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 01:03:38 PST
Simon Game with a Twist http://www.instructables.com/id/Simon-Game-with-a-Twist/
Simon Game with a Twist - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/0M4L/I4MMOQBG/FPY0M4LI4MMOQBG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/0M4L/I4MMOQBG/FPY0M4LI4MMOQBG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/0M4L/I4MMOQBG/FPY0M4LI4MMOQBG.SMALL.jpg paulindallas Not another Simon Game!!!Yes, the Simon Game has sort of been “done to death” in Instructables. On top of that, I am going to refer you to somebody else’s Instructable for the construction and coding of this project, at least the breadboarding of the “untwisted” version. So most of the work for th...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 17:01:57 PST
REAL beginner's guide to setting up the Intel Edison (with Mac OS) http://www.instructables.com/id/REAL-beginners-guide-to-setting-up-the-Intel-Ediso/
REAL beginner's guide to setting up the Intel Edison (with Mac OS) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/8JDI/I4MMSA4H/FKS8JDII4MMSA4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/8JDI/I4MMSA4H/FKS8JDII4MMSA4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/8JDI/I4MMSA4H/FKS8JDII4MMSA4H.SMALL.jpg belsey I'm not a computer or electrical engineer, I'm a paper engineer. I make pop-up cards and toys out of paper. But I've always wanted to try making things with electronic components, and I never dared. There's just too much I don't know, it's too intimidating. Tutorials don't generally help much either...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 12:49:41 PST
LED Strip Controller w/ LED Amp + Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strip-Controller-w-LED-Amp-Arduino/
LED Strip Controller w/ LED Amp + Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7D1V/HQCWGPIW/FO17D1VHQCWGPIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7D1V/HQCWGPIW/FO17D1VHQCWGPIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7D1V/HQCWGPIW/FO17D1VHQCWGPIW.SMALL.jpg ehsmaes Forget about DIY LED drivers with mosfet transistors! It is extremly simple to drive high powered LED-strips with Arduino at low cost without getting into too much circuitry. The secret is cheap mini LED Amplifiers.This instructable is just about driving LED strips. If you want to see an application...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:58:28 PST
DIY Fingerprint Biometric Arduino Anti-thief Security System http://www.instructables.com/id/Biometric-Arduino-Engine-Security-System/
DIY Fingerprint Biometric Arduino Anti-thief Security System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/3WS9/I441ZX7D/FV33WS9I441ZX7D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/3WS9/I441ZX7D/FV33WS9I441ZX7D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/3WS9/I441ZX7D/FV33WS9I441ZX7D.SMALL.jpg pelegren To create a simple biometric security system to protect your car from unauthorized user, I thought of using fingerprint sensor and Arduino together. This project is based on Adafruit tutorial and for simplicity, I was using the whole program created by them and just modify a little bit the terms use...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:49:29 PST
Make a Friendship Finding E-Textile Monster Hoodie with Neopixels http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Friendship-Finding-E-Textile-Monster-Hoodie/
Make a Friendship Finding E-Textile Monster Hoodie with Neopixels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/813I/I4IDD8YG/F84813II4IDD8YG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/813I/I4IDD8YG/F84813II4IDD8YG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/813I/I4IDD8YG/F84813II4IDD8YG.SMALL.jpg Pickledkitty Got to keep warm this winter, and what better way to do that than to find more friends to cuddle with during the snowy months. The Monster hoodie will find all the friends you need by testing them with its touch sensitive paw pads and lighting up with happiness when you have found a keeper.If you li...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:56:29 PST
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Crossguard-Lightsaber/
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad For all "those wierd kids that are board" and looking for something to do on a dark winter's night...Make the new crossguard triblade lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode 7, (VII in Roman numerals, if they even teach that in school anymore)This instructable will go over the physical build but it is mo...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:20:27 PST
Shining bicycle turn signals http://www.instructables.com/id/Shining-bicycle-turn-signals/
Shining bicycle turn signals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/J9L6/I4E6DY7D/FKLJ9L6I4E6DY7D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/J9L6/I4E6DY7D/FKLJ9L6I4E6DY7D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/J9L6/I4E6DY7D/FKLJ9L6I4E6DY7D.SMALL.gif bigsistersister First, I publish this stuff for my friend K. He is a very young shy man and not good at English. I believe he is kind of creative maker. Although my English is just a little bit better than him, I will try to introduce his wonderful work to all of you.Second, this idea popped up when K was riding bi...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 08:03:39 PST
Password protected sketchbook http://www.instructables.com/id/Password-protected-sketchbook/
Password protected sketchbook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/KL7I/I4E694GL/FAQKL7II4E694GL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/KL7I/I4E694GL/FAQKL7II4E694GL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/KL7I/I4E694GL/FAQKL7II4E694GL.SMALL.jpg Durss Learn how to create your own password protected sketchbook as you can see it working in this video : List of materials First the book itself,i personally bought a PaperBlanks, best ones i found after several hours of searching. I used the Grand format unlined Nocturnel with clasps.Some of them h...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 16:35:53 PST
Color Changing Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Mood-Lamp/
Color Changing Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SMALL.jpg batkin Get in the mood with some fairly simple ATTiny85 based homemade color shifting lamps! The code is Arduino IDE compatible for easy customization. Step 1: Materials Saw Drill Sheet of wood Wood screws Various hole cutter bits 6" Acrylic Cupcake / CAKE / Centerpiece Tube Extension (for diffusing t...
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:24:56 PST
Voice Controlled Arduino Lighting - Autobot http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Controlled-Arduino-Lighting-Autobot/
Voice Controlled Arduino Lighting - Autobot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/QW73/I48CR6M7/F6NQW73I48CR6M7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/QW73/I48CR6M7/F6NQW73I48CR6M7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/QW73/I48CR6M7/F6NQW73I48CR6M7.SMALL.jpg GunGeek369 In this instructable I will walk through the process and the code to make your Arduino and your home PC into a voice controlled command system for lights or about anything else you can control with an Arduino. The voice controlled arduino lighting is my first instructable so hopefully I can put ever...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:26:21 PST
Scanner light and Arduino as an RGB lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Scanner-light-and-Arduino-as-an-RGB-lamp/
Scanner light and Arduino as an RGB lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/V3HJ/I4C2N21X/FAMV3HJI4C2N21X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/V3HJ/I4C2N21X/FAMV3HJI4C2N21X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/V3HJ/I4C2N21X/FAMV3HJI4C2N21X.SMALL.jpg Robson Couto Hi people!This time I'm going to show you how to control the light from a old/broken scanner/printer. Maybe you will see, I like to get many things from junk and use in my projects.Sometime ago I won a old printer from a teacher. Generally when I get something junky, I disassemble them and keep the...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:20:42 PST
Sound Activated Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Activated-Outlet/
Sound Activated Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/DCIG/I4B72S54/FEWDCIGI4B72S54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/DCIG/I4B72S54/FEWDCIGI4B72S54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/DCIG/I4B72S54/FEWDCIGI4B72S54.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos The Clapper was a popular gadget in the 80's and 90's. It let you turn appliances on and off just by clapping. This can be pretty useful, but it has some limitations. First there is the problem of loud noises accidentally turning the lights off. Also, you can't control multiple outlets independently...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:12:37 PST
LED Disco Floor http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Disco-Floor/
LED Disco Floor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/SR2Y/I48CD7L9/FUESR2YI48CD7L9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/SR2Y/I48CD7L9/FUESR2YI48CD7L9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/SR2Y/I48CD7L9/FUESR2YI48CD7L9.SMALL.jpg madmat01 This project is inspired by the Pixel Drop Ceiling by hockeyman271 and would not be possible without referencing that instructable.This LED Disco Floor uses WS2801 36mm RGB LEDs that are computer controlled via an Arduino. I chose the 36mm WS2801 due to their lower profile (5mm deep). This allowed m...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:30:18 PST
Intel Edison IoT: Automatic lamp (Relay, HC-SR04) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Edison-IoT-Automatic-lamp-Relay-HC-SR04/
Intel Edison IoT: Automatic lamp (Relay, HC-SR04) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/FRCB/I48C7VQD/FU0FRCBI48C7VQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/FRCB/I48C7VQD/FU0FRCBI48C7VQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/FRCB/I48C7VQD/FU0FRCBI48C7VQD.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen The project is simply a automatic lamp that turns on when it "sees" movement. As this is home automation.With this you can:1. Save power.2. Save your own time.3. Ensure safe moving with hands full of stuff since the light turns on automatically after entering the room.So let's start building---- C...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:46:12 PST
MASON JAR MOOD LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/MASON-JAR-MOOD-LAMP/
MASON JAR MOOD LAMP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/8TAQ/I48H6F0E/FT48TAQI48H6F0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/8TAQ/I48H6F0E/FT48TAQI48H6F0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/8TAQ/I48H6F0E/FT48TAQI48H6F0E.SMALL.jpg deba168 I wanted to create something for upcoming New Year gift to present my parent.At the same time I saw a competition on MASON JAR is going on in instructructables. So it only made sense that I would use mason jars to make simple DIY lamp.Making mason jar lights is really, really easy!.After all this ...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:41:15 PST
Sound Reactive RGB LED Piano Lights! http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Piano-Lights/
Sound Reactive RGB LED Piano Lights! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/4I77/I3VI4JEI/F904I77I3VI4JEI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/4I77/I3VI4JEI/F904I77I3VI4JEI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/4I77/I3VI4JEI/F904I77I3VI4JEI.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hey everyone! It's Christmas, and lately I've been playing around with LEDs and my Arduino a lot. I got this awesome idea of lighting up my upright piano while tinkering with some RGB LED strips. The RGB LEDs emit light that gets reflected off the wall behind the piano, giving a stunning effect. The...
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:52:20 PST
Quiz-O-Tron 3000: Arduino quiz contestant lockout system http://www.instructables.com/id/Quiz-O-Tron-3000-Arduino-quiz-contestant-lockout-/
Quiz-O-Tron 3000: Arduino quiz contestant lockout system - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/L8YP/GI0TMBRY/F8HL8YPGI0TMBRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/L8YP/GI0TMBRY/F8HL8YPGI0TMBRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/L8YP/GI0TMBRY/F8HL8YPGI0TMBRY.SMALL.jpg RoysterBot If you have ever watched a TV quiz show you have probably seen contestants trying to press a button in order to win a chance to answer a question. The contestant’s quick reaction time results in some kind of light and/or sound indicating victory. This is a practical way to choose the next focus of ...
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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:19:41 PST
POV Globe http://www.instructables.com/id/POV-Globe/
POV Globe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/VV6V/I3THO3WZ/FHEVV6VI3THO3WZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/VV6V/I3THO3WZ/FHEVV6VI3THO3WZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/VV6V/I3THO3WZ/FHEVV6VI3THO3WZ.SMALL.jpg DivideWorks A simple persistence of vision globe. PLAY VIDEOThis is a project I've had in mind for quite some time and the "Make It Glow" contest was just the motivation I needed to inspire me to pull out an old 5 LED POV display and take it to the next level, using shift registers. If you enjoy this instruct...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:32:08 PST
Clicker cheater for iPhone Arduino from the Cucumber Clicker maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Clicker-cheater-for-iPhone-Arduino-from-the-Cucumb/
Clicker cheater for iPhone Arduino from the Cucumber Clicker maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/18Y6/I3PRMLGK/FUB18Y6I3PRMLGK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/18Y6/I3PRMLGK/FUB18Y6I3PRMLGK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/18Y6/I3PRMLGK/FUB18Y6I3PRMLGK.SMALL.jpg niels.bor WARNING: My DCcEle DCcduino Uno BROKE AFTER 5 HOURS OF WORK. IT SEEMS THIS SERVO IS TOO POWERFUL FOR THIS CHIP. USE WEAKER SERVO OR EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE!Once i made clicker for iPhone speed tapping from Arduino and Cucumber. Video got 48k views on Youtube and a lot of laughs. It's time to make some...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:34:39 PST