Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:21:34 PST BLOX v1.01 12V Battery State Of Charge Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-Battery-State-Of-Charge-Indicator/
12V Battery State Of Charge Indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/NZGW/I5GMWGHQ/FRJNZGWI5GMWGHQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/NZGW/I5GMWGHQ/FRJNZGWI5GMWGHQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/NZGW/I5GMWGHQ/FRJNZGWI5GMWGHQ.SMALL.jpg Eric Brouwer With the use of 12V batteries becoming more popular (typically the 7Ah sealed lead acid), I have been requested several times to build a state of charge (SOC) meter displaying the voltage on LEDs. However, each person wants something a little different. The biggest difference is the required minimum...
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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/
Power Keurig From Bed Over WiFi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/AMGQ/I5F7MSQ0/FE7AMGQI5F7MSQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/AMGQ/I5F7MSQ0/FE7AMGQI5F7MSQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/AMGQ/I5F7MSQ0/FE7AMGQI5F7MSQ0.SMALL.jpg davids1961 I recently retired and I'll admit I'm quite a noob at electronics. It's something that's always interested me but never had the time to experiment. Here's my first Instructable. If I made a mistake with the electronics, please be kind, but correct me.Now that I'm retired I find that I get out of b...
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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/
CTA Train Time Texter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/XK5T/I5DS5AAV/FC8XK5TI5DS5AAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/XK5T/I5DS5AAV/FC8XK5TI5DS5AAV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/XK5T/I5DS5AAV/FC8XK5TI5DS5AAV.SMALL.jpg JustinIsAMaker I've got around a eight-minute walk to my closest train station every morning. Depending on how late I'm running, that time can swing to eight minutes if I really pick up the pace to around twelve if I mosey. It seems like when I try to do the eight-minute run, I always end up getting to the station...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:48:50 PST
Audio Treasure Hunt http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Treasure-Hunt/
Audio Treasure Hunt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/FLLM/I5F7J8TZ/F67FLLMI5F7J8TZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/FLLM/I5F7J8TZ/F67FLLMI5F7J8TZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/FLLM/I5F7J8TZ/F67FLLMI5F7J8TZ.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Everyone loves treasure hunts. Running around on a quest to find your present makes any gift better. So just for fun, I designed my own variation of the game. I combined an Arduino microcontroller with an Adafruit Wave Shield to make an audio treasure hunt box.The treasure hunters are given a code. ...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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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/
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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/
The 600W Wake-Up Light with Temperature Logger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/0WRV/I4YTXBJH/FB70WRVI4YTXBJH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/0WRV/I4YTXBJH/FB70WRVI4YTXBJH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/0WRV/I4YTXBJH/FB70WRVI4YTXBJH.SMALL.jpg kerembasaran This here is a highly advanced 24h temperature logger which registers the temperature every 15 seconds and than averages it over 1min and 12mins. The 12min averaged value is plotted on the timeline on a 128x64 OLED screen. The 1min average is printed on the bottom right corner of the screen.The devi...
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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 Laptop Controlled Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-Controlled-Robot/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:44:22 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/FJH/6RRS/I4PHMLHV/FJH6RRSI4PHMLHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/6RRS/I4PHMLHV/FJH6RRSI4PHMLHV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/6RRS/I4PHMLHV/FJH6RRSI4PHMLHV.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: Eas...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:12:37 PST
LED Disco Floor http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Disco-Floor/
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:45:55 PDT
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/
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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/
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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
NeoPixel Clock with SparkCore Internet Button Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/NeoPixel-Clock-with-SparkCore-Internet-Button-Shie/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:44:38 PST
Music Visualiser Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Visualiser-Table/
Music Visualiser Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VWWP/I3WWORBJ/FYSVWWPI3WWORBJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VWWP/I3WWORBJ/FYSVWWPI3WWORBJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VWWP/I3WWORBJ/FYSVWWPI3WWORBJ.SMALL.jpg crt4041 This Instructable will hopefully give you all you need to put together a reactive music led table.I based it on the Music Visualiser at Music Visualiser - Adafruit. The code is from there, the circuit is from there - all I really created was a big led matrix, and put it into an Ikea table!Really, I...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 17:49:20 PDT
Automatic Vent Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Vent-Control/
Automatic Vent Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/BM96/I3WWNY4G/FNPBM96I3WWNY4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/BM96/I3WWNY4G/FNPBM96I3WWNY4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/BM96/I3WWNY4G/FNPBM96I3WWNY4G.SMALL.jpg udubinsky This machine starts a vent through a relay in ether an automatic mode or manual.1. Automatic mode : The vent start whenever the humidity levels in the room (bathroom) is higher then the levels selected by the user in the humidity level knob and stops when the levels dropped below.2. Manual Mode : Th...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:32:33 PST
Automatic Secret Library Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Secret-Library-Door/
Automatic Secret Library Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/I12A/I3THEBDL/F2UI12AI3THEBDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/I12A/I3THEBDL/F2UI12AI3THEBDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/I12A/I3THEBDL/F2UI12AI3THEBDL.SMALL.jpg Krizbleen I've always wanted to have a secret bookshelf door. Who wouldn't? So when I finished my attic, I had the chance to construct a custom bookshelf door that opens and closes by sliding into a space behind the wall, revealing my home office.But I wanted to go farther than that - I wanted it to automat...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:26:37 PST
Hidden Digital Audio Recorder: Hands Up, Don't Shoot http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-Up-Dont-Shoot/
Hidden Digital Audio Recorder: Hands Up, Don't Shoot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/A7DO/I3R71V6W/F4WA7DOI3R71V6W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/A7DO/I3R71V6W/F4WA7DOI3R71V6W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/A7DO/I3R71V6W/F4WA7DOI3R71V6W.SMALL.jpg souvikpaul89 This project was developed to fulfill the requirements of the Products of Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. It was conceived in the context of Becky Stern’s Making Studio class.It seems impossible to turn on the TV, log onto Facebook, or check Twitter without hearing ...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:54:38 PST
a brief history of time http://www.instructables.com/id/a-brief-history-of-time/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:41:02 PST
Remote Volume Control for old stereo amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Volume-Control-for-old-stereo-amp/
Remote Volume Control for old stereo amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/80G6/I3TH5Z83/FEM80G6I3TH5Z83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/80G6/I3TH5Z83/FEM80G6I3TH5Z83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/80G6/I3TH5Z83/FEM80G6I3TH5Z83.SMALL.jpg Vitim I have an old Stereo Amp that I have on my living room. It works pretty good, but it is so old that It doesn't have a remote control, which makes it very annoying to use while sitting on the couch.So I made this, a device that I could use my current TV remote to controle the volume and mute the ster...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:46:39 PST
Glass with accelerometer controlled light http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-with-accelerometer-controlled-light/
Glass with accelerometer controlled light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SMALL.gif ademon I have started this project as a bed side glass with lighting feature. When I have moved forward I explored different usages in different contexts.Bed side glass scenario:When the user wakes up and needs to drink water, he/she turns the glass. When the glass flips over, it lights up, thanks to the a...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:55:33 PST
Infinity Mirror Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Table/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:57 PST
Arduino Finite State Machine and multitasks http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Finite-State-Machine/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:24:02 PST
Remote Control Light switch (ARDUINO) http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Control-Light-switch-ARDUINO/
Remote Control Light switch (ARDUINO) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/1ZBE/I3TH9NOG/FL41ZBEI3TH9NOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/1ZBE/I3TH9NOG/FL41ZBEI3TH9NOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/1ZBE/I3TH9NOG/FL41ZBEI3TH9NOG.SMALL.jpg blubflubify So I was sick of falling asleep with the light on... And this is what i came up with! Parts of this instructable were borrowed from other people but a lot of what was borrowed has been modified for this application. I hope you enjoy building this project because it's pretty sick! Materials Materi...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:06:05 PST
RE-Inflatable Vest http://www.instructables.com/id/RE-Inflatable-Vest/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:23:53 PST
Smartphone controlled mood light http://www.instructables.com/id/Smartphone-controlled-mood-light/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:12:48 PST