Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - microcontroller - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:57:35 PDT BLOX v1.01 Monitoring Load Feedback of an Actuator http://www.instructables.com/id/Monitoring-Load-Feedback-of-an-Actuator/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:19:12 PDT
EMI Detector using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/EMI-Detector-using-Arduino/
EMI Detector using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/AY33/IDFSNKHB/FDQAY33IDFSNKHB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/AY33/IDFSNKHB/FDQAY33IDFSNKHB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/AY33/IDFSNKHB/FDQAY33IDFSNKHB.SMALL.jpg JohnE12 I recently had a problem with electrical noise, and developed this simple EMI noise detector to track the source down. This Instructable describes my problem, and the solution I developed. I offer it in the hope it will be useful to you or else spark further ideas in your mind. The Problem Havin...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 13:11:55 PDT
An Arduino, Hydroponics, and You: A Solar Powered Microcontroller Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Arduino-Hydroponics-and-You-A-Solar-Powered-Mic/
An Arduino, Hydroponics, and You: A Solar Powered Microcontroller Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/75N3/IDFSJHVS/FKU75N3IDFSJHVS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/75N3/IDFSJHVS/FKU75N3IDFSJHVS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/75N3/IDFSJHVS/FKU75N3IDFSJHVS.SMALL.jpg Zamperweenie After buying an Arduino and learning how to use it, I immediately started wondering, "What can I build with this thing that I can call my own?" So I started listing the things that I like: Solar panels, living "off the grid", self sustaining systems, becoming a more knowledgeable and independent per...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:17:09 PDT
Arduino Weather Station Part3, Rain http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Weather-Station-Part3-Rain/
Arduino Weather Station Part3, Rain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/IAFC/GLTXLXAX/F3RIAFCGLTXLXAX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/IAFC/GLTXLXAX/F3RIAFCGLTXLXAX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/IAFC/GLTXLXAX/F3RIAFCGLTXLXAX.SMALL.jpg msuzuki777 So one of my last projects was adding a weather vane to my Arduino weather station. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Wind-Chill-Machine/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Weather-Station-Part2/ This Lazy Old Geek decided to add a rain gauge to it even though we don’t get much rain in t...
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Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:37:38 PDT
How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Custom-Shields-for-Your-Microcontrolle/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:31:07 PDT
RGB LED Snowboard with Arduino Uno R3 http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Snowboard-with-Arduino-Uno-R3/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:17:21 PDT
Data Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Lantern/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:09:59 PDT
Program an ATtiny44/45/84/85 with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-an-ATtiny44458485-with-Arduino/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:26:09 PDT
Wifi Switch board or Smart Plug with Esp8266, Attiny 85 & PIR Sensor with android app http://www.instructables.com/id/Wifi-Switch-board-with-Esp8266-Attiny-85-PIR-Senso/
Wifi Switch board or Smart Plug with Esp8266, Attiny 85 & PIR Sensor with android app - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/P98B/IAXA36BM/FEQP98BIAXA36BM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/P98B/IAXA36BM/FEQP98BIAXA36BM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/P98B/IAXA36BM/FEQP98BIAXA36BM.SMALL.jpg Armtronix The Wifi Arduino 85 is a small board with ESP8266 -01 module, Attiny85 micro controller and a relay. It Also has and additional header for connecting an external relay or to connect sensors like PIR, IR etc depending on your application. If you are a tinkerer you will also be able to connect a HC-05...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 02:30:45 PDT
Resistance Controlled Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Resistance-Controlled-Alarm/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:58:53 PDT
How to control an arduino car via Bluetooth (for beginners) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-an-arduino-car-via-Bluetooth-for-be/
How to control an arduino car via Bluetooth (for beginners) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/EN6G/IA0WZ8X0/FCAEN6GIA0WZ8X0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/EN6G/IA0WZ8X0/FCAEN6GIA0WZ8X0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/EN6G/IA0WZ8X0/FCAEN6GIA0WZ8X0.SMALL.jpg caiomoraes All we know that Arduino is an excellent prototyping platform, principally because it uses a friendly programming language and there are a lot of extra incredible components that provide us great experiences. We can integrate the Arduino with differents shields or modules and build fantastic things....
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Sun, 24 May 2015 16:58:58 PDT
Annikken Andee MP3 Player - Play your music on Arduino via Smart phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Andee-MP3-Player-Play-your-music-on-Arduino-via-Sm/
Annikken Andee MP3 Player - Play your music on Arduino via Smart phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SMALL.jpg Annikken This instructable is to build a simple MP3 player using a Sparkfun MP3 shield that connects to the Arduino. The Annikken Andee shield will be connected to an Android or iOS device can be used as a controller for the MP3 player. The MP3 player will be able to play/pause, skip and stop playback of son...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:17:13 PST
Love Spark http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Spark/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:01:12 PST
Washer Dryer Laundry Alarm using Arudino & SMS Text Messaging Alerts http://www.instructables.com/id/Washer-Dryer-Laundry-Alarm-using-Arudino-SMS-Text-/
Washer Dryer Laundry Alarm using Arudino & SMS Text Messaging Alerts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/ZYWV/I327HD8V/F18ZYWVI327HD8V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/ZYWV/I327HD8V/F18ZYWVI327HD8V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/ZYWV/I327HD8V/F18ZYWVI327HD8V.SMALL.jpg MakerBee Have you ever wished there was a better way to be notified when your laundry was done? Have you ever forgotten a load in the washer because you couldn't hear the buzzer and your clothes became smelly and moldy from sitting there for too long? Well, I have and decided to solve this problem by build...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:35:07 PST
Arduino Fridge Magnet http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Fridge-Magnet/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:47:43 PST
DIY Rechargeable Electronic Mosquito Repeller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rechargeable-Electronic-Mosquito-Repeller/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 01:57:44 PST
Candy Monster Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Monster-Plant/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 15:29:06 PDT
Arduino Phone Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Phone-Book/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:48:40 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 Deividmaxx 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 became 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 than a si...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 01:54:21 PDT
Super Secret Lock Box w/ Capacitive Touch http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Secret-Lock-Box-Capacitive-Touch/
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:07:29 PST
DIY Robotic Hand Controlled by a Glove and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Robotic-Hand-Controlled-by-a-Glove-and-Arduino/
DIY Robotic Hand Controlled by a Glove and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/K8VE/HLZRRTQF/F3VK8VEHLZRRTQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/K8VE/HLZRRTQF/F3VK8VEHLZRRTQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/K8VE/HLZRRTQF/F3VK8VEHLZRRTQF.SMALL.jpg dschurman This project idea came to me when I was sitting on a bed on a hotel room on vacation. I thought: "It'd be really neat to have a robotic hand that I can control with my own hand!" Upon returning home, I embarked upon a journey to design and create the project. I hope you enjoy! The basic components ...
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:28:30 PDT
Arduino ATtiny2313 Programming Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-ATtiny2313-Programming-Shield/
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Tue, 28 May 2013 20:02:31 PDT
Program an ATtiny with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-an-ATtiny-with-Arduino/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:53:04 PDT
Arduino Thermostat with TC74 sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermostat-Microcontroller-with-an-Arduino-and-a-T/
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:29:38 PDT
Intro to Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Arduino/
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:21:33 PDT
FireHero: Turn Guitar Hero into an extreme sport by adding flamethrowers! http://www.instructables.com/id/FireHero-Turn-Guitar-Hero-into-an-extreme-sport-b/
FireHero: Turn Guitar Hero into an extreme sport by adding flamethrowers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SMALL.jpg oswaldonfire So, long ago I  had read about propane fire poofers. They're pretty cool... I mean, who doesn't love fire?! But, no matter how awesome, they could get pretty boring after a while of seeing the same large fireball. I never built one because I wanted something that would be exci...
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Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:50:08 PDT
Learn Counter ICs Using an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Counting-ICs-with-an-Arduino/
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:20:32 PDT
Bootload an Arduino with a ZIF Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Bootload-an-Arduino-with-a-ZIF-Socket/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:52:01 PDT
Make your own 1x1 22 IO pin Ardunio Compatible http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-1x1-22-IO-pin-Ardunio-Compatible/
Make your own 1x1 22 IO pin Ardunio Compatible - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/7MCR/GQTN8GJF/FVZ7MCRGQTN8GJF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/7MCR/GQTN8GJF/FVZ7MCRGQTN8GJF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/7MCR/GQTN8GJF/FVZ7MCRGQTN8GJF.SMALL.jpg dustinandrews Tested ExtraCore boards and kits are now available for sale from Rugged Circuits. What is it? This Instructable will give you all the files and information you need to make your own Arduino Compatible in small surface mount package. &amp...
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Tue, 2 Aug 2011 15:21:14 PDT
Make an Atom Synchronised Clock from a 1950's Slave Dial http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Atom-Synchronised-Clock-from-a-1950s-Slav/
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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 04:57:18 PDT
Shaun The Noisy Sheep http://www.instructables.com/id/Shaun-The-Noisy-Sheep/
Shaun The Noisy Sheep - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JTY0/GOO35S3S/FG4JTY0GOO35S3S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JTY0/GOO35S3S/FG4JTY0GOO35S3S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JTY0/GOO35S3S/FG4JTY0GOO35S3S.SMALL.jpg Paulys Make A "doorbell" using an Arduino Uno, a Wave shield from Adafruit, a small speaker, a plug, a Sharp distance sensor and a Shaun the Sheep.  Our Shaun is used in an open doorway to alert store staff when a customer has entered. Parts List 1. Wav Shield Party Pack (includes speaker and SD car...
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Wed, 8 Jun 2011 17:30:29 PDT
Arduino Basics: RCtime http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Basics-RCtime/
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:05:22 PST
Yet Another Daft Punk Coffee Table (5x5 LED Matrix) http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Daft-Punk-Coffee-TableDisplay/
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:40:58 PST
8x8 LED Matrix Animations http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8-LED-Matrix-Animations/
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 20:55:34 PST
uDuino: Very Low Cost Arduino Compatible Development Board http://www.instructables.com/id/uDuino-Very-Low-Cost-Arduino-Compatible-Developme/
uDuino: Very Low Cost Arduino Compatible Development Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/UN1Y/FB11TXWG/FRXUN1YFB11TXWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/UN1Y/FB11TXWG/FRXUN1YFB11TXWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/UN1Y/FB11TXWG/FRXUN1YFB11TXWG.SMALL.jpg tymm Arduino boards are great for prototyping. However they get rather expensive when you have multiple concurrent projects or need lots of controller boards for a larger project. There are some great, cheaper alternatives (Boarduino, Freeduino) but the costs still add up when you need many of them.Thi...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 18:26:55 PST
How To Communicate With An Alien Artifact or . . . http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Communicate-With-An-Alien-Artifact-or-/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:18:00 PDT
Simple mass storage for your microcontroller project http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-mass-storage-for-your-microcontroller-proje/
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Sun, 3 May 2009 06:02:27 PDT
Control your motors with L293D and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-motors-with-L293D-and-Arduino/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:41:21 PDT