Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - servo Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 Sweeping Ultrasonic Rangefinder
Sweeping Ultrasonic Rangefinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> ScitechWA This Instructable shows you how to use an Arduino Uno, ultrasonic rangefinder, servo and TFT display to make a handheld sweeping ultrasonic rangefinder. As the servo sweeps a 180 degree arc, the Uno processes data from the rangefinder, plotting obstacles on the display in real time. To build th...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:53:12 PDT
Internet Controlled Car
Internet Controlled Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> kitani1 Internet controlled Destroyer is essential in all civil and military cars.  Military can use this technology to decrease the loose of soldiers by sending machines to fight while they are safe in the control room. Controlling over internet opens a whole new window for everything not just only cars y...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:11:49 PDT
Arduino & Servo Motor to your Music box ALP Electronic Innovation Things needed: 1. Arduino 2. Servo Motor 3. Toggle switch 4. Resistor (10K) Instructions: 1. Install your Servo motor (9g) or above at the side of your box. 2. Connect all the wirings. 3. Upload the Arduino code. Arduino Code: // copy start here #include const int but...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:53:42 PST
Arduino wireless laser turret
Arduino wireless laser turret - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eagle199393 Very easy to build arduino wireless laser turret, also very cheap components you can buy on ebay for example. To make this project I used 2.4GHz RF transceiver modules that is built in the nRF24L01+ IC. nRF24L01+ are extremely cheap and cost a few dollars for one piece. List of componen...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:04:01 PST
Forget Me Not- Remote Flower Watering
Forget Me Not- Remote Flower Watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> Snax_and_Macs Hi everyone, Lucy Matchett, Nicole Yi Messier, and Joselyn McDonald (Snax_and_Macs) made a remote flower-watering device so you can water your loved ones' plants when you water your own. We used Arduinos, a photoresistor, a servo, Arduino and Processing sketches, Spacebrew, and a little elbow gr...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:00:25 PST
OpenSquare - Write big with a RC car
OpenSquare - Write big with a RC car - More DIY How To Projects]]> PierreP Hi there, You're going to transform any RC toy car into a big message writer that can be used to transform your city squares into witty messages, political statements or beautiful drawings, and for less than 20$. The idea is to drop a trail of powder or paint behind the car to write the message....
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:00:54 PST
Arduino Cyclone Game
Arduino Cyclone Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> bruhman This is a great project for the beginner(in fact it was my first!) I have no background in electronics knowledge, but found that this project was great for touching on digital outputs, analog outputs, push button inputs, and the value of resistors(due to a few surprising pops). I do luckily have a y...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:21:54 PST
123D- Beginners first PCB for arduino SERVO/SENOR BOARD
123D- Beginners first PCB for arduino SERVO/SENOR BOARD - More DIY How To Projects]]> treyes4 Today I will be using 123D circuits for the first time and as a developing program I tried it for myself and here is a simple project wherein you can practice your pcb designing skills in a different environment. After guiding you through the ibles I will also teach you guys how to make the PCB bu...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:08:21 PST
Arduino bot Android remote control II
Arduino bot Android remote control II - More DIY How To Projects]]> braserito66 When I bought my Complubot one year ago, I didn't thought how fun I could be, I've practice with follow line vehicle, brush car, but when I read I read the article on instructables related to bluethooth rc, I began to think it would be fun to mix, android and arduino programs. First I thought to ord...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:28:01 PST
Robots With A Beat
Robots With A Beat - More DIY How To Projects]]> rohanmenon I watched a Ted Talk on robots with a sense of feeling. Guy Hoffman shows his newest product, a robot that would "feel the beat of the music" from a docked iPod.I decided that I would make my own. I made a rudimentary version of his robot with a simple little toy horse doll. Get the materials You...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:09:05 PST
Obstacle Avoiding Robot V2
Obstacle Avoiding Robot V2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zoran1389 Recently I did an instructable on a simple obstacle avoiding robot. In this instructable I will be implementing a panning PING))) sensor, unlike the previous robot who's sensor was stationary. I will utilize this third servo upon which the PING))) sensor is mounted to pan left and right once the rob...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:09:55 PST
Obstacle Avoiding Robot
Obstacle Avoiding Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zoran1389 I have seen many obstacle avoiding robot builds online including here at instructables, so I decided to do an instructable myself and provide as much visual and written detail as possible. Many of the obstacle avoiding robot projects that I have seen utilize a third servo upon which the PING))) sens...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:09:12 PST
Build the Remote Control Bobble-head Bobbler!
Build the Remote Control Bobble-head Bobbler! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mazzmn Bobble-heads!!! Every sports fan loves em, but they're kind of boring, just sitting frozen on your shelf :-( I thought it might be fun to create an Automatic Bobble-head Bobbler something that can wake that old bobble-head up and get him nodding away. I finally found time to get one working just in ...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:59:41 PST
Super Secret Lock Box w/ Capacitive Touch
Super Secret Lock Box w/ Capacitive Touch - More DIY How To Projects]]> rclymer Hey everyone, I wanted to share a project I just finished up. I built a super secret locking box for my girlfriends little brother. He has a knack for creative lego building so I thought it would be a good idea to open him up to the Arduino as soon as possible. The super secret locking box will only...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:07:29 PST
Adil Controller, Arduino based wireless controller
Adil Controller, Arduino based wireless controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> snakebite_82 A new project of multipurpose remote controller. It will be used to control different robot models including a customised quadcopter. It is based on the ArduinoMega2560 microcontroller. Side-to-side with a 1200m range RF module for far distance connectivity with another RF module. This is an open so...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:38:12 PST
Arduino Button Activated Treat Dispenser
Arduino Button Activated Treat Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> wrightspelledwrong For my Digital Multimedia class final, I created a treat dispenser that is activated by pulling a chain, which starts a servo motor that spins a wheel to dispense treats to my to African Grey parrots. Gather Materials Materials you will need:Order Online:Creative Foraging SystemsGeneration II Wh...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:27:51 PST
Arduino Controlled Party Lights
Arduino Controlled Party Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> AlbertJUdom Hello My name is AJ Udom and I am going to give you a step by step guide on how to make a micro-controlled party light. This is the overview picture. This will be a fun, and fairly simple project. Gather Parts First step is to get all of the parts.Parts:- 1 Servo Motor- 6 LED's (various color...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 10:29:47 PST
Secret Compartment Chess Set
Secret Compartment Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> nikoala3 I play chess pretty poorly and have always wanted to get better, but I don't even own a chess set. I decided I wanted to make my own set, but with a twist. I have made a chess board with a secret drawer that is locked unless the pieces are arranged on the board in a specific pattern.  The way it ...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:58:49 PDT
Mini station on "solar" battery
Mini station on "solar" battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> Andrii This is a very simple project which reacts to the amount of light. It has 3 main stages: 1) With a little amount of light the red indicator is ON and nothing is moving. 2) When the amount of light has increased, the yellow  indicator is ON and "mini-engine" is rotating. 3) When the amount of light ...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:08:11 PDT
Arduino Fingerprint Lock
Arduino Fingerprint Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> jack1986 There is a short video for this Arduino fingerprint lock here:   I live in a small apartment in Shenzhen with my wife and baby, 5 months old.  Sometimes, I need to go out, for ...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 01:12:46 PDT
Arduino Controllable Lightswitch pborges475 Please see version 2 on my personal blog! When starting my quest for an automated household I learned a few things. Off the shelve solutions are expensive, DIY solutions are typically ugly. and since i cant change the first th...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:53:26 PDT
Deer Chaser
Deer Chaser - More DIY How To Projects]]> ljmays Protect your garden with the Deer Chaser Mk I. Guaranteed to protect your precious crops from voracious deer. All weather operation. 100% effective. What you will need: Arduino Mega 2560 Motor shield LEDs Parallax Ultrasonic sensor Servo Various wires Ribbon cable Cheap Tupperware USB wall charger ...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:10:10 PDT
Arduino-Pneumatic Flight Simulator
Arduino-Pneumatic Flight Simulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> dnicky2288 Hello, my name is Dominick Lee. I am a senior in high school who is also a programmer and inventor. I created the  "LifeBeam Flight Simulator" (name of my project) because I wanted to challenge myself and utilize my software and hardware skills. I was able to successfully plan, build, and run my Fli...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:08:10 PDT
Binary/ Analog Clock
Binary/ Analog Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> maker4444 I was inspired by the digital/ analog clock to make my own special clock as my second instructable. I browsed the internet and found that servo clocks are rare and binary are common. So i decided to combine the two and this is what I made. I know it looks crappy but I'm an amateur and its decently a...
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:51:56 PDT
Controlling Arduino RoverBot with TV Remote
Controlling Arduino RoverBot with TV Remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> Frowney001 I am a poor 15 year old Arduino Hacker, who has little access to parts and materials to build a hi-tech robot.  I'm sure there are many others out there who are in my situation.  This little Instructable will explain and demonstrate how you can get your Arduino controlled by a TV or other Infrared r...
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:29:06 PDT
Arduino King Cobra Game
Arduino King Cobra Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tall-drinks When is the last time that an electronic device impaled you? For me, it had been far too long. Enter... The Arduino King Cobra! (TM, R, Copyright, Patent Pending... not really). I had some new parts and wanted to build something during my lunch hour recently. This is what I came up with. I c...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 18:05:27 PDT
Bluetooth Weather Lamp
Bluetooth Weather Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tall-drinks This was a 2 hour project I whipped up in order to learn how to use a new Bluetooth LE 4.0 module I picked up at, called a BLE Mini. I've since thought of several much simpler ways (and more dependable) to accomplish the same thing, such as simply lighting 3 LEDs behind weather i...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 13:45:37 PDT
Interactive Shooting Gallery
Interactive Shooting Gallery - More DIY How To Projects]]> MDheliMech For my first ever submission to Instructables I will be building an interactive shooting gallery. I will be using an Arduino, An IR sensor harvested from a broken DVD player, a 555 timer monostable circuit, and a servo for the basis of the project. I am just in the breadboard stage so I thought it w...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 09:15:05 PDT
Super Simple Arduino Keypad (the hard way)
Super Simple Arduino Keypad (the hard way) - More DIY How To Projects]]> gtr_stitch **NOTE - There is a library for Arduino to make using a legitimate keypad so much easier. If you're like me in the least, sometimes you just want to figure it out yourself. There is more to be gained this way, and the learning potential is greater. However, I do not doubt the hard work and dedicatio...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:43:25 PDT
D-Motor Driver Shield (for speed control)
D-Motor Driver Shield (for speed control) - More DIY How To Projects]]> arduinodude11 “D-Motor Driver Shield v1.0” - A low-cost motor driver shield for arduino boards The purpose of this project is to encourage robot hobbyists to lessen one’s expense when making robots because every part of a robot must be ideally cheap nevertheless gives off the same function as expensive robot par...
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:51:43 PDT
Arduino-based Robotic Manipulator TheSteamer71 This is my first prototype of a robotic manipulator. Until now, I've really been focusing on the physic aspect of the arm so I haven't been working a lot on the program aspect. The current goal of this project is to create a solid platform to reproduce every-day actions and develop my programming ap...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 15:58:16 PDT
Tissue Box Guitar - Light Strings
Tissue Box Guitar - Light Strings - More DIY How To Projects]]> samersh the idea of anything can be an instrumental music has been always in my mind so i made a wooden tissue box that i installed inside it a guitar of light strings  Video: equipments: 1 x Arduino Uno 1 x Adafruit Wave Shield  1 x Servo 6 x LDR 12 x 1k Resistors 6 x LED WIRES Building...
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Sun, 19 May 2013 12:16:18 PDT
Hacked roomba + arduino snowballs into a Eurobot 2013 entry...
Hacked roomba + arduino snowballs into a Eurobot 2013 entry... - More DIY How To Projects]]> nicoo It all started as a weekend project with my kids and soon enough I got sucked into a 4 month project with their school ! The idea was to get a small group of kids aged 6 to 9 to participate to a robotics contest ( It was a fun journey and they did really well a...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 16:33:19 PDT
Arduino Resistor-less keypad access control donromeo This instructable uses the internal ATMEGA resistors to drive a 4x4 keypad for access control. Most of the information comes from, I also used sources from here and there. Using external resistors is cumbersome and totall...
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:56:26 PDT
Joystick controlled Camera
Joystick controlled Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> markie Hi, First of all, my English is not perfect =) I've seen many projects with Arduino that describes how to control 2 servo's with a joystick or use a lcd screen. All of the projects that i have seen are all seperate things. So i decided to make a short Instructable of these things combined. In this ...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:15:12 PDT
Handroid - More DIY How To Projects]]> pablo_g16 Have you ever wanted to build a robotic hand that can feed you or play music on a piano for you? Well this project is designed for you to build your own robotic hand that can carry out basic tasks. The reason i decided to make a robotic hand was because i was participating in a school science fair ...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:45:44 PDT
Arduino Combination Door Lock: Lockduino
Arduino Combination Door Lock: Lockduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> Enjoying Electronics Ready to put a combination lock on your door to keep out intruders? You've come to the right place! In this i'ble I will show you step by step how to make a combination lock for your door! Watch this video of the finished product!   What did you make? Hi, I'm 15, and I made Lockduino! ...
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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:55:58 PDT
How to make a servo leg
How to make a servo leg - More DIY How To Projects]]> jreeve17 This instructable will show you how to create a simple servo leg that can be controlled by buttons on an arduino or via serial. Here is a video of the leg in action Leg Materials: Popsicle sticks-make sure that all of them are flat and not curved, like ...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:46:10 PDT
PIR Sensor Security
PIR Sensor Security - More DIY How To Projects]]> carsonmadsen Have you ever wanted to have some way to protect your room, now you can. This is an easy project that can be easily built. It shoots pencils, pens, and much more. What I made: It is simply a servo activated crossbow. IT is made of a motor, some wood, Arduino, rubber bands, and a PIR sensor. It uses...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 17:33:40 PST
Arduino - Control Servo with Visual Basic RuiSantos Hi guys, Today I'll show how you can control a servo with Visual basic. Before this project I’ve never used Visual basic so if anyone finds any mistake in my code please leave a comment here and help me improve it. you can visit my website for more electronic projects, interesting news and tips: h...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:25:26 PST
Keyless Entry / Arduino
Keyless Entry / Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> WWC                                                                                  Keyless Entry System  Enter the correct code into the keypad and the servo will unlock the door. Enter the incorrect code and Sorry you stay out.  There was a couple of stipulations i wanted in my Keyless Entry system...

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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:42:39 PST
PEZ Robo Dispenser Using Arduino
PEZ Robo Dispenser Using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> techbitar I was strolling down the candy aisle at the supermarket and there it was:  the PEZ dispenser, conjuring up sweet (literally) childhood memories served up by my favorite cartoon characters in squarish sugary pellets.  Then, all of a sudden, an LED went off in my head.  PEZ meets Arduino.  In this a...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:49:13 PST
Motion Activated Servo
Motion Activated Servo - More DIY How To Projects]]> seraine This is a basic motion activated servo that can be used in a wide variety of projects, and it is very simple and easy to make. If you use it creatively, you can do a lot of things with it. For example, I used mine to create a motion activated nerf gun. Materials In order to make this, you wil...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:13:37 PST
Arduino light seeker
Arduino light seeker - More DIY How To Projects]]> aze1337 First of all, I'm from Switzerland so please excuse my english mistakes. Here is one of my first little project I did with my Arduino Uno. It's is just a little light seeker. The servo turns towards the light. I made a video to show you what it does : The wiring Here is the exact wiring ...
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Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:48:05 PST
Moving a Servo To Sound Signals sfool Hi my name is cenk, i show you now, how you can make servo`s move to Audio Signals. See in this video how it looks like : Parts You Need : - Any arduino - a 1K resistor - a Servo - 1 LED - 4 Jumper Wires - 3,5 audio jack pinout(like that one from your common headphones for exemple) ...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:57:08 PST
Control Arduino Board Wirelessly With iPhone, iPad or iPod Using iArduino App and Ethernet Shield
Control Arduino Board Wirelessly With iPhone, iPad or iPod Using iArduino App and Ethernet Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> DjTronix This tutorial will guide you with how to make whole setup to control your Arduino Board with iArduino application.For understanding, we will use Led and we will switch it On and Off  with the help of iArduino app.From this you will get the idea about how to setup iArduino to control your Arduino boa...
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:08:33 PST
Touch Screen Overlay with Arduino cgmalantonio Recently my friend Ankush purchased some Nintendo DS replacement Touch Screens and breakout boards for an "Arduino Motorcycle RGB led" project he is working on. After having little success with the Touch Screen library and other tutorials online we decided to write the code ourselves. The code give...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 14:08:41 PST
Arduino Object Avoidance Robot
Arduino Object Avoidance Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> cgmalantonio In this instructable i will describe to you how i built my Object Avoidance Robot. I hope this information will help you to create your own OAR or (maybe) better your own designs. The materials i used were: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 20:22:29 PDT
arduino+keypad+servo control raghvmahashabde I controlled an servo using arduino(in my case, freeduino) using a keypad. you type a number in the keypad. if it is less than 180, then arduino changes the angle of servo motor to that input ps sorry for the wires this is my first instructable
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 02:05:20 PDT
Arduino powered servo control - I made it at TechShop
Arduino powered servo control - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> madebyjoe Servos are incredibly useful in making "things" move. But in order to make that thing move you need to control it somehow. Luckily, arduino makes this incredibly easy to do and can be done with something as a potentiometer. The potentiometer turns and the servo can follow this rotation to it maximim...
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:45:55 PDT