Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:40:42 PST BLOX v1.01 Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
Butch the Lighted Grinch http://www.instructables.com/id/Butch-the-Lighted-Grinch/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:00:29 PST
Turn your Arduino into a 4 voice wavetable synth with only a few components... http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-Arduino-into-a-4-voice-wavetable-synth-w/
Turn your Arduino into a 4 voice wavetable synth with only a few components... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4J8P/H1JUH7HL/F0G4J8PH1JUH7HL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4J8P/H1JUH7HL/F0G4J8PH1JUH7HL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4J8P/H1JUH7HL/F0G4J8PH1JUH7HL.SMALL.jpg madshobye Multiple synthesizer projects have been done for the Arduino, but few have been able to utilize the full power of the Arduino processor. DZL from GeekPhysical wrote a 4 voice wavetable synthesizer that is one of the more advanced software based synths for the Arduino.  It has wavetables included (si...
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Wed, 2 May 2012 13:40:02 PDT
DIY slim NeoPixel strip with Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-slim-NeoPixel-strip-with-Spark-Core/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:04:25 PST
Insult your neighbors this Christmas with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Insult-your-neighbors-this-Christmas-with-arduino/
Insult your neighbors this Christmas with arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/UI4X/I2LMFKGK/F89UI4XI2LMFKGK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/UI4X/I2LMFKGK/F89UI4XI2LMFKGK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/UI4X/I2LMFKGK/F89UI4XI2LMFKGK.SMALL.jpg ywyjrgrasc Last December I was kind of pissed of at my neightbors so I wired my Chistmas lights to blink an insulting phrase in Morse Code . I was sure nobody would notice but doing it made me happy nevertheless.Yesterday I posted about it in reddit.com (link ) and so much people approved that I had to show ho...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:51:29 PST
How to 'bling' up a boring staircase http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bling-up-a-boring-staircase/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:14:50 PST
How to make an arduino "get off my property" machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-arduino-get-off-my-property-machine/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:35:54 PST
Controlling your Christmas lights with Text Messages http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-your-Christmas-lights-with-Text-Messag/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:01:24 PST
Solar-Powered Heart Rate Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Heart-Rate-Monitor/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:43:31 PST
Interactive LED Programmable Canvas http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Programmable-Canvas/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:20:22 PST
Arduino Temp/Humidity with LCD and Web Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-TempHumidity-with-LCD-and-Web-Interface/
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Fri, 6 Dec 2013 19:54:36 PST
Arduino Morse Code http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Morse-Code/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 20:25:41 PST
Arduino Fridge Magnet http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Fridge-Magnet/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:47:43 PST
Frozen Pipe Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Frozen-Pipe-Alarm/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:15:57 PST
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Hyduino-Automated-Hydroponics-with-an-Arduino/
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SMALL.jpg austinsimonson So, you may be wondering...WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?Basically, hydroponics is growing plants without the use of a traditional dirt medium by using a nutrient rich water solution. Those mediums used to "plant" in range from fiberglass to sand and from fired clay balls to nothing at all. Several branches o...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:42:52 PST
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spectrometer-Explore-the-Unknown-/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:37:10 PST
Smart home with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-home-with-arduino/
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:19:45 PDT
Get started with the Bend Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-Sensor/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Using Servos http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Servos/
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:31:02 PST
Arduino Room Automation via Bluetooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Room-Automation-via-Bluetooth/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 05:57:04 PST
Mobile Sun-Seeking Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Sun-Seeking-Robot/
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 13:22:57 PST
LED Matrix with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-with-Arduino/
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:08:42 PDT
Accordion Master - A python/arduino music synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Accordion-Master-A-pythonarduino-music-synthesizer/
Accordion Master - A python/arduino music synthesizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SMALL.jpg Aiyoku19 This project was created by a team of three student from the University of Pennsylvania at MHacks 2014 Detroit (A weekend Hackathon). The goal of this project is to create a music synthesizer that generates tones based on the user's gestures. So if you've ever wanted to create an electronic theremin...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 19:20:28 PST
Elevator fart prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Elevator-alarm-prank/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:01:41 PST
TV Remote Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Light-Switch/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:03:31 PST
The Arduino AA Undershield http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Arduino-AA-Undershield/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2008 08:13:14 PST
Capacitive Sensor Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Sensor-Design/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:00:00 PST
Color Recognition Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Recognition-Lock/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:24:15 PST
Animatronic Hocus Pocus Spellbook Prop http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Hocus-Pocus-Spellbook-Prop/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:23:31 PST
Smart Solar Panel With Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Solar-Panel-With-Arduino/
Smart Solar Panel With Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/RFOB/I21R5XCL/F6NRFOBI21R5XCL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/RFOB/I21R5XCL/F6NRFOBI21R5XCL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/RFOB/I21R5XCL/F6NRFOBI21R5XCL.SMALL.jpg diegoch2001 A couple of months ago I got really interested in solar energy. It is not the most efficient of the renewable energies but it makes its job by being accesible to most individuals around the world. It is cheap and easy to use you can also find it in a lot of different places. The project I am going t...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 09:57:58 PST
Candy Monster Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Monster-Plant/
Candy Monster Plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/NKO4/I1XEUKHL/FSVNKO4I1XEUKHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/NKO4/I1XEUKHL/FSVNKO4I1XEUKHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/NKO4/I1XEUKHL/FSVNKO4I1XEUKHL.SMALL.jpg kevinPlayTime This project came about from many different directions. One was that I want to try making something that was animatronic. Secondly, I was getting ready for Halloween and looking for something new to make for Halloween. Lastly, I thought that my potted Zombie hand need some company. Since the zombie ...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 15:29:06 PDT
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
Robot Mask with Neopixel Eyes, iPhone Mouth, and Voice Changer http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Mask-with-Neopixel-Eyes-iPhone-Mouth-and-Voi/
Robot Mask with Neopixel Eyes, iPhone Mouth, and Voice Changer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/MDMA/I1XEQFC5/F2SMDMAI1XEQFC5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/MDMA/I1XEQFC5/F2SMDMAI1XEQFC5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/MDMA/I1XEQFC5/F2SMDMAI1XEQFC5.SMALL.jpg melarky This year for Halloween we decided to make a robot mask for our oldest son. There are a few different electronic components that work together to make the final mask. We used neopixel rings and an arduino to control the eyes, an old iPhone worked as the mouth, and we took apart a cheap voice chang...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:28:41 PDT
Accelerometer Controlled Light Gauntlets http://www.instructables.com/id/Accelerometer-Controlled-Light-Gauntlets/
Accelerometer Controlled Light Gauntlets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/WM4T/I1WHE7QL/FSOWM4TI1WHE7QL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/WM4T/I1WHE7QL/FSOWM4TI1WHE7QL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/WM4T/I1WHE7QL/FSOWM4TI1WHE7QL.SMALL.jpg palladias This Halloween, I decided to be Alina Starkov from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. In the books, she's the one and only Sun Summoner, doing magic with light and heat. Since those powers were beyond me, I put together a set of Arduino-controlled gauntlets instead, that would light up on gesture...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:50:30 PDT
Arduino and 3d printing (ARDUI3D) for DUMMIES http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-3d-printing-ARDUI3D-for-DUMMIES/
Arduino and 3d printing (ARDUI3D) for DUMMIES - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/PJN1/I1XENINW/FYXPJN1I1XENINW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/PJN1/I1XENINW/FYXPJN1I1XENINW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/PJN1/I1XENINW/FYXPJN1I1XENINW.SMALL.jpg Sudarshan Sreeram Technology: Welcome to the Arduino and 3D printing for DUMMIES.... With the developments in the electronics and manufacturing areas in the past few years, we are left with some great combination of technology that could combine and create a wonderful space for exploration and innovation. The Ardui...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 01:25:54 PDT
Universal Remote Laser Tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-Remote-Laser-Tag/
Universal Remote Laser Tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/V3VV/I1WHF5OB/F9MV3VVI1WHF5OB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/V3VV/I1WHF5OB/F9MV3VVI1WHF5OB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/V3VV/I1WHF5OB/F9MV3VVI1WHF5OB.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 Blast away your friends for hours on end with this custom laser tag system. Who needs to pay to play in an arena when you can make your very own game? Best of all, no special equipment is required, because the "guns" are regular universal TV remotes! Parts and Materials This list includes enoug...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:35:03 PDT
King Spot - Bluetooth Radar Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/King-Spot-Bluetooth-Radar-Vehicle/
King Spot - Bluetooth Radar Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/1F8F/I1ETVG7E/FXK1F8FI1ETVG7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/1F8F/I1ETVG7E/FXK1F8FI1ETVG7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/1F8F/I1ETVG7E/FXK1F8FI1ETVG7E.SMALL.jpg rassred King Spot is a Blue tooth controlled vehicle. It uses a distance sensing device on top of a servo that rotates 60 degrees in the front. Another servo controls the steering. The body is built from an erector set. As the distance to the objects in front decreases a tone increases in intensity. The...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:43:28 PDT
Transformation of old printer to automated stamping machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Transformation-of-old-printer-to-automated-stampin/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:05:11 PDT
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-Version-20/
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SMALL.jpg deba168 One year ago, I began building my own solar system to provide power for my village house.Initially I made a LM317 based charge controller and an Energy meter for monitoring the system.Finally I made PWM charge controller.In April-2014 I posted my PWM solar charge controller designs on the web,it bec...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:35:43 PDT
DIY ARDUINO FLIGHT CONTROLLER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ARDUINO-FLIGHT-CONTROLLER/
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:44:26 PDT
Garage Genie - Parking & Remote Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Genie-Parking-Remote-Control/
Garage Genie - Parking & Remote Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/GGKQ/I1NEF2NY/FEVGGKQI1NEF2NY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/GGKQ/I1NEF2NY/FEVGGKQI1NEF2NY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/GGKQ/I1NEF2NY/FEVGGKQI1NEF2NY.SMALL.gif electronichamsters The Garage Genie is a car automation Arduino gadget. Click on the two images above to see the animated explanation. It aims to do a few things:1. The “traffic lights” tells you when you’ve inched your car up close enough when parking. The lights are control by an Arduino using an ultrasonic dist...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:13:37 PDT
Time-lapse with any camera, using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Time-lapse-with-any-camera-using-Arduino/
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:20:06 PDT
Simple 2-way motor control for the arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-2-way-motor-control-for-the-arduino/
Simple 2-way motor control for the arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/F88U/G0SD2ZKW/FWHF88UG0SD2ZKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/F88U/G0SD2ZKW/FWHF88UG0SD2ZKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/F88U/G0SD2ZKW/FWHF88UG0SD2ZKW.SMALL.jpg computergeek When I say simple, I don't mean use a speed control. But control the motor directly without any external circuitry. Here's how:How this came about:I recently was working on an instructable about charlieplexing with an arduino. And I was wondering if the same principle would work with motors to some ...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2009 16:34:42 PDT
BYJ48 Stepper Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/BYJ48-Stepper-Motor/
BYJ48 Stepper Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/XF7G/HMMF4YR8/FRWXF7GHMMF4YR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/XF7G/HMMF4YR8/FRWXF7GHMMF4YR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/XF7G/HMMF4YR8/FRWXF7GHMMF4YR8.SMALL.jpg Mohannad Rawashdeh Stepper Motor  is a motor controlled by a series of electromagnetic coils. The center shaft has a series of magnets mounted on it, and the coils surrounding the shaft are alternately given current or not, creating magnetic fields which repulse or attract the magnets on the shaft, causing the motor t...
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:18:35 PDT
Silly String Candy Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Silly-String-Candy-Trap/
Silly String Candy Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/FHSZ/I1EU8XDQ/FTMFHSZI1EU8XDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/FHSZ/I1EU8XDQ/FTMFHSZI1EU8XDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/FHSZ/I1EU8XDQ/FTMFHSZI1EU8XDQ.SMALL.jpg The Electrodog Show This Halloween a friend sent me this instructable and wanted me to modify the design and recreate it. I built a system that uses infrared sensors and infrared LEDs to detect when a hand is in the candy bowl, and use an Arduino to command a power switch tail which makes a solenoid trigger a can of si...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:19:55 PDT
Custom OBD II Gauge in With OEM Look http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-OBD-II-Gauge-in-With-OEM-Look/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:38:23 PDT
Home Automation: Drapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Automation-Drapes/
Home Automation: Drapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MDB8/I1FQ5YEY/FB0MDB8I1FQ5YEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MDB8/I1FQ5YEY/FB0MDB8I1FQ5YEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MDB8/I1FQ5YEY/FB0MDB8I1FQ5YEY.SMALL.jpg Coding_King Hate having to manually open and close your drapes? Hate getting back from work/school and your room is dark and dreary? Do you want curtains that open and close themselves? Then you need Dr. Drape!Dr. Drape is an easy DIY project using an Arduino and servo to open and close your drapes at the tap o...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:20:17 PDT
Tiny electric ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-electric-ukulele/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:42:19 PDT
DIY a Spelling Game with an Interactive Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-a-Spelling-Game-with-an-Interactive-Robot/
DIY a Spelling Game with an Interactive Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/O73R/I1C432XO/FW0O73RI1C432XO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/O73R/I1C432XO/FW0O73RI1C432XO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/O73R/I1C432XO/FW0O73RI1C432XO.SMALL.jpg woodyrobo Did you hear before about Social Robot? Did you you see the Pepper Robot or Jibo robot? These kinds of robots that can hear you, understand you and make a social contact with you via sound, facial expressions and body gestures. Social robots have various applications, specifically with elderly peopl...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:03:56 PDT
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Pong Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Pong-Game/
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Pong Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/8Z4Z/I1C42JI3/F3V8Z4ZI1C42JI3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/8Z4Z/I1C42JI3/F3V8Z4ZI1C42JI3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/8Z4Z/I1C42JI3/F3V8Z4ZI1C42JI3.SMALL.jpg jollifactory We have created two game project instructables so far using the jolliFactory Bi-color LED Matrix Driver Module D.I.Y kits we designed. This LED Matrix module is designed to be chain-able so you may daisy-chain the modules together to the number of modules you need to suit your project.You may check...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:06:19 PDT