Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:35:54 PST BLOX v1.01 5x5 LED Matrix Animations http://www.instructables.com/id/5x5-LED-Matrix-Animations/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:10:55 PST
DIY functional Sonic Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-functional-Sonic-Screwdriver/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:40:21 PST
Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Dual-Axis-Solar-Tracker/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:38:02 PST
Getting Arduino data to a web Page http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Arduino-data-to-a-web-Page/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 22:33:47 PST
Arduino Auto Watering Garden Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Auto-Watering-Garden-Project/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:42:53 PST
Texting Doormat with Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Texting-Doormat-with-Intel-Edison/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:16:24 PST
DIY write on plexiglass http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-write-on-plexiglass/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:25:50 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
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
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 Basketball Pop-a-Shot: Upgrayedd http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Basketball-Pop-a-Shot-Upgrayedd/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:07:29 PST
Arduino RC Car with FPV Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RC-Car-with-FPV-Camera/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:49:19 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/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:00:47 PST
How to make unattackable secure arduino IoT device http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-unattackable-secure-arduino-IoT-device/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:14:49 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
PART 1 - Send Arduino data to the Web ( PHP/ MySQL/ D3.js ) http://www.instructables.com/id/PART-1-Send-Arduino-data-to-the-Web-PHP-MySQL-D3js/
PART 1 - Send Arduino data to the Web ( PHP/ MySQL/ D3.js ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/WGC5/HXDE1D0B/FDQWGC5HXDE1D0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/WGC5/HXDE1D0B/FDQWGC5HXDE1D0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/WGC5/HXDE1D0B/FDQWGC5HXDE1D0B.SMALL.jpg apais The objective of this project was to use and Arduino to read a sensor and send the values to the internet, to be stored in a Web Server and displayed. It consists in an Arduino Uno with an Ethernet Shield and a DHT 11 temperature / moisture sensor, acting as a Web Client. It sends POST requests with...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:46:33 PDT
The RRRRRRRRRRBBA, a $3 Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/The-RRRRRRRRRRBA-or-What-They-Dont-Teach-You-in-/
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Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:16:46 PDT
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
Solar Energy Management http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Energy-Management/
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:21:24 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
Audio Treasure Hunt http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Treasure-Hunt/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:06:37 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
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
Arduino Led Dice http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Led-Dice/
Arduino Led Dice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/QC2J/G1KCRFFR/F3JQC2JG1KCRFFR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/QC2J/G1KCRFFR/F3JQC2JG1KCRFFR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/QC2J/G1KCRFFR/F3JQC2JG1KCRFFR.SMALL.jpg Davide311 This instructable will show you how to create a dice using Arduino and few components. It's an easy and fun project, suitable for beginners and those who want to start with Arduino; it also requires a minimal amount of components. This explaines how to create it in the breadboard, how to solder i...
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Sat, 14 Nov 2009 10:04:13 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/
Optical Mouse Odometer for (Arduino) Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LDW/I55MUYNT/FRZ4LDWI55MUYNT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LDW/I55MUYNT/FRZ4LDWI55MUYNT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LDW/I55MUYNT/FRZ4LDWI55MUYNT.SMALL.jpg jazzycamel Accurately determining the progress of a wheeled robot can be pretty tricky (and expensive!). Dead reckoning assumes that our motors are perfectly matched, our wheels don't slip and the surface we are running on is perfectly flat: most of these conditions are unattainable and are never guaranteed. R...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:08:25 PST
Stepper Motor + Arduino + Solar Tracker (EV) http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Arduino-Solar-Tracker-EV/
Stepper Motor + Arduino + Solar Tracker (EV) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/87A6/I50XLOJN/F2Y87A6I50XLOJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/87A6/I50XLOJN/F2Y87A6I50XLOJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/87A6/I50XLOJN/F2Y87A6I50XLOJN.SMALL.jpg hectorhhg This instructable is the translation of another that was originally written in Spanish, so I beg your pardon if I have many grammatical errors, if so off I'd love to suggest me to edit it. I just do it because I like to share my projects.It is a solar tracker, but not before mentioning my inspiratio...
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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/
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
Smart Home Automation with Android + Ethernet Internet + Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Home-Automation-with-Android-Ethernet-Intern/
Smart Home Automation with Android + Ethernet Internet + Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/ENOT/I4WYWIX2/FORENOTI4WYWIX2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/ENOT/I4WYWIX2/FORENOTI4WYWIX2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/ENOT/I4WYWIX2/FORENOTI4WYWIX2.SMALL.jpg AlanV2 Home automation becomes more and more popular, affordable and fascinates people. Internet offers such possibilities as never before. Impress your friends showing on Smartphone that you can switch on/off lamp in your apartment miles away and simultaneously see it through a webcam, opening doors. Ver...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:24:13 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
Arduino Wireless Weather Station & Web Server http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Wireless-Weather-Station-Web-Server/
Arduino Wireless Weather Station & Web Server - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/2664/GZXW8LKQ/FB12664GZXW8LKQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/2664/GZXW8LKQ/FB12664GZXW8LKQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/2664/GZXW8LKQ/FB12664GZXW8LKQ.SMALL.jpg wicksc Objective Replace my PC (which has been on 24-7 for 6 years) and weather station software with an Arduino – Lower power consumption, less maintenance and smaller physical footprint.  Minimum PC functionality requiring duplication: • Logging of weather data (wind speed, wind direction, outdoor humi...
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:26:49 PDT
Temperature Data Logger http://www.instructables.com/id/Temperature-Data-Logger-1/
Temperature Data Logger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/NDDC/HUPHMC95/FXPNDDCHUPHMC95.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/NDDC/HUPHMC95/FXPNDDCHUPHMC95.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/NDDC/HUPHMC95/FXPNDDCHUPHMC95.SMALL.jpg Husham Samir A temperature data logger, is a portable measurement device that is able to recording temperature over a defined period of time automatically. The data can be retrieved and viewed after it has been recorded.in this device the temperature will record every one minutes in CSV file. You Will Need ...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 13:30:57 PDT
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
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
How to control your TV with an Arduino! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-your-TV-with-an-Arduino/
How to control your TV with an Arduino! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/9XEL/GVOX0OMX/FII9XELGVOX0OMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/9XEL/GVOX0OMX/FII9XELGVOX0OMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/9XEL/GVOX0OMX/FII9XELGVOX0OMX.SMALL.jpg Wally_Z So. This Instructable will show you how to control anything controllable by IR, or Infrared light. This includes cameras, TV's, DVD players, VCR's, you get the point. I will be showing you how to receive the codes, and then how to transmit them. Objects required for this project: 1x Arduino (any ...
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Sat, 3 Dec 2011 20:47:13 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
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
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