Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:44:36 PST BLOX v1.01 IoT Service Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Service-Robot/
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:19:49 PST
"Heart of Glass": Arduino-based remote bluetooth Heart Rate (HR) display http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-of-Glass-Arduino-based-Remote-Bluetooth-Hear/
"Heart of Glass": Arduino-based remote bluetooth Heart Rate (HR) display - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F51/SA34/IZ6CORE8/F51SA34IZ6CORE8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F51/SA34/IZ6CORE8/F51SA34IZ6CORE8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F51/SA34/IZ6CORE8/F51SA34IZ6CORE8.SMALL.jpg berlingozzo What? Imagine sending your heart beat to a (remote) flashing display. This is both a tool that can be used to monitor someone's HR (heart rate) with a visual feedback, even remotely, but also a nice Valentine's surprise: honey, I give you my heart! :)The round glass body of the lamp I'm using as ...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:47:45 PST
Dual Power for Your Portable Micro-Controller Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Power-for-Your-Portable-Micro-Controller-Proj/
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:27:29 PST
WeatherBot 3000 http://www.instructables.com/id/WeatherBot-3000/
WeatherBot 3000 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/F4T4/IZ6BMDDL/FGZF4T4IZ6BMDDL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/F4T4/IZ6BMDDL/FGZF4T4IZ6BMDDL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/F4T4/IZ6BMDDL/FGZF4T4IZ6BMDDL.SMALL.jpg The Soldering Station OverviewThis project uses the Arduino MKR1000 to connect to the internet and get time and weather. You will need WiFi. It displays time and weather on the 8x8 led display. We use icons to display general weather such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, night and use special icons for special events. Special ...
By: The Soldering Station

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:08:07 PST
DIY Autonomous Fluorescent Grow-Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Autonomous-Fluorescent-Grow-Light/
DIY Autonomous Fluorescent Grow-Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/KOOB/IZ6BGXJR/FJSKOOBIZ6BGXJR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/KOOB/IZ6BGXJR/FJSKOOBIZ6BGXJR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/KOOB/IZ6BGXJR/FJSKOOBIZ6BGXJR.SMALL.jpg Teodors_B Hey guys!I am a 17-year old from Latvia who has recently been vastly fascinated by the subject of indoor cultivation of plants and thus decided to start growing cayenne peppers. I live in a northern country so summers are short and winters are cold. Thus I decided to create a fully functional and ef...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:45:55 PST
Automated dog house http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Dog-House/
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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:11:55 PST
Electronic Foldable Prototyping Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Foldable-Prototyping-Workbench/
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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:50:10 PST
ATtiny85 IR USB receiver http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-IR-USB-Receiver/
ATtiny85 IR USB receiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/2E1D/IYYSW3HW/FVA2E1DIYYSW3HW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/2E1D/IYYSW3HW/FVA2E1DIYYSW3HW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/2E1D/IYYSW3HW/FVA2E1DIYYSW3HW.SMALL.jpg venumz Hello makers! this is an instructable to build a working USB IR receiver using an Attiny85 microcontroller.I started this project to overcome the lack of support (at least complete support) for some IR remotes in the GNU/Linux OS. Following this instructions you could build a programmable USB IR rec...
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Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:31:06 PST
The Glowing Secret Book Case http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Glowing-Secret-Book-Case/
The Glowing Secret Book Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/E62B/IYV9HJPH/FGVE62BIYV9HJPH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/E62B/IYV9HJPH/FGVE62BIYV9HJPH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/E62B/IYV9HJPH/FGVE62BIYV9HJPH.SMALL.jpg antony.smith.714 This project started out with the simple idea of having a safe yet easy to access storage compartment for documents such as Passports/Certificates/Licenses, a gun or even just to keep the car keys out of sight during a house party. What I've come to learn over the years is that the best hiding place...
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Thu, 9 Feb 2017 02:43:06 PST
Build an ESP Everywhere! Kickstarter Special http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-ESP-Everywhere-Kickstarter-Special/
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Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:58:54 PST
Jedi Force Gestures Based Home Automation (with Smartwatch) http://www.instructables.com/id/Jedi-Force-Gestures-Based-Home-Automation-with-Sma/
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Thu, 2 Feb 2017 00:22:26 PST
iPlug (make your own intelligent plug) http://www.instructables.com/id/IPlug/
iPlug (make your own intelligent plug) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/LZ64/IYNAUUM1/FYMLZ64IYNAUUM1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/LZ64/IYNAUUM1/FYMLZ64IYNAUUM1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/LZ64/IYNAUUM1/FYMLZ64IYNAUUM1.SMALL.jpg juanfraska Hi everyone,me and my friends Habbi95 and mgl1995 have been looking for some ways to measure AC current and controlate a plug throw an application.There are lots of intelligent plugs on the markets that provides you with some functions like turn the power on/off.This project was for 'Creative Elect...
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:42:16 PST
CarontePass: Open Access Control for Collaborative Spaces http://www.instructables.com/id/CarontePass-Open-Access-Control-for-Collaborative-/
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Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:57:04 PST
Renegade-i (Programmable IC Tester That Feels Like the Real Thing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Renegade-i-Programmable-IC-Tester-That-Feels-Like-/
Renegade-i (Programmable IC Tester That Feels Like the Real Thing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/F1OR/IYGFKXGS/F8IF1ORIYGFKXGS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/F1OR/IYGFKXGS/F8IF1ORIYGFKXGS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/F1OR/IYGFKXGS/F8IF1ORIYGFKXGS.SMALL.jpg Renegade797 THE MILLION DOLLAR DREAM.Have you ever dreamt of having your own IC tester at home? Not just a gadget that can test IC, but a “programmable” machine that feels like one of the flagship product of the biggest players in the semicon test industry, such as Teradyne, Advantest, Verigy or Nextest.NOW YOU...
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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 06:11:00 PST
NeoBulb (Neopixel bulb with sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/NeoBulb-Neopixel-Bulb-With-Sensor/
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:25:21 PST
Enigma QR Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Enigma-QR-Clock/
Enigma QR Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/U1FB/IY4QC7AX/FX9U1FBIY4QC7AX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/U1FB/IY4QC7AX/FX9U1FBIY4QC7AX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/U1FB/IY4QC7AX/FX9U1FBIY4QC7AX.SMALL.jpg arduinoenigma Inspired by this article: http://hackaday.com/2012/10/29/qr-clock-is-unreadable-by-humans-and-computers-alike/ A QR generation library was ported to the Arduino UNO and Seeed LCD touchscreen platform. Originally the generation time was 6 seconds, making the display of seconds impossible. As @ch00fte...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:27:01 PST
Poseidon: the Water Saver http://www.instructables.com/id/Poseidon-the-Water-Saver/
Poseidon: the Water Saver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/58S5/IZ4UAQV0/FD258S5IZ4UAQV0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/58S5/IZ4UAQV0/FD258S5IZ4UAQV0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/58S5/IZ4UAQV0/FD258S5IZ4UAQV0.SMALL.jpg Jasmeeet Singh Water is such an important resource in our life that a human being cannot even live a day without water. But still we humans cause so much wastage of this precious resource. We waste more than we save!! Now its time we try to save the life giving resource. Many times it happens that we forget to tur...
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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:16:15 PST
Ultrasonic BIG LED Water Level Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-BIG-LED-Water-Level-Indicator/
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Tue, 3 Jan 2017 17:24:10 PST
Build a Custom ESP8266 Arduino WiFi Library http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Custom-ESP8266-Arduino-WiFi-Library/
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Wed, 4 Jan 2017 02:17:32 PST
Super Efficient Buck Convertor 5V 1A Arduino Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Efficient-Buck-Convertor-5V-1A-Arduino-Power/
Super Efficient Buck Convertor 5V 1A Arduino Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/0S70/IX6FWJFE/FP00S70IX6FWJFE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/0S70/IX6FWJFE/FP00S70IX6FWJFE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/0S70/IX6FWJFE/FP00S70IX6FWJFE.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Sometimes buying a ready made power supply is just not good enough, especially if we want something special. I needed a super efficient 1 Amp power supply for my autonomous weather station that lives in the middle of a field on a small island in the middle of the Irish sea. There is no power option ...
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Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:55:37 PST
TfCD - Automatic bicycle light - find your bike back in the dark! http://www.instructables.com/id/TfCD-Automatic-Bicycle-Light-Find-Your-Bike-Back-i/
TfCD - Automatic bicycle light - find your bike back in the dark! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/7KPH/IWWFT9WZ/F3Y7KPHIWWFT9WZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/7KPH/IWWFT9WZ/F3Y7KPHIWWFT9WZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/7KPH/IWWFT9WZ/F3Y7KPHIWWFT9WZ.SMALL.jpg iritsma IntroductionThis Instructable will explain how to make your own wirelessly connected bicycle light! As soon as you come close enough to your bicycle the light will turn on, this way you can always find your bike back in the dark and never forget to turn on your bicycle light again. The housing of th...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:57:07 PST
Adaptive Smart Battery Charger TfCD http://www.instructables.com/id/Adaptive-Smart-Battery-Charger-TfCD/
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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:55:08 PST
Arduino Binary Clock - 3D Printed http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Binary-Clock-3D-Printed/
Arduino Binary Clock - 3D Printed - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/CQSO/IWWFPJOW/F4GCQSOIWWFPJOW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/CQSO/IWWFPJOW/F4GCQSOIWWFPJOW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/CQSO/IWWFPJOW/F4GCQSOIWWFPJOW.SMALL.jpg MattW213 I've been looking at Binary clocks for some time for my office desk, however they're quite expensive and / or don't have a huge amount of features. So I decided I would make one instead. One point to consider when making a clock, Arduino / Atmega328 isn't very accurate over larger periods of time (s...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 03:07:10 PST
Pogo pin programming connector http://www.instructables.com/id/Pogo-Pin-Programming-Connector/
Pogo pin programming connector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/KPR1/IWQVDSOL/F1MKPR1IWQVDSOL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/KPR1/IWQVDSOL/F1MKPR1IWQVDSOL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/KPR1/IWQVDSOL/F1MKPR1IWQVDSOL.SMALL.jpg joshua.brooks Pogo pins are spring-loaded conductive pins that are good for making temporary electrical connections. They are often used for testing electrical signals on printed circuit boards.I recently had a project where I needed to make 400 identical circuit boards. Each had an ATtiny microcontroller that re...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:12:37 PST
nRF24L01 RC Transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Nrf24L01-RC-Transmitter/
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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:30:36 PST
Art Deco Weather Forecast Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-Deco-Weather-Forecast-Display/
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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 07:41:06 PST
Control a Stepper Motor with PWM http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-a-Stepper-Motor-With-PWM/
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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:30:55 PST
TapTap LED http://www.instructables.com/id/TapTap-LED/
TapTap LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/5OWA/IWGXRVEH/F9D5OWAIWGXRVEH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/5OWA/IWGXRVEH/F9D5OWAIWGXRVEH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/5OWA/IWGXRVEH/F9D5OWAIWGXRVEH.SMALL.jpg jackieyoungs TapTap LED was created to address the serious decline of reaction time in the general public. Think about it, nowadays you're always watching something on TV, playing a game on your phone, or watching videos on Facebook; you're always getting an overload of visual stimuli with no required response!...
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Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:02:27 PST
How to make A23 (23AE) Battery Holder for your tiny projects http://www.instructables.com/id/A23-23AE-Battery-Holder/
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Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:05:52 PST
Pacman On A String http://www.instructables.com/id/Pacman-on-a-String/
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Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:51:32 PST
Smart Watering System http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Watering-System/
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Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:54:24 PST
Simple Calculator With Arduino MEGA http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Calculator-With-Arduino-MEGA/
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Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:07:24 PST
Moodbox, stay connected despite the distance http://www.instructables.com/id/Moodbox-Stay-Connected-Despite-the-Distance/
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Mon, 5 Dec 2016 04:55:30 PST
GETTING STARTED WITH IoT with ESP8266 MicroController http://www.instructables.com/id/GETTING-STARTED-WITH-IoT-With-ESP8266-MicroControl/
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:55:13 PST
Arduino Nixie Tube Clock - Version 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Nixie-Tube-Clock-Version-10/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:51:40 PST
funTime http://www.instructables.com/id/FunTime/
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:41:29 PST
LED Interactive Copper Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Interactive-Copper-Etching/
LED Interactive Copper Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SMALL.jpg tommo_79 I created this project as a nice memento to mark the birth of my little boy. After experimenting with a copper etching of his newborn hands and feet, I decided to take it a bit further and add electronics.Each hand and foot etched from a copper PCB forms a capacitive sensor plate. An arduino measure...
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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 03:32:05 PST
Hook up Grove kit relay to any pluggable electronic device http://www.instructables.com/id/Hook-Up-Grove-Kit-Relay-to-Any-Pluggable-Electroni/
Hook up Grove kit relay to any pluggable electronic device - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/YFH7/IV0B2TQ4/FFYYFH7IV0B2TQ4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/YFH7/IV0B2TQ4/FFYYFH7IV0B2TQ4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/YFH7/IV0B2TQ4/FFYYFH7IV0B2TQ4.SMALL.jpg ruthgrace The relay component allows the electronic device to be turned on and off programatically. We are using it for the lights and ventilation for the hot pepper plants in our autoponics project: https://www.hackster.io/autoponics/autoponics-dc37.. Our set up works for any electronics with 2 prongs that p...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2016 15:30:08 PST
How to Build Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Circuits/
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Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:17:38 PDT
Arduino-powered LED "Spooky Eye" Halloween effect http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-powered-LED-Spooky-Eye-Halloween-Effect/
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Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:39:53 PDT
Capacitor Tester / Capacitance Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitor-Tester-Capacitance-Meter/
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:59:43 PDT
Digital Clock and humidity/temperature display http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Clock-With-Many-Features/
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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:03:51 PDT
Solar Personal AC & Phone Booster http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Personal-AC-Phone-Booster/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:05:24 PDT
Arcade Stick With Rubber Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/Arcade-Stick-With-Rubber-Bands/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:28:58 PDT
How to Use Arduino in Matlab and Simulink http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-Arduino-in-Matlab-and-Simulink/
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Sat, 8 Oct 2016 05:46:11 PDT
Arcade Pushbutton with plastic bottle cap http://www.instructables.com/id/Arcade-Pushbutton-With-Plastic-Bottle-Cap/
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Fri, 7 Oct 2016 07:27:18 PDT
Auto-Off NeoPixel Articulated Reading Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Off-NeoPixel-Articulated-Reading-Light/
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Mon, 3 Oct 2016 23:51:54 PDT
Following line Arduino PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Following-Line-Arduino-PCB/
Following line Arduino PCB - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/W3SQ/IVCVW1PI/FBRW3SQIVCVW1PI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/W3SQ/IVCVW1PI/FBRW3SQIVCVW1PI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/W3SQ/IVCVW1PI/FBRW3SQIVCVW1PI.SMALL.jpg jyax garcia Hello everyone, I took enough in this community, but never had done any publication, and this is my first time. I apologize in advance for mistakes, and openly I receive your criticism and comments.The idea of this project was born one year ago, with a contest of following line robot, taking the ide...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:54:47 PDT
Electronic Motor Control using optical pick up. http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Motor-Control-Using-Optical-Pick-Up/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:09:03 PDT
Particle Photon: Pulse Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Particle-Photon-Pulse-Sensor/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:52:44 PDT