Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:22:12 PST BLOX v1.01 Moving a Motor Using Arduino and Serial Communcation http://www.instructables.com/id/Moving-a-Motor-Using-Arduino-and-Serial-Communcati/
Moving a Motor Using Arduino and Serial Communcation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SMALL.jpg bww1 Have you ever wondered how robots move?  Have you ever wanted to write a program to control a robot?  If so, this tutorial will be an excellent starting place to learn electronic controls with the Arduino Microcontroller.  You will be making a control system composing of an Arduino Microcontroller, ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:30:32 PST
imPrinter: the Electric Imp wireless, internet-connected thermal printer http://www.instructables.com/id/imPrinter-the-electric-imp-wireless-internet-conne/
imPrinter: the Electric Imp wireless, internet-connected thermal printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/UJOH/HEI41K7S/FLUUJOHHEI41K7S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/UJOH/HEI41K7S/FLUUJOHHEI41K7S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/UJOH/HEI41K7S/FLUUJOHHEI41K7S.SMALL.jpg tombrew Thermal printers have gotten (again) very popular in the last few months; lots of people seem to be quite interested in having relevant info pop up on a little reel of thermal paper instead of in phone alerts or the like. Take a look: BERG made the Little Printer, which is sort of unbearably cute. ...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:07:58 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will show you how to make a simple robotic arm controlled by 4 servos , 2 analog joysticks, and an Arduino UNO. It is very similar to my "2 Servos + Thumbstick" instructurable. This tutorial is in particular to help out another Arduino user;  "RobotZee". I will guide you ste...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 PST
Create an Internet Connected Pill Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-an-Internet-Connected-Pill-Dispenser/
Create an Internet Connected Pill Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SMALL.jpg mazzmn The P.I.L. Box - A Better Medication Reminder System Studies show the consequences of patients not taking medications according to doctor's orders can be serious, especially in older patients.With today's low cost micro-controllers and sensors (and the incentive of the Radio Shack / Instructables Mi...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 20:07:41 PDT
PICAXE - Interface a PS2 Keyboard with an LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/PICAXE-Interface-a-PS2-Keyboard-with-an-LCD/
PICAXE - Interface a PS2 Keyboard with an LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/FPMA/HH2VFR1C/FVLFPMAHH2VFR1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/FPMA/HH2VFR1C/FVLFPMAHH2VFR1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/FPMA/HH2VFR1C/FVLFPMAHH2VFR1C.SMALL.jpg sncarter This project uses a PICAXE 20X2 microcontroller to interface an old style PS2 keyboard with a 2 X 16 LCD. The program is quite lengthy and is probably not perfect but most functions seem to work. Because some special keys use a preceeding $E0 character which the PICAXE Kbin command ignores, I was no...
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:06:51 PDT
Arduino Drawbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Drawbot/
Arduino Drawbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In some of my previous Arduino instructurables I have show to the Arduino beginers on how to control servos in different ways. And in my last instructurable I have show the modification of a Parallax servo for a 360º rotation. So in this one I will show Arduino beginers the use of those 360º rot...
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Fri, 4 May 2012 15:20:09 PDT
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-360-rotation-mod-Parallax/
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will expalin and show you how to make a Parallax servo rotate 360º. And againI have search the internet to see tutorials clear enough to make this posible with no luck. Don't get me wrong they are some how good but not clear. This mod will help you to use the mod servo fo...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:45:33 PDT
Arduino + 2 Servos + Thumbstick (joystick) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-2-Servos-Thumbstick-joystick/
Arduino + 2 Servos + Thumbstick (joystick) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In my other 2 Arduino tutorials I have help new users to play tones and making 2 servos move with a mouse. This time I will help you move the same 2 servos with a thumbstick. And again I have surf the internet to see If there are tutorials that clear to understand specially for the beginner Arduino ...
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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:23:21 PDT
Arduino + 2 servos + mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Overview/
Arduino + 2 servos + mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OP0H/GZB3BULK/FTHOP0HGZB3BULK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OP0H/GZB3BULK/FTHOP0HGZB3BULK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OP0H/GZB3BULK/FTHOP0HGZB3BULK.SMALL.jpg biomech75 Here is a tutorial on how to make 2 servos move with a mouse using the Arduino board. There is not a simple tutorial than this one and I have search the web looking for one with no result. This one is simple and easy for everybody to follow. Enjoy! ;) Dont forget to vote for me on the Arduino Challe...
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Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:03:56 PST
Daft Punk Table Replica Graphics Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Daft-Punk-Table-Replica-Graphics-Controller/
Daft Punk Table Replica Graphics Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/9ACB/F8Y3UC0O/FJ09ACBF8Y3UC0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/9ACB/F8Y3UC0O/FJ09ACBF8Y3UC0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/9ACB/F8Y3UC0O/FJ09ACBF8Y3UC0O.SMALL.jpg ian This instructable presents a graphics controller card for something like the Daft Punk Table Replica. This should be used in conjunction with a driver board (output expander) like this one, which will drive the high loads presented by the table. This is a work in progress and collaborations on th...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:33:33 PST
Twitter Watcher, the #twatch http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitter-Watcher-the-twatch/
Twitter Watcher, the #twatch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/71VK/FYTCHIJT/FWG71VKFYTCHIJT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/71VK/FYTCHIJT/FWG71VKFYTCHIJT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/71VK/FYTCHIJT/FWG71VKFYTCHIJT.SMALL.jpg ian The #twatch scrolls the latest trending topics from Twitter on an LCD screen. It's a stand-alone network appliance that stays updated without a PC. It was awesome to watch #iranelection, Michael Jackson, and other historic events scroll by while we developed the #twatch. This Instructable documents...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:16:05 PDT
How to choose a MicroController http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-choose-a-MicroController/
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Sat, 6 Jan 2007 00:18:56 PST
Put the internet on your TV! http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-the-internet-on-your-TV/
Put the internet on your TV! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/RBDB/FIWH3REO/FQ7RBDBFIWH3REO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/RBDB/FIWH3REO/FQ7RBDBFIWH3REO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/RBDB/FIWH3REO/FQ7RBDBFIWH3REO.SMALL.jpg bradpowers A couple of weeks ago, Christy ( Canida ) handed me a silvery antistatic bag of goodness that can contain only one thing: Electronic fun! It was a kit from Adafruit Industries, and I was tasked with building it and using it, followed by making it into an Instructable. That would be this Instructable...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2008 21:15:19 PDT
Jar of Fireflies http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-of-Fireflies/
Jar of Fireflies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/FTZ5/QIYEWPKHFSJ/FIYFTZ5QIYEWPKHFSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/FTZ5/QIYEWPKHFSJ/FIYFTZ5QIYEWPKHFSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/FTZ5/QIYEWPKHFSJ/FIYFTZ5QIYEWPKHFSJ.SMALL.jpg Keso This project uses green surface-mount LED's along with an AVR ATTiny45 microcontroller to simulate the behavior of fireflies in a jar. (note: the firefly behavior in this video has been greatly sped up in order to be easier to represent in a short film. The default behavior has significantly mor...
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Wed, 10 Jan 2007 05:28:19 PST