Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:05:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 POV Bike Display - ESP8266 + APA102 http://www.instructables.com/id/POV-Bike-Display-ESP8266-APA102-UNDER-CONSTRUCTION/
POV Bike Display - ESP8266 + APA102 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/3EUK/J0IEKFS3/F3I3EUKJ0IEKFS3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/3EUK/J0IEKFS3/F3I3EUKJ0IEKFS3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/3EUK/J0IEKFS3/F3I3EUKJ0IEKFS3.SMALL.jpg nbakh How to turn your bike into a moveable screen in the city? This instructables aims to answer how to do that cheap and easy with parts most makers already have lying around.Before we start on how to build the device I would like to thank Ada and her guide on making a POV display. I have used the code ...
By: nbakh

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:36:35 PDT
6*8 LED Display Using a Decoder and Atmega8 http://www.instructables.com/id/68-LED-Display-Using-a-Decoder-and-Atmega8/
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By: NikithSai

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Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:28:52 PST
Picaxe Greenhouse Light Sensor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Picaxe-Greenhouse-Light-Sensor-Controller/
Picaxe Greenhouse Light Sensor Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/U01W/IZQA5VX4/FJPU01WIZQA5VX4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/U01W/IZQA5VX4/FJPU01WIZQA5VX4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/U01W/IZQA5VX4/FJPU01WIZQA5VX4.SMALL.jpg StephenT14 Last year 2016 I altered my garden and planted some new stock. Half way through the growing season I noticed that the right hand Carnation had grown far more vigorously than its twin only 20” away. The only differences to the plants was that a solar powered battery light had been placed by chance to...
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Thu, 2 Mar 2017 05:30:13 PST
Awesome Glowing Ceiling Fan Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Glowing-Ceiling-Fan-Mod/
Awesome Glowing Ceiling Fan Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/L1XL/IZ4UAVIL/FD7L1XLIZ4UAVIL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/L1XL/IZ4UAVIL/FD7L1XLIZ4UAVIL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/L1XL/IZ4UAVIL/FD7L1XLIZ4UAVIL.SMALL.jpg Builder_Of_Bots This is a really cool project. It makes kids and adults say "Wow that is really cool" and it is pretty cheap and easy to make. Most components you probably will have on hand. I thought of this when I saw a little kid asking his dad for one of those little handheld toy fans with candy in the bottom. ...
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:30:39 PST
Morse It! http://www.instructables.com/id/Morse-It/
Morse It! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/Z329/IYYT05CN/FWJZ329IYYT05CN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/Z329/IYYT05CN/FWJZ329IYYT05CN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/Z329/IYYT05CN/FWJZ329IYYT05CN.SMALL.jpg BPSK Before cell phones even before telephones, people communicated through Morse code. Despite being a technology that is over 160 years old, it’s still used today among amateur radio users and on some ships. While you might not find any particular use for Morse code in your daily life, learning Morse i...
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Thu, 9 Feb 2017 22:42:19 PST
POV Globe 24bit True Color and Simple HW http://www.instructables.com/id/POV-Globe-24bit-True-Color-and-Simple-HW/
POV Globe 24bit True Color and Simple HW - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/NSXZ/IXQG0VHK/FWXNSXZIXQG0VHK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/NSXZ/IXQG0VHK/FWXNSXZIXQG0VHK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/NSXZ/IXQG0VHK/FWXNSXZIXQG0VHK.SMALL.jpg Gelstronic I've always wanted to make one of these POV globes. But the effort with all the soldering of LEDs,wires etc. has deterred me because i'm a lazy person :-) There has to be an easier way ! In this instructable i will show you how to b...
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:26:59 PST
DIY Arduino Controled Multiwii Flight Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Custom-Multicopter-Flight-Controller/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:16:35 PST
RFID Based Home Security System Using 8051 http://www.instructables.com/id/RFID-Based-Home-Security-System-Using-8051/
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:32:28 PDT
Adafruit Lightstrips http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Lightstrips/
Adafruit Lightstrips - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/7VOW/IN4TRESH/FUZ7VOWIN4TRESH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/7VOW/IN4TRESH/FUZ7VOWIN4TRESH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/7VOW/IN4TRESH/FUZ7VOWIN4TRESH.SMALL.jpg AryaVenugopalan First, you need to know that a lightstrip is a bunch of LEDs daisychained together. The three contacts are +5v, GND and DI (data in, AKA DIN). If you are using the same lightstrip, you can solder just 3 wires... Now on to building Tinning Your Contacts Before soldering anything, you need to tin, ...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 16:59:14 PDT
ESP8266 as a Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-As-a-Microcontroller/
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Mon, 7 Mar 2016 08:41:15 PST
Arduino/App Controlled Desk Light http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduinoApp-Controlled-Desk-Light/
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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 19:53:11 PST
Reading sensors with a microprocessor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Reading-Sensors-With-a-Microprocessor/
Reading sensors with a microprocessor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/VHGS/IJWWM66K/FO5VHGSIJWWM66K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/VHGS/IJWWM66K/FO5VHGSIJWWM66K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/VHGS/IJWWM66K/FO5VHGSIJWWM66K.SMALL.jpg rickharris In my previous Instructable I showed how simple commands could be used to turn on a microprocessor output and light an LED.http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Program-a-PIC...I should stress I am not connected with Picaxe and these projects are ones I used in School to teach programming to school k...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:48:51 PST
Lets program a PIC microprocessor http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Program-a-PIC-Microprocessor/
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:17:41 PST
Where in the world are Mom & Dad? http://www.instructables.com/id/Where-in-the-World-Are-Mom-Dad/
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:09:33 PST
RC controlled rgb led strip http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-controlled-LED-strip/
RC controlled rgb led strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SEZS/IHI3QUQS/FZJSEZSIHI3QUQS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SEZS/IHI3QUQS/FZJSEZSIHI3QUQS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SEZS/IHI3QUQS/FZJSEZSIHI3QUQS.SMALL.jpg bastynator Create your own rc controlled led-strip for individual room illumination!Most rgb-led-strips are controlled by an infrared remote control. To turn it off or on or change the color, you have to stay in front of the receiver. This is boring and not really smart. To control the light in a cooler way, i...
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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:08:49 PST
Color Changing Model House (Hopeful Wifi Connection) http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Model-House-Hopeful-Wifi-Connection/
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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:21:07 PST
Simon Says with LinkIT ONE http://www.instructables.com/id/Simon-Says-with-LinkIT-ONE/
Simon Says with LinkIT ONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/MCEL/IGY3HF3H/F9FMCELIGY3HF3H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/MCEL/IGY3HF3H/F9FMCELIGY3HF3H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/MCEL/IGY3HF3H/F9FMCELIGY3HF3H.SMALL.jpg jckelley Let's go through a classic beginner projec that combines circuits, code, and fun: Simon Says. Building your own Simon Says game can be a great way to quickly dive deep into the awesome world of tinkering. You get experience with building some simple circuits (buttons and LEDS) and also some exposure...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:15:04 PST
Shower Knocker http://www.instructables.com/id/Shower-Knocker/
Shower Knocker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/SMYI/IGQYCLNT/FZESMYIIGQYCLNT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/SMYI/IGQYCLNT/FZESMYIIGQYCLNT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/SMYI/IGQYCLNT/FZESMYIIGQYCLNT.SMALL.jpg jckelley Singing loudly in the shower is always fun, but yelling and trying to have a conversation with the person outside the door isn't. Sometimes the hardest part about that is actually knowing if someone is trying to get your attention or not This becomes a big problem in the master bath, when the room i...
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Sun, 8 Nov 2015 18:56:13 PST
Morse Code Encoder/Decoder using LinkIt One http://www.instructables.com/id/Morse-Code-EncoderDecoder-using-LinkIt-One/
Morse Code Encoder/Decoder using LinkIt One - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/S07A/IG9OS8J4/FBZS07AIG9OS8J4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/S07A/IG9OS8J4/FBZS07AIG9OS8J4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/S07A/IG9OS8J4/FBZS07AIG9OS8J4.SMALL.jpg ThisIsSteve This is the second project using the LinkIt One board in the previous instructable I showed you how to build a distance measuring tape. In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make a Morse Code Decoder/Encoder using the LinkIt One. The output can be displayed on an LED or a Buzzer, this proje...
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:56:47 PDT
RGB Shelf Lights with LinkIt ONE http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Shelf-Lights-with-LinkIt-ONE/
RGB Shelf Lights with LinkIt ONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/QBPZ/IG416RMB/FOHQBPZIG416RMB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/QBPZ/IG416RMB/FOHQBPZIG416RMB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/QBPZ/IG416RMB/FOHQBPZIG416RMB.SMALL.jpg jckelley Indirect lighting can really add to a room's ambiance. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be ridiculously pricey just to get a test sample of something installed before you know if it would even look good. Today we'll go through how to set up a RGB light strip prototype for you to run along the floor o...
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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 13:49:34 PDT
Linkit One - Live data monitored in Excel and displayed using a Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Linkit-One-Live-data-monitored-in-Excel-and-displa/
Linkit One - Live data monitored in Excel and displayed using a Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/DSU2/IG3WXC29/FF0DSU2IG3WXC29.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/DSU2/IG3WXC29/FF0DSU2IG3WXC29.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/DSU2/IG3WXC29/FF0DSU2IG3WXC29.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR There are lots of ways to collect data from prototyping platforms like the Linkit One many of which you will have to pay for. Probably the simplest is to use Excel for your collection and manipulation.For example: Use the serial port and Windmill http://www.windmill.co.uk/excel/ WinDaq/XL http:/...
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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 06:04:03 PDT
Christmas CheerLights Button http://www.instructables.com/id/CheerLights-Button/
Christmas CheerLights Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/GTJL/IG2JISEX/FURGTJLIG2JISEX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/GTJL/IG2JISEX/FURGTJLIG2JISEX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/GTJL/IG2JISEX/FURGTJLIG2JISEX.SMALL.jpg StageMagique In this Instructable we will connect CheerLights to a button on your smartphone. CheerLights is an Internet of Things (IOT) project which allows Christmas lights across the world to synchronize to one color set by Twitter. For example, tweeting "@Cheerlights Red" changes lights connected to the C...
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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:30:47 PDT
Getting Started with LinkIt One - LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-LinkIt-One-LEDs/
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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:39:50 PDT
Internet Button - RGB LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Button-RGB-LEDs/
Internet Button - RGB LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/GN3M/ID5S6GHV/FSTGN3MID5S6GHV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/GN3M/ID5S6GHV/FSTGN3MID5S6GHV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/GN3M/ID5S6GHV/FSTGN3MID5S6GHV.SMALL.jpg ThisIsSteve After posting a lot of tutorials about Particle Core, I taught of creating a series using the internet button and I had also posted a few tutorials on that as well. But what I did not teach was how to control the RGB LED's. So in this instructable I'm going to show you how to control the RGB LED's, ...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:11:18 PDT
TV B Gone Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-B-Gone-Keychain/
TV B Gone Keychain - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/2GKA/IDU2OZB6/FK72GKAIDU2OZB6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/2GKA/IDU2OZB6/FK72GKAIDU2OZB6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/2GKA/IDU2OZB6/FK72GKAIDU2OZB6.SMALL.jpg JemChalweDoPorzygu Recently I thought about shrinking my TV B GONE which I made by myself using originall Adafruit schematics and their firmware 1.2 (include EU codes)I saw many projects on the Internet but only a few was designed for use with European on/off codes. (Yes, I'm from Europe - Poland)I found dark sponge's...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:14:35 PDT
Colour Changing LED Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Colour-Changing-LED-Night-Light/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:55:42 PDT
Heat-Variable Fan Controller with Custom Aluminum Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Variable-Fan-Controller-with-Custom-Aluminum-/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:27:19 PDT
32x32 RGB LED Plasma w/ STM32F4. http://www.instructables.com/id/32x32-RGB-LED-Plasma-w-STM32F4/
32x32 RGB LED Plasma w/ STM32F4. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XQK1/I7W1UYTI/FZRXQK1I7W1UYTI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XQK1/I7W1UYTI/FZRXQK1I7W1UYTI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XQK1/I7W1UYTI/FZRXQK1I7W1UYTI.SMALL.jpg PhilipM4 There are already a few tutorials out there showing how to control a 32x32 RGB LED display.This project has some slight variations with the following features: Based on a STM32F401RE eval board Software BSP generated by STM32CubeMX (v1.4.0 used here, newer version might need changes in the source...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:15:05 PDT
DIY LED heart http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-heart/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 09:17:33 PST
Blinkerdoo! with SparkCore http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinkerdoo-with-SparkCore/
Blinkerdoo! with SparkCore - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/H0IT/I2XA8JFD/FK1H0ITI2XA8JFD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/H0IT/I2XA8JFD/FK1H0ITI2XA8JFD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/H0IT/I2XA8JFD/FK1H0ITI2XA8JFD.SMALL.jpg NextFab Welcome! In this Instructable we will be constructing a little project I like to call "The Blinkerdoo." The Blinkerdoo is a fun project that introduces the Spark Core microcontroller and Spark Core Internet Button and teaches beginner to intermediate Arduino syntax and coding skills. The Blinkerdoo ...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:34:33 PST
Wireless LED Aquarium Controller With SPARK.IO CORE at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-LED-Aquarium-Controller-With-SPARKIO-CORE/
Wireless LED Aquarium Controller With SPARK.IO CORE at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SMALL.jpg nettexan Here I am at TechShop with an amazing micro controller from Spark.io called "Core". I was planning to use an Arduino to control my saltwater reef aquarium when a friend showed me the Core. This powerful little micro controller is as easy to program as the Arduino (in fact you can cut and paste Ardui...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:28:37 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Bluetooth-Pan-and-Tilt-Laser-Controll/
Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/5VE8/I3BHGERV/FGZ5VE8I3BHGERV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/5VE8/I3BHGERV/FGZ5VE8I3BHGERV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/5VE8/I3BHGERV/FGZ5VE8I3BHGERV.SMALL.jpg bneo99 I've always hoped to make a laser controller with servos since a few years back. So one day, I was buying my first two servo motors from Ebay and I thought why not I make my dream come true....... So, here is it, the Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller !Summary of whole project:Thi...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:12:38 PST
CuckooTankard: A new approach on beerable computing http://www.instructables.com/id/CuckooTankard-A-new-approach-on-beerable-computing/
CuckooTankard: A new approach on beerable computing - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/P2YL/I2P3OKAB/FUQP2YLI2P3OKAB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/P2YL/I2P3OKAB/FUQP2YLI2P3OKAB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/P2YL/I2P3OKAB/FUQP2YLI2P3OKAB.SMALL.jpg janth Build Night time in the Fablab Aachen. We got a bunch of Spark IO boards and Spark Buttons - and if we made a cool project with ist, we might even keep it. So what to do? I decided to build an improved beer mug - adding the functionality of a cuckoo clock with the power of the spark board.It could ...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:19:40 PST
3D Printed Microcontroller Dice Roller http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Microcontroller-Dice-Roller/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:37:54 PDT
Hard Disk Clock (HDD Clock with Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hard-Disk-Clock-HDD-Clock-with-Arduino-Uno/
Hard Disk Clock (HDD Clock with Arduino Uno) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/O1E7/HZIH7XLJ/FNHO1E7HZIH7XLJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/O1E7/HZIH7XLJ/FNHO1E7HZIH7XLJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/O1E7/HZIH7XLJ/FNHO1E7HZIH7XLJ.SMALL.jpg ACVoltage This is a fun project that can be done easily and also cheaply. In this instructable we will explain step by step how to make this beautiful POV clock.Used material: Arduino Uno, Tiny RTC modul, ULN 2003, IR diode and IR transistor (used like a sensor, more details in next steps) 4 pushbuttons (...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:40:58 PDT
8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8X8X8-RGB-LED-Cube/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:38:19 PDT
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT
Turn Signal Suspenders http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Signal-Suspenders/
Turn Signal Suspenders - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HH0T/HULS7XKR/F8GHH0THULS7XKR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HH0T/HULS7XKR/F8GHH0THULS7XKR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HH0T/HULS7XKR/F8GHH0THULS7XKR.SMALL.jpg sreisewitz Here is a link to a video of them working!   http://youtu.be/b04B_yZ8EhY Inspired by the turn signal sweater.  It sounded great, except I don't wear sweaters in summer noon heat, or on cold winter days. Enter suspenders! I have thought of two major improvements I would like to make, which I ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:08:18 PDT
Electric Imp WiFi Progress Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Imp-WiFi-Progress-Display/
Electric Imp WiFi Progress Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker We randomly fell in to an ice cream reward system at home. Bringing good grades home means we get to go out for ice cream. Not sure that this is a politically correct reward system, but it is an event we all look forward to. Naturally, I'm a beneficiary of my children's grades - after all, someone n...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:21:03 PST
Munny Touch Mood Light and Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Munny-Touch-Mood-Light-and-Speaker/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:38:44 PST
Rechargeable Blue LED SAD Light Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Blue-LED-SAD-Light-Book/
Rechargeable Blue LED SAD Light Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SMALL.jpg hanlin_y Blue light therapy can be used to improve mood, improve sleep, treat jet lag, adjust bedtimes and boost energy. It is done by viewing it with your upper peripheral vision. I think this light book would benefit students who start school early when it's still dark. This one can fit in your backpack, i...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:22:53 PDT
CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited With Improvements! http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/
CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited With Improvements! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/2STE/HLH25066/FLX2STEHLH25066.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/2STE/HLH25066/FLX2STEHLH25066.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/2STE/HLH25066/FLX2STEHLH25066.SMALL.gif SuperTech-IT See step 17 for more info regarding the music input mode for non-RAMP boards. There are now 7 music modes in the posted code, and I am looking for more ideas for animations or music triggered effects !SKIP DIRECTLY TO STEP 1 if you just want to get to the improved build instructions See ste...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 03:14:27 PDT
Stargate LED Lighted Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Stargate-LED-Lighted-Necklace/
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:56:06 PDT
The Tnychron Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Tnychron-A-Retro-LED-Bubble-Style-Display-Clock/
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:17:20 PST
Color Changing LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-LED-Tree/
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:19:46 PDT
Control an RGB LED Matrix with Android and IOIO http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-an-RGB-LED-Matrix-with-Android/
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:32:27 PDT
Psycadelic Shadow Maker (USB) http://www.instructables.com/id/Psycadelic-Shadow-Maker-USB/
Psycadelic Shadow Maker (USB) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SMALL.jpg justbennett Mood light? Night light? Party light? This project could be any of these things, but I think the coolest thing it can do is make rad 3D-ish, multi-color shadow art. This idea came from the Trippy Night Light published in Make by Charles Platt and the "Trippy RGB Color Mixing Night Light" by e024576...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:48:52 PDT
Multiplexing with Arduino and the 74HC595 http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiplexing-with-Arduino-and-the-74HC595/
Multiplexing with Arduino and the 74HC595 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/H042/H320I31X/FNBH042H320I31X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/H042/H320I31X/FNBH042H320I31X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/H042/H320I31X/FNBH042H320I31X.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei The 74HC595 is an easy and inexpensive (at about 60 cents apiece) way to increase the number of digital out pins on your Arduino.  In this tutorial I'll show you how to drive up to 16 LEDs with one 74HC595 using a technique called multiplexing.  In the end, all 16 LEDs will require only three of the...
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Wed, 6 Jun 2012 00:08:44 PDT
Light Sensing LED - PICAXE Version http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensing-LED-PICAXE-Version/
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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:11:31 PDT