Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 8 Feb 2016 02:26:35 PST BLOX v1.01 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/VHGS/IJWWM66K/FO5VHGSIJWWM66K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/VHGS/IJWWM66K/FO5VHGSIJWWM66K.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
Lets program a PIC microprocessor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/1WL7/IJUCH1VQ/FYH1WL7IJUCH1VQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/1WL7/IJUCH1VQ/FYH1WL7IJUCH1VQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/1WL7/IJUCH1VQ/FYH1WL7IJUCH1VQ.SMALL.jpg rickharris OK How hard can programming a PIC microprocessor be?Well it depends, some are harder than others for several reasons, The programming language, the type of microprocessor, the ease of use of the editing software and most importantly how familiar you are with it all.So lets look at one of the easiest...
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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/
Where in the world are Mom & Dad? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/XCFI/IJM00K9K/FDMXCFIIJM00K9K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/XCFI/IJM00K9K/FDMXCFIIJM00K9K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/XCFI/IJM00K9K/FDMXCFIIJM00K9K.SMALL.jpg JonBush My wife and I recently went on a winter getaway and left our two small children behind (praise the lord). In the past when we have gone on trips we have discussed where we are going and pointed it out on a map and sometimes we have drawn where we would be flying into, driving, etc. It was fun to ta...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SEZS/IHI3QUQS/FZJSEZSIHI3QUQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SEZS/IHI3QUQS/FZJSEZSIHI3QUQS.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
Color Changing Model House (Hopeful Wifi Connection) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D1ZB/IGZGVCC0/FLZD1ZBIGZGVCC0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D1ZB/IGZGVCC0/FLZD1ZBIGZGVCC0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D1ZB/IGZGVCC0/FLZD1ZBIGZGVCC0.SMALL.jpg BryanH33 Mission: In 24 hours, develop a wifi-enabled color changing lamp that interacts with various websites to search for established key words and change the color of the lamp accordingly. Gather Materials chipKIT WF32 Digilent Microcontroller (1) chipKIT Max32 Digilent Microcontroller (1) External...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/MCEL/IGY3HF3H/F9FMCELIGY3HF3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/MCEL/IGY3HF3H/F9FMCELIGY3HF3H.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/SMYI/IGQYCLNT/FZESMYIIGQYCLNT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/SMYI/IGQYCLNT/FZESMYIIGQYCLNT.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/S07A/IG9OS8J4/FBZS07AIG9OS8J4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/S07A/IG9OS8J4/FBZS07AIG9OS8J4.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/QBPZ/IG416RMB/FOHQBPZIG416RMB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/QBPZ/IG416RMB/FOHQBPZIG416RMB.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/DSU2/IG3WXC29/FF0DSU2IG3WXC29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/DSU2/IG3WXC29/FF0DSU2IG3WXC29.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/GTJL/IG2JISEX/FURGTJLIG2JISEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/GTJL/IG2JISEX/FURGTJLIG2JISEX.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/GN3M/ID5S6GHV/FSTGN3MID5S6GHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/GN3M/ID5S6GHV/FSTGN3MID5S6GHV.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/2GKA/IDU2OZB6/FK72GKAIDU2OZB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/2GKA/IDU2OZB6/FK72GKAIDU2OZB6.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
Colour Changing LED Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/Y66Z/IB21VGC5/FR8Y66ZIB21VGC5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/Y66Z/IB21VGC5/FR8Y66ZIB21VGC5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/Y66Z/IB21VGC5/FR8Y66ZIB21VGC5.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim I hadn't done a single electronics project for a month, and seeing my Arduino after so long made me pretty excited, albeit a little lost. I felt I needed a small, simple project to revive my familiarity with Arduino. This RGB LED night light was good enough for the purpose; I had all components in m...
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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-/
Heat-Variable Fan Controller with Custom Aluminum Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SMALL.jpg mkomkom This project is to design a variable, heat sensitive fan controller with a presentable enclosure for a home entertainment system. If you are like me and have your home entertainment system tucked away in an enclosed space, you likely have an issue with heat and need a practical way to dissipate the...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XQK1/I7W1UYTI/FZRXQK1I7W1UYTI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XQK1/I7W1UYTI/FZRXQK1I7W1UYTI.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/H0IT/I2XA8JFD/FK1H0ITI2XA8JFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/H0IT/I2XA8JFD/FK1H0ITI2XA8JFD.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/5VE8/I3BHGERV/FGZ5VE8I3BHGERV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/5VE8/I3BHGERV/FGZ5VE8I3BHGERV.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/P2YL/I2P3OKAB/FUQP2YLI2P3OKAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/P2YL/I2P3OKAB/FUQP2YLI2P3OKAB.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
3D Printed Microcontroller Dice Roller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SMALL.jpg Will_W_76 This is a just-for-fun project I did in the Digilent MakerSpace. Usually whenever I play board games I use a dice-rolling smartphone app since dice are so easy to lose. I thought I would try making my own hardware version though. It turned out really well and was a lot of fun. In this Instructable I...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/O1E7/HZIH7XLJ/FNHO1E7HZIH7XLJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/O1E7/HZIH7XLJ/FNHO1E7HZIH7XLJ.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
Program your Arduino with an Android device! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/UBNR/HWLD3TJZ/FH5UBNRHWLD3TJZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/UBNR/HWLD3TJZ/FH5UBNRHWLD3TJZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/UBNR/HWLD3TJZ/FH5UBNRHWLD3TJZ.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hi,in this Instructable I want to show you, how you can program your Arduino with your Android device. It is very simple and cheap. Also it allows us to program our Arduino where ever we want, this is usefull for permanently installed Arduino boards, like in light controllers...So lets get started! ...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HH0T/HULS7XKR/F8GHH0THULS7XKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HH0T/HULS7XKR/F8GHH0THULS7XKR.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
Munny Touch Mood Light and Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/36US/HOSVZTHV/FHM36USHOSVZTHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/36US/HOSVZTHV/FHM36USHOSVZTHV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/36US/HOSVZTHV/FHM36USHOSVZTHV.SMALL.jpg spizzak "A Munny is a figure made out of vinyl with movable joints. The figures are blank and the owner can decorate them using pens, pencils, markers, paint, and other supplies. Alternatively, some people commission artists to design Munnys for them, or artists design them to sell. The initial idea was und...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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By: SuperTech-IT

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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/
Stargate LED Lighted Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Ever need to have a Stargate handy? You can wear one around your neck and have it at the ready. Ears starting to bleed from the volume of the music at the club or that Euro-chic clothing retailer outlet?  Activate the Stargate to jump to another world.  Light sequence needs to be just right.  Don't ...
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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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By: uhclem

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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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By: xBacon

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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/
Control an RGB LED Matrix with Android and IOIO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/74C2/H5405SEZ/FTO74C2H5405SEZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/74C2/H5405SEZ/FTO74C2H5405SEZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/74C2/H5405SEZ/FTO74C2H5405SEZ.SMALL.jpg alinke **** Product version of this project available at http://ledpixelart.com *****An Android controlled interactive mirror. Running various Android apps, the interactive mirror displays pictures, running text, simple games, and video streamed from an Android device over Bluetooth. Materials:RGB 16 x 3...
By: alinke

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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
By: justbennett

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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/H042/H320I31X/FNBH042H320I31X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/H042/H320I31X/FNBH042H320I31X.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
By: amandaghassaei

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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/
Light Sensing LED - PICAXE Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/TEYI/H0AR6NLZ/FQ9TEYIH0AR6NLZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/TEYI/H0AR6NLZ/FQ9TEYIH0AR6NLZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/TEYI/H0AR6NLZ/FQ9TEYIH0AR6NLZ.SMALL.jpg Bot1398 A while ago I posted light sensing LED which used the arduino board now it is the same project but using a PICAXE microcontroller.This is the simplest circuit you might have ever seen it only uses a PICAXE microcontroller,a resistor and a LED.A LED not only lights up when power is applied but also p...
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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:11:31 PDT
How to drive a lot of LEDs from a few microcontroller pins. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-drive-a-lot-of-LEDs-from-a-few-microcontrol/
How to drive a lot of LEDs from a few microcontroller pins. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SMALL.jpg westfw Using the fact that many microcontroller pins have three states (+V, GND, or"high impedence", you can drive N*(N-1) LEDs from N pins. So the little 8pin microcontroller like a PIC12Fxxx or an ATtiny11 can drive 20 LEDs onits five available output pins, and still have one pin left for some kind of i...
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Mon, 22 May 2006 04:02:35 PDT
Custom Tron Disc Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Tron-Disc-Mod/
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By: cubeberg

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Fri, 26 Aug 2011 05:27:45 PDT
Magic Locket http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Locket/
Magic Locket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LF8D/GPBDIM9Q/F2OLF8DGPBDIM9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LF8D/GPBDIM9Q/F2OLF8DGPBDIM9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LF8D/GPBDIM9Q/F2OLF8DGPBDIM9Q.SMALL.jpg mikhalchuk This microcontroller-enhanced locket makes a great present and in this instructable you will find how to build your own. While implementing this project you will also learn all basic things required to program PICAXE-08 microcontroller and find out how to get 3 PWM channels from a microcontrolle...
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Thu, 7 Jul 2011 23:20:46 PDT
LED wind indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-wind-indicator/
LED wind indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/9DJH/GP2DLFLD/FOF9DJHGP2DLFLD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/9DJH/GP2DLFLD/FOF9DJHGP2DLFLD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/9DJH/GP2DLFLD/FOF9DJHGP2DLFLD.SMALL.jpg janw I have something with the weather. I always like to know how warm or cold it is, how much rain has fallen, how hard the wind blows and from what direction,... and so there are lots of sensors around our house to keep me up to date. These sensors give only a limited range of data, so I still need th...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 14:12:52 PDT
The 'One Chip Spinning RGB POV Display' with conversion software. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-One-Chip-Spinning-RGB-POV-Display-with-conve/
The 'One Chip Spinning RGB POV Display' with conversion software. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SMALL.jpg bradsprojects If you have been on the look out for a project that combines, RGB LED's, a motor, a microcontroller and a ridiculous amount of hot melt glue, then you have certainly come to the right place. Allow me to introduce the 'One Chip' Spinning RGB POV Display This project allows you to create (w...
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:09:29 PST
LED Umbrella with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Umbrella-with-Arduino/
LED Umbrella with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/0D2A/G56ZZXWW/FFQ0D2AG56ZZXWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/0D2A/G56ZZXWW/FFQ0D2AG56ZZXWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/0D2A/G56ZZXWW/FFQ0D2AG56ZZXWW.SMALL.jpg matthewpoage The LED Umbrella with Arduino combines an umbrella, an 8x10 LED matrix and an Arduino microcontroller to create a controllable, programmable LED experience in the privacy of your own umbrella. This project was inspired by the Electric Umbrella by sockmaster and a number of LED matrix instructables o...
By: matthewpoage

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Sat, 6 Feb 2010 08:18:51 PST
Beatfly : Make an illuminating blimp and control it with your voice, Keyboard, MIDI Controller, Garageband file, iPhone, Flash, and more! [Mac OSX] http://www.instructables.com/id/Beatfly-Make-an-illuminating-blimp-and-control-i/
Beatfly : Make an illuminating blimp and control it with your voice, Keyboard, MIDI Controller, Garageband file, iPhone, Flash, and more! [Mac OSX] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/MOZ0/G56ZPYN9/F1MMOZ0G56ZPYN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/MOZ0/G56ZPYN9/F1MMOZ0G56ZPYN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/MOZ0/G56ZPYN9/F1MMOZ0G56ZPYN9.SMALL.jpg Hideki I have worked on several projects using blimps and balloons, and here I would like to share one of them, Beatfly. This is an illuminating blimp controlled with various interfaces such as voice, Keyboard, MIDI Controller, Garageband MIDI file, iPhone&iPod Touch, and Flash application. I implemented ...
By: Hideki

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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 23:12:09 PST
Infrared Proximity Sensing Coffee Table Module & Color Changing Glowing Faucet http://www.instructables.com/id/Infrared-Proximity-Sensing-Coffee-Table-Module/
Infrared Proximity Sensing Coffee Table Module & Color Changing Glowing Faucet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SMALL.jpg grahmaustin This video can be found on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5n0rw8wo14 Check out the other one, and some other of my videos This is merely an instructable to explain how this device operates. I hope everything is not too obfuscated. This prototype consists of three 8x8” modules. Eac...
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Wed, 26 May 2010 18:42:21 PDT
A remote controlled power RGB LED mood light. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-remote-controlled-power-RGB-LED-mood-light./
A remote controlled power RGB LED mood light. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/UH5L/TP2EX503121/FPFUH5LTP2EX503121.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/UH5L/TP2EX503121/FPFUH5LTP2EX503121.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/UH5L/TP2EX503121/FPFUH5LTP2EX503121.SMALL.jpg 5Volt Control the colour of a powerful LED light beam with a remote control, store the colours and recall them at will.With this thing I can control the colour of a bright light into many different colours using the three fundamentals colours : red green and blue. Adding them toghether with different inte...
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Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:47:23 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...
By: ian

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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:33:33 PST
Free Electronic Samples http://www.instructables.com/id/Free_Electronic_Samples/
Free Electronic Samples - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/8V4M/FQR1X4LR/F808V4MFQR1X4LR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/8V4M/FQR1X4LR/F808V4MFQR1X4LR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/8V4M/FQR1X4LR/F808V4MFQR1X4LR.SMALL.jpg Plasmana Did you know that some manufactures and suppliers will give away some free samples of their produces to customers and engineers to test them on their projects? They are some rules you should know before you start getting free samples from the companies: You should never ask for more than you n...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 13:37:39 PST
full colour moodlamp on a concrete base http://www.instructables.com/id/full-colour-moodlamp-on-a-concrete-base/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2008 05:33:14 PST