Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:10:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Automated Plant Watering System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Plant-Watering-System/
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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:36:46 PDT
Getting started with ubuntu and the AVR dragon http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-ubuntu-and-the-AVR-dragon/
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By: }{itch

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Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:39:13 PST
Arduino Ohm Meter with LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ohm-Meter-with-LCD/
Arduino Ohm Meter with LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/M6RC/I8OBEEUM/FEGM6RCI8OBEEUM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/M6RC/I8OBEEUM/FEGM6RCI8OBEEUM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/M6RC/I8OBEEUM/FEGM6RCI8OBEEUM.SMALL.jpg Ritik Bhardwaj This Instructable Will show you how to make a Digital Ohm Meter using Arduino.This Ohm Meter is very Precise...and totally DIY. Gather all the material. 1) Arduino UNO (or any other Arduino)2) Breadboard3) 16X2 LCD Display 4) Jumper wires5) 1X 1000 Ohm Resistor6) A Potentiometer Connect the ...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:19:19 PDT
How to build a self navigating Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-self-navigating-Robot/
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Sun, 6 Feb 2011 08:07:44 PST
Music Playing Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Playing-Alarm-Clock/
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Mon, 7 Feb 2011 22:46:31 PST
Mini USB Keyboard with a $7 Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-USB-Keyboard-with-a-7-Microcontroller/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:30:06 PDT
Radio Telemetry for a Model Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Radio-Telemetry-for-a-Model-Rocket/
Radio Telemetry for a Model Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UVCO/GJQEGQ8X/FXLUVCOGJQEGQ8X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UVCO/GJQEGQ8X/FXLUVCOGJQEGQ8X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UVCO/GJQEGQ8X/FXLUVCOGJQEGQ8X.SMALL.jpg MakersBox Flying model rockets is fun, but there is always the question of how high did it go. Using a programmable micro-controller and some sensors, you can monitor the entire phase of flight and measure acceleration and altitude, among other things. With this project, I’ll show you how I did just that, usi...
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 11:25:12 PST
How to Program a PIC Microcontroller & Read an Encoder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Program-a-PIC-Microcontroller-Read-an-Encod/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:37:42 PST
multifunction RGB LED controller using PIC12F675 http://www.instructables.com/id/multifunction-RGB-LED-controller-using-PIC12F675/
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:02:48 PDT
Cheap PIC Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-the-worlds-smallest-and-cheapest-PIC-/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2008 03:51:35 PST
Beginner's ESP32 guide to assembly & (beta) testing http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-ESP32-Guide-to-Assembly-Testing/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:36:13 PST
AVR Transistor Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/AVR-Transistor-Tester/
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Thu, 5 Nov 2015 05:00:38 PST
Python and Word Lists http://www.instructables.com/id/Python-and-Word-Lists/
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:17:29 PDT
Program PIC with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-PIC-with-Arduino-1/
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:46:25 PST
Single Chip Computer: Easy to produce AVR BASIC Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Chip-AVR-BASIC-Computer/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:29:29 PDT
VUSBTiny AVR SPI Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/VUSBTiny-AVR-SPI-Programmer/
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Fri, 26 Nov 2010 16:13:54 PST
Homemade DAC A/D Converter http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-DAC-AD-Converter/
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Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:41:31 PDT
ESP8266 Maker's IoT Kit: PCB breakout http://www.instructables.com/id/Makers-IoT-Kit-for-ESP8266-ESP-01/
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 05:34:16 PST
Arduino Airsoft Turret http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Airsoft-Turret/
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:06:00 PST
RC controlled rgb led strip http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-controlled-LED-strip/
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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:08:49 PST
LinkIt ONE GPS tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/LinkIt-ONE-GPS-tracker/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:39:59 PDT
Honey, I Shrunk the Arduino: Moving from Arduino to ATtiny and writing your code in pure AVR-C http://www.instructables.com/id/Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Arduino-Moving-from-Arduino-t/
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 02:54:12 PDT
ATTiny45/85 LCD display control with a shift register, programmed in Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/ATTiny4585-LCD-display-control-with-a-shift-regis/
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Fri, 6 Jan 2012 11:50:26 PST
8x8 LED matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8-LED-matrix/
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Fri, 22 May 2009 18:54:02 PDT
learn about the 555 http://www.instructables.com/id/learn-about-the-555/
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Sun, 26 Dec 2010 06:31:27 PST
Bipolar Stepper Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bipolar-Stepper-Motor/
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:31:55 PDT
Help: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to 8-Bit AVR Programming-AVR Dragon http://www.instructables.com/id/Help%3a-An-Absolute-Beginner-s-Guide-to-8-Bit-AVR-Pr/
Help: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to 8-Bit AVR Programming-AVR Dragon - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F01/A4DO/HPUEZ7C8ZH8/F01A4DOHPUEZ7C8ZH8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F01/A4DO/HPUEZ7C8ZH8/F01A4DOHPUEZ7C8ZH8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F01/A4DO/HPUEZ7C8ZH8/F01A4DOHPUEZ7C8ZH8.SMALL.jpg PopSci If you'd like to test the waters of microcontroller programming, the new AVR Dragon by Atmel Corporation is a nifty, low-cost entry-level development tool. Unfortunately, right out of the box, the AVR Dragon is not the definitive answer for the beginner looking for an all-in-one solution. Rather, th...
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Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:50:46 PDT
Wearable Child Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Wearable-Child-Tracker/
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 09:11:28 PST
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-Your-Hot-Girlfriends-Nightlight-With-Y/
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Fri, 6 May 2016 05:02:40 PDT
Cargar NodeMCU en ESP8266 ESP-01 (y otros) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cargar-NodeMCU-en-ESP8266-ESP-01-y-otros/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:01:41 PDT
Using an Arduino to Control or Test an SPI electronic device http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-an-Arduino-to-Control-or-Test-an-SPI-electro/
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 13:52:17 PST
WiFi RFID Reader http://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-RFID-Reader/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:45:46 PDT
Frequency Detector using PIC 12F683 Processor http://www.instructables.com/id/Frequency-Detector-using-PIC-12F683-Processor/
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Fri, 17 Dec 2010 21:36:49 PST
Adding MIDI to Old Home Organs http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-MIDI-to-Old-Home-Organs/
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:54:39 PDT
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-360-rotation-mod-Parallax/
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:45:33 PDT
Orange Pi PC - Get Started! http://www.instructables.com/id/Orange-Pi-PC-Get-Started/
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 06:43:27 PDT
FM radio using TEA5767 and PIC16F877A micro-controller http://www.instructables.com/id/FM-radio-using-TEA5767-and-PIC16F877A-micro-contro/
FM radio using TEA5767 and PIC16F877A micro-controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/DXQD/HJKBVL1O/F3VDXQDHJKBVL1O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/DXQD/HJKBVL1O/F3VDXQDHJKBVL1O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/DXQD/HJKBVL1O/F3VDXQDHJKBVL1O.SMALL.jpg Jestin_Cubetech TEA5767 single-chip FM stereo radio. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- * High sensitivity due to integrated low-noise RF input ampliļ¬er * FM mixer for conversion to IF of the US/Europe (87.5 MHz to 108 MHz) and Japanese  (76 MHz to 91 MHz) FM band * Preset ...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:12:55 PDT
GPS HUD for Snowmobile/Motorcycle Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/GPS-HUD-for-SnowmobileMotorcycle-Helmet/
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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:55:49 PST
Arduino Library for 28BYJ-48 Stepper Motor and ULN2003 Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Library-for-28BYJ-48-Stepper-Motor-and-ULN/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 20:57:01 PST
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
Password access with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Password-access-with-arduino/
Password access with arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/XOZX/GP7ISCS1/F7KXOZXGP7ISCS1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/XOZX/GP7ISCS1/F7KXOZXGP7ISCS1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/XOZX/GP7ISCS1/F7KXOZXGP7ISCS1.SMALL.jpg razvan_iycdi ~~ The complete kit for this tutorial is now for sale at www.razvantech.com   Get one! ~~ This instructable will show you how to make a pass-code lock system using the Arduino Mega board. Whenyou type the right code, an LED lights up an the servo moves to open a lock. What you will need: ---one Ard...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:36:55 PDT
Using NXT Components with a Micro Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-LEGO-NXT-sensors-and-motors-with-a-non-/
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:39:12 PST
Quadcopter using KK 2.15 Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Quadcopter-using-KK-21-Module/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 17:26:34 PDT
3D Printed Ethernet Telescope http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Ethernet-Telescope/
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Tue, 1 Mar 2016 02:54:22 PST
USBASP Bootloading a ATMega328p with a 8mhZ internal clock http://www.instructables.com/id/USBASP-Bootloading-a-ATMega328p-with-a-8mhZ-intern/
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 02:27:02 PDT
ESP8266 WiFi OTA Remote File Management http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-WiFi-File-Management/
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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:38:45 PDT
WATER LEVEL INDICATOR USING ARDUINO http://www.instructables.com/id/WATER-LEVEL-INDICATOR-USING-ARDUINO/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 21:13:43 PDT
Free Dynamic DNS Server with Esp8266 and OSD FOSCAM Webcam Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Dynamic-DNS-Server-With-Esp8266-and-OSD-FOSCA/
Free Dynamic DNS Server with Esp8266 and OSD FOSCAM Webcam Interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/GQNO/IKYGA5BC/F9NGQNOIKYGA5BC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/GQNO/IKYGA5BC/F9NGQNOIKYGA5BC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/GQNO/IKYGA5BC/F9NGQNOIKYGA5BC.SMALL.jpg CelsoF2 Make your own DDNS Server to access your home internet devices, no paid service needed!Control Foscam Cameras from your phone, with on-screen controls. Vote for it if you like!This setup comes under $10, and does this job for free!The Foscam Camera interface included, works on Any Browser and Any De...
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Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:28:30 PST
Controlling any device using a Raspberry Pi and a relay module http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Any-Device-Using-a-Raspberry-Pi-and-a-/
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 16:34:28 PST
Receiving and sending data between Attiny85 (Arduino IDE 1.06) UPDATED Nov 2015 http://www.instructables.com/id/Receiving-and-sending-data-between-Attiny85/
Receiving and sending data between Attiny85 (Arduino IDE 1.06) UPDATED Nov 2015 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/9JQ9/I7CCGX94/F3C9JQ9I7CCGX94.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/9JQ9/I7CCGX94/F3C9JQ9I7CCGX94.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/9JQ9/I7CCGX94/F3C9JQ9I7CCGX94.SMALL.jpg diy_bloke I have struggled a lot with sending RF data between two Attiny85 chips, so I thought it might be helpful if I just explain how I did it. There are a number of such projects being described on the internet, but yet, it didn’t prove to be such a straightforward project, which i found to be mostly du...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:53:10 PDT