Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:35:32 PDT BLOX v1.01 32x32 RGB LED Plasma w/ STM32F4. http://www.instructables.com/id/32x32-RGB-LED-Plasma-w-STM32F4/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:15:05 PDT
DIY Atmel microcontroller development board http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Atmel-microcontroller-devlopement-board/
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By: Electrospark

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:15:20 PDT
Computer Controlled Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Controlled-Star/
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:07:35 PST
DIY Automatic Shower Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automatic-Shower-Timer/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:44:06 PST
Computer Controlled Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Controlled-Traffic-Light/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:59:44 PST
Home automation 101: fixing a fridge freezer with a PLC http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-automation-101-fixing-a-fridge-freezer-with-a/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:22:37 PST
R/C Controlled Switch for Drones http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Controlled-Switch-for-Drones/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:27:40 PST
DIY LED heart http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-heart/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 09:17:33 PST
Bag movement alarm for theft prevention http://www.instructables.com/id/Bag-movement-alarm-for-theft-prevention/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:35:06 PST
Internet Controlled Mains Switcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Mains-Switcher/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:50:28 PST
Spark Core activates a Remote Car Starter over WiFi http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparkio-Remote-Car-Starter-WiFi-Activation-in-20-m/
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:08:54 PST
T.E.E.T.H. - Adding IOT to Your Home with Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/TEETH-Adding-IOT-to-Your-Home-with-Intel-Edison/
T.E.E.T.H. - Adding IOT to Your Home with Intel Edison - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/GNMO/I4ID73R2/FRUGNMOI4ID73R2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/GNMO/I4ID73R2/FRUGNMOI4ID73R2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/GNMO/I4ID73R2/FRUGNMOI4ID73R2.SMALL.jpg ncarver TEETH stands for Timer Encouraging Everyone To Health. It uses the Intel Edison board's small form factor to upgrade your toothbrush holder to an IOT Home Appliance. This smart upgrade is great for health-conscious folks, those under dental supervision, or anyone who wants to improve their habits. A...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:54:39 PST
An "Antique Radio" Christmas Present http://www.instructables.com/id/An-antique-radio-Christmas-Present/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:22:59 PST
Weasley Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Weasley-Clock/
Weasley Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/XU3L/I3VH8MZL/FYQXU3LI3VH8MZL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/XU3L/I3VH8MZL/FYQXU3LI3VH8MZL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/XU3L/I3VH8MZL/FYQXU3LI3VH8MZL.SMALL.jpg yrammies Some of you might remember the Weasley family clock from Harry Potter : it allowed members of the Weasley family to know where each one of them was currently. We (my cousin and I) decided to make our own version of the clock. Since we didn't know how to control so many clock hands, we decided to use...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:23:58 PST
Bike Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Buddy/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:49:48 PST
A Comprehensive Intel Edison Getting Started Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Comprehensive-Intel-Edison-Getting-Started-Guide/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:58:43 PST
FPGA Tic Tac Toe http://www.instructables.com/id/FPGA-Tic-Tac-Toe/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:29:18 PST
Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Bluetooth-Pan-and-Tilt-Laser-Controll/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:12:38 PST
Spark Core and Android Garage Opener. Minus the Spark Cloud. http://www.instructables.com/id/Spark-Core-and-Android-Garage-Opener-Minus-the-Spa/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 04:06:31 PST
Watagage 2000 http://www.instructables.com/id/Watagage-2000/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:57:59 PST
VortoLight - Internet of Things lamp with spark.io http://www.instructables.com/id/VortoLight-Internet-of-Things-lamp-with-sparkio/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:29 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
Microcontroller Register Manipulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-Register-Manipulation/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:28:43 PST
SparkTwister: A Wearable Game Using the Spark.io Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/SparkTwister-A-Wearable-Game-Using-the-Sparkio-Spa/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:43:45 PST
Turn-Taking Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Taking-Device/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:55:18 PST
Making Tactile 3D Prints Talk http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Tactile-3D-Prints-Talk/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:30:36 PST
DIY USB DJ Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-DJ-Controller/
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:45:30 PST
You Have Mail! Gets the Latest email and displays to an LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/You-Have-Mail-Gets-the-Latest-email-and-displays-t/
You Have Mail! Gets the Latest email and displays to an LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SMALL.jpg jimeer01 IntroductionThis project does a relatively simple job and has been purposely kept that way to encourage further experimentation. By using ByPic the user is able to modify the code simply by modifying the existing and downloading again no programmer is needed.In case you haven't watched the video ...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:23:26 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
MaKey MaKey Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-Ukulele/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:11:19 PDT
Arduino Rocket Guidance http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Rocket-Guidance/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:38:06 PDT
Password Keeper http://www.instructables.com/id/Password-Keeper/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:12:03 PDT
Using the ESP8266 module http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-ESP8266-module/
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By: Propellerpowered

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:55:00 PDT
DIY tiny music player http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tiny-music-player/
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By: Milen

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:03:55 PDT
Building your own Micromite Companion Minicomputer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-Micromite-Companion-Minicomputer/
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By: Propellerpowered

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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:44:37 PDT
Open source BLE door lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-source-BLE-door-lock/
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By: simsalapim

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:06:27 PDT
ATTiny Tea Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/ATTiny-Tea-Maker/
ATTiny Tea Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7VKM/I0A58T05/FO17VKMI0A58T05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7VKM/I0A58T05/FO17VKMI0A58T05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7VKM/I0A58T05/FO17VKMI0A58T05.SMALL.jpg suvinks This is my very first instructable. I would like to thank all the hobbyists who have shared their knowledge so that it helps us learn and improve. I was inspired by this excellent instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/littleTea-robotic-... which uses Littlebits to make the tea brewing robot.M...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:53:47 PDT
Battle Bots http://www.instructables.com/id/Battle-Bots/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:59:12 PDT
How to get started with the Freescale Freedom KL25Z http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-the-Freescale-Freedom-KL25Z/
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By: Jan_Henrik

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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:46:26 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 (...
By: ACVoltage

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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:40:58 PDT
Stepper Motor Easy Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Easy-Driver/
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By: williebme

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:29:42 PST
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
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By: Jan_Henrik

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT
cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-nice-and-weird-A4-graph-plotter-25-some-scra/
cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SMALL.jpg mopsiok Updated on Jun 2, 2014My contest entry was accepted - now you can vote for this project if you like it! Thanks!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi there!At the begining I have to warn you... The solution presented below is quite inefficien...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:57:49 PDT
Which MICROCONTROLLER for your ELECTRONIC FASHION? http://www.instructables.com/id/What-Does-Fashion-Lack-MICROCONTROLLERS-but-WHICH/
Which MICROCONTROLLER for your ELECTRONIC FASHION? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/CL6J/HVL8DVLA/FPHCL6JHVL8DVLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/CL6J/HVL8DVLA/FPHCL6JHVL8DVLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/CL6J/HVL8DVLA/FPHCL6JHVL8DVLA.SMALL.jpg anoukwipprecht What Does Fashion Lack? "Microcontrollers" I always answer - and it's TRUE! It makes your garments SO much more interesting, interactive and communicative as soon as you add some INTELLIGENCE to it.But which ones are on the market? I started a little research on available on some of the hottest SMAL...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 18:05:17 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
Programming the ATtiny85 from Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-the-ATtiny85-from-Raspberry-Pi/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:36:44 PST
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bomb-Count-Down-Timer/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:28:31 PDT
ATtiny Programming Shield for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny-Programming-Shield-for-Arduino-1/
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:14:06 PST
Programming PIC Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-PIC-Microcontrollers/
Programming PIC Microcontrollers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/UH6R/HDYZICJG/F2PUH6RHDYZICJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/UH6R/HDYZICJG/F2PUH6RHDYZICJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/UH6R/HDYZICJG/F2PUH6RHDYZICJG.SMALL.jpg vensengineer PIC microcontrollers are a very useful and versatile tool for use in many electronic projects. They are very inexpensive and easy to find. They are also very powerful and many are capable of speeds up to 64 MIPS using the internal oscillator block, about 16 times faster than most comparable AVR micr...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:20:59 PDT
Making the Internet more tangible (using a Spark Core) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Internet-more-tangible-using-a-Spark-Co/
Making the Internet more tangible (using a Spark Core) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/VCP1/HSRZOZF7/FPRVCP1HSRZOZF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/VCP1/HSRZOZF7/FPRVCP1HSRZOZF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/VCP1/HSRZOZF7/FPRVCP1HSRZOZF7.SMALL.jpg thiagohersan The Internet is great, but it's not perfect. While it succeeds at overstimulating some of our senses, it completely lacks the human senses of touch and smell, which are important parts of our communication rituals. The SparkVibe tries to bridge the gap between online touching, and real touchin...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:11:40 PDT