Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:33:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Interface With Force Sensitive Resistor of 0.5inches http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Interface-With-Force-Sensitive-Resistor-of-/
How to Interface With Force Sensitive Resistor of 0.5inches - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/0UFP/IQLI7QX5/FNV0UFPIQLI7QX5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/0UFP/IQLI7QX5/FNV0UFPIQLI7QX5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/0UFP/IQLI7QX5/FNV0UFPIQLI7QX5.SMALL.jpg mybotic This tutorial is going to teach you some basics on using Force Sensitive Resistor or also known as FSR. Introduction Description:This is a force sensitive resistor with a round, 0.5" diameter, sensing area. This FSR will vary its resistance depending on how much pressure is being applied to the ...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:57:46 PDT
Sensor capacitivo de nivel de líquido http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensor-Capacitivo-De-Nivel-De-Líquido/
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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:33:40 PDT
How to interface with Optical Dust Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Interface-With-Optical-Dust-Sensor/
How to interface with Optical Dust Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/5I7N/IQHIUSA8/FV25I7NIQHIUSA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/5I7N/IQHIUSA8/FV25I7NIQHIUSA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/5I7N/IQHIUSA8/FV25I7NIQHIUSA8.SMALL.jpg mybotic This tutorial is going to teach you basics on using Optical Dust Sensor. Introduction Description:Sharp's GP2Y1010AU0F is an optical air quality sensor, or may also known as optical dust sensor, is designed to sense dust particles. An infrared emitting diode and a phototransistor are diagonally ...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:47:30 PDT
Self-Powered Automatic Water Tap http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Powered-Automatic-Water-Tap/
Self-Powered Automatic Water Tap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SMALL.jpg taifur Recently, I made an automatic water tap which does not require any external power. It can power itself from a micro generator. I used a rechargeable Li-ion battery to store energy when water flows out from the tap. It can be manually controlled from a button. The treasure behind it is very simple. I...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 07:29:16 PDT
How to Interface With Flux Sensor 2.2inches http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Interface-With-Flux-Sensor-22inches/
How to Interface With Flux Sensor 2.2inches - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/10YL/IQ6VCR0Q/FNV10YLIQ6VCR0Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/10YL/IQ6VCR0Q/FNV10YLIQ6VCR0Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/10YL/IQ6VCR0Q/FNV10YLIQ6VCR0Q.SMALL.jpg mybotic This tutorial is going to teach you the basics on using Flux Sensor of 2.2 inches. Introduction Description:It is a flex sensor which is 2.2 inches in length. This sensor works by bending the sensor itself. As the sensor is being flexed or bent, the resistance across the sensor increases. The gre...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 02:39:26 PDT
Room Light & Temperature Regulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Room-Light-Temperature-Regulator/
Room Light & Temperature Regulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/L46F/IPZMJVOG/FU5L46FIPZMJVOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/L46F/IPZMJVOG/FU5L46FIPZMJVOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/L46F/IPZMJVOG/FU5L46FIPZMJVOG.SMALL.jpg 0899670 The idea behind the room temperature regulator is to maintain a certain temperature in the absence of the user.The project uses an Arduino Mega as a microcontroller, which will calculate room temperature through the appropriate sensors. In conjunction with these temperature sensors, the will also be...
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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:50:02 PDT
How to Seal Electric Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Seal-Electric-Paint/
How to Seal Electric Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HLOZ/IPWWUHRA/F8GHLOZIPWWUHRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HLOZ/IPWWUHRA/F8GHLOZIPWWUHRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HLOZ/IPWWUHRA/F8GHLOZIPWWUHRA.SMALL.jpg Bare Conductive Artist Thomas Evans explains how to make your projects smudge proof!So you finally got your project up and running with the Electric Paint. Those of you using the material for the first time may have noticed that its water soluble, which means it washes off your hands easily, but can also smudge a l...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:56:44 PDT
A Quick Tutorial on Diluting Electric Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Quick-Tutorial-on-Diluting-Electric-Paint/
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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:30:56 PDT
Wireless Home cloud for the crowd http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Home-Cloud-for-the-Crowd/
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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:44:13 PDT
Starter Project 3 | Sensing Spaces http://www.instructables.com/id/Starter-Project-3-Sensing-Spaces/
Starter Project 3 | Sensing Spaces - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KP0L/IPMWO9HC/F0EKP0LIPMWO9HC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KP0L/IPMWO9HC/F0EKP0LIPMWO9HC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KP0L/IPMWO9HC/F0EKP0LIPMWO9HC.SMALL.jpg Bare Conductive Explore large scale sensors in the spaces around youExplore large scale sensors in the built spaces around you. Use the Touch Board Starter Kit to create an alarm sensor able to detect a sneaky intruder crossing a threshold.For more project ideas visit www.bareconductive.com Materials To begin yo...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:39:39 PDT
Distance Measuring Device with Automatic Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Distance-Measuring-Device-With-Automatic-Alarm/
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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:22:52 PDT
Arduino controlled car with colission avoidance http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Car-With-Colission-Avoidance/
Arduino controlled car with colission avoidance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/VX83/IOVPMK78/FSNVX83IOVPMK78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/VX83/IOVPMK78/FSNVX83IOVPMK78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/VX83/IOVPMK78/FSNVX83IOVPMK78.SMALL.jpg onenonlysammyb Given the proper time and love, this car will avoid things in front of it. come and follow along as we go through the steps to build this awesome project... Gather Materials Grab an old car from your local thrift store, and gather all the necessary parts..1 Arduino Uno microcontroller 1 SR04 soni...
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Tue, 31 May 2016 10:53:50 PDT
Turn Off Any Electric Lamp by Your Mouth Blowing http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Off-Any-Electric-Lamp-by-Your-Mouth-Blowing/
Turn Off Any Electric Lamp by Your Mouth Blowing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/N0TL/IOSP4U6S/F6CN0TLIOSP4U6S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/N0TL/IOSP4U6S/F6CN0TLIOSP4U6S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/N0TL/IOSP4U6S/F6CN0TLIOSP4U6S.SMALL.jpg taifur Can you imagine, you can turn off a light bulb by mouth blowing just like you blow out a candle? In this instructables I will show you how you can do this very easily. I think you will enjoy it. How it works: I will use humidity sensor to implement the project. Humidity of mouth blowing is greater...
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Sun, 29 May 2016 08:31:39 PDT
Body Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Body-Sensor/
Body Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/GIBK/IOO5FW3K/FXKGIBKIOO5FW3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/GIBK/IOO5FW3K/FXKGIBKIOO5FW3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/GIBK/IOO5FW3K/FXKGIBKIOO5FW3K.SMALL.jpg MikeTheMaker An Arduino and two insulated, twisted wires can be used to detect an approaching human (or animal). I set up a sample circuit to warn approaching people away from my desk.The voice module in this instructable is optional--you can just use the twisted wire and an led to try this (or use the Arduino's...
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Fri, 27 May 2016 15:37:55 PDT
MORNING FLUTE (Morgenflöte) http://www.instructables.com/id/MORNING-FLUTE-Morgenflöte/
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Sat, 28 May 2016 07:05:23 PDT
Raspberry Pi Baby Monitor with Splunk http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Baby-Monitor-With-Splunk/
Raspberry Pi Baby Monitor with Splunk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/NA1R/IOG1IW9T/FA2NA1RIOG1IW9T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/NA1R/IOG1IW9T/FA2NA1RIOG1IW9T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/NA1R/IOG1IW9T/FA2NA1RIOG1IW9T.SMALL.jpg Bam Bam Mantell These steps will teach you how to assemble the components required to make a Raspberry Pi baby monitor, and collect that data into Splunk, a log reader and analytical tool, to preset that data in a meaningful way. At the end you will be able to use the Spunk dashboard to monitor sleep patterns, room...
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Sat, 21 May 2016 20:22:40 PDT
Setting up an A100LK Anemometer on an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-Up-an-A100LK-Anemometer-on-an-Arduino/
Setting up an A100LK Anemometer on an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/EU20/IOEXXH2Z/F2DEU20IOEXXH2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/EU20/IOEXXH2Z/F2DEU20IOEXXH2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/EU20/IOEXXH2Z/F2DEU20IOEXXH2Z.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Anybody thinking of installing a wind generator, or even a whole flock of wind generators, would be well advised to monitor the proposed site for at least one whole year before spending a penny more on hardware. This is what the A100LK is designed for.The first requirement is that it is accurate and...
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Sat, 21 May 2016 05:44:24 PDT
3D Printed Force Sensor for the Classroom http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Force-Sensor-for-the-Classroom/
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Sun, 15 May 2016 19:01:33 PDT
Analogue Sensors - Calculate the Nonlinearity Introduced by a Load or Pull Down Resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Analogue-Sensors-Calculate-the-Nonlinearity-Introd/
Analogue Sensors - Calculate the Nonlinearity Introduced by a Load or Pull Down Resistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/3QP1/IO0GGOZR/F3Z3QP1IO0GGOZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/3QP1/IO0GGOZR/F3Z3QP1IO0GGOZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/3QP1/IO0GGOZR/F3Z3QP1IO0GGOZR.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Have you ever had that terrible feeling that adding a load resistor or 'pull down' to your sensor is messing up all your analogue readings?Maybe you're wondering why we'd want to spoil a perfectly good circuit by putting in a load resistor at all?For many years I found that I would get strange, unpr...
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Tue, 10 May 2016 10:12:51 PDT
DIY Arduino 3D IR Gesture Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Build-DIY-Arduino-3D-IR-Gesture-Sensor/
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Sun, 8 May 2016 11:32:43 PDT
Pool Level Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Pool-Level-Sensor/
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Thu, 5 May 2016 00:18:20 PDT
Hydroponic Greenhouse Monitoring and Control System http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydroponic-Greenhouse-Monitoring-and-Control-Syste/
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Wed, 4 May 2016 10:43:54 PDT
Analogue Wind Vane with Auto Set Up http://www.instructables.com/id/Analogue-Wind-Vane-With-Self-Calibration/
Analogue Wind Vane with Auto Set Up - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/JKUO/INQ9I2HL/F3PJKUOINQ9I2HL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/JKUO/INQ9I2HL/F3PJKUOINQ9I2HL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/JKUO/INQ9I2HL/F3PJKUOINQ9I2HL.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat As the amazing online GPRS Weather Station project continues, we have yet another upgrade to the vast array of sensors with a professional analogue wind vane, kindly donated by Vector Instruments. This device will eventually be hooked into the new, upgraded, weather station module that I am designin...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 09:23:53 PDT
Biking headwind monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Biking-Headwind-Monitor/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:38:04 PDT
IoT Pill Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Pill-Bottle/
IoT Pill Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/R23R/INPE5NCC/FLIR23RINPE5NCC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/R23R/INPE5NCC/FLIR23RINPE5NCC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/R23R/INPE5NCC/FLIR23RINPE5NCC.SMALL.jpg 陳亮 This Instructables show how to build a IoT pill bottle prototype.This is my colleague, Roy's idea, I just help him PoC.This IoT bottle use 2 type of sensors for helping doctor and patient:A cap button for detect pill bottle opened, it help to monitor the time pattern of patient take the pillAn IR se...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 06:31:41 PDT
Lap Timer mini 4WD ( IR Sensor ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lap-Timer-Mini-4WD-IR-Sensor-/
Lap Timer mini 4WD ( IR Sensor ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/PZH6/INM7QVCE/FK2PZH6INM7QVCE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/PZH6/INM7QVCE/FK2PZH6INM7QVCE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/PZH6/INM7QVCE/FK2PZH6INM7QVCE.SMALL.jpg beul GreetingsContinue developing based from my Lap Timer project on http://www.instructables.com/id/Lap-Timer/, the function is a tool for measure time lap for mini 4WD race on the circuit. This tool very helpful for analyze time travel on different kind of circuit pointed to modify character of car se...
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Sun, 1 May 2016 01:40:50 PDT
Arduino GPRS Weather Station - Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-GPRS-Weather-Station-Part-1/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:36:40 PDT
Arduino Soil Probe using DS18B20 and DIY Moisture Hardware http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Soil-Probe-Using-DS18B20-and-DIY-Moisture-/
Arduino Soil Probe using DS18B20 and DIY Moisture Hardware - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FF5M/INI7V11M/FCRFF5MINI7V11M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FF5M/INI7V11M/FCRFF5MINI7V11M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FF5M/INI7V11M/FCRFF5MINI7V11M.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat As a fanatical gardener or a professional farmer, knowing the environmental conditions of our soil is invaluable. Obviously, we can't measure the number of worms or pieces of organic humus, but we can measure temperature and moisture content really easily.This is not a difficult project and what you...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:16:55 PDT
8 Bit Digital Weather Vane http://www.instructables.com/id/8-Bit-Digital-Weather-Vane/
8 Bit Digital Weather Vane - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/F7GK/INF9J39V/FRBF7GKINF9J39V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/F7GK/INF9J39V/FRBF7GKINF9J39V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/F7GK/INF9J39V/FRBF7GKINF9J39V.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat We've all seen those big 'wrought' iron weather vanes that you stick on the top of your house and annoy the whole village with their squeaky nerve grating motion. Now, at last, we can keep all those quaint traditional features, but add on a super accurate 8 bit digital transducer to relay our wind d...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:58:08 PDT
toerenteller kever http://www.instructables.com/id/Toerenteller-Kever/
toerenteller kever - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/KJ7O/IN63991F/F8CKJ7OIN63991F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/KJ7O/IN63991F/F8CKJ7OIN63991F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/KJ7O/IN63991F/F8CKJ7OIN63991F.SMALL.jpg 0910361 De toerenteller.Voor mijn project ga ik een schakellampje maken voor mijn volkswagen kever.Dus voordat we beginnen ga ik even vertellen wat het project in moet gaan houden:Ik wil met pic-basic het aantal toeren dat mijn auto maakt kunnen tellen. Hierop moet de pic-processor kunnen reageren en dan ee...
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:01:51 PDT
Bluetooth + GSR Sensor + Node-RED http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-GSR-Sensor-Node-RED/
Bluetooth + GSR Sensor + Node-RED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/WF6C/IMGJD38T/FTSWF6CIMGJD38T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/WF6C/IMGJD38T/FTSWF6CIMGJD38T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/WF6C/IMGJD38T/FTSWF6CIMGJD38T.SMALL.jpg ibellacc I did this project to help me log data about myself while I'm setting up a sound installation in the United States/Mexico political fence in Tijuana, Mexico.This project is for me to experiment new ways of recording and analyzing my work process and see if there is any correlation between the work I...
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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 22:38:26 PDT
Connected Mousetrap Powered by Afero http://www.instructables.com/id/Afero-Powered-Mousetrap/
Connected Mousetrap Powered by Afero - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/YXXU/ILWL8GN5/FLQYXXUILWL8GN5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/YXXU/ILWL8GN5/FLQYXXUILWL8GN5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/YXXU/ILWL8GN5/FLQYXXUILWL8GN5.SMALL.jpg danalt What is Afero and what do they do? Afero builds integrated hardware, software, and cloud services for IoT connectivity. Their turnkey, secure communication stack is for forward-thinking entrepeneurs and companies who want to bring better products and services to the world.What is an Afero Powered mo...
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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:53:01 PDT
Solar Powered Remote Temperature Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Remote-Temperature-Sensor/
Solar Powered Remote Temperature Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/6ADM/ILA1PEWL/FBG6ADMILA1PEWL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/6ADM/ILA1PEWL/FBG6ADMILA1PEWL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/6ADM/ILA1PEWL/FBG6ADMILA1PEWL.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot The scientific method allows us to examine the universe and its natural phenomena. Through collection and analysis of data, we discover historical trends to make predictions about future events. One such phenomenon that greatly impacts our daily, and long-term, lives is temperature. This tutorial sh...
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Wed, 2 Mar 2016 09:06:14 PST
Getting Started with RFID http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-With-RFID/
Getting Started with RFID - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/LIU1/IKRNLAKR/FJ0LIU1IKRNLAKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/LIU1/IKRNLAKR/FJ0LIU1IKRNLAKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/LIU1/IKRNLAKR/FJ0LIU1IKRNLAKR.SMALL.jpg JayconSystems Have you ever wondered how your ID tag works? In this tutorial, we will be able to show you how to read a RFID button, or tag, if it’s held up against ID-12 RFID reader or any 125KHz module. Also this project is an easy and fun way to explain the basic concept of digital identification technique usi...
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:29:33 PST
Basics of Thermal Imaging http://www.instructables.com/id/Basics-of-Thermal-Imaging/
Basics of Thermal Imaging - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/7S8Z/IK0EZSRH/FOS7S8ZIK0EZSRH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/7S8Z/IK0EZSRH/FOS7S8ZIK0EZSRH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/7S8Z/IK0EZSRH/FOS7S8ZIK0EZSRH.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 If you've ever wanted to have "heat sensing vision," look no further! Thermal cameras are becoming cheaper and easier to use, which means they're more documented and accessible for hobbyists. In this Instructable, I'll provide an introduction to the physics behind thermography and few basic sensors ...
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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:39:07 PST
Data Logging Temperature Probe (-200 °C to +1300 °C) http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Logging-Temperature-Probe-200-C-to-1300-C/
Data Logging Temperature Probe (-200 °C to +1300 °C) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/T5H3/IK02BUW6/FW4T5H3IK02BUW6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/T5H3/IK02BUW6/FW4T5H3IK02BUW6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/T5H3/IK02BUW6/FW4T5H3IK02BUW6.SMALL.jpg mcfada I needed to take temperature vs. time measurements for a piece of research equipment in order to determine how much time in advance someone should start prepping before they actually intend to use the equipment. In this case, prepping involves cooling down a metal thermal mass using liquid nitrogen ...
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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:33:14 PST
Getting Started with a Temperature Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-With-a-Temperature-Sensor/
Getting Started with a Temperature Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/ITTR/IKSL2K5R/FV7ITTRIKSL2K5R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/ITTR/IKSL2K5R/FV7ITTRIKSL2K5R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/ITTR/IKSL2K5R/FV7ITTRIKSL2K5R.SMALL.jpg JayconSystems Using basic electronic sensors, we can build our own heat detector. The main component, which is the LM35DZ temperature sensor, is used to measure the current room temperature. Based on the measurement, the detector will warn the user using other sensors such as the buzzer and the LED to indicate wh...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:34:15 PST
Driveway Intruder Alert With LinkIt One http://www.instructables.com/id/Driveway-Intruder-Alert-With-LinkIt-One/
Driveway Intruder Alert With LinkIt One - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/M2W8/IIEUKU65/FW1M2W8IIEUKU65.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/M2W8/IIEUKU65/FW1M2W8IIEUKU65.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/M2W8/IIEUKU65/FW1M2W8IIEUKU65.SMALL.jpg AndrewV2 Ever want to know when someone is driving into your driveway? Well I always have. Especially when someone is coming to pick up one of my kids to take them to school, or the dance, or another event. And since it's a waste of time to sit by the window and look for headlights coming down the drivewa...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:39:05 PST
Environment Air Quality Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Environmental-Monitor/
Environment Air Quality Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/DA8C/IIEWPP1Y/FWODA8CIIEWPP1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/DA8C/IIEWPP1Y/FWODA8CIIEWPP1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/DA8C/IIEWPP1Y/FWODA8CIIEWPP1Y.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I wanted to build an environmental monitor. Partly to see what happens from day to day and also because I wanted to compare all the different MQ Sensors and see how they respond to different things. Using a Linkit one allowed me to add GPS logging to make this a mobile platform. External Antennas ...
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Mon, 21 Dec 2015 04:30:51 PST
Linkit One Environment Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Linkit-One-Environment-Monitor/
Linkit One Environment Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/2KHA/IIEUK1O7/F4A2KHAIIEUK1O7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/2KHA/IIEUK1O7/F4A2KHAIIEUK1O7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/2KHA/IIEUK1O7/F4A2KHAIIEUK1O7.SMALL.jpg Gerald Strope I have built an environment monitor using the Linkit One board. This monitor can be placed remotely in the building and monitor motion and temperature at that location. The monitor also sends back its own battery level so I know if it needs recharging. Communications is handled by Wi-Fi included on ...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:58:24 PST
Sensor Value Triggered SMS Alert Using LinkitOne http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensor-Value-Triggered-SMS-Alert-Using-LinkitOne/
Sensor Value Triggered SMS Alert Using LinkitOne - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/0TH5/IIAMCN16/FJE0TH5IIAMCN16.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/0TH5/IIAMCN16/FJE0TH5IIAMCN16.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/0TH5/IIAMCN16/FJE0TH5IIAMCN16.SMALL.jpg KedarP1 Another great feature of the MediaTek LinkitOne development board is the support for SIM cards!The opportunities of developing something really cool with the Linkit are endless.In this instructable, let us look at how read sensor values and send a SMS alert to specified phone when the sensor values ...
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:09:19 PST
Analog Accelerometer Control of a Servo http://www.instructables.com/id/Analog-Accelerometer-Control-of-a-Servo/
Analog Accelerometer Control of a Servo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/C7MD/II1LHW0Y/FUXC7MDII1LHW0Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/C7MD/II1LHW0Y/FUXC7MDII1LHW0Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/C7MD/II1LHW0Y/FUXC7MDII1LHW0Y.SMALL.jpg organicelectrics This is a method of using the square pulse output of a Memsic dual-axis accelerometer to control a servo. However, unlike other methods that use a microcontroller device, I'll show you how to directly tap into the control pin of a 555 timer chip to adjust its pulse length and turn the servo horn.I ...
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:55:59 PST
Digital Object Counter Using LDR Interfacing With Mediatek LinkIt One http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Object-Counter-Using-LDR-Interfacing-With-/
Digital Object Counter Using LDR Interfacing With Mediatek LinkIt One - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/KG4Y/IHZ6U719/FTSKG4YIHZ6U719.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/KG4Y/IHZ6U719/FTSKG4YIHZ6U719.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/KG4Y/IHZ6U719/FTSKG4YIHZ6U719.SMALL.jpg ParthP23 In this Instructable,You will be able To Interface Mediatek Linkit One Board using LDR and Digital Object Counter which Can Count Objects upto 9999. Requirements General Purpose PCB Board 4 CD 4026 Johnson Decade Counter. 4 Common Cathode 7 Segment Display (LT543). 1 BC 547 NPN Transistor. 1 ...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:12:17 PST
How to build a simple Twilight Photometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-simple-Twilight-Photometer/
How to build a simple Twilight Photometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/V4FU/IHTEXW1I/F13V4FUIHTEXW1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/V4FU/IHTEXW1I/F13V4FUIHTEXW1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/V4FU/IHTEXW1I/F13V4FUIHTEXW1I.SMALL.jpg Jobd1 A twilight photometer is a very accurate light sensor, used at early dawn or twilight. Its purpose is to measure the amount of aerosols in the stratosphere. When the sun is down below the horizon it no longer directly illuminates the ground, most remaining light is a result of photons reflecting of ...
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Sun, 6 Dec 2015 07:29:36 PST
ZWave Mouse Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/ZWave-Mouse-Trap/
ZWave Mouse Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/3A3X/IHBDCZ4X/FAN3A3XIHBDCZ4X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/3A3X/IHBDCZ4X/FAN3A3XIHBDCZ4X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/3A3X/IHBDCZ4X/FAN3A3XIHBDCZ4X.SMALL.jpg J3dante37 Every fall, after the crops are pulled out of the field behind my house, the season of mice trapping begins. Granted I’d rather not have mice in my new house, but I’m told that it comes with the territory of having a house backed up to a corn or soybean field. I found it rather tiresome to check t...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:14:23 PST
Nature Tracker: parameter mapping with the Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Nature-Tracker-parameter-mapping-with-the-Intel-Ed/
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Sun, 8 Nov 2015 22:32:40 PST
Motion Sensing Air Raid Siren with Link it ONE! http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-Air-Raid-Siren-with-Link-it-ONE/
Motion Sensing Air Raid Siren with Link it ONE! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/1WPD/IGDZ0LK0/F5A1WPDIGDZ0LK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/1WPD/IGDZ0LK0/F5A1WPDIGDZ0LK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/1WPD/IGDZ0LK0/F5A1WPDIGDZ0LK0.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hello,Everybody wants to keep there unwanted guests/ thief's away from our home.So , i have made this Home Security Project to Play a AIR Raid Siren Audio File.(I know air raid sirens were used for nuclear Attacks but a normal buzzer or a beep would not make this project good, so i downloaded a air ...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 04:19:12 PDT
External Interrupts on MPIDE part 1: attachInterrupt() http://www.instructables.com/id/External-Interrupts-on-MPIDE-part-1-attachInterrup/
External Interrupts on MPIDE part 1: attachInterrupt() - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/6336/IG16AAE0/FV66336IG16AAE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/6336/IG16AAE0/FV66336IG16AAE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/6336/IG16AAE0/FV66336IG16AAE0.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Hey! So it's been a while since I made the Metal Wheels for Cheap Robots tutorial, but that's because I was untangling interrupts for you guys. I found a couple of ways to do it, but I'm going to start with the simplest method first, so I can move on to the next project! I'm really excited you guys!...
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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 23:53:37 PDT
Camera Trap Upload Twitter with Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-Trap-Upload-Twitter-with-Intel-Edison/
Camera Trap Upload Twitter with Intel Edison - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/59AO/IFR1V6M5/FUH59AOIFR1V6M5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/59AO/IFR1V6M5/FUH59AOIFR1V6M5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/59AO/IFR1V6M5/FUH59AOIFR1V6M5.SMALL.jpg tsusanto Camera traps are specially designed cameras to capture images of animals in a wildlife. It is aimed to study the ecosystem of those animals in the forest. This camera is equipped by motion cencors that use censor pir. If there is a movement from the spot that the cameras set, the camera will automat...
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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:36:33 PDT
IR MultiTouch Sensors for augmenting Objects and Human Skin http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-IR-MultiTouch-Sensors-for-augmenting-Objects-a/
IR MultiTouch Sensors for augmenting Objects and Human Skin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/8RCG/IFTWPSVD/F4P8RCGIFTWPSVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/8RCG/IFTWPSVD/F4P8RCGIFTWPSVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/8RCG/IFTWPSVD/F4P8RCGIFTWPSVD.SMALL.jpg fkeel I've been building custom IR sensing solutions for a while now. These include proximity sensors, object detection sensors and multit-touch sensors. The intent behind this instructable is to share some of the experiences I've collected in desinging these custom sensors. Ideally this will help you in ...
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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:19:05 PDT