Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Weather station soil probe http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-station-aux-sensor-improvement-for-use-in-/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 04:46:35 PDT
Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Photodiode-Geiger-Counter/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:15 PDT
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-LE-Go-Anywhere-Sensor-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:21:29 PDT
DIY 3D Tilt Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Tilt-Sensor/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:26:21 PDT
Sous Vide Oven Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sous-Vide-Oven-Controller/
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By: 24Eng

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:52:53 PDT
Waking Up on the Right Side of the Bed Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Waking-Up-On-The-Right-Side-Of-The-Bed-Light/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:07:56 PDT
Internet of Things Toilet Uploads Events to the Cloud (Raspberry PI) http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-of-Things-Toilet-Uploads-Events-to-the-Cl/
Internet of Things Toilet Uploads Events to the Cloud (Raspberry PI) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/FAHX/HWS3KL1A/FX9FAHXHWS3KL1A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/FAHX/HWS3KL1A/FX9FAHXHWS3KL1A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/FAHX/HWS3KL1A/FX9FAHXHWS3KL1A.SMALL.jpg e024576 Internet of Things Toilet uploads flush events and toilet paper roll change out events to Google Drive spreadsheet.How does it work? – An aquarium liquid level sensor float switch detects toilet tank level; flushing lowers the level closing the switch. A photo cell located in socket (blind hole) of ...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:44:44 PDT
Basic Home Automation With Phidgets http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Home-Automation-With-Phidgets/
Basic Home Automation With Phidgets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AMDE/HV3R89W1/F7WAMDEHV3R89W1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AMDE/HV3R89W1/F7WAMDEHV3R89W1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AMDE/HV3R89W1/F7WAMDEHV3R89W1.SMALL.gif phidgetsinc This simple project will take you through the basics of getting some interior sensing and home automation set up. The project runs from a Phidgets SBC, will read light and sound and turn a light on and off remotely. You can really grow this project to monitor and control your home, but to keep from ...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 07:30:56 PDT
RoomAlert- Intrusion Protection http://www.instructables.com/id/RoomAlert-Intrusion-Protection/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:27:32 PDT
Pocket-Sized Ultrasonic Ruler http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Ultrasonic-Ruler/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:43:31 PDT
3D Contactless Mouse (Interactive 3D Position Sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Contactless-Mouse-Interactive-3D-Position-Senso/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:02:32 PDT
Automatic Beacon Night Light - Project Geek #3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Beacon-Night-Light-Project-Geek-3/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 11:53:24 PDT
Micromouse(mobile robot) IR distance sensor board +tips http://www.instructables.com/id/Micromousemobile-robot-IR-distance-sensor-board-ti/
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Sat, 24 May 2014 15:53:20 PDT
Weather Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-Station-1/
Weather Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MCWG/HUY48MU9/FFSMCWGHUY48MU9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MCWG/HUY48MU9/FFSMCWGHUY48MU9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MCWG/HUY48MU9/FFSMCWGHUY48MU9.SMALL.jpg phidgetsinc The project described here is a simple weather station that measures air temperature, humidity, and surface temperature of the ground below the weather station.Practical concepts covered are: Powering your PhidgetBattery power Solar powerUsing the SBC Using analog sensors Using LEDs Using USB sensor...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 15:23:05 PDT
Voltaic Solar Powered Pollution Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltaic-Solar-Powered-Pollution-Monitor/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:08 PDT
Plotly + Atlas Scientific: Graph Real-Time Dissolved Oxygen with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Plotly-Atlas-Scientific-Graph-Real-Time-Dissolved-/
Plotly + Atlas Scientific: Graph Real-Time Dissolved Oxygen with Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SMALL.gif plotlygraphs Atlas Scientific makes an amazing suite of scientific grade environmental monitoring sensors that have a perfect synergy with the Plotly data visualization platform.This Instructable will show you how to hook up an Atlas Dissolved Oxygen sensor and a Raspberry Pi to Plotly's real-time graphing platf...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 09:29:06 PDT
Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Dance-Dance-Revolution-Hand-Quilted-Sensor-Pad/
Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SMALL.jpg Kelsy Ensign Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad This Instructable will show you how to create a hand-sewn pad for the popular game Dance Dance Revolution, also known as DDR. The DDR pad will consist of nine fabric squares; four of the squares will be hand-tied with conductive thread while the rema...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:48:40 PDT
Tilt Activated Cloud Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Cloud-Light/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:46:08 PDT
Squat Sense http://www.instructables.com/id/Squat-Sense/
Squat Sense - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SMALL.jpg kimoakes With weight loaded on your back, what feels like "below parallel" often isn't. Proper squat execution is lowering your hips past your knees (breaking parallel). I created Squat Sense as a detector for this break in parallel. How it works: By using a push button, the wearer can set the value ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:37:46 PDT
Homebrew Arduino Pulse Monitor (Visualize Your Heartbeat) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebrew-Arduino-Pulse-Monitor-Visualize-Your-Hear/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:27:21 PDT
Smoke 'Detector' http://www.instructables.com/id/Smoke-Detector/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:30 PDT
Paramotor Fuel Sensor and Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Paramotor-Fuel-Sensor-and-Gauge/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:32:40 PDT
How to convert your outdoor light into a Sunset to Sunrise on service http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-convert-your-outdoor-light-into-a-Sunset-to/
How to convert your outdoor light into a Sunset to Sunrise on service - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/7PFL/HRTKIEBJ/FP67PFLHRTKIEBJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/7PFL/HRTKIEBJ/FP67PFLHRTKIEBJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/7PFL/HRTKIEBJ/FP67PFLHRTKIEBJ.SMALL.jpg aspendog14 Are you tired of remembering to turn on and off your outside drive way or front door light every night and day. By installing a small photo electric switch the pain of remembering is done for you. You have to by the switch at a electronics store that sells only electronic stuff. The big box lumbe...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:12:17 PST
Delightful Interactive Toddler Spoon http://www.instructables.com/id/Delightful-Interactive-Toddler-Spoon/
Delightful Interactive Toddler Spoon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/PW8P/HP0CRHGO/FU4PW8PHP0CRHGO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/PW8P/HP0CRHGO/FU4PW8PHP0CRHGO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/PW8P/HP0CRHGO/FU4PW8PHP0CRHGO.SMALL.jpg darthberkius The Concept Feeding toddlers is a problem for the parents because the toddlers tend to lose their interest easily. Therefore they refuse eating their food and get attracted by other things surrounding them. Delightful Spoon is an interactive toddler spoon that aims to attract toddlers during t...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:30:29 PST
Yoga Breathalyzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Yoga-Breathalyzer/
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 20:39:04 PDT
Squishy IR-based Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Squishy-IR-based-Switch/
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Thu, 30 May 2013 09:28:13 PDT
Use the "Force" to drive a Remote Controlled Device with a DIY 3D capacitor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-the-Force-to-drive-a-Remote-Controlled-Devic/
Use the "Force" to drive a Remote Controlled Device with a DIY 3D capacitor! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/DU04/HGIEV06C/FINDU04HGIEV06C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/DU04/HGIEV06C/FINDU04HGIEV06C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/DU04/HGIEV06C/FINDU04HGIEV06C.SMALL.jpg SarahandDillon For our electronics class project, we made our own version of the 3D capacitive controller described here: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Controller/?ALLSTEPS and here: http://blog.makezine.com/2012/08/10/build-a-touchless-3d-tracking-interface-with-everyday-materials/ The controller is ...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 01:20:47 PDT
Plane in a Globe - Hacking A PIR Sensor To Do Your Bidding http://www.instructables.com/id/Plane-in-a-Globe-Hacking-A-PIR-Sensor-To-Do-Your/
Plane in a Globe - Hacking A PIR Sensor To Do Your Bidding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Hi All. Ever had an idea pop into your head and you can't stop thinking about it?  Well my idea was to have a tiny plane spinning inside a light bulb, activated by a sensor!  Yes I know - not much of an idea but there it is.  First I prowled the internet trying to find the right type of sensor and...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 04:44:00 PDT
TempBug: internet-connected thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/TempBug-internet-connected-thermometer/
TempBug: internet-connected thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/I2VJ/HD4VQ81K/FQ9I2VJHD4VQ81K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/I2VJ/HD4VQ81K/FQ9I2VJHD4VQ81K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/I2VJ/HD4VQ81K/FQ9I2VJHD4VQ81K.SMALL.jpg tombrew Last January, we had some trouble with the heat in my office. Specifically, the kind of trouble wherein the heat is not on, you turn it up, and it still not on. This went on for more than a few days, and finally ended a day or two after we got an email announcing that the heat was broken and specula...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:41:22 PST
MOTION SENSOR .... Good to Go,Quick & Easy... http://www.instructables.com/id/MOTION-SENSOR-Good-to-GoQuick-Easy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/FGG4/HAQ33J0K/FI8FGG4HAQ33J0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/FGG4/HAQ33J0K/FI8FGG4HAQ33J0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/FGG4/HAQ33J0K/FI8FGG4HAQ33J0K.SMALL.jpg BILLETSURFER If these type of motion sensors ever cross your path, this is a great project to keep in mind and a great way to conserve energy. Quick and easy to assemble and install.  Excellent way to quickly light up dark rooms or hallways. Never worry about leaving lights on inside closets or storage areas.   ...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:35:15 PST
5 Minute Water Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-Water-Sensor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SMALL.jpg sjroth Something I find really annoying to do is filling up a jug of water. Because the water dispenser lets out the water quite slowly, it takes  ages to fill up the jug completely. So I came up with the idea of making a water sensor that will let me know when the jug is full, so I don't constantly have t...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:26:34 PST
Simple wireless temperature sensor updating web site with electric imp and Thermistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-wireless-temperature-sensor-updating-web-si/
Simple wireless temperature sensor updating web site with electric imp and Thermistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/F9U8/HAQ3BX8I/FZVF9U8HAQ3BX8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/F9U8/HAQ3BX8I/FZVF9U8HAQ3BX8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/F9U8/HAQ3BX8I/FZVF9U8HAQ3BX8I.SMALL.jpg tvdl [Edit 2014] The planner that was used by Electric Imp is no longer used and not available anymore.[/Edit]This is a small project to get you started with the electric imp and a Thermistor so you can see how you can get temperature readings updating live on a web site. This instructable will address b...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:19:31 PST
Build a Thermal Flashlight - Light Painting with Temperature http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Thermal-Flashlight-Light-Painting-with-T/
Build a Thermal Flashlight - Light Painting with Temperature - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/1MUX/HBBCIPNJ/FNL1MUXHBBCIPNJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/1MUX/HBBCIPNJ/FNL1MUXHBBCIPNJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/1MUX/HBBCIPNJ/FNL1MUXHBBCIPNJ.SMALL.jpg maxjus Inspired by the Public Laboratory and having just finished a round of college applications, I decided to experiment with thermal imaging on the cheap. Thermal cameras are expensive. Even at low resolutions, it is not uncommon for a decent thermal camera to cost over $10,000. However, for only $20, ...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:01:40 PST
Building a device that clips to your belt and tracks how much time you spend inside and outside http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-device-that-clips-to-your-belt-and-trac/
Building a device that clips to your belt and tracks how much time you spend inside and outside - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/7LNO/HAQ384FY/FJZ7LNOHAQ384FY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/7LNO/HAQ384FY/FJZ7LNOHAQ384FY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/7LNO/HAQ384FY/FJZ7LNOHAQ384FY.SMALL.jpg gramsky Our goal in this step-by-step instructable is to build a device you can clip to your belt and wear throughout the day.  This device will log data that, when downloaded to a back-end server system, will provide a report showing the location history of your day along with the breakdown of how much tim...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:43:48 PST
Water Level Indicator with Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm/
Water Level Indicator with Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/Z8ZA/H82UH7IS/FMNZ8ZAH82UH7IS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/Z8ZA/H82UH7IS/FMNZ8ZAH82UH7IS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/Z8ZA/H82UH7IS/FMNZ8ZAH82UH7IS.SMALL.jpg raikut Introduction Today I am going to talk about a very useful project that I had taken up. It is called the Water Level Indicator. Nowadays everybody has overhead tank at their homes. But everyone who has a water tank above knows the kind of problems that they face. Firstly there is no system to track t...
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:45:01 PST
Track Honeybees With Temperature http://www.instructables.com/id/Track-Honeybees-With-Temperature/
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:14:56 PDT
Acoustic Door Closer http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Door-Closer/
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Wed, 3 Oct 2012 22:26:55 PDT
Nike + Plus sensor holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Nike-Plus-holder/
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:20:46 PDT
Energino: an Arduino-based energy consumption monitoring shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Energino-an-Arduino-based-energy-consumption-moni/
Energino: an Arduino-based energy consumption monitoring shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/K6Y8/H4ZN5515/FWZK6Y8H4ZN5515.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/K6Y8/H4ZN5515/FWZK6Y8H4ZN5515.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/K6Y8/H4ZN5515/FWZK6Y8H4ZN5515.SMALL.jpg roberto.riggio Energino is a plug-load meter that measures the amount of power consumed by whatever DC electrical appliance is plugged into its. It was originally designed to monitor the energy consumption of simple networking devices such as Ethernet switches and WiFi access points, but it can be used to monitor ...
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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:40:00 PDT
Visualize data from sensors using Arduino + coolterm http://www.instructables.com/id/Visualize-data-from-sensors-using-Arduino-coolte/
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:25:40 PDT
$2 sun tracker circuit - healthy discussion! http://www.instructables.com/id/2-sun-tracker-circuit/
$2 sun tracker circuit - healthy discussion! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SMALL.jpg gtoal My apologies to any of the 1400 or so people who've read this Instructable in the day since it was published; I described an idea I was sure would work, and I was so excited to get it out there where people could try it, that I didn't wait until I could get the parts I needed to fully test it myself...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:15:04 PDT
Touche for Arduino: Advanced touch sensing. http://www.instructables.com/id/Touche-for-Arduino-Advanced-touch-sensing/
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Wed, 30 May 2012 12:13:04 PDT
DIY Bend Sensor (Using only Conductive Bags and Masking Tape) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bend-Sensor-Using-only-Velostat-and-Masking-T/
DIY Bend Sensor (Using only Conductive Bags and Masking Tape) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/8LJ1/H2WELO6X/FST8LJ1H2WELO6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/8LJ1/H2WELO6X/FST8LJ1H2WELO6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/8LJ1/H2WELO6X/FST8LJ1H2WELO6X.SMALL.jpg tonll So, after lurking around in the shadows for years I've finally gotten round to making my first step-by-step instructable.  *yay* A little background as to how this whole idea came about. Back in 2009, I needed some bend sensors for a sign language translation glove I was making for fun, and the co...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:30:41 PDT
Horizontal gyroscope stabilization camera system http://www.instructables.com/id/Horizontal-gyroscope-stabilization-camera-system/
Horizontal gyroscope stabilization camera system - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/IHDG/H2WESYR0/FZ8IHDGH2WESYR0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/IHDG/H2WESYR0/FZ8IHDGH2WESYR0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/IHDG/H2WESYR0/FZ8IHDGH2WESYR0.SMALL.jpg Robot_Red_Beard Here is a very unique device meant to be put on the top of your car. There is a camera at one end and a servo motor on the other side (the servo is activated by an onboard gyroscope).  Ultimately, the design was meant for drifting. Since the winter was really bad around here (we haven't received a ...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 00:00:54 PDT
Turn a pencil drawing into a capacitive sensor for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-pencil-drawing-into-a-capacitive-sensor-for/
Turn a pencil drawing into a capacitive sensor for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/9NT5/H2MYJXGQ/F3T9NT5H2MYJXGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/9NT5/H2MYJXGQ/F3T9NT5H2MYJXGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/9NT5/H2MYJXGQ/F3T9NT5H2MYJXGQ.SMALL.jpg alan.chatham Did you know?  You can make pencil drawings reactive to touch for use with your projects!  It's really easy, and gives you a lot of flexibility in making interfaces for whatever microcontroller project you're making. I put this together as part of my UnoJoy project, where we're using the Arduino ...
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Sat, 26 May 2012 02:19:03 PDT
Laser cut enclosure with living hinge lid http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-enclosure-with-living-hinge-lid/
Laser cut enclosure with living hinge lid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/ULAJ/H2A76P69/FRSULAJH2A76P69.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/ULAJ/H2A76P69/FRSULAJH2A76P69.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/ULAJ/H2A76P69/FRSULAJH2A76P69.SMALL.jpg fasaxc This instructable shows how I made a laser cut box with a curved lid to house a wireless sensor node.  I made it at Techshop SF.  The node measures temperature and relays its measurements to a central logger so that I can plot graphs from the data.  The box needs a port for the antenna, good air flo...
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:15:40 PDT
Build your own (at)tiny colour sensor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-attiny-colour-sensor/
Build your own (at)tiny colour sensor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/A2Y5/GZUASP9U/FTSA2Y5GZUASP9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/A2Y5/GZUASP9U/FTSA2Y5GZUASP9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/A2Y5/GZUASP9U/FTSA2Y5GZUASP9U.SMALL.jpg janw A few months ago, I saw an instructable by fjordcarver on how to build a coloursensor with an RGB led and an LDR. It inspired me to try whether I could improve his design. Here are the things that I wanted: The sensor should have as few pins as possible. It should work as a stand-alone ...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:09:56 PDT
iphone apidictor for acoustal beehive swarm detection http://www.instructables.com/id/iphone-apidictor-for-acoustal-beehive-swarm-detect/
iphone apidictor for acoustal beehive swarm detection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/CVWD/GZGBNPLB/F15CVWDGZGBNPLB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/CVWD/GZGBNPLB/F15CVWDGZGBNPLB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/CVWD/GZGBNPLB/F15CVWDGZGBNPLB.SMALL.jpg hydronics I've always been fascinated by colony insects.... need good quote here... I came across an article about Eddie Woods and his acoustical swarm detection machine, the Apidictor.  There are tons of beehives in my community and I wanted to get involved so I studied Eddie's work and applied an iphone ap...
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Tue, 6 Mar 2012 09:54:45 PST
Garage Door Open Indicator Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Door-Open-Indicator-Light/
Garage Door Open Indicator Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/4OXE/GVVPVE1D/FAJ4OXEGVVPVE1D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/4OXE/GVVPVE1D/FAJ4OXEGVVPVE1D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/4OXE/GVVPVE1D/FAJ4OXEGVVPVE1D.SMALL.jpg stevemoseley This Instructable will explain how to make a simple flashing LED indicator to let you know when your garage door is open. At the end of the day I was always checking the overhead garage door on my house to make sure it was closed.  I decided to install a flashing LED light that would let me know wh...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 12:41:28 PST
Using an RGB LED to Detect Colours http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-an-RGB-LED-to-Detect-Colours/
Using an RGB LED to Detect Colours - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/Q9XP/GVXH9Y9C/FS2Q9XPGVXH9Y9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/Q9XP/GVXH9Y9C/FS2Q9XPGVXH9Y9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/Q9XP/GVXH9Y9C/FS2Q9XPGVXH9Y9C.SMALL.jpg fjordcarver I am going to show you how you can use an RGB LED and a Cds photocell as a colour sensor for a micro-controller. I will illustrate the method to retrieve a colour using Arduino, and I will show you a how you can verify the colour being scanned with a small Processing sketch. We will be making this ...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:55:17 PST