Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - diy - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 May 2016 02:39:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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
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
Networked Radiation Detector: Feel Cosmic Rays on your Fingertips http://www.instructables.com/id/Networked-Cosmic-Ray-Detector-Feel-Radiation-on-yo/
Networked Radiation Detector: Feel Cosmic Rays on your Fingertips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SMALL.jpg physicsenthusiast *Update (12/23)*: Just entered the "protected" competition- protect yourself from radiation and vote for me :) Thanks Note: This is my very first Instructable! I will be very responsive to feedback on how to improve the project description below, so please let me know.In this tutorial, you will lear...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:45:36 PST
Sous Vide Oven Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sous-Vide-Oven-Controller/
Sous Vide Oven Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SMALL.gif 24Eng Instead of cutting apart a perfectly good Crock Pot this build will show you how to build a controller your appliance you can plug into. This modular approach means you do not need to buy a second appliance. If you have an old rice cooker in the cabinet you can make it a sous vide oven.The tricky p...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:52:53 PDT
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
Tilt Activated Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/38D6/SN5EXCFG0AN/FM838D6SN5EXCFG0AN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/38D6/SN5EXCFG0AN/FM838D6SN5EXCFG0AN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/38D6/SN5EXCFG0AN/FM838D6SN5EXCFG0AN.SMALL.jpg frank26080115 It's a 3 position SPDT switch that closes (on) when tilted. Made with 3 pieces of plastic, a washer, and three machine screws + nuts. I made this switch as a hack for a cheap r/c car controller, inspired by the wiimote controlled car.I just realized, this can also double as a pedometer or a shake se...
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
DIY Touch Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Touch-Sensor/
DIY Touch Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/BMDP/F8Y3RMTC/FKFBMDPF8Y3RMTC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/BMDP/F8Y3RMTC/FKFBMDPF8Y3RMTC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/BMDP/F8Y3RMTC/FKFBMDPF8Y3RMTC.SMALL.jpg giladlotan This is a short instructable on how to use the Qprox IC (QT113G) as a touch sensor. Using this IC, you can essentially turn any object into a touch switch. This simple circuit may be hooked up to a microcontroller (in this case I used the MAKE controller board). Gather all the necessary parts 1....
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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:34:20 PST
Create own Membrane Matrix Keypad (and hooking it up to the Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-own-Membrane-Matrix-Keypad-and-hooking-it-/
Create own Membrane Matrix Keypad (and hooking it up to the Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/33V5/G5LEJXNE/FUZ33V5G5LEJXNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/33V5/G5LEJXNE/FUZ33V5G5LEJXNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/33V5/G5LEJXNE/FUZ33V5G5LEJXNE.SMALL.jpg TheBestJohn So you want to create your own membrane keypad? Why? well making your own keypad can be useful for many reasons. It's cheap and easy to do, it can be placed in situations where it may be vandalized or stolen without much frustration, It can be fully customized to display whatever you like, and you c...
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Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:17:33 PST
Sensitive Fingertips http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensitive-Fingertips/
Sensitive Fingertips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/1JEN/FWBNLZPV/F401JENFWBNLZPV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/1JEN/FWBNLZPV/F401JENFWBNLZPV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/1JEN/FWBNLZPV/F401JENFWBNLZPV.SMALL.jpg Plusea A glove with all-fabric pressure sensors on each fingertip. The idea came from somebody else who wanted to use this as a piano teacher with children to visualize the difference between "p" piano (soft) and "f" forte (hard). The pressure sensitive layers of fabric in the fingertips of these gloves ar...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:32:05 PDT
Tilt Sensor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Sensor-Tutorial/
Tilt Sensor Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SMALL.jpg adafruit What is a tilt sensor? Tilt sensors allow you to detect orientation or inclination. They are small, inexpensive, low-power and easy-to-use. If used properly, they will not wear out. Their simplicity makes them popular for toys, gadgets and appliances. Sometimes they are referred to as "mercury swi...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
DIY Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Force-Sensitive-Resistor-FSR/
DIY Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/QQ2O/FI8VJQH2/FCSQQ2OFI8VJQH2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/QQ2O/FI8VJQH2/FCSQQ2OFI8VJQH2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/QQ2O/FI8VJQH2/FCSQQ2OFI8VJQH2.SMALL.jpg kylemcdonald Make a force sensitive resistor (a pressure sensor) with spare parts instead of spending $5 - $20 each. Materials ToolsSoldering ironHot glue gunKnife/razorWire cutterComponentsSolderHot glueOne-sided copper PCBConductive foamWireThe foamConductive foam is what microcontrollers generally come pac...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:18:29 PDT