Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:03:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 Computer aided plant care system http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-aided-plant-care-system/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:57 PDT
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Pong Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Pong-Game/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:06:19 PDT
Build an EEG hat that turns your brainwaves into light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-EEG-hat-that-turns-your-brainwaves-into-l/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:41:47 PDT
Arduino-Based Blue Box (Phone Phreaking) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Blue-Box-phreaking/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:43:59 PDT
HACKED!: Flickering Light Bulb for Halloween http://www.instructables.com/id/HACKED-Flickering-Light-Bulb-for-Halloween/
HACKED!: Flickering Light Bulb for Halloween - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LVQ0/I1C1H9WE/F0XLVQ0I1C1H9WE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LVQ0/I1C1H9WE/F0XLVQ0I1C1H9WE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LVQ0/I1C1H9WE/F0XLVQ0I1C1H9WE.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab It is time to scare your friends. In this project I will show you how I "hacked" a normal led light bulb. This way it will flicker like the lights in every horror movie when something bad is about to happen. It is a pretty simple build if you have some experiences with electronics. Watch the video...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:13:01 PDT
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
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-Arduino-UNO-R3-grbl-9g-8bit-Raster-Phot/
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SMALL.jpg PicengraverToo Me and my son invented/developed a new concept of "On-The Fly" 8bit Laser Diode engraving photos over two years ago. We have came a long way since those days at the beginning of our experimentation and here is the instructions of our latest build on a Shapeoko 2. Photos can be engraved on different ...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:14:54 PDT
Kickstarter Backer Alert with Stats Scroller, using Arduino Yun http://www.instructables.com/id/Kickstarter-Backer-Alert-with-Stats-Scroller-using/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:45:22 PDT
Message in a Chip http://www.instructables.com/id/Message-in-a-Chip/
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:56:21 PDT
Pulse sensing faceted heart lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Pulse-sensing-faceted-heart-lamp/
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:54:43 PDT
The "all in one box" aquarium feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/The-all-in-one-box-aquarium-feeder/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:27:05 PDT
DMX LED Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/DMX-LED-Strips/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:24:29 PDT
Capacitive Fluid Level Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Fluid-Level-Sensor/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:17:25 PDT
Your Own Color Sensor using LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-Own-Color-Sensor-using-LEDs/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:37:37 PDT
Science Fair: Bored No More http://www.instructables.com/id/Science-Fair-Bored-No-More/
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:09:35 PDT
Personalised Word Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalised-Word-Clock/
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:42:28 PDT
Pimp My Zoomobil http://www.instructables.com/id/Pimp-My-Zoomobil/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:05:27 PDT
Make a Crawling Robot Zombie with Severed Legs http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Crawling-Robot-Zombie-with-Severed-Legs/
Make a Crawling Robot Zombie with Severed Legs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SMALL.jpg ossum We all love zombies and robots, two of the things that are most likely to be our undoing one day. Lets help things along by building a creepy little robot zombie.My goal with this Instructable is to take a doll and (re)animate it with servos and mechanical linkages, its braaaaiiins will be an Arduin...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:49:06 PDT
Mini BillBoard http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-BillBoard/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 08:35:28 PDT
Ultrasonic Spider-Sense http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Spider-Sense/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:33:49 PDT
3D Printed Quadcopter with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Quadcopter-with-Arduino/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 05:50:08 PDT
Automated Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Garden/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:15:05 PDT
30 minute projects: Über-modified arduino board (arduino keychain) http://www.instructables.com/id/30-minute-projects-Über-modified-arduino-board-ard/
30 minute projects: Über-modified arduino board (arduino keychain) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XSWG/I0VORVW2/FDWXSWGI0VORVW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XSWG/I0VORVW2/FDWXSWGI0VORVW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XSWG/I0VORVW2/FDWXSWGI0VORVW2.SMALL.jpg pocholox8 Here's another quick project you can do in 30 minutes! I found it such a hassle to keep unplugging and plugging the printer cable (aka: the cable used on arduinos) and since the printer was always used, programming wasn't easy. so i came up with a solution: What if i change the usb port into somethi...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 01:14:39 PDT
3D printed CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-CNC-mill/
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:59:50 PDT
Small Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Arduino-CNC/
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 05:16:10 PDT
My Ninth Project: Robot Arm with Joystick Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Ninth-Project-Robot-Arm-with-Joystick-Shield/
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 00:43:38 PDT
Come Home! Connecting Distant Spaces EASILY over Web http://www.instructables.com/id/Come-Home-Connecting-Distant-Spaces-via-Arduino-Ca/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:01:27 PDT
Light Painters Palette 2.0 - A complete guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Painters-Palette-20-A-complete-guide/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:48:53 PDT
Automatic bike lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-bike-lights/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:44:59 PDT
Anachronistic Audio Effect Unit: Tremolo http://www.instructables.com/id/Anachronistic-Audio-Effect-Unit-Tremolo/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:23:30 PDT
Uber Home Automation w/ Arduino & Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Uber-Home-Automation/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:54:10 PDT
Air Pressure Rocket Launcher System http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Pressure-Rocket-Launcher-System/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:19:06 PDT
Blinking, music playing Death Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-Death-Star/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:49:06 PDT
Arduino Tutorial: Capacitive Touch Sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-Touch-Sensors-With-Arduino/
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:15:04 PDT
Permanent Digital LED House Holiday Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Permanent-Digital-LED-House-Holiday-Lighting/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:49:55 PDT
OiO - a desk lamp that has a soul http://www.instructables.com/id/OiO-a-desk-lamp-that-has-a-soul/
OiO - a desk lamp that has a soul - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/W2QK/I0C98A5V/FO6W2QKI0C98A5V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/W2QK/I0C98A5V/FO6W2QKI0C98A5V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/W2QK/I0C98A5V/FO6W2QKI0C98A5V.SMALL.jpg riachi His name is "oiO", pronounced like "oye", he is a desk lamp robot, but he thinks he has a soul. Honestly, I can't deny that...The idea to build oiO, came from my respect to simple object that lay around, that play a big, and usually unnoticed role in making our life easier and maybe more interesting...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:47:41 PDT
Arduino TFT Color Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-TFT-Color-Clock/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:28:45 PDT
How to make an Arduino from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Arduino-from-scratch/
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:53:03 PDT
Motor Controllers for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Controllers-for-Cheap-Robots/
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:10:08 PDT
Quantifying Access to your Mind http://www.instructables.com/id/Quantifying-Access-to-your-Mind/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:39:06 PST
Adding CV inputs to the Auduino granular synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-CV-inputs-to-the-Auduino-granular-synth/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:59:35 PDT
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:25 PDT
Measure RPM - Optical Tachometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-RPM-DIY-Portable-Digital-Tachometer/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:13 PDT
DIY Small Bench Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Small-Bench-Power-Supply/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:59:29 PDT
Dot Matrix Printer from a CD/DVD Reader with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Dot-Matrix-Printer-from-a-CDDVD-Reader-with-Arduin/
Dot Matrix Printer from a CD/DVD Reader with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SMALL.jpg Robson Couto Hey!Some time ago while going through the pages here in Instructables, something catch my attention, a printer made of a CD reader, and i was amazed.I thought: "This is incredible, I have to make one!"I know that these kind of projects don't always receive a "I made it", because of its degree of dif...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:06:11 PDT
Arduino wall avoiding robot - FabLab NerveCentre http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-wall-avoiding-robot-FabLab-NerveCentre/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:51:43 PDT
Open source BLE door lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-source-BLE-door-lock/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:06:27 PDT
DR1: Discovery Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/DR1-Discovery-Rover/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:02:47 PDT
How to turn inkjet printer to print on Coffee http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-inkjet-printer-to-print-on-Coffee/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:30:45 PDT
Six wheeled All Terrain Vehicle (6WD) http://www.instructables.com/id/Six-wheeled-All-Terrain-Vehicle-6WD/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:17:48 PDT