Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:46:51 PDT BLOX v1.01 Makey Makey Floor Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Floor-Piano/
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:26:13 PDT
Small Temperature and Lightness Sensor Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Temperature-and-Lightness-Sensor-Shield/
Small Temperature and Lightness Sensor Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/PNEP/ICNNI7WY/FAKPNEPICNNI7WY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/PNEP/ICNNI7WY/FAKPNEPICNNI7WY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/PNEP/ICNNI7WY/FAKPNEPICNNI7WY.SMALL.jpg ohneschuh For my wifi weather station (Arduino + ESP8266) I need an temperature and lightness sensor shield. Therefore I designed the following one.I will publish the whole weather station later, too. Actually I'm still working on the software. But the last step shows a picture of the final design. Parts T...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:04:26 PDT
ThunderVUmeter http://www.instructables.com/id/ThunderVUmeter/
ThunderVUmeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/CXHN/ICN7G6Q6/FTJCXHNICN7G6Q6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/CXHN/ICN7G6Q6/FTJCXHNICN7G6Q6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/CXHN/ICN7G6Q6/FTJCXHNICN7G6Q6.SMALL.jpg VicenzaThunders This project was created accidentally by doing some tests with RGB LEDs and and TLC5940s, between various combinations and strange color effects tests, we had the idea to connect the audio jack to the microcontroller to try to synchronize the music with colors. The result immediately seemed great, e...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:57:26 PDT
Leaf Light: An Indoor Garden Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaf-Light-An-Indoor-Garden-Monitor/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:45:40 PDT
How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Custom-Shields-for-Your-Microcontrolle/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:31:07 PDT
GETTING STARTED WITH ARDUINO #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/GETTING-STARTED-WITH-ARDUINO-1-2/
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:21:03 PDT
Automatic Fish Food Feeder using Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Fish-Food-Feeder-using-Arduino-Uno/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:51:49 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Home Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Home-/
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Home Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SMALL.jpg LightBug This is tutorial four of the series where I take electronic devices which you normal control using an Arduino, to the internet using a Spark Core. After talking about the basics it time to raise the level a little bit and start taking everyday electronics to the internet.In this tutorial I'm going t...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:27:29 PDT
GETTING STARTED WITH HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM. http://www.instructables.com/id/GETTING-STARTED-WITH-HOME-AUTOMATION-SYSTEM/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:31:51 PDT
Arduino attendence logger http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-attendence-logger/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:13:36 PDT
Fire Fly Jar, Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-Fly-Jar-Arduino/
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:34:53 PDT
IoT Gauge with Arduino, Yaler & IFTTT http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Gauge-with-Arduino-Yaler-IFTTT/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:44:55 PDT
Octanis 1: How to Make Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Octanis-1-How-to-Make-Solar-Panels/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:59:38 PDT
Taking Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Servo http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Servo/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:27:03 PDT
4" Seven Segment Display http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Seven-Segment-Display/
4" Seven Segment Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SMALL.jpg IamTeknik A seven segment display is a basic display which is made up of LED's arranged in a particular order to display numerical values. They are also able to display a lot of the alphabet but not with very good clarity. As the name implies, this display has 7 segments labelled A through G and labeling is d...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:17:56 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:27:43 PDT
3D POV Clock from a HDD http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-POV-Clock-from-a-HDD/
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:54:16 PDT
Blinky's Brother - A Colorful Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinkys-Brother-A-Colorful-Clock/
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:36:23 PDT
Simple Word clock (arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Word-clock-arduino/
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:10:58 PDT
Getting started with Arduino - Servo motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-Arduino-Servo-motor/
Getting started with Arduino - Servo motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/6SVV/IC5C38KR/FF46SVVIC5C38KR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/6SVV/IC5C38KR/FF46SVVIC5C38KR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/6SVV/IC5C38KR/FF46SVVIC5C38KR.SMALL.jpg Digital Art and Technology In this tutorial we are going to learn how to control a servo motor. This is a really useful device that allows us to move lots of different things in the real world using an Arduino.We are going to build a simple example project that uses a dial potentiometer (a turning knob) to control the positio...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:04:32 PDT
Getting started with Arduino - Potentiometer Pong http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-Arduino-Potentiometer-Pong/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:37:10 PDT
I2C between Arduinos http://www.instructables.com/id/I2C-between-Arduinos/
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Sun, 15 Nov 2009 12:25:01 PST
RGB LED Snowboard with Arduino Uno R3 http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Snowboard-with-Arduino-Uno-R3/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:17:21 PDT
How i took this picture and how you can too http://www.instructables.com/id/How-i-took-this-picture-and-how-you-can-too/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:04:56 PDT
Arduino Servo Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Servo-Motors/
Arduino Servo Motors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/6RXS/IBXMMPQD/F0V6RXSIBXMMPQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/6RXS/IBXMMPQD/F0V6RXSIBXMMPQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/6RXS/IBXMMPQD/F0V6RXSIBXMMPQD.SMALL.jpg cornelam Servo motors are great devices that can turn to a specified position. Usually, they have a servo arm that can turn 180 degrees. Using the Arduino, we can tell a servo to go to a specified position and it will go there. As simple as that! Servo motors were first used in the Remote Control (RC) world,...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:41:28 PDT
DeskPomo----pomodoro timer to improve your working productivity. http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-promo/
DeskPomo----pomodoro timer to improve your working productivity. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/RKZP/IC0VEATM/FV0RKZPIC0VEATM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/RKZP/IC0VEATM/FV0RKZPIC0VEATM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/RKZP/IC0VEATM/FV0RKZPIC0VEATM.SMALL.jpg josephyang5 The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as "pomodori", the plural of the Italian word pom...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:35:09 PDT
Interactive Spacelady Mural http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Arduino-Mural/
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:08:16 PDT
Convert Rockband Controller to MIDI Drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-Rockband-Controller-to-MIDI-Drums/
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:27:18 PDT
Measure Capacitance with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-Capacitance-with-Arduino/
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 18:13:28 PDT
Arduino Pixel Stick WS2812 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pixel-Stick/
Arduino Pixel Stick WS2812 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/M16Q/IBW26MXR/FEXM16QIBW26MXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/M16Q/IBW26MXR/FEXM16QIBW26MXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/M16Q/IBW26MXR/FEXM16QIBW26MXR.SMALL.jpg Spicy Turtles This is my first instructable I got asked to put one togther for a friend but only after I had assembled it all so some pics i wasnt able to get Im sure there will be bits I have missed out I'm no code genius so I will do my best to answer any questions you have in this build there was a bit of gues...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 20:25:03 PDT
Garage Door Fingerprint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Fingerprint-Scanning-garage-Door-Opener/
Garage Door Fingerprint Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SMALL.jpg albedozero This is an electronic garage door opener designed around a SparkFun GT-511C1R fingerprint scanner. There is already a very good instructable by user nodcah that describes how to build almost this exact device, from which I took 99% of my inspiration. I'm posting this to easily share with my local ma...
By: albedozero

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 19:26:47 PDT
Sup! Community Storytelling Experience IoT Kiosk http://www.instructables.com/id/Sup-Community-Storytelling-Experience-IoT-Kiosk/
Sup! Community Storytelling Experience IoT Kiosk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/OX4T/IBV0H5RB/FHIOX4TIBV0H5RB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/OX4T/IBV0H5RB/FHIOX4TIBV0H5RB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/OX4T/IBV0H5RB/FHIOX4TIBV0H5RB.SMALL.jpg aniden This is a brief tutorial on how we created "Sup! Community Storytelling Experience" for the Young Maker Competition with a focus on community development and energy conservation.This experience includes an Internet of Things (IoT) physical control coupled with a digital online piece. The focus was t...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 18:58:26 PDT
Rainbow LOVE Marquee http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-LOVE-Marquee/
Rainbow LOVE Marquee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/IZIB/IBUXK45X/F80IZIBIBUXK45X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/IZIB/IBUXK45X/F80IZIBIBUXK45X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/IZIB/IBUXK45X/F80IZIBIBUXK45X.SMALL.jpg boscopsoultrane I'm getting married at the end of the month and I wanted to do something electrical and magical for my gal for a centerpiece of the table. Since we are getting married just blocks from Philadelphia's "Love Park" i decided to take the iconic statue and transform it into marquee letters with pixel led...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:10:43 PDT
Getting started with Arduino - Switched Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-Arduino-Switched-Traffic-Ligh/
Getting started with Arduino - Switched Traffic Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SMALL.jpg Digital Art and Technology In this tutorial we are going to build a set of traffic lights (with Green, Amber and Red LEDs)We'll use a 3 way switch to control which light is lit.For reference, the switch we will be using is a 3 pin ON-OFF-ON switch Wire up your Arduino Connect an orange wire to pin 8 and a blue wire to pin ...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:50:42 PDT
Arduino DCF77 Master Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-DCF77-Master-Wall-Clock/
Arduino DCF77 Master Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/KBR7/IBTEU0C0/FRJKBR7IBTEU0C0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/KBR7/IBTEU0C0/FRJKBR7IBTEU0C0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/KBR7/IBTEU0C0/FRJKBR7IBTEU0C0.SMALL.jpg oliverb Arduino Master Wall Clock.Time displayed on large 1" (26mm) 7 segment displays with secondary 4x20 LCD information display. The clock can be used stand alone or provides the following pulses to drive slave clocks 1 sec alternating, 30 sec, 1 min , 1 hour, 24 hr, 15 min chime of quarter hours, hourly...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:15:32 PDT
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-LED-LIGHTSABER/
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SMALL.jpg JJPowelly This is a 3D printed Light Saber I designed as a personal project to keep myself occupied... Here's a demo video: Demo VideoLet me start off by saying this is a very easy print/make... The handle only has two main prints and you have the option of printing either 6 individual sliding cylinders or pr...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:37:44 PDT
ESP8266 with Neopixeles http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-with-Neopixeles/
ESP8266 with Neopixeles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/6CDK/IBQCFNRE/FF86CDKIBQCFNRE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/6CDK/IBQCFNRE/FF86CDKIBQCFNRE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/6CDK/IBQCFNRE/FF86CDKIBQCFNRE.SMALL.jpg sabas1080 Hola Makers!!En esta ocasión les voy a mostrar como controlar con un ESP8266 un anillo de neopixeles de Adafruit, con un pequeño ejemplo programando el ESP8266 con el IDE de ArduinoComencemos!! Material Lo que necesitamos para realizar esta practica es: Anillo o tira de neopixeles Adafruit ESP826...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 11:03:27 PDT
Strandbeest Photovore Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Strandbeest-Photovore-Robot/
Strandbeest Photovore Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/8LGG/IBOWYKCW/FDZ8LGGIBOWYKCW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/8LGG/IBOWYKCW/FDZ8LGGIBOWYKCW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/8LGG/IBOWYKCW/FDZ8LGGIBOWYKCW.SMALL.jpg techiebot I have been fascinated with Theo Jansen's walking beach creatures for some time. So I read with interest the April 2014 Servo Magazine article about converting the plastic model kit to be servo-powered. The idea of the Strandbeest walking around my studio fascinated me.Ebay seems to be a good plac...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 21:33:37 PDT
Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-a-Furby-with-Arduino-or-other-microcontrol/
Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SMALL.jpg monkeywidget The Million Dollar Furby: We can rebuild him. We have the technology.Continued from the previous Instructable where we excised Furby's primitive brain , it's now time to replace it with something greater. This Instructable will detail how to install a new microcontroller in place of Furby's old bra...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:16:36 PDT
ESP8266 as Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-as-Arduino/
ESP8266 as Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5Q9K/IBNHI67F/F825Q9KIBNHI67F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5Q9K/IBNHI67F/F825Q9KIBNHI67F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5Q9K/IBNHI67F/F825Q9KIBNHI67F.SMALL.jpg msuzuki777 ESP8266 as ArduinoSo this Lazy Old Geek (L.O.G.) heard about this ESP8266 IC. Basically, it’s a microcontroller that does WiFi. There are many Instructables with this chip and many with an Arduino. But most of these are using the ESP8266 as a sensor/WiFi connected to a standard Arduino.Well, what I ...
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:50:44 PDT
Heart Rate Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Rate-Monitor-1/
Heart Rate Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/UYCL/IBNHIHUJ/FW3UYCLIBNHIHUJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/UYCL/IBNHIHUJ/FW3UYCLIBNHIHUJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/UYCL/IBNHIHUJ/FW3UYCLIBNHIHUJ.SMALL.jpg pureAmericanbrother I built a relatively simple heart rate monitor circuit that is monitored and controlled by an Arduino Uno. The theory of operation is based on the fact that infrared (IR) light is partially absorbed by blood. When your index finger is placed between the IR emitter and detector, the amount of IR ligh...
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 06:52:36 PDT
E-Origami "Creating Electronic Paper Frogs" http://www.instructables.com/id/E-Origami-Creating-Electronic-Paper-Frogs/
E-Origami "Creating Electronic Paper Frogs" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/H7FU/IBM25D2V/F3EH7FUIBM25D2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/H7FU/IBM25D2V/F3EH7FUIBM25D2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/H7FU/IBM25D2V/F3EH7FUIBM25D2V.SMALL.jpg Makeroni Labs Do you want to build your own paper figures with integrated electronics ? You only need glue, conductive paint and patience. You can design you paper circuits and integrate some basic electronic component easily.Following this tutorial you can build your own bright frogs.Here you can find all the ne...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:54:42 PDT
Arduino VFD Display Clock Tutorial - A Guide To VFD Displays http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-VFD-Display-Clock-Tutorial-A-Guide-To-VFD-/
Arduino VFD Display Clock Tutorial - A Guide To VFD Displays - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/T1BN/IBM253JD/FUIT1BNIBM253JD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/T1BN/IBM253JD/FUIT1BNIBM253JD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/T1BN/IBM253JD/FUIT1BNIBM253JD.SMALL.jpg Kesselwagen ... + A little bit about VFDsDo you (still) remember the display of your old CD player, HiFi system or car radio? Have you ever noticed the displays used at your local supermarket that shows you the scanned item and the price of it?These displays have a characteristic beautiful bright blue-green col...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:49:36 PDT
Arduino Button with no resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Button-with-no-resistor/
Arduino Button with no resistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SMALL.jpg cornelam It is simple to connect a button to the Arduino. You need the button, some wires, and a resistor. But what if we no longer need the resistor and want to still be able to use the button with no false readings? The resistor is mandatory for proper operation of a button, and everybody will insist on us...
By: cornelam

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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:08:45 PDT
Arduino Stepper Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Stepper-Motors/
Arduino Stepper Motors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/T98S/IBL62K7N/FFLT98SIBL62K7N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/T98S/IBL62K7N/FFLT98SIBL62K7N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/T98S/IBL62K7N/FFLT98SIBL62K7N.SMALL.jpg cornelam When we need precision and repeatability, a stepper motor is always the solution. With the way it is designed, a stepper can only move from one step to the next and fix in that position. A typical motor has 200 steps per revolution; if we tell the motor to go 100 steps in one direction, it will turn...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 18:52:36 PDT
DIY Apple watch VLC controller with ESP8266, Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Apple-watch-VLC-controller-with-ESP8266-Arduin/
DIY Apple watch VLC controller with ESP8266, Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/634X/IBM21FPC/FPX634XIBM21FPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/634X/IBM21FPC/FPX634XIBM21FPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/634X/IBM21FPC/FPX634XIBM21FPC.SMALL.jpg planetleak Its a homemade project to make my own media controller app.My laptop connected to tv, and im too lazy, so maked a VLC control app.Yes im know, there is an official VLC app in store, better function, but this one is my :)And im added a PC turn off button to my watch app (lazyness overload)Video: Pa...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:43:33 PDT
Raspberry Pi 2 Kraft Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-2-Kraft-Case/
Raspberry Pi 2 Kraft Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/LBQI/IBM278G3/F3ZLBQIIBM278G3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/LBQI/IBM278G3/F3ZLBQIIBM278G3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/LBQI/IBM278G3/F3ZLBQIIBM278G3.SMALL.jpg xiaobo__ I received my long-expected Raspberry Pi a few days ago. I just couldn't wait to try out my crazy ideas on it. But wait, what if Pi can go portable. What if Pi can still rock on when a power source is unavailable. Problems to solve: How to power supply when we on the road How to put all the module...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 03:08:55 PDT
ESP8266 WiFi Shield for Arduino and other micros http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-WiFi-Shield-for-Arduino-and-other-micros/
ESP8266 WiFi Shield for Arduino and other micros - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7UGA/IBGCQC9V/F7F7UGAIBGCQC9V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7UGA/IBGCQC9V/F7F7UGAIBGCQC9V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7UGA/IBGCQC9V/F7F7UGAIBGCQC9V.SMALL.jpg drmpf IntroductionThis ESP8266-01 WiFi Shield is an alternative to the Very Cheap/Simple Wifi Shield for Arduino and other micros. The Very Cheap/Simple Wifi Shield for Arduino and other micros uses an Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 module and is the simplest to wire up. However if you already have an ESP8266 mo...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:06:43 PDT
ESP8266 Wifi Add on for Arduino Made Simple http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Wifi-Add-on-for-Arduino-Made-Simple/
ESP8266 Wifi Add on for Arduino Made Simple - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/8IWU/IAKWSQAE/FQH8IWUIAKWSQAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/8IWU/IAKWSQAE/FQH8IWUIAKWSQAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/8IWU/IAKWSQAE/FQH8IWUIAKWSQAE.SMALL.jpg drmpf UpdateThis instructable has been largely superseded by ESP8266 WiFi Shield for Arduino and other micros which provides a more universal web page configuration function.IntroductionESP8266 is a low cost wifi enabled chip. It comes in a variety of module types and can be programmed in a variety of way...
By: drmpf

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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 16:25:48 PDT
How to make a Cheap home Automation System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cheap-home-Automation-System/
How to make a Cheap home Automation System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IYGX/IB4A0PNW/FVQIYGXIB4A0PNW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IYGX/IB4A0PNW/FVQIYGXIB4A0PNW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IYGX/IB4A0PNW/FVQIYGXIB4A0PNW.SMALL.jpg pious123 Well Automated Home are a dream to every DIY er, But they Cost much So here is a solution to make a low budget Automated system======================================================Cost of building the project: Relay module (0.32$) transistor bc548 (0.016$) perfboard (0.16$) screw terminal (0....
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09:14:53 PDT