Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:58:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
Arduino wall avoiding robot - FabLab NerveCentre - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/JL2L/I053SDG0/FH5JL2LI053SDG0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/JL2L/I053SDG0/FH5JL2LI053SDG0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/JL2L/I053SDG0/FH5JL2LI053SDG0.SMALL.jpg TonyCanning This instructable assumes very little with respect to prior knowledge.If there are any areas you feel could be improved or clarified, please feel free to message or comment and I will update.Here are all the details you need to produce a simple wall avoiding robot. Along the way you will have the ch...
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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
Classic Joystick to USB Adaptor http://www.instructables.com/id/Classic-Joystick-to-USB-Adaptor/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:26:27 PDT
Line Sensors for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Line-Sensors-for-Cheap-Robots/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:41:37 PDT
Web Controlled Wifi LED Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Controlled-Wifi-LED-Tower/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:48:51 PDT
SOLAR POWERED ARDUINO WEATHER STATION http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-POWERED-ARDUINO-WEATHER-STATION/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:39:19 PDT
3D Print: Make Servo Controlled Valves http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Make-Servo-Controlled-Valves/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:21:17 PDT
Code generator for custom Android/Arduino menus to switch Arduino outputs on and off. Andriod/Arduino for Beginners. Absolutely No Programming Required http://www.instructables.com/id/AndriodArduino-for-Beginners-Design-Custom-Andriod/
Code generator for custom Android/Arduino menus to switch Arduino outputs on and off. Andriod/Arduino for Beginners. Absolutely No Programming Required - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/004E/HZPDZ2PG/FHU004EHZPDZ2PG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/004E/HZPDZ2PG/FHU004EHZPDZ2PG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/004E/HZPDZ2PG/FHU004EHZPDZ2PG.SMALL.jpg drmpf IntroductionThis is the first of two instructables that make up a complete customizable Home Automation for Beginners example.See DIY Home Automation for Beginners for the second part. It is aimed at the absolute beginner. If you can handle a sharp knife without cutting your fingers off you ca...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:12:44 PDT
Motion Controlled Ultrasonic Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Controlled-Ultrasonic-Lamp/
Motion Controlled Ultrasonic Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/HI55/HZK9BLBW/FJNHI55HZK9BLBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/HI55/HZK9BLBW/FJNHI55HZK9BLBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/HI55/HZK9BLBW/FJNHI55HZK9BLBW.SMALL.jpg gigafide Recently I've been learning about Ultrasonic waves and how to harness their power. It's simple enough to make some type of sonar device, but I wanted to take at a step cooler and see if I could use Ultrasonic waves to not only detect movement, but also the direction of that movement. So let's take i...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:19:14 PDT
Camera Surveillance Controller System http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-Surveillance-Controller-System-1/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:55:19 PDT
Arduino Phone Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Phone-Book/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:48:40 PDT
Mapping the innards of a keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Mapping-the-innards-of-a-keyboard/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:54:12 PDT
Hard Disk Clock (HDD Clock with Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hard-Disk-Clock-HDD-Clock-with-Arduino-Uno/
Hard Disk Clock (HDD Clock with Arduino Uno) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/O1E7/HZIH7XLJ/FNHO1E7HZIH7XLJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/O1E7/HZIH7XLJ/FNHO1E7HZIH7XLJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/O1E7/HZIH7XLJ/FNHO1E7HZIH7XLJ.SMALL.jpg ACVoltage This is a fun project that can be done easily and also cheaply. In this instructable we will explain step by step how to make this beautiful POV clock.Used material: Arduino Uno, Tiny RTC modul, ULN 2003, IR diode and IR transistor (used like a sensor, more details in next steps) 4 pushbuttons (...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:40:58 PDT
Rotary Vending Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Vending-Prototype/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:26:34 PDT
Infrared Smart Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Infrared-Smart-Outlet/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:06:46 PDT
Backpack Anti-Theft Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpack-Anti-Theft-Alarm/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:09:52 PDT
World Clock in German using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/World-Clock-in-German-using-Arduino/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:23:00 PDT
Robot Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Bottle-Opener/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:49:24 PDT
The Pill Reminder http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pill-Reminder/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:29:01 PDT
Qtechknow Robot Obstacle Course http://www.instructables.com/id/Qtechknow-Robot-Obstacle-Course/
Qtechknow Robot Obstacle Course - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/Z24W/HZI8T5RL/FIAZ24WHZI8T5RL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/Z24W/HZI8T5RL/FIAZ24WHZI8T5RL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/Z24W/HZI8T5RL/FIAZ24WHZI8T5RL.SMALL.jpg Qtechknow Have you ever thought of controlling your FuzzBot wirelessly? Do you want to make a real - life video game? Do you want to learn about the tech behind NFC and RFID? - the Qtechknow Robot Obstacle Course How - To Guide is for you!Please cast your vote for me (at the upper right hand corner, the ora...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:21:01 PDT
Irrigation logic controller/project log http://www.instructables.com/id/Irrigation-logic-controllerproject-log/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:47:04 PDT
Animatronic Eyes and Wii Nunchuck Part 2 - Give it a Voice http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Eyes-and-Wii-Nunchuck-Part-2-Give-it-a/
Animatronic Eyes and Wii Nunchuck Part 2 - Give it a Voice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/OAXO/HZH6XQDQ/FRTOAXOHZH6XQDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/OAXO/HZH6XQDQ/FRTOAXOHZH6XQDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/OAXO/HZH6XQDQ/FRTOAXOHZH6XQDQ.SMALL.jpg techiebot After I built the animatronic eyes in PART 1, I wanted to complete the face with a voice and possibly moving eyebrows. If you look back at my PART 1, you'll see that for the base I used a model from Thingiverse. Once you have the model 3D printed, you will need to add in the 9 gram servos. ...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:19:18 PDT
LED Head Arduino TED http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Head-Arduino-TED/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:25:35 PDT
Revolution (LED Chandelier) http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-LED-Chandelier/
Revolution (LED Chandelier) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SMALL.jpg mackintoshlinessless I love lighting, what's more, lighting with mechanical aspects to it. Revolution is a chandelier that does this very thing. It consist of 3 Arduino controlled motors which turn arms, powering LED's in a circular path, creating a "radar" or scanner effect. This instructable will show you how I made i...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:45 PDT
Quiz Game Show Buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Quiz-Game-Show-Buzzer/
Quiz Game Show Buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2L6L/HZB3NB4A/FNH2L6LHZB3NB4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2L6L/HZB3NB4A/FNH2L6LHZB3NB4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2L6L/HZB3NB4A/FNH2L6LHZB3NB4A.SMALL.jpg Clapoti A good friend of mine who's a teacher was doing quizzes in her class making students compete to answer questions... resulting in them complaining they raised their hands before the others.I decided to give her this quiz show type buzzer for Christmas to solve her problems.When one of the players pre...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:44:43 PDT
LED Pacman Ghosts http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pacman-Ghosts/
LED Pacman Ghosts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HFXP/HZB3KD9Y/FU6HFXPHZB3KD9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HFXP/HZB3KD9Y/FU6HFXPHZB3KD9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HFXP/HZB3KD9Y/FU6HFXPHZB3KD9Y.SMALL.gif NextFab Make your own LED Pacman Ghosts! Feel free to customize your own with colors or add more LEDs. Works well as a desk toy or even a nightlight! Setup What you'll need:Tools: Laser cutterHot glue gunSoldering ironComputer Wire cuttersWire strippersComponents Acrylic (color of your ghost)Arduino Uno(...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:25:05 PDT
DIY navigation device for blind people using Arduino and Android smart phone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-navigation-device-for-blind-people-using-Ardui/
DIY navigation device for blind people using Arduino and Android smart phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SMALL.jpg amr wasfy In this project you can cover your eyes and let your smartphone navigate you to avoid obstacles, the application is mainly a DIY navigation device for blind people. I knew that 1Sheeld is about to launch a new text to speech shield, and so I contacted them to let me use it in this project and they ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:34:47 PDT
Demystifying 4 pin addressable RGB LEDS http://www.instructables.com/id/Demystifying-4-pin-addressable-RGB-LEDS/
Demystifying 4 pin addressable RGB LEDS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/LFSZ/HZ9O6FIZ/F0ULFSZHZ9O6FIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/LFSZ/HZ9O6FIZ/F0ULFSZHZ9O6FIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/LFSZ/HZ9O6FIZ/F0ULFSZHZ9O6FIZ.SMALL.jpg Dain Unicorn If you've seen my previous Instructable on RGB LEDs, then you have a pretty good foundation on the ability to put three separate light sources into a single package in your builds.Time marches on, and so does technology! One of the most innovative new things about RGB LEDs is the addition of a disc...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:44:25 PDT
Arduino Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Calculator/
Arduino Calculator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SMALL.jpg Kale_3d In this Instructable I will show you how to make an Arduino calculator that is just as good as any other calculator (well... sort of). Even though it's probably not practical due to it's size, repetitive use of the equals button (due to the lack of keys), and cost (You can probably buy a calculator ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:33:01 PDT
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-Arduino-Uno/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:11:10 PDT
Arduino Controlled Lego Lighthouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Lego-Lighthouse/
Arduino Controlled Lego Lighthouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SMALL.jpg yoda333 Lighthouses have been guiding boats to safety for thousands of years. One of the earliest and most notable of these was the Pharos of Alexandria. This huge structure stood for nearly two thousand years. When deciding on a lego project, I wanted to build something practical, yet at the same tim...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:14:01 PDT
Arduino Modules - Flame Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Modules-Flame-Sensor/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:43:05 PDT
Bluetooth controlled arduino robot arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-controlled-arduino-robot-arm/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:28:15 PDT
Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Floppy-Drives/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:43:04 PDT
Make your plant smile http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-plant-smile/
Make your plant smile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/3KCJ/HZ5DQMM6/F5O3KCJHZ5DQMM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/3KCJ/HZ5DQMM6/F5O3KCJHZ5DQMM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/3KCJ/HZ5DQMM6/F5O3KCJHZ5DQMM6.SMALL.jpg thanasisloi7 This is a funny project that makes our plants “talk” to us. It’s very simple and you can create it in few hours. We use a sensor to read the soil moisture of our plant and a led matrix to dislay how the plant “feel”. You can use an ATtiny85 as a microcontroller. Order Materials Led Matrix Soil Hy...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:31:27 PDT
Washing machine countdown timer - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Washing-machine-countdown-timer-Arduino/
Washing machine countdown timer - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SMALL.jpg sjowett Hello, and welcome to my instructable for a washing machine countdown timer. The timer is operated with the very popular Arduino micro controller. See here for more information. Arduino Home PageAimThe aim of this project is to be able to delay the start of the washing machine by a few hours. Th...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:55 PDT
Hacking my RC Car using Arduino and Android Smart Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-my-RC-Car-using-Arduino-and-Android-Smart-/
Hacking my RC Car using Arduino and Android Smart Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/ZI17/HZ3YAUUM/FJHZI17HZ3YAUUM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/ZI17/HZ3YAUUM/FJHZI17HZ3YAUUM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/ZI17/HZ3YAUUM/FJHZI17HZ3YAUUM.SMALL.jpg ahmicmahmoud Have an old toy car? I hacked mine using Arduino and an H bridge circuit to control the motors, used my Sony Z1 Android phone to control it with the recent 1Sheeld I got from Kickstarter. I thought to use the Gyroscope sensor in to drive it but after experimenting, I used the gravity sensor instead,...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:55:09 PDT
Teensy MIDI USB foot controller for controlling Mobius Looper http://www.instructables.com/id/Teensy-MIDI-USB-foot-controller-for-controlling-Mo/
Teensy MIDI USB foot controller for controlling Mobius Looper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/SSI3/HZ2IVXFD/FEWSSI3HZ2IVXFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/SSI3/HZ2IVXFD/FEWSSI3HZ2IVXFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/SSI3/HZ2IVXFD/FEWSSI3HZ2IVXFD.SMALL.jpg Thrifleganger Motivation:Playing in a 2 piece band, with the drums and lots of other samples being played back as backing tracks, there was a need to use a looper to add in more elements to the tracks. A hardware based looper fails in this respect, since there is no way to maintain synchronisation. Meaning, sli...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:32:27 PDT
Haptic Comlink! http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Comlink/
Haptic Comlink! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/YZ1G/HZ13GDWJ/FERYZ1GHZ13GDWJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/YZ1G/HZ13GDWJ/FERYZ1GHZ13GDWJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/YZ1G/HZ13GDWJ/FERYZ1GHZ13GDWJ.SMALL.jpg PaulBeaudet This Haptic Comlink allows someone to feel messages on the wrist or maybe just massages! This is achieved by vibrating pager motors in combinations that represent letters. The main items needed are a micro with 6 outputs, a Darlington array, and 6 vib motors.This project is part of a practicality te...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:24:58 PDT
DIY Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Tracker/
DIY Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SMALL.jpg pdaniel7 Introduction We aim to introduce young students to engineering and teach them about solar energy; by having them build a Helios as part of their curriculum. There is an effort in engineering to push energy generation away from the use of fossil fuels and towards greener alternatives. One option for ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:42:23 PDT