Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 Mar 2015 03:55:02 PST BLOX v1.01 Arduino Micro USB OTG http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Micro-USB-OTG/
Arduino Micro USB OTG - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/Z3R9/I6RT25HF/FU3Z3R9I6RT25HF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/Z3R9/I6RT25HF/FU3Z3R9I6RT25HF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/Z3R9/I6RT25HF/FU3Z3R9I6RT25HF.SMALL.jpg chienline Arduino is a powerful compact size programmable microcontroller for DIYers. The minimum basic equipment you need is a laptop, an USB cable, and an arduino. Can we make it even more portable? YES!All you need is an Arduino and a micro USB OTG which is as big as the USB-B plug itself and you can keep ...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:53:21 PST
Bear With Me http://www.instructables.com/id/Bear-With-Me/
Bear With Me - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/DWZ1/HAQ30DBM/FAFDWZ1HAQ30DBM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/DWZ1/HAQ30DBM/FAFDWZ1HAQ30DBM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/DWZ1/HAQ30DBM/FAFDWZ1HAQ30DBM.SMALL.jpg knighttime1010 This instructable teaches how to make our Bear With Me system, a prototype that allows two users to tangibly send and receive hugs (as well as motion) in near real-time. The bears will be able to send tweets when physically hugged.  Their hearts will glow when they receive the other bear's hug.  Th...
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:05:18 PST
ISBBM: Integrated Smart Belt for Blind's Mobility http://www.instructables.com/id/ISBBM-Integrated-Smart-Belt-for-Blinds-Mobility/
ISBBM: Integrated Smart Belt for Blind's Mobility - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/QF6K/I6SNY898/FDAQF6KI6SNY898.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/QF6K/I6SNY898/FDAQF6KI6SNY898.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/QF6K/I6SNY898/FDAQF6KI6SNY898.SMALL.jpg Ahmed Adel Gomaa Globally, it is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that 40 to 45 million people are totally blind and 314 million have some kind of visual impairment. In Egypt, 800,000 suffer from blindness. It is estimated by 2020, all blind-related numbers will double. According to several studies, ...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:28:01 PST
DIY functional Sonic Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-functional-Sonic-Screwdriver/
DIY functional Sonic Screwdriver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/66GW/I6RSO2SA/FE166GWI6RSO2SA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/66GW/I6RSO2SA/FE166GWI6RSO2SA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/66GW/I6RSO2SA/FE166GWI6RSO2SA.SMALL.jpg Honus Last Halloween my oldest son Colin dressed up as the Doctor from Doctor Who and I cobbled together a Sonic Screwdriver for him from bits of junk I scrounged up in the garage. Upon seeing the Sonic Screwdriver my youngest son Sam decided he absolutely had to have one. Sam however declared that his sc...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:40:21 PST
Power from trees!! And using this power to collect data form the environment. http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-from-trees-And-using-this-power-to-collect-d/
Power from trees!! And using this power to collect data form the environment. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/B75G/I6RSIJI9/FAGB75GI6RSIJI9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/B75G/I6RSIJI9/FAGB75GI6RSIJI9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/B75G/I6RSIJI9/FAGB75GI6RSIJI9.SMALL.jpg robinotics It is very well known that when putting a copper and a zinc rod into a potato, a voltage can be measured across the two rods, that is how the potato clock works. However we can take this idea further using a tree. As a tree has a higher volume than a potato, more energy can be transferred from the z...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:58:32 PST
Multiple buttons with a single pin http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiple-buttons-with-a-single-pin/
Multiple buttons with a single pin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/M36R/I6QD4HZZ/FKDM36RI6QD4HZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/M36R/I6QD4HZZ/FKDM36RI6QD4HZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/M36R/I6QD4HZZ/FKDM36RI6QD4HZZ.SMALL.jpg dev.alessiobigini Hello everyone!A lot of us happen to end the PIN analog on our board, to avoid this you can create a circuit that depending on the voltage varies Arduino decide which button was pressed. The circuit First we need to:- Arduino Uno- A resistor 4.7 KOhm- Three resistors 1 Kohm- Four buttons- Breadbo...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:43:26 PST
85Duino http://www.instructables.com/id/84Duino/
85Duino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/E1AW/I6ROXQRZ/FF8E1AWI6ROXQRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/E1AW/I6ROXQRZ/FF8E1AWI6ROXQRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/E1AW/I6ROXQRZ/FF8E1AWI6ROXQRZ.SMALL.jpg baelza.bubba I wanted to make a breakout board for my ATTiny85 that was similar to the the Arduino.The goal was to make a simple circuit that I could plug an ATTiny85 in to and then attach jumpers to a breadboard in the same way that you can with an Arduino Uno (or it's ilk). This, coupled with an AVRISP, would ...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:17:21 PST
Arduino Traffic Lights (ORIGINAL) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Traffic-Lights-1/
Arduino Traffic Lights (ORIGINAL) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/082D/I6QD30W3/FGX082DI6QD30W3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/082D/I6QD30W3/FGX082DI6QD30W3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/082D/I6QD30W3/FGX082DI6QD30W3.SMALL.jpg Matthew Blevins Get Resources For Project Arduino Uno REV-3 3 - Red - Yellow - & Green LED's Variety Pack Of Balsa Wood 800-Point Breadboard Multi-Color Hookup Wire Invisible Tape Weller Soldering Iron X-Acto Knife Black Sharpie Loctite Super Glue (Gel Control) Traffic Light Structure Framework Traffic...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:36:52 PST
Sleek ESP8266 Breadboard Adapter with Pin LABEL http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleek-ESP8266-Breadboard-Adapter-with-Pin-LABEL/
Sleek ESP8266 Breadboard Adapter with Pin LABEL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/FU0U/I6NI8LB6/FPYFU0UI6NI8LB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/FU0U/I6NI8LB6/FPYFU0UI6NI8LB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/FU0U/I6NI8LB6/FPYFU0UI6NI8LB6.SMALL.jpg technochatter ESP8266 WiFi to Serial Module is a real craze nowadays, so I ordered mine.After receiving I was excited and wanted to test it with my USB-Serial adapter using the Breadboard but realized that it cannot be inserted in the breadboard directly!! The commercially available adapters are costly and delive...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:12:07 PST
Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Dual-Axis-Solar-Tracker/
Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman En español.We at BrownDogGadgets.com love using solar energy with our electronics projects. For the most part it's extremely easy to work into small, low voltage, projects. One frequent question we get from students and hobbyists is "How can I make a solar tracker?"Thats a great question and an ev...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:38:02 PST
Flame Controlled MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Flame-Controlled-MIDI-Controller/
Flame Controlled MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SMALL.jpg bergerab One huge issue in the world of digital music production is keeping that analog warmth (that resonated from reel-to-reel systems and tubes) in modern day digital music. Many swear that analog systems have a sound that can never be replicated by bits, and hope is lost for digital music to match that a...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:10:15 PST
Texting Doormat with Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Texting-Doormat-with-Intel-Edison/
Texting Doormat with Intel Edison - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/64CY/I63F11N4/FEU64CYI63F11N4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/64CY/I63F11N4/FEU64CYI63F11N4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/64CY/I63F11N4/FEU64CYI63F11N4.SMALL.jpg JustinIsAMaker Doorbells are so old-fashioned. Who wants to rely on user input to tell you when someone is at your front door when you can use a microcontroller to tell you?In this project, we'll be building a pressure sensor that lives under your doormat. When the pressure sensor registers an input over a certain...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:16:24 PST
DIY write on plexiglass http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-write-on-plexiglass/
DIY write on plexiglass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/5B16/I6NI3CN4/FCG5B16I6NI3CN4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/5B16/I6NI3CN4/FCG5B16I6NI3CN4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/5B16/I6NI3CN4/FCG5B16I6NI3CN4.SMALL.jpg SimoneR2 ENGLISH:Hi everyone, today i'll show you how i realised (with a friend of mine) a DIY gift for another my friend that's going to celebrate his 18th birthday on friday. I'm not very good in english so if you find mistake, please report me and i'll correct it. I'll splits all the text in two: english ...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:25:50 PST
Annikken Andee MP3 Player - Play your music on Arduino via Smart phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Andee-MP3-Player-Play-your-music-on-Arduino-via-Sm/
Annikken Andee MP3 Player - Play your music on Arduino via Smart phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SMALL.jpg Annikken This instructable is to build a simple MP3 player using a Sparkfun MP3 shield that connects to the Arduino. The Annikken Andee shield will be connected to an Android or iOS device can be used as a controller for the MP3 player. The MP3 player will be able to play/pause, skip and stop playback of son...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:17:13 PST
R/C Car Balancing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Car-Balancing-Robot/
R/C Car Balancing Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/42TI/I6KNC3VK/F5542TII6KNC3VK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/42TI/I6KNC3VK/F5542TII6KNC3VK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/42TI/I6KNC3VK/F5542TII6KNC3VK.SMALL.jpg Kaeru no Ojisan Hi! This is Kaeru no Ojisan.We can find many balancing robots (even with open-source code) in website.Then I have tried to find a balancing robot based on an actual automobile or a commercially-sold R/C car such as Tamiya R/C car. But I cannot find an appropriate one. So I have decided to make R/C C...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:57:32 PST
Arduino RFID Lock box http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RFID-Lock-box/
Arduino RFID Lock box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/5MFH/I6M2M3LM/FZW5MFHI6M2M3LM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/5MFH/I6M2M3LM/FZW5MFHI6M2M3LM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/5MFH/I6M2M3LM/FZW5MFHI6M2M3LM.SMALL.jpg aidenv Hi, today I will be showing you how to make a RFID Lock box. Preperation You will need1x wooden box - http://www.amazon.com/Darice-9151-58-Rectangle-Woo...1x Parallax READ-ONLY RFID scanner - http://www.parallax.com/product/281401x Arduino Uno - http://store.arduino.cc/product/A0000661x Mini Hobb...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:28:56 PST
Scientific Research High Altitude Balloon for Fun and Profit http://www.instructables.com/id/Scientific-Research-High-Altitude-Balloon-for-Fun-/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:52:42 PST
Luminch Color LED lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Luminch-Color/
Luminch Color LED lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/1696/I6GCVR05/FTP1696I6GCVR05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/1696/I6GCVR05/FTP1696I6GCVR05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/1696/I6GCVR05/FTP1696I6GCVR05.SMALL.jpg el-Raza The first time I saw the Luminch One by Francisco Castro, I was surprised by the simplicity and the magical experience. However, since there never can be enough magic, I decided to make one with a little twist: the Luminch Color.The Luminch Color not only allows to turn the lamp on and off with a si...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:17:23 PST
BristleSwarm: Explorations into Swarm Robotics http://www.instructables.com/id/BristleBot-Swarm/
BristleSwarm: Explorations into Swarm Robotics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/GE9K/I6EXFD5E/FBBGE9KI6EXFD5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/GE9K/I6EXFD5E/FBBGE9KI6EXFD5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/GE9K/I6EXFD5E/FBBGE9KI6EXFD5E.SMALL.jpg cmuhleman A growing branch of robotics research is the study of swarm organization, emergent behavior and artificial intelligence through the use of autonomous robotic agents. In this Instructable, I'm going to walk you through a one week project that I created as part of my Masters Architecture studies at ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:54:49 PST
Arduino CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-CNC/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:33:32 PST
ArduDroid: A Simple 2-Way Bluetooth-based Android Controller for Arduino RGB led strip http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduDroid-A-Simple-2-Way-Bluetooth-based-Android-C/
ArduDroid: A Simple 2-Way Bluetooth-based Android Controller for Arduino RGB led strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SMALL.jpg ironheartbj18 INTRODUCTIONGET IT ON google PLAY "ardudroid" appARDUDROID (formerly Andruino) is a simple Android app to help you control the pins of your Arduino Uno (or clone) from your Android phone wirelessly. It's both an Android app and an Arduino program. ArduDroid employs a simple Android user interface to...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:11:56 PST
ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version-3.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-Version-30/
ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version-3.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SMALL.jpg deba168 Welcome to my solar charge controller tutorials series.I have posted two version of my PWM charge controller.If you are new to this please refer my earlier tutorial for understanding the basics of charge controller.1. Version-1 2. Version-2This instructable will cover a project build for a Arduino b...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:08:18 PST
All Purpose Robotic Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/All-Purpose-Robotic-Platform/
All Purpose Robotic Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/EUU6/I63EZJVE/F0SEUU6I63EZJVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/EUU6/I63EZJVE/F0SEUU6I63EZJVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/EUU6/I63EZJVE/F0SEUU6I63EZJVE.SMALL.jpg bjkayani Hello,In this instructable i will show you guys how to build an all purpose robotic platform. In the past i have worked a lot on robots. There are some robotic platforms available but they have weight speed and size limitations plus they cost more. I have made a robotic platform which can carry upto...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:20:51 PST
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Flappy Bird Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Flappy-Bird-Game/
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Flappy Bird Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ZM60/I63EZHUV/FKZZM60I63EZHUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ZM60/I63EZHUV/FKZZM60I63EZHUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ZM60/I63EZHUV/FKZZM60I63EZHUV.SMALL.jpg jollifactory We have built quite a few projects using the Bi-color (Red and Green) LED Matrix Driver Module kits from jolliFactory and have published them as instructables here. Each of these modules uses two MAX7219 Display Driver ICs to drive a Bi-color LED Matrix. These ICs are excellent because they take a l...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:00:47 PST
Love Spark http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Spark/
Love Spark - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/2TN8/I5WCP60K/FVG2TN8I5WCP60K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/2TN8/I5WCP60K/FVG2TN8I5WCP60K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/2TN8/I5WCP60K/FVG2TN8I5WCP60K.SMALL.jpg Aj Creations Love Spark is a heart shaped pendant that blinks an LED every three seconds and that time is based off of a research conducted by Amy Witter at the University of Melbourne concluding that people think of their friends & loved ones, on average, every 3 seconds. So it's not all just a fancy, blinky-bl...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:01:12 PST
Light Seeking and Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Seeking-and-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
Light Seeking and Obstacle Avoiding Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/DZZ9/I5WCP55Z/FVGDZZ9I5WCP55Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/DZZ9/I5WCP55Z/FVGDZZ9I5WCP55Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/DZZ9/I5WCP55Z/FVGDZZ9I5WCP55Z.SMALL.jpg Vagelis Chantzis The purpose of this project is to build an arduino robot that follows light and avoids possible obstacles in its way. It is based on an Arduino Uno microcontroller board and it uses Light Dependent Resistors to find the most bright light source while avoiding any obstacle on its way to the light sou...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:25:11 PST
Obstacle avoiding robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Obstacle-avoiding-robot-5/
Obstacle avoiding robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/UR90/I5THWZDM/FR9UR90I5THWZDM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/UR90/I5THWZDM/FR9UR90I5THWZDM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/UR90/I5THWZDM/FR9UR90I5THWZDM.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen What could be more awesome than building your own robot.This is how to do it your self.Banana for scale in the last picture.For mobile users. Watch the video from here!Find the building kit from here! Components. I used my previous project's shield and ultrasound sensor in this project.Learn how ...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:49:56 PST
Custom Crazy Taxi Video Game Controller with Makey Makey http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Crazy-Taxi-or-any-Video-Game/
Custom Crazy Taxi Video Game Controller with Makey Makey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/VH6X/I50X80LW/FHYVH6XI50X80LW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/VH6X/I50X80LW/FHYVH6XI50X80LW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/VH6X/I50X80LW/FHYVH6XI50X80LW.SMALL.jpg mazzmn What the Heck is a Makey Makey?Have you ever wanted to change the way the controls work on a particular computer program or game? Ever wanted to create a fun electronic invention without needing to be an electrical engineer or computer programmer? Ever want to have some crazy fun? Then Makey Makey i...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:07:08 PST
Power Keurig From Bed Over WiFi http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Keurig-From-Bed-Over-WiFi/
Power Keurig From Bed Over WiFi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/AMGQ/I5F7MSQ0/FE7AMGQI5F7MSQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/AMGQ/I5F7MSQ0/FE7AMGQI5F7MSQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/AMGQ/I5F7MSQ0/FE7AMGQI5F7MSQ0.SMALL.jpg davids1961 I recently retired and I'll admit I'm quite a noob at electronics. It's something that's always interested me but never had the time to experiment. Here's my first Instructable. If I made a mistake with the electronics, please be kind, but correct me.Now that I'm retired I find that I get out of b...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:16 PST
CTA Train Time Texter http://www.instructables.com/id/CTA-Train-Time-Texter/
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By: JustinIsAMaker

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:48:50 PST
Audio Treasure Hunt http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Treasure-Hunt/
Audio Treasure Hunt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/FLLM/I5F7J8TZ/F67FLLMI5F7J8TZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/FLLM/I5F7J8TZ/F67FLLMI5F7J8TZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/FLLM/I5F7J8TZ/F67FLLMI5F7J8TZ.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Everyone loves treasure hunts. Running around on a quest to find your present makes any gift better. So just for fun, I designed my own variation of the game. I combined an Arduino microcontroller with an Adafruit Wave Shield to make an audio treasure hunt box.The treasure hunters are given a code. ...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:06:37 PST
TinyCompass http://www.instructables.com/id/TinyCompass/
TinyCompass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/RI4I/I5BSBTPO/FH1RI4II5BSBTPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/RI4I/I5BSBTPO/FH1RI4II5BSBTPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/RI4I/I5BSBTPO/FH1RI4II5BSBTPO.SMALL.gif TinyCircuits In this Instructable, we will be building a compass using the TinyShield Compass as well as the Circle Edge Led shield. Materials After getting your boards and battery, the Arduino IDE will be the first thing to download if you have not done so already. When the IDE has been loaded go to tools, ...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:26:43 PST
Bag movement alarm for theft prevention http://www.instructables.com/id/Bag-movement-alarm-for-theft-prevention/
Bag movement alarm for theft prevention - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/D0ZQ/I5BRUB9H/F93D0ZQI5BRUB9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/D0ZQ/I5BRUB9H/F93D0ZQI5BRUB9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/D0ZQ/I5BRUB9H/F93D0ZQI5BRUB9H.SMALL.jpg micahmelnyk In short: I developed a portable, battery powered device that sounds an alarm when your bag or purse is moved. Once armed, can only be turned off by your secret code.The device is built off an Arduino compatible Trinket Pro, using an off-the-shelf project box with PCB.------------------------------...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:35:06 PST
Optical Mouse Odometer for (Arduino) Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Optical-Mouse-Odometer-for-Arduino-Robot/
Optical Mouse Odometer for (Arduino) Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LDW/I55MUYNT/FRZ4LDWI55MUYNT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LDW/I55MUYNT/FRZ4LDWI55MUYNT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LDW/I55MUYNT/FRZ4LDWI55MUYNT.SMALL.jpg jazzycamel Accurately determining the progress of a wheeled robot can be pretty tricky (and expensive!). Dead reckoning assumes that our motors are perfectly matched, our wheels don't slip and the surface we are running on is perfectly flat: most of these conditions are unattainable and are never guaranteed. R...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:08:25 PST
Push to data.sparkfun.com from an Intel Edison with Node.js http://www.instructables.com/id/Push-to-datasparkfuncom-from-an-Intel-Edison-with-/
Push to data.sparkfun.com from an Intel Edison with Node.js - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/6E4W/I52COMP3/FBQ6E4WI52COMP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/6E4W/I52COMP3/FBQ6E4WI52COMP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/6E4W/I52COMP3/FBQ6E4WI52COMP3.SMALL.jpg JustinIsAMaker The Intel Edison is really great at doing a lot of things, but one of the things that I was most excited about was its ability to use Node.JS to interact with objects IRL. As a front-end dev and a maker, I'm just trying to keep Atwood's Law true, haha!The Intel Edison comes with wi-fi ready to roll ...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:06:25 PST
Make Poetry with Light and Mirrors http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Poetry-with-Light-and-Mirrors/
Make Poetry with Light and Mirrors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/73PP/I52CYFW6/FAP73PPI52CYFW6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/73PP/I52CYFW6/FAP73PPI52CYFW6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/73PP/I52CYFW6/FAP73PPI52CYFW6.SMALL.jpg corpuscallosum This Instructable is an overview of my project, called "What You Make of It", that I created during my residency at Pier 9.What You Make of It is a kinetic art installation that uses light and mirrors to display software-generated poetry. Fifteen laser-cut mirrors in the shape of letters hang by cha...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:03:06 PST
Stepper Motor + Arduino + Solar Tracker (EV) http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Arduino-Solar-Tracker-EV/
Stepper Motor + Arduino + Solar Tracker (EV) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/87A6/I50XLOJN/F2Y87A6I50XLOJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/87A6/I50XLOJN/F2Y87A6I50XLOJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/87A6/I50XLOJN/F2Y87A6I50XLOJN.SMALL.jpg hectorhhg This instructable is the translation of another that was originally written in Spanish, so I beg your pardon if I have many grammatical errors, if so off I'd love to suggest me to edit it. I just do it because I like to share my projects.It is a solar tracker, but not before mentioning my inspiratio...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:32:35 PST
Huge wood nixie clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Huge-wood-nixie-clock/
Huge wood nixie clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/BWAH/I58I9YHT/FRLBWAHI58I9YHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/BWAH/I58I9YHT/FRLBWAHI58I9YHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/BWAH/I58I9YHT/FRLBWAHI58I9YHT.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi As many of you have already understood, I'm a bit nixie-addicted.This is my third nixie clock, and as for previous ones its making process has been fully documented into an instructable, so that everybody with patience and a few tools can build it.WARNING: the circuit raises the voltage to deadly 30...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:52:58 PST
The 600W Wake-Up Light with Temperature Logger http://www.instructables.com/id/The-600W-Wake-Up-Light-with-Temperature-Logger/
The 600W Wake-Up Light with Temperature Logger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/0WRV/I4YTXBJH/FB70WRVI4YTXBJH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/0WRV/I4YTXBJH/FB70WRVI4YTXBJH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/0WRV/I4YTXBJH/FB70WRVI4YTXBJH.SMALL.jpg kerembasaran This here is a highly advanced 24h temperature logger which registers the temperature every 15 seconds and than averages it over 1min and 12mins. The 12min averaged value is plotted on the timeline on a 128x64 OLED screen. The 1min average is printed on the bottom right corner of the screen.The devi...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:23:56 PST
Spark.io Build night Rex-o-Phone wifi xylophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparkio-Build-night-Rex-o-Phone-wifi-xylophone/
Spark.io Build night Rex-o-Phone wifi xylophone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/VRY4/I4E6DQX7/F0BVRY4I4E6DQX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/VRY4/I4E6DQX7/F0BVRY4I4E6DQX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/VRY4/I4E6DQX7/F0BVRY4I4E6DQX7.SMALL.jpg microrex Our Spark Build Nights on November 13 and 15th 2014 at Blooming-labs were a lot of fun thanks to Spark.io and Instructables for making the Build Night possible! I was building a glockenspiel played by solenoids from a player piano so why not make it wireless, too? The following steps necessary...
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:00:31 PST
Wireless LED Aquarium Controller With SPARK.IO CORE at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-LED-Aquarium-Controller-With-SPARKIO-CORE/
Wireless LED Aquarium Controller With SPARK.IO CORE at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SMALL.jpg nettexan Here I am at TechShop with an amazing micro controller from Spark.io called "Core". I was planning to use an Arduino to control my saltwater reef aquarium when a friend showed me the Core. This powerful little micro controller is as easy to program as the Arduino (in fact you can cut and paste Ardui...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:28:37 PST
DIY Laptop Controlled Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-Controlled-Robot/
DIY Laptop Controlled Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/L62N/I4TFCDGX/FM2L62NI4TFCDGX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/L62N/I4TFCDGX/FM2L62NI4TFCDGX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/L62N/I4TFCDGX/FM2L62NI4TFCDGX.SMALL.jpg Saiyam It would be so good if would be able to control a robot or your rc car using a laptop just like you control a car in a game. Well, it can be made possible using the versatile arduino UNO. There are thousands of projects you can make with arduino. This one of those projects. It is basically a robot w...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:44:22 PST
DIY Automated Tea Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automated-Tea-Maker/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:37:33 PST
Tacuino: a low-cost, modular, Arduino-compatible educational platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Tacuino-a-low-cost-modular-Arduino-compatible-educ/
Tacuino: a low-cost, modular, Arduino-compatible educational platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/7YT7/I5MD25PR/FBH7YT7I5MD25PR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/7YT7/I5MD25PR/FBH7YT7I5MD25PR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/7YT7/I5MD25PR/FBH7YT7I5MD25PR.SMALL.jpg MakersBox For my soft-circuit classes, we have been using either a pre-programmed Attiny85 circuit (http://www.instructables.com/id/SnapNsew-An-Educational-Soft-Circuit-Platform/), or the more expensive Arduino-compatible Lilypad USB. I wanted something in between those two extremes that would be: ...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:49:36 PST
3D Printed Walking Robot (Klann Linkage) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Walking-Robot-Klann-Linkage/
3D Printed Walking Robot (Klann Linkage) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KC1J/I4PHN4DN/FLAKC1JI4PHN4DN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KC1J/I4PHN4DN/FLAKC1JI4PHN4DN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KC1J/I4PHN4DN/FLAKC1JI4PHN4DN.SMALL.jpg Bit-Boy This walking robot has been a project that I have been wanting to have a go at for a while now and I finally got around to finishing it, so now I am sharing it with the world! This project is fairly simple to construct and does not require any difficult skills or large tools (other than a 3D printer...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:46:29 PST
Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-LEDs-with-your-TV-remote-Arduino-IR-T/
Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how I repurposed the useless buttons on my TV remote to control the LEDs behind my TV. You can also use this technique to control all sorts of things with a bit of code editing. I will also talk a bit about the theory of how an infrared transmitter and an infrared rec...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 01:03:38 PST
Charliecube -- Charlieplexed 4x4x4 RGB LED cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Charliecube-Charlieplexed-4x4x4-RGB-LED-cube/
Charliecube -- Charlieplexed 4x4x4 RGB LED cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/2UW0/I4MMUEOJ/F2J2UW0I4MMUEOJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/2UW0/I4MMUEOJ/F2J2UW0I4MMUEOJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/2UW0/I4MMUEOJ/F2J2UW0I4MMUEOJ.SMALL.jpg HippyNerd This is a Charlieplexed 64 RGB LED 3D Cube. The CharlieCube has a total of 192 LEDs and is controlled by 16 arduino pins wired through 16 spires of 4 LEDs and 4 connections. The 64 connections that 16 spires of 4 leads are wired in such a way that they only need 16 micro-controller (arduio) con...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 16:58:19 PST
LED Strip Controller w/ LED Amp + Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strip-Controller-w-LED-Amp-Arduino/
LED Strip Controller w/ LED Amp + Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7D1V/HQCWGPIW/FO17D1VHQCWGPIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7D1V/HQCWGPIW/FO17D1VHQCWGPIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/7D1V/HQCWGPIW/FO17D1VHQCWGPIW.SMALL.jpg ehsmaes Forget about DIY LED drivers with mosfet transistors! It is extremly simple to drive high powered LED-strips with Arduino at low cost without getting into too much circuitry. The secret is cheap mini LED Amplifiers.This instructable is just about driving LED strips. If you want to see an application...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:58:28 PST
Sound Locator http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Locator/
Sound Locator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/S76X/I4LKOXKT/F88S76XI4LKOXKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/S76X/I4LKOXKT/F88S76XI4LKOXKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/S76X/I4LKOXKT/F88S76XI4LKOXKT.SMALL.jpg TechKiwi This unique little sound locator has a pac-man like ghost that runs towards the loudest sound detected! It uses three microphones and an Arduino UNO to plot the direction of sound on a LED matrix and also makes for a fun, interactive effect when using with music. Gather Materials This instructab...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 21:46:58 PST
Brainwave-Controlled Paper Garment http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-portrait-1/
Brainwave-Controlled Paper Garment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/GK66/I3PK2JNM/FU2GK66I3PK2JNM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/GK66/I3PK2JNM/FU2GK66I3PK2JNM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/GK66/I3PK2JNM/FU2GK66I3PK2JNM.SMALL.jpg dt4art My project, Self-portrait is an experimental interactive wearable paper garment for performance, which uses thermochromic pigment, soft circuits, and Arduino connected to my vital signs such as heartbeats or brainwaves.My concept is all about self-esteem, self-portrait, aesthetic emotions, and human...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:20:12 PST