Instructables: exploring - technology - avr - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:21:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 2pi Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/2pi-Line-Follower/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:08:06 PDT
cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-nice-and-weird-A4-graph-plotter-25-some-scra/
cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SMALL.jpg mopsiok Updated on Jun 2, 2014My contest entry was accepted - now you can vote for this project if you like it! Thanks!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi there!At the begining I have to warn you... The solution presented below is quite inefficien...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:57:49 PDT
ChronosMEGA; a wrist watch http://www.instructables.com/id/ChronosMEGA-a-wrist-watch/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:43:35 PDT
Arduino BASIC Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-BASIC-Shield/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:00:11 PST
Building an ISP Shield for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-ISP-Shield-for-Arduino/
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:48:16 PST
CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited with improvements! http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 03:14:27 PDT
Robot - Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Line-Follower/
Robot - Line Follower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/DKC5/HI3TS52I/FMTDKC5HI3TS52I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/DKC5/HI3TS52I/FMTDKC5HI3TS52I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/DKC5/HI3TS52I/FMTDKC5HI3TS52I.SMALL.jpg midhun_s I began work on my first robot about two years ago. For no particular reason, I decided to begin with a line following robot and truth be told, my first attempt at building it was a complete failure. Looking back at my efforts, I believe, for a beginner, I was rather too ambitious. The circuit tha...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:25:48 PDT
Arduino ATtiny2313 Programming Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-ATtiny2313-Programming-Shield/
Arduino ATtiny2313 Programming Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/FW7L/HH9SOAOA/FSMFW7LHH9SOAOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/FW7L/HH9SOAOA/FSMFW7LHH9SOAOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/FW7L/HH9SOAOA/FSMFW7LHH9SOAOA.SMALL.jpg vishalapr Today, I made a small 3x3x3 LED cube with an ATtiny2313 that I had from about 2 weeks ago. Whenever I had to reprogram the LED cube when I thought of more awesome patterns, I had to get out my breadboard and then wire up everything again referring to pin-outs of ATtiny2313 and make sure everything i...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 20:02:31 PDT
Autonomous Sumo Combat Robot with Pneumatic Flipper - How to http://www.instructables.com/id/Autonomous-Sumo-Battle-Bot-with-Pneumatic-Flipper-/
Autonomous Sumo Combat Robot with Pneumatic Flipper - How to - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/AB5F/HDHW4Q1P/F8IAB5FHDHW4Q1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/AB5F/HDHW4Q1P/F8IAB5FHDHW4Q1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/AB5F/HDHW4Q1P/F8IAB5FHDHW4Q1P.SMALL.jpg kmmarlow This Sumo Bot was designed, built, programmed and tested over a 12 week period for one of my final year engineering classes. The aim was to design and build a lightweight fully autonomous sumo fighting robot for an in class Sumo Bot competition. The robot was required to push, lift or flip the oppon...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:30:30 PST
LED Pocket Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pocket-Watch/
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Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:04:17 PST
AVR Chronograph from concept to PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/AVR-Chronograph-from-concept-to-PCB/
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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:07:00 PST
Remotely Controlled VGA Camera - Overview http://www.instructables.com/id/Remotely-Controlled-VGA-Camera-Overview/
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 06:44:58 PDT
A DVD Player Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/A-DVD-Player-Hack/
A DVD Player Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/KU56/H994I0KR/F0AKU56H994I0KR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/KU56/H994I0KR/F0AKU56H994I0KR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/KU56/H994I0KR/F0AKU56H994I0KR.SMALL.jpg dmitryp This is a description of an open source/open hardware project of a remotely controlled Arduino (Freeduino) based clock/thermometer utilising power supply and VFD panel from a broken DVD player in a custom made acrylic enclosure. The aim of the project was to demonstrate what could be done from elect...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 19:56:45 PST
An universal programming adapter for the Atmel STK500 http://www.instructables.com/id/An-universal-programming-adapter-for-the-Atmel-STK/
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Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:56:00 PDT
Vintage Toothbrush Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-Timer/
Vintage Toothbrush Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/X16B/H461X4SP/F0SX16BH461X4SP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/X16B/H461X4SP/F0SX16BH461X4SP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/X16B/H461X4SP/F0SX16BH461X4SP.SMALL.jpg basil.shikin My last visit to the dentist convinced me that I should really brush my teeth at least two minutes. I decided to build a special toothbrush timer: it would detect when a brush is taken out, measure two minutes and notify when the time is up. I chose to use Atmega328p, a weight sensor, brass cup...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:24:12 PDT
Box with a Music Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Box-with-a-Music-Lock/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:53:07 PDT
Picopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Picopter/
Picopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/1VUJ/GYN8W6Z3/FEB1VUJGYN8W6Z3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/1VUJ/GYN8W6Z3/FEB1VUJGYN8W6Z3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/1VUJ/GYN8W6Z3/FEB1VUJGYN8W6Z3.SMALL.jpg frank26080115 It's a tiny quadrotor helicopter! Update Feb 25 2012: Warning, I may have discovered a bug inside the CadSoft EAGLE 6.1.0 software that may make the PCB look slightly different. My design files are meant for 5.11 so use that instead. You have been warned. Main Features: X mode flying MP...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:56:30 PST
Using the 8Pin ATTINY programming shield with an external clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-8Pin-ATTINY-programming-shield-with-an-e/
Using the 8Pin ATTINY programming shield with an external clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/9UZJ/GV8UU6LH/FFI9UZJGV8UU6LH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/9UZJ/GV8UU6LH/FFI9UZJGV8UU6LH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/9UZJ/GV8UU6LH/FFI9UZJGV8UU6LH.SMALL.jpg osbock Instructables author extraordinaire Randofo created a great programming shield to use your Arduino to program 8 pin ATTINY processors. He was even generous enough to give 50 copies of it out to people who authored instructables using AVR processors. It works great on brand new ATTINYs and any chip t...
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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 08:39:23 PST
Hack a Toaster Oven for Reflow Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Toaster-Oven-for-Reflow-Soldering/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 03:05:18 PST
How to drive a lot of LEDs from a few microcontroller pins. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-drive-a-lot-of-LEDs-from-a-few-microcontrol/
How to drive a lot of LEDs from a few microcontroller pins. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SMALL.jpg westfw Using the fact that many microcontroller pins have three states (+V, GND, or"high impedence", you can drive N*(N-1) LEDs from N pins. So the little 8pin microcontroller like a PIC12Fxxx or an ATtiny11 can drive 20 LEDs onits five available output pins, and still have one pin left for some kind of i...
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Mon, 22 May 2006 04:02:35 PDT
Turn a TV-B-Gone into a super camera remote! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-TV-B-Gone-into-a-super-camera-remote/
Turn a TV-B-Gone into a super camera remote! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/N0HA/GU09UPLA/F01N0HAGU09UPLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/N0HA/GU09UPLA/F01N0HAGU09UPLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/N0HA/GU09UPLA/F01N0HAGU09UPLA.SMALL.jpg osbock Intro: My Nikon DSLR has an infrared remote function (remote sold separately) that is really handy, but fairly limited in range. A while ago, I bought a TV-B-Gone Kit from it's inventor Mitch Altman, and it can turn TV's off from a great distance. I thought, "Hey, this thing is open source! I can ha...
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Thu, 20 Oct 2011 19:47:00 PDT
Build an electronic polyhedral die http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-electronic-polyhedral-die/
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:10:41 PDT
Build an electronic score keeper/storage box http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-electronic-score-keeperstorage-box/
Build an electronic score keeper/storage box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/71US/GSLEWO3Q/FKE71USGSLEWO3Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/71US/GSLEWO3Q/FKE71USGSLEWO3Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/71US/GSLEWO3Q/FKE71USGSLEWO3Q.SMALL.jpg mkanoap The instruction manual for each of the MANY munchkin series of card games always includes a phrase like "you will need a 10 sided die for each player or some other device to keep score." 10 sided dice are not hard to find in my house, but I took this as a challenge to make my own device to keep...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:41:12 PDT
Starry Ceiling for Kids Bedroom http://www.instructables.com/id/Starry-Ceiling-for-Kids-Bedroom/
Starry Ceiling for Kids Bedroom - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/UY0J/GOJSVEXC/FMMUY0JGOJSVEXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/UY0J/GOJSVEXC/FMMUY0JGOJSVEXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/UY0J/GOJSVEXC/FMMUY0JGOJSVEXC.SMALL.jpg gweeds When my little girl was born I wanted to make her a special night light for in her room. I made her a ceiling light with twinkling stars. It is made up of a piece of custom wood with 100 LEDs mounted in it. An AVR AT90S8538 micro controller runs a bascom program that produces a random pattern on the...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2011 01:55:35 PDT
DIY TiX Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-TiX-Clock/
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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 04:23:18 PDT
Custom Tron Disc Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Tron-Disc-Mod/
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Fri, 26 Aug 2011 05:27:45 PDT
USB PCB Business Card http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-PCB-Business-Card/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:53:07 PDT
Ghetto Pixels - Building an open source BlinkM http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Pixels-Building-an-open-source-BlinkM/
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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:26:22 PDT
LED wind indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-wind-indicator/
LED wind indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/9DJH/GP2DLFLD/FOF9DJHGP2DLFLD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/9DJH/GP2DLFLD/FOF9DJHGP2DLFLD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/9DJH/GP2DLFLD/FOF9DJHGP2DLFLD.SMALL.jpg janw I have something with the weather. I always like to know how warm or cold it is, how much rain has fallen, how hard the wind blows and from what direction,... and so there are lots of sensors around our house to keep me up to date. These sensors give only a limited range of data, so I still need th...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 14:12:52 PDT
Make an automatic plant light http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-automatic-plant-light/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2009 08:40:00 PST
Transform a cheap RC Transmitter with Custom Firmware http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-a-cheap-RC-Transmitter-with-Custom-Firmw/
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Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:52:59 PDT
How To Use a Nokia Color LCD! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-a-Nokia-Color-LCD/
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Tue, 10 May 2011 20:06:26 PDT
Lampduino - an 8x8 RGB Floor Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Lampduino-an-8x8-RGB-Floor-Lamp/
Lampduino - an 8x8 RGB Floor Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/MN9B/GLFUD856/FNJMN9BGLFUD856.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/MN9B/GLFUD856/FNJMN9BGLFUD856.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/MN9B/GLFUD856/FNJMN9BGLFUD856.SMALL.jpg lincomatic Lampduino is a computer-controlled free-standing floor lamp, comprised of an 8x8 RGB LED matrix. The lamp stands 45" high and 18" wide.  Light emanates from both sides.  It has various display modes, as well as an included editor for creating animations.  The lamp is controlled via an application ru...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 21:33:38 PDT
Build your own Wifi radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Wifi-radio/
Build your own Wifi radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/AZZH/GLFUDRE7/FQUAZZHGLFUDRE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/AZZH/GLFUDRE7/FQUAZZHGLFUDRE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/AZZH/GLFUDRE7/FQUAZZHGLFUDRE7.SMALL.jpg janw The internet hosts lots and lots of online radiostreams, most of them with a certain theme, ranging from old time classics to Tibetian riverdancing. I must admit that I love to listen to them while I'm building stuff, as I can choose the music I like without listening to the same cd's over and ove...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:07:40 PDT
Yet Another Daft Punk Coffee Table (5x5 LED Matrix) http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Daft-Punk-Coffee-TableDisplay/
Yet Another Daft Punk Coffee Table (5x5 LED Matrix) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/H8GB/GK3TOBQM/FADH8GBGK3TOBQM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/H8GB/GK3TOBQM/FADH8GBGK3TOBQM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/H8GB/GK3TOBQM/FADH8GBGK3TOBQM.SMALL.jpg lincomatic Yes, I know this has been done before, but I wanted to build my own, using as few parts as possible.  I built this as a table top or wall mount model, but it can be scaled up to make a coffee table.  I built it as a study for a more ambitious project, which will be an 8x8 RGB coffee table.  In desig...
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:40:58 PST
Numitron clock & thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Numitron-clock-thermometer/
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 07:39:00 PST
Mechanized Android Figure http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanized-Android-Figure/
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:45:23 PST
Rechargeable Battery Capacity Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Battery-Capacity-Tester/
Rechargeable Battery Capacity Tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/2S22/GJQEJQDF/F3I2S22GJQEJQDF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/2S22/GJQEJQDF/F3I2S22GJQEJQDF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/2S22/GJQEJQDF/F3I2S22GJQEJQDF.SMALL.jpg BrianH Do you have a pile of AA rechargeable batteries in your drawer? Some are old, some are new, but which sets would you bring with your camera on your next trip, and which ones are past their useful life? I like using rechargeable batteries, but I’m certain that some of them are not living up to the st...
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Tue, 8 Feb 2011 12:43:06 PST
Music Playing Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Playing-Alarm-Clock/
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Mon, 7 Feb 2011 22:46:31 PST
Reverse engineering: USB controlled home automation hack http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-controlled-home-automation-hack/
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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:36:32 PST
Power your Arduino/AVR with a Hand-Cranked Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-your-ArduinoAVR-with-a-Hand-Cranked-Battery/
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Fri, 14 Jan 2011 04:41:17 PST
LED Binary Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Binary-Calculator/
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Fri, 3 Sep 2010 05:04:44 PDT
Make a 8x10 L.E.D Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/810-LED-Matrix-with-4017/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2009 14:22:52 PDT
The Multi-format Clock - Gift contest http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Multi-format-Clock-Gift-contest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/MLXN/GC4GDEOM/F9DMLXNGC4GDEOM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/MLXN/GC4GDEOM/F9DMLXNGC4GDEOM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/MLXN/GC4GDEOM/F9DMLXNGC4GDEOM.SMALL.jpg janw I tend to have good ideas when I don't need them but when I need them I always face the black wall of no inspiration. I had to come up with an idea for a present for Jeff-O. After a long week without inspiration, I came up with this: A multiformat clock. It displays time in: Binary 3 collums Bina...
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Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:06:50 PDT
Infrared Proximity Sensing Coffee Table Module & Color Changing Glowing Faucet http://www.instructables.com/id/Infrared-Proximity-Sensing-Coffee-Table-Module/
Infrared Proximity Sensing Coffee Table Module & Color Changing Glowing Faucet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SMALL.jpg grahmaustin This video can be found on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5n0rw8wo14 Check out the other one, and some other of my videos This is merely an instructable to explain how this device operates. I hope everything is not too obfuscated. This prototype consists of three 8x8” modules. Eac...
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Wed, 26 May 2010 18:42:21 PDT
LED Cube 4x4x4 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cube-4x4x4/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:47:46 PDT
Atmel Xmega USB/Serial Arbitrary Waveform Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Atmel-Xmega-USBSerial-Arbitrary-Waveform-Generato/
Atmel Xmega USB/Serial Arbitrary Waveform Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/PWX4/G79D44SM/FWFPWX4G79D44SM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/PWX4/G79D44SM/FWFPWX4G79D44SM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/PWX4/G79D44SM/FWFPWX4G79D44SM.SMALL.jpg wandererwolf This instructable walks you through programming and using the Boston Android Xmega evaluation board to work as a simple arbitrary waveform generator taking advantage of the integrated 12bit DAC and high speed DMA controller. I have provided precompiled firmware as well as source code which can be lo...
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Sat, 27 Mar 2010 12:51:33 PDT
Color Changing Digital PC Fan Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Digital-PC-Fan-Controller/
Color Changing Digital PC Fan Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/X5RH/G5W7J605/FUPX5RHG5W7J605.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/X5RH/G5W7J605/FUPX5RHG5W7J605.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/X5RH/G5W7J605/FUPX5RHG5W7J605.SMALL.jpg CalcProgrammer1 We've all seen LED fans that you can put in your computer to make it look cool.  They usually come in blue, sometimes red or green and consist of a basic PC fan with 4 bright LED's mounted in the 4 corners.  They source their voltage from the fan's power input, so if you're using a fan controller (e...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:45:28 PST
LED Scolling Dot Matrix Font & Graphics Generator 5x8 5x7 8x8 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Scolling-Dot-Matrix-Font-Graphics-Generator-/
LED Scolling Dot Matrix Font & Graphics Generator 5x8 5x7 8x8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/05VC/G68HDRBT/FLN05VCG68HDRBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/05VC/G68HDRBT/FLN05VCG68HDRBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/05VC/G68HDRBT/FLN05VCG68HDRBT.SMALL.jpg roznerd If you are into geeking it out with projects of the electronical kind, then you have likely wanted to create a dot matrix display or a POV. To do this you will need to have a font file or table to read the characters from. There are alot of ways to get this file. The common sizes of displays are ...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:35:12 PST
Servo Controlled Labyrinth http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-Controlled-Labyrinth/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:35:04 PST