Instructables: exploring - technology - avr - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:31:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 TV B Gone Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-B-Gone-Keychain/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:14:35 PDT
IoT Motion Controlled Servos http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Motion-Controlled-Servos/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:47:59 PDT
Rainbow Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Light/
Rainbow Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VXHN/IDFSMR47/F3AVXHNIDFSMR47.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VXHN/IDFSMR47/F3AVXHNIDFSMR47.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VXHN/IDFSMR47/F3AVXHNIDFSMR47.SMALL.jpg sbmull This set-by-set guide will show you how to construct the Rainbow Light kit available at applemountain.etsy.com First the brain.... First, place the microcontroller on the printed circuit board. The microcontroller will go on the rectangle outline in the middle of the board. As you can see in th...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:16:02 PDT
AVR Dual RGB Matrix Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/AVR-Dual-RGB-Matrix-Driver/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:55:17 PDT
Garage Door Fingerprint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Fingerprint-Scanning-garage-Door-Opener/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 19:26:47 PDT
Ultimate RGB Propeller Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-RGB-Propeller-Display/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:06:55 PDT
Mahogany & brass nixie clock (with IR and UART control) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mahogany-brass-nixie-clock-with-IR-and-UART-contro/
Mahogany & brass nixie clock (with IR and UART control) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/QR33/I9SMYG4A/FISQR33I9SMYG4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/QR33/I9SMYG4A/FISQR33I9SMYG4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/QR33/I9SMYG4A/FISQR33I9SMYG4A.SMALL.jpg mopsiok update: My contest entry was accepted. If you like the clock, I will appreciate if you vote for it!Hello there!In this instructable I'll show you the process of making an awesome, steampunk-alike nixie clock. There are lots of nixie projects on the Web, but most of them focus mainly on the hardware/...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 09:13:03 PDT
Save 81 Seconds: Fast Arduino Bootload/Program for Production http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-81-Seconds-Fast-Arduino-BootloadProgram-for-P/
Save 81 Seconds: Fast Arduino Bootload/Program for Production - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/ZHLH/I7XR9ASE/F48ZHLHI7XR9ASE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/ZHLH/I7XR9ASE/F48ZHLHI7XR9ASE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/ZHLH/I7XR9ASE/F48ZHLHI7XR9ASE.SMALL.jpg macetech Requires: AVRISP mkII and a Linux computer (or virtual machine)This Instructable shows how to automate and speed up the installation of a bootloader and demo program on an Arduino-compatible device.The Arduino bootloader and IDE make it incredibly easy to build a microcontroller device with cross-pl...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 01:29:33 PDT
Musical Visual Mania(Edited) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Visual-Mania/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:01:52 PDT
Color Changing Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Mood-Lamp/
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:24:56 PST
Tiny Color Mixer - a constant-current, 3W RGB LED with low-battery indicator and polymorph diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Color-Mixer-a-constant-current-3W-RGB-LED-wit/
Tiny Color Mixer - a constant-current, 3W RGB LED with low-battery indicator and polymorph diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SMALL.jpg markmoran Controlling an RGB LED is a simple and common microcontroller project, often the next project done after blinking and fading an LED.To make this more interesting, I built it using an ATtiny13, one of the smallest and simplest AVRs, which required "high-voltage programming." I also used a 3W LED beca...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:52:49 PDT
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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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