Instructables: exploring - technology - light - arduino http://www.instructables.com Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:19:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 LED Bulb For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bulb-1/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:17:32 PDT
Arduino Light Sensitive Stepper Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Light-Sensitive-Stepper-Motor/
Arduino Light Sensitive Stepper Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/TB03/I6YLVJNI/FFPTB03I6YLVJNI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/TB03/I6YLVJNI/FFPTB03I6YLVJNI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/TB03/I6YLVJNI/FFPTB03I6YLVJNI.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 I've come up with a simple way to make a stepper motor move from one position to another based on the lighting in a room. Using a handful of basic components I had lying around, no need for fancy motor / stepper shields. This setup could be used to automate blinds, so they open and close based on am...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:49:27 PST
Illumaphone: Light-based Musical Instrument with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Illumaphone-Light-based-Electronic-Musical-Instrum/
Illumaphone: Light-based Musical Instrument with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SMALL.jpg bonniee Ever wanted to build your own electronic musical instrument? In this Instructable, I walk through the build process for my Illumaphone, a light-based, spatial musical instrument that I built for Jeff Snyder's Computer Music class at Princeton. It consists of six coffee cups. Wave your hands over the...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:26:03 PST
Sound Reactive Neopixel Bangalore Torpedo http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Reactive-Neopixel-Bangalore-Torpedo/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:12:10 PST
Interactive sculpture : Externalizing Data http://www.instructables.com/id/Externalizing-Data/
Interactive sculpture : Externalizing Data - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/H314/I697TLC2/FBBH314I697TLC2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/H314/I697TLC2/FBBH314I697TLC2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/H314/I697TLC2/FBBH314I697TLC2.SMALL.jpg anaisafranco Externalizing Data is a sensitive sculpture that performs lights and sound when feeling presence of people.It was developed during the The School of Machines, 2014 in Berlin. Machines provided by Fablab Berlin.The music was done by Chicks on Speed. Modeling the head I want a shape that reminds a...
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:48:34 PST
Intel Edison: Lux meter, TSL2561 http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Edison-Lux-meter-TSL2561/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:12:33 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/Arduino-Ultimate-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:15:37 PST
Intel Edison: Ambient Sensor (data to cloud) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Edison-Ambient-Sensor-data-to-cloud/
Intel Edison: Ambient Sensor (data to cloud) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/IYX6/I5P7LQDU/FWLIYX6I5P7LQDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/IYX6/I5P7LQDU/FWLIYX6I5P7LQDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/IYX6/I5P7LQDU/FWLIYX6I5P7LQDU.SMALL.jpg glenntech I was one of the proud winners to receive the Intel IoT development kit. This kit included an Intel Edison and a Grove Starter Kit Plus.In this instructables, I will build a simple ambient sensor which will upload the data to the cloud. The Ambient sensor consists of three sensors: sound, temperatur...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 16:26:52 PST
LightControl http://www.instructables.com/id/LightControl/
LightControl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8M00/I5AMYTXP/FVX8M00I5AMYTXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8M00/I5AMYTXP/FVX8M00I5AMYTXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8M00/I5AMYTXP/FVX8M00I5AMYTXP.SMALL.jpg Andersv209 The project started with that i had 2 remotes to control 6 outlets in my apartment. But i wanted to get rid of the remotes and control the light with my iPhone and in my web-browser on my computer. I figured i could use an Arduino with Ethernet shield to do that. I already had an Arduino uno so i bo...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:45:23 PST
Alarm for your room with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Alarm-for-your-room-with-Arduino/
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:14:32 PST
Music blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-blinking-LED/
Music blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is an easy step by step guide to make cheap sound reacting LEDs that is blinking to the bass of the music you play. The music blinker is powered by an 9v battery which makes it portable and small. Parts and tools PARTS:TIP 31 CPCB Male AUX cable3x LEDs9v battery9v battery clipJumper wiresTOO...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:01:06 PST
Make Poetry with Light and Mirrors http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Poetry-with-Light-and-Mirrors/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:03:06 PST
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Crossguard-Lightsaber/
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad For all "those wierd kids that are board" and looking for something to do on a dark winter's night...Make the new crossguard triblade lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode 7, (VII in Roman numerals, if they even teach that in school anymore)This instructable will go over the physical build but it is mo...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:20:27 PST
Arduino Plant Warden http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Plant-Warden/
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 03:45:37 PST
Color Changing Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Mood-Lamp/
Color Changing Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SMALL.jpg batkin Get in the mood with some fairly simple ATTiny85 based homemade color shifting lamps! The code is Arduino IDE compatible for easy customization. Step 1: Materials Saw Drill Sheet of wood Wood screws Various hole cutter bits 6" Acrylic Cupcake / CAKE / Centerpiece Tube Extension (for diffusing t...
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:24:56 PST
Simple 3x3x3 LED Cube with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-3x3x3-LED-Cube-with-Arduino/
Simple 3x3x3 LED Cube with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/SJ2X/I5QN0GWZ/F4NSJ2XI5QN0GWZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/SJ2X/I5QN0GWZ/F4NSJ2XI5QN0GWZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/SJ2X/I5QN0GWZ/F4NSJ2XI5QN0GWZ.SMALL.jpg hkerr This is my first instructable so leave feedback in the comments please.When viewing lots of LED Cube tutorials it seemed like they were too complex and like they didn't give enough detail on how to build them. Also the pick controlled ones had very complex coding and complex wiring. Most cubes looke...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:23:33 PST
TimeRuler http://www.instructables.com/id/TimeRuler/
TimeRuler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9GB1/I49RRH5D/FWK9GB1I49RRH5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9GB1/I49RRH5D/FWK9GB1I49RRH5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9GB1/I49RRH5D/FWK9GB1I49RRH5D.SMALL.jpg glazur TimeRuler is a time-space measuring tool, using light-painting technique. It can be used for fun, for measuring high speed movement in different sports or as an educational device for schools. What you need:Arduino UNO, or similar13 pcs. 3V ultra bright dome LEDjump wiremini breadboard9V batteryplyw...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:52:52 PST
Glass with accelerometer controlled light http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-with-accelerometer-controlled-light/
Glass with accelerometer controlled light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SMALL.gif ademon I have started this project as a bed side glass with lighting feature. When I have moved forward I explored different usages in different contexts.Bed side glass scenario:When the user wakes up and needs to drink water, he/she turns the glass. When the glass flips over, it lights up, thanks to the a...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:55:33 PST
Water levels create different 8 different sounds http://www.instructables.com/id/Composition-Sound-Machine/
Water levels create different 8 different sounds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/NO49/I3R734K1/FSNNO49I3R734K1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/NO49/I3R734K1/FSNNO49I3R734K1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/NO49/I3R734K1/FSNNO49I3R734K1.SMALL.jpg wan.panisa The concept behind water level and music is inspired by glass harps. The idea is that each glass is tuned to a different pitch by filling the glass with water until the desired pitch is achievedThe futuristic hologram and reflective materials are inspired by the electronic music the instrument plays...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:55:03 PST
Light Box DJ http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Light-Box/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:09:08 PST
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-interactive-iPad-controlled-LED-Wall/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:49:46 PST
ATtiny Flower Pot http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny-Flower-Pot/
ATtiny Flower Pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/PID2/I3KBPA85/F2OPID2I3KBPA85.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/PID2/I3KBPA85/F2OPID2I3KBPA85.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/PID2/I3KBPA85/F2OPID2I3KBPA85.SMALL.jpg peterfoxflick This flower pot has a build in sensor that detects when the dirt inside is dry and lets you know. This uses an ATtiny85 as the brain and copper tape as the sensor. It is powered by 2 AAA batteries. All of the electronic parts can be purchased at http://sfe.io/w90611. Parts Attiny85 4.7 uf Capacitor...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:06:05 PST
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wonderlamp-Cheshire-Cat-Light/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:13 PST
Arduino Laser Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Guitar-2/
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 18:03:41 PST
Website Down Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Website-Down-Alarm/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:29:09 PST
Blinds' Eye http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinds-Eye/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:35:06 PST
Interactive box with logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-box-with-logo/
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:07:33 PST
Anxiety Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Anxiety-Necklace/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:59:46 PST
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF http://www.instructables.com/id/5-RF-Controlled-Light-Sockets/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:42:11 PST
3D Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Light-Painting/
3D Light Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SMALL.jpg Sebastian Morales This project was conceived the night of halloween. Looking out the window on the frozen streets of Chicago, looking at the lights on the street reflect on the pavement, looking so far beyond that the lights of the passing cars would float in the air long after the car was gone. Many of us are famil...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:53 PST
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZTNP/I2P3NP1N/F8FZTNPI2P3NP1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZTNP/I2P3NP1N/F8FZTNPI2P3NP1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZTNP/I2P3NP1N/F8FZTNPI2P3NP1N.SMALL.jpg TimSwift There are a couple different types of color sensors.The one used in this instructable is a "reflective" color sensor it has a red light source a green light source a blue light source(a R,G,B LED would work) and a light sensor. The way it works is first the red light source is turned on and the val...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spectrometer-Explore-the-Unknown-/
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr Hey Guys! A Spectrometer is useful for detecting impurities in water and in other substances, or even just telling us what wavelength something is! If you have a mystery laser and you want to know the wavelength, you grab a laser with a known wavelength, and calibrate the Spectrometer, simply by tak...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:37:10 PST
TV Remote Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Light-Switch/
TV Remote Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SMALL.jpg jaknieper23 I wanted to have the ability to turn my lights and fan on and off with my TV remote. I like this much better than a smartphone enabled light switch because it's much cheaper, and more convenient. Instead of unlocking my phone, going to the app, letting it load, and then turning the lights off, I can...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:03:31 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/64QT/I24LYBTV/FUB64QTI24LYBTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/64QT/I24LYBTV/FUB64QTI24LYBTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/64QT/I24LYBTV/FUB64QTI24LYBTV.SMALL.jpg Afritlabs What is an IcosaLEDron? It's a programmable, rechargeable 20 sided "ball" with a RGB LED on each face. Inside is a custom PCB equipped with the Atmega328p that is Arduino compatible allowing for easy programming of different effects. With twenty WS2812B LEDs (also known as Neopixels) positioned equa...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Arduino Tone Generator With LED Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Tone-generator-With-LED-display/
Arduino Tone Generator With LED Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/2L57/I1XEQAK6/FRS2L57I1XEQAK6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/2L57/I1XEQAK6/FRS2L57I1XEQAK6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/2L57/I1XEQAK6/FRS2L57I1XEQAK6.SMALL.jpg TimSwift Here is a simple Arduino project witch can be made with this DIY LED display and some other cheap parts. Parts and Tools Parts needed for this project:(1) Arduino nano(2) Tactile push buttons (2) 10K ohm resisters(2) 220 ohm resisters(1) piezo speaker(1) LED display(i used this DIY display)24 AW...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:03:10 PDT
DIY a Magic Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-a-Magic-Light-Box/
DIY a Magic Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/L22D/I1XEMRTI/F85L22DI1XEMRTI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/L22D/I1XEMRTI/F85L22DI1XEMRTI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/L22D/I1XEMRTI/F85L22DI1XEMRTI.SMALL.jpg maker_studio Let's see what Magic Light Box (MLB) is!MLB is a lighting box that can change the color upon the movment. It is based on Arduino Nano, using tri-axial accelerometer ADXL345 to collect the moving information. Besides, it can be charged by way of wireless charging.Three Lighting Mode:Shaking in X dire...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 08:19:31 PDT
Accelerometer Controlled Light Gauntlets http://www.instructables.com/id/Accelerometer-Controlled-Light-Gauntlets/
Accelerometer Controlled Light Gauntlets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/WM4T/I1WHE7QL/FSOWM4TI1WHE7QL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/WM4T/I1WHE7QL/FSOWM4TI1WHE7QL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/WM4T/I1WHE7QL/FSOWM4TI1WHE7QL.SMALL.jpg palladias This Halloween, I decided to be Alina Starkov from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. In the books, she's the one and only Sun Summoner, doing magic with light and heat. Since those powers were beyond me, I put together a set of Arduino-controlled gauntlets instead, that would light up on gesture...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:50:30 PDT
Retro Tech Shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Tech-Shades/
Retro Tech Shades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SMALL.jpg Aidan25 My friends John, Jared and I were challenged to design, prototype, and make a piece of wearable technology. We came up with a product, a pair of interactive wayfarers sunglasses. They have a photo-resistor right above the nose to detect the amount of light in the area. If it starts too get dark...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:34 PDT
DIY Arduino scrolling LCD text shield http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Arduino-scrolling-LCD-text-shield/
DIY Arduino scrolling LCD text shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/CPI7/I1KJPX5A/F0UCPI7I1KJPX5A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/CPI7/I1KJPX5A/F0UCPI7I1KJPX5A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/CPI7/I1KJPX5A/F0UCPI7I1KJPX5A.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This project is an upgrade on my "DIY Arduino LCD shield" go check out how to make it on my channel! In this project I’m going to use an Arduino Uno to scroll some text on a 16×2 character LCD which is controlled with a pair of pushbuttons. The project can easily be extended to do more, like add to ...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:08:05 PDT
passive brake light http://www.instructables.com/id/passive-brake-light/
passive brake light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/89DS/I1C1HWWB/F6G89DSI1C1HWWB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/89DS/I1C1HWWB/F6G89DSI1C1HWWB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/89DS/I1C1HWWB/F6G89DSI1C1HWWB.SMALL.jpg kristeller62 this instructable shows how to connect an accelerometer to an arduino to sample motion and trigger a light. in this case I am connecting an LED brake light through a relay. my goal was to create a device that I can attach to the back of my trailer and have brake light simulation based on accelerat...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:35:37 PDT
Get started with the Bend Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-Sensor/
Get started with the Bend Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SMALL.jpg cecilise We started by looking at how the Bend Sensor is buildt up, and how it works.We then looked at different areas we can see it beeing used in.Finally we made a lamp were you can change colour of the light, and also the brightness of a LED.You will find the steps of how to make your own lamp, including ...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Light Painters Palette 2.0 - A complete guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Painters-Palette-20-A-complete-guide/
Light Painters Palette 2.0 - A complete guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/923S/I0R0U7UG/FE5923SI0R0U7UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/923S/I0R0U7UG/FE5923SI0R0U7UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/923S/I0R0U7UG/FE5923SI0R0U7UG.SMALL.jpg jritchey Hello Photographers! I've been planning on doing , and have requests for, a follow up instructable on my Light Painters Palette. For a while I've been working on taking the big box form of that device and making it more compact, simple, and user friendly. To do this I designed a PCB (printed cir...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:48:53 PDT
DIY Dark Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dark-Sensor/
DIY Dark Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/08IP/I05EUSLN/FU208IPI05EUSLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/08IP/I05EUSLN/FU208IPI05EUSLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/08IP/I05EUSLN/FU208IPI05EUSLN.SMALL.jpg abhirooprobotics Hello guyzHere is another instructable of making a cheap dark sensor from scratch!Its Cheap and works fine.No requirement of arduino or Ic's. Items Required So, For making this basic sensor , you will be required some basic items which can be easily purchased from a local electronics shop for som...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:58:33 PDT
Simple LED Cube 4x with Arduino/328p http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Cube-4x-with-Arduino328p/
Simple LED Cube 4x with Arduino/328p - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/M23S/HZPDXWF7/FYDM23SHZPDXWF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/M23S/HZPDXWF7/FYDM23SHZPDXWF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/M23S/HZPDXWF7/FYDM23SHZPDXWF7.SMALL.jpg akki5230 Hi!This is my first Instructable about my 4x4x4 LED Cube. The brain of the cube is Atmega 328p. Atmega 328p is the microcontroller used in Arduino Uno. So either you can use Arduino or just the Atmega 328p.This instructable will explain the circuit and the programming part in detail. LEDs, Light Emi...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:48:35 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
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-Arduino-Uno/
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SMALL.jpg KyleTheCreator In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a 4x4x4 LED cube for around $15.00. The cube has 64 green LEDs which make up it's 4 layers(positives) and 16 columns(negatives). These are all wired to a Arduino Uno. An Arduino is a single-board microcontroller, intended to make the application of inter...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:11:10 PDT
8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8X8X8-RGB-LED-Cube/
8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SMALL.jpg SuperTech-IT It's been a long time coming, but my Universal RGB cube is finally ready!If when you are done, you love this project as much as I do, please vote for any contests I might be in.Trust me, I have some cool ideas in mind for all the prizes being offered !!!TO THOSE THAT CAME HERE BECAUSE YOU FOUND THE ...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:38:19 PDT
ATtiny Dark Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny-Dark-Detector/
ATtiny Dark Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/1E0G/HYR3I55H/F6P1E0GHYR3I55H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/1E0G/HYR3I55H/F6P1E0GHYR3I55H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/1E0G/HYR3I55H/F6P1E0GHYR3I55H.SMALL.jpg peterfoxflick This little project makes an ATtiny tell you when it is dark or bright. This is a great introduction into the capabilities of the ATtiny85 chip.You can also see these instructions on my website www.PeterFoxFlick.com Parts Solderless BreadboardATtiny 85Red LedGreen Led2 330 ohm Resistors10k ohm R...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:09:13 PDT
Solar powered flashlight controlled mini-tank robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-flashlight-controlled-mini-tank-robo/
Solar powered flashlight controlled mini-tank robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/GLSR/HYH38EIF/FNHGLSRHYH38EIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/GLSR/HYH38EIF/FNHGLSRHYH38EIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/GLSR/HYH38EIF/FNHGLSRHYH38EIF.SMALL.jpg Williewats Flashlight Controlled Solar Powered Arduino Enabled RobotThis project is a light gradient sensitive robot with solar charging capabilities, in other words it seeks out the light to charge itself. It accomplishes this behavior with a set of four light sensitive photoresistors in voltage divider circu...
By: Williewats

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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:06:57 PDT