Instructables: exploring - technology - parallax - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:31:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 Sound Reactive LED Strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Reactive-LED-strip/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:12:40 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will show you how to make a simple robotic arm controlled by 4 servos , 2 analog joysticks, and an Arduino UNO. It is very similar to my "2 Servos + Thumbstick" instructurable. This tutorial is in particular to help out another Arduino user;  "RobotZee". I will guide you ste...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 PST
Create an Internet Connected Pill Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-an-Internet-Connected-Pill-Dispenser/
Create an Internet Connected Pill Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SMALL.jpg mazzmn The P.I.L. Box - A Better Medication Reminder System Studies show the consequences of patients not taking medications according to doctor's orders can be serious, especially in older patients.With today's low cost micro-controllers and sensors (and the incentive of the Radio Shack / Instructables Mi...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 20:07:41 PDT
Microcontroller controlled Home Entertainment System http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-controlled-Home-Entertainment-Syst/
Microcontroller controlled Home Entertainment System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered This Instructable will take you on my journey to replace my old Netflix/Vudu Bluray player with a PC based entertainment station for my LCD projector.  I wanted to be able to access and control Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Crackle, NBC, ABC, and the Weather Channel using only a simple remote control.   ...
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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:48:35 PST
How to build the QuickPlayer Extreme http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-the-QuickPlayer-Extreme/
How to build the QuickPlayer Extreme - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/XSDM/HD2RRV9K/FORXSDMHD2RRV9K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/XSDM/HD2RRV9K/FORXSDMHD2RRV9K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/XSDM/HD2RRV9K/FORXSDMHD2RRV9K.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered The Quickplayer Extreme is a Propellerpowered Gaming System. It provides a lot of retro gaming fun as well as provide a great way to get into game and microcontroller programming.  This Instructable will teach you how to assemble this Open Source product or build your own from scratch as all t...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:22:09 PST
Bicycle North Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-North-Indicator/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:42:21 PDT
Build your own Pocket SID Audio Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Pocket-SID-Audio-Player/
Build your own Pocket SID Audio Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/SJHI/H672X71C/FP0SJHIH672X71C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/SJHI/H672X71C/FP0SJHIH672X71C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/SJHI/H672X71C/FP0SJHIH672X71C.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered Let's time travel back to the 80's again by creating your own Propellerpowered Pocket SID Audio Player. ] The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Commodore 64 as the best-selling computer model of all time.   One of the C64's most compelling features was it's SID (Sound Interface Device) c...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:22:50 PDT
Photographing for 3D Lenticular Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Photographing-for-Stereoscopic-3D-Lenticular-Print/
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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:31:30 PDT
Arduino Drawbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Drawbot/
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Fri, 4 May 2012 15:20:09 PDT
Wiring and programming the Parallax RFID Serial Card Reader for the Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiring-and-programming-the-Parallax-RFID-Serial-Ca/
Wiring and programming the Parallax RFID Serial Card Reader for the Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/Z8H6/H1JUII9U/FWHZ8H6H1JUII9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/Z8H6/H1JUII9U/FWHZ8H6H1JUII9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/Z8H6/H1JUII9U/FWHZ8H6H1JUII9U.SMALL.jpg Kev_MacD I recently completed an RFID project using an Arduino and the Parallax RFID Serial Card Reader - here are the hardware and software notes on making it all work. Parts List: 1 - Arduino ( I am using an UNO R3 for this demo) 2 - Parallax RFID Serial Card Reader 3 - Solderless Breadboard Wiring t...
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:07:41 PDT
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-360-rotation-mod-Parallax/
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:45:33 PDT
Simple Walker Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Walker-Robot/
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:28:22 PDT
Arduino + 2 Servos + Thumbstick (joystick) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-2-Servos-Thumbstick-joystick/
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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:23:21 PDT
Magic Music Table No menus, no buttons http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Music-Table-RFID-iPod-No-menus-no-button/
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Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:16:54 PDT
The Plant Whisperer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Plant-Whisperer/
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Sun, 6 Feb 2011 21:15:05 PST
Motion Feedback MP3 Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Feedback-MP3-Player/
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Wed, 7 Apr 2010 17:46:03 PDT
Quick Notebook PC Robot Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Notebook-PC-Robot-Base/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:03:22 PST
Using Parallax Basic Stamp II to ring a doorbell remotely http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Parallax-Basic-Stamp-II-to-ring-a-doorbell-r/
Using Parallax Basic Stamp II to ring a doorbell remotely - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/KEO8/FCEIJFER/FHYKEO8FCEIJFER.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/KEO8/FCEIJFER/FHYKEO8FCEIJFER.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/KEO8/FCEIJFER/FHYKEO8FCEIJFER.SMALL.jpg jdege The problem? A dog that gets way too excited when the doorbell rings.The solution? Ring the doorbell at random times when no one is there, and nobody answers it, so as to counter-condition the dog - to break the association that a ringing doorbell equals excitement.The technology? A Parallax 418 MHz...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2008 14:17:44 PST
Obstacle-Avoiding Robot with a Personality! http://www.instructables.com/id/Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot-with-a-Personality!/
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Tue, 4 Dec 2007 19:48:45 PST