Instructables: exploring - technology - programmable - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:51:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Program LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-Rainbow-LEDs/
How to Program LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/G8UP/IQ6UNKUI/FFNG8UPIQ6UNKUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/G8UP/IQ6UNKUI/FFNG8UPIQ6UNKUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/G8UP/IQ6UNKUI/FFNG8UPIQ6UNKUI.SMALL.jpg Prowlr LEDs are extremely useful when put on quadcopters because they can help with identification and orientation, meaning you'll be able to see your quad better in the air and you will be able to tell which direction it is facing. They can also be programmed to change colour based on the different inputs...
By: Prowlr

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Sun, 3 Jul 2016 13:10:57 PDT
Electronic Programmable Arduino Fireworks Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Programmable-Arduino-Fireworks-Show/
Electronic Programmable Arduino Fireworks Show - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/Y13Q/IPIIZ1MB/FZ5Y13QIPIIZ1MB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/Y13Q/IPIIZ1MB/FZ5Y13QIPIIZ1MB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/Y13Q/IPIIZ1MB/FZ5Y13QIPIIZ1MB.SMALL.jpg JustinLovesTheTech Here is a video of the fireworks show that I did last year with this project to get you started.Before you start know your local, state, and federal laws about what fireworks you can and cannot use in your area. In some cities like mine all fireworks are legal in the county, but in the city the only...
By: JustinLovesTheTech

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:05:31 PDT
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-Your-Hot-Girlfriends-Nightlight-With-Y/
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SMALL.jpg Ruben Marc Speybrouck Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) using arduino, blynk and a wemos / ESP8266 boardIn this tutorial we will be making something I call a wifi controlled ac switch. (But it also works for DC applications that are powered by a wall outlet) Basically we will ...
By: Ruben Marc Speybrouck

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Fri, 6 May 2016 05:02:40 PDT
Robotic Camera Dolly System http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Camera-Dolly-System/
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By: randofo

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:45:23 PDT
9 Robot Arms You'll Want to High-Five http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Arms-Youll-Want-to-High-Five/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CUX1/ILML5C5G/F3PCUX1ILML5C5G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CUX1/ILML5C5G/F3PCUX1ILML5C5G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CUX1/ILML5C5G/F3PCUX1ILML5C5G.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx From painting, to tightening screws, to simple assembly, a homemade robot arm can function as a helping hand or a demonstration of your enviable robotic skills.Check out these amazing builds and get inspired to create your own robot arm that will crush its competition! (Or maybe just your cans, for ...
By: xxlauraxx

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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:53:53 PST
WEEKLIMATIC Arduino programmable thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/WEEKLIMATIC-Arduino-Programmable-Thermostat/
WEEKLIMATIC Arduino programmable thermostat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/AYBU/IJIZ882K/F17AYBUIJIZ882K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/AYBU/IJIZ882K/F17AYBUIJIZ882K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/AYBU/IJIZ882K/F17AYBUIJIZ882K.SMALL.jpg Acmecorporation It's a programmable thermostat Arduino based.Up to 9 weekly programs can be stored.Three modality: SET PROGRAM, AUTO MODE, PROGRAM MODETwo PROGRAM modality: ON Mode / OFF Mode .....and more fuctions, fully customizable! Introduction Hello everyone. This is a project of a customized thermostat use...
By: Acmecorporation

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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:39:20 PST
Supercapacitor Programmable Attiny LED flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Supercapacitor-Programmable-Attiny-LED-Flashlight/
Supercapacitor Programmable Attiny LED flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OSCH/IJ3GMRJ6/F30OSCHIJ3GMRJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OSCH/IJ3GMRJ6/F30OSCHIJ3GMRJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OSCH/IJ3GMRJ6/F30OSCHIJ3GMRJ6.SMALL.jpg kondzio29 Long time ago, I saw that some drivers in flashlights are using Attiny microcontrollers to deal with different modes. At that time I did not have arduino and I did not know how to program one. Times have changed and my skills in programming grown. I wanted to program Attiny85 with arduino as ISP to ...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:43:11 PST
Arduino Controlled Positional RGB LED Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Positional-RGB-LED-Christmas-Tr/
Arduino Controlled Positional RGB LED Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/YTKE/IHNP6IHC/FB9YTKEIHNP6IHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/YTKE/IHNP6IHC/FB9YTKEIHNP6IHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/YTKE/IHNP6IHC/FB9YTKEIHNP6IHC.SMALL.jpg Osprey22 In this Instructable we'll be creating a programmable RGB LED Christmas Tree and building the (X,Y) positions of the lights into the Arduino such that we can create different patterns both animated and static. I'd recommend this to anyone who has micro controller or electrical experience as it is...
By: Osprey22

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 20:21:50 PST
Cheap programmable Arduino robotic arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-programmable-Arduino-robotic-arm/
Cheap programmable Arduino robotic arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/7Z50/IHGM2XU0/FSG7Z50IHGM2XU0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/7Z50/IHGM2XU0/FSG7Z50IHGM2XU0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/7Z50/IHGM2XU0/FSG7Z50IHGM2XU0.SMALL.jpg AleksandarT2 This is meant to be a beginner's guide to how to build an Arduino robotic arm. Its concept is to be cheap and easy to build. This is only a prototype to optimize my code, but it's perfect to get started with Arduino robotics. It is controlled by a hacked joypad, and can be programmed to repeat a seq...
By: AleksandarT2

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:23:41 PST
Arduino DUE Guitar Pedal - Open Hardware. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Guitar-Pedal-Open-Hardware/
Arduino DUE Guitar Pedal - Open Hardware. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/ENAJ/IPR4U4J6/FDCENAJIPR4U4J6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/ENAJ/IPR4U4J6/FDCENAJIPR4U4J6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/ENAJ/IPR4U4J6/FDCENAJIPR4U4J6.SMALL.jpg ElectroSmash pedalSHIELD is an Open-Hardware / Open-Source Arduino guitar pedal shield. It is designed as a platform to learn about digital signal processing, guitar effects, and synthesizers — without needing an in-depth knowledge of electronics or programming. It allows you to design your own effects in C/C...
By: ElectroSmash

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:25:57 PDT
Haptic Distance Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Distance-Sensor/
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By: 24Eng

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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:07:46 PDT
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...
By: Afritlabs

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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Light-Up Disco Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Disco-Table/
Light-Up Disco Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/8ZSG/HYTI3F02/FJ48ZSGHYTI3F02.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/8ZSG/HYTI3F02/FJ48ZSGHYTI3F02.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/8ZSG/HYTI3F02/FJ48ZSGHYTI3F02.SMALL.jpg Beaconsfield Every apartment needs awesome furniture, so why not make your own? This coffee table contains LED strips that light up into various customizable patterns and colors. The lights are controlled by an Arduino and a hidden button, and the entire thing is battery powered so there are no cords. If you do...
By: Beaconsfield

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:35:11 PDT
Arduino Powered 3-zone thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-3-zone-thermostat/
Arduino Powered 3-zone thermostat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/SWCH/HSBSLOQE/FPYSWCHHSBSLOQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/SWCH/HSBSLOQE/FPYSWCHHSBSLOQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/SWCH/HSBSLOQE/FPYSWCHHSBSLOQE.SMALL.jpg hbomb9000 I was looking at all those swoopy-zoomy internet connected and controllable thermostats. "Self," I told myself, "we should make one of those." He didn't seem all that excited about that - I mean, what do we know about hardware, firmware, electronics or HVAC? Well, now's as good as any to figure it...
By: hbomb9000

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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:16:05 PST
Programmable Temperature Controller + Hot Plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-Temperature-Controller-Hot-Plate/
Programmable Temperature Controller + Hot Plate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/3GCG/HOHY6T61/FYF3GCGHOHY6T61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/3GCG/HOHY6T61/FYF3GCGHOHY6T61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/3GCG/HOHY6T61/FYF3GCGHOHY6T61.SMALL.jpg BrittLiv Heating things up is one of the most performed tasks in a lab. Quite a lot of times it is not enough to simply hold something at a certain temperature, but the rate at which something is heated and for how long is just as important. Especially when you try to develop catalysts for chemical processes...
By: BrittLiv

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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 12:38:06 PST
Arduino Controlled Solar Fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Solar-Fountain/
Arduino Controlled Solar Fountain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/W29W/HJKBVSON/FTPW29WHJKBVSON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/W29W/HJKBVSON/FTPW29WHJKBVSON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/W29W/HJKBVSON/FTPW29WHJKBVSON.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos A fountain can make a nice decorative fixture for your garden. But it isn't always easy to run a power cord out to where you want it. So I decided to run it on solar power. The system is controlled by an Arduino. This allows you to save energy by programming when the fountain will be turned on. ...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:44:14 PDT
Building an Android Basic Programmable Tank for Less Than $50.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Android-Basic-Programmable-Tank-for-Le/
Building an Android Basic Programmable Tank for Less Than $50.00 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/095W/HDOVW240/F49095WHDOVW240.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/095W/HDOVW240/F49095WHDOVW240.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/095W/HDOVW240/F49095WHDOVW240.SMALL.jpg emgrobotics The Smartphone based robot tank is s great project to build with your kids.  The project can be completed within an hour and requires no soldering or special tools.  When complete, simply download and install the EMGRobotics Audio Robot application on your phone.  The application will use the camera...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:21:01 PST
Hack the Snap Circuits Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-the-Snap-Circuits-Rover/
Hack the Snap Circuits Rover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/X58C/H6S41DXA/FWZX58CH6S41DXA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/X58C/H6S41DXA/FWZX58CH6S41DXA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/X58C/H6S41DXA/FWZX58CH6S41DXA.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Instructable you will learn how to hack the Snap Circuits Rover by adding a PICAXE micro controller and building a Snap Circuits Programmable Robot. First, you will learn how to install the PICAXE Programming Editor (the PICAXE is the microcontroller, or computer brain for your programmable ...
By: KRA5H

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:17:07 PDT
Spy Video Trakr: Add a Missile Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-The-Spy-Video-Trakr-Add-a-Missile-Launche/
Spy Video Trakr: Add a Missile Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In honor of National Robotics Week and the Instructables Robot Challenge I am submitting a few robot designs. This design (for ages 13-18) takes advantage of Wild Planet's Spy Video Trakr, which is easily programmable and designed by its developers to be hacked. The Trakr is a remote controlled rob...
By: KRA5H

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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:47:16 PDT
EXTREME Snap Circuits Programmable Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/EXTREME-Snap-Circuits-Programmable-Robot/
EXTREME Snap Circuits Programmable Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/PT62/GZQR3I0D/FRIPT62GZQR3I0D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/PT62/GZQR3I0D/FRIPT62GZQR3I0D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/PT62/GZQR3I0D/FRIPT62GZQR3I0D.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Instructable you will learn how to build an EXTREME Snap Circuits Programmable Robot. First, you will learn how to install the PICAXE Programming Editor (the PICAXE is the microcontroller, or computer brain for your programmable Snap Circuits robot). Next, you will learn what a simple PICAXE...
By: KRA5H

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Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:08:05 PDT
Dance Dance Roverbot! Build a Light Activated Dancing Snap Circuits Programmable Robot. http://www.instructables.com/id/Dance-Dance-Roverbot-Build-a-Light-Activated-Danc/
Dance Dance Roverbot! Build a Light Activated Dancing Snap Circuits Programmable Robot. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/N5UY/GY4RU053/FJIN5UYGY4RU053.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/N5UY/GY4RU053/FJIN5UYGY4RU053.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/N5UY/GY4RU053/FJIN5UYGY4RU053.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Instructable you will learn how to build a light activated dancing Snap Circuits programmable robot. First, you will learn how to install the PICAXE Programming Editor (the PICAXE is the microcontroller, or computer brain for your Dance Dance Roverbot). Next, you will learn what a simple PIC...
By: KRA5H

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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:54:27 PST
Buggy - A Crafty Programmable LED Creature http://www.instructables.com/id/Buggy-A-Crafty-Programmable-LED-Creature/
Buggy - A Crafty Programmable LED Creature - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/J8O7/FITUIZ5U/FMAJ8O7FITUIZ5U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/J8O7/FITUIZ5U/FMAJ8O7FITUIZ5U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/J8O7/FITUIZ5U/FMAJ8O7FITUIZ5U.SMALL.jpg MakersBox Buggy is a programmable LED craft project using a homemade, single-sided, PCB board, and a programmable AVR Attiny44v microcontroller. Buggy has two bi-colored LED eyes and can sense visible and IR light and emit sounds using a piezo speaker. Not counting the board, there is about $8 USD in parts...
By: MakersBox

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Sat, 19 Jul 2008 00:37:33 PDT
Dance Messenger http://www.instructables.com/id/Dance-Messenger/
Dance Messenger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/KT35/TBHEP27TDC1/F9TKT35TBHEP27TDC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/KT35/TBHEP27TDC1/F9TKT35TBHEP27TDC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/KT35/TBHEP27TDC1/F9TKT35TBHEP27TDC1.SMALL.jpg dan Fun persistence of vision toy. Attach it to your shoe and write messages or patterns while you walk, run or dance! This article is brought to you by MonkeyLectric and the Monkey Light bike light The circuit board I used a fairly generic circuit board I had lying around for this project. The ...
By: dan

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