Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:10:53 PST BLOX v1.01 Repair bObsweep's Floor Sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-bObsweeps-Floor-Sensors/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:17:07 PST
Arduino Hexapod (With A Personality) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Hexapod-With-A-Personality/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 23:46:21 PST
Darkness Sensor with LDR http://www.instructables.com/id/Darkness-Sensor-with-LDR/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:01:47 PDT
Light Sensor form LDR and LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensor-form-LDR-and-LED/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:01:43 PDT
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 2: Monitoring Your Water Main (Plumbing Free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-The-World-One-Drop-At-A-Time-Part-2-Monitorin/
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 2: Monitoring Your Water Main (Plumbing Free) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/M4FX/I15KZLUP/F1TM4FXI15KZLUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/M4FX/I15KZLUP/F1TM4FXI15KZLUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/M4FX/I15KZLUP/F1TM4FXI15KZLUP.SMALL.jpg buchananwp In order to get a comprehensive idea of where your water goes, I thought it would be a good idea to monitor it both at the outlets and the inlet. I came across a great instructable by Gregory0. It takes a hall effect sensor and picks up delicate magnetic field changes when your register spins. By co...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:23:08 PDT
Python and Raspberry Pi Temperature Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Python-and-Raspberry-Pi-Temperature-Sensor/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:54:50 PDT
Johnny Five, an automated turret http://www.instructables.com/id/Johnny-Five-an-automated-turret/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:17:45 PDT
Invisible dog trainer http://www.instructables.com/id/Invisible-dog-trainer/
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 05:34:30 PDT
Electric unicycle Arduino DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-unicycle-Arduino-DIY/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:39:51 PDT
DR1: Discovery Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/DR1-Discovery-Rover/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:02:47 PDT
Changes Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Changes-Tracker/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:35:56 PDT
Servo Control with a Flex/Bend Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-Control-with-a-FlexBend-Sensor/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:42:13 PDT
Make:it Robotics Starter Kit Capturing Sensor Data http://www.instructables.com/id/Makeit-Robotics-Starter-Kit-Capturing-Sensor-Data/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:56:59 PDT
Control your home with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-home-with-Arduino/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:27:37 PDT
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-LE-Go-Anywhere-Sensor-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:21:29 PDT
BLU - A wearable sensor/status bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/BLU-A-wearable-sensorstatus-bracelet/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:55:29 PDT
Internet of Things Toilet Uploads Events to the Cloud (Raspberry PI) http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-of-Things-Toilet-Uploads-Events-to-the-Cl/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:44:44 PDT
Ultimate Sensor Box W/LCD Display and Web Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Sensor-Box-WLCD-Display/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:45:08 PDT
Automatic Irrigation System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Irrigation-System-21/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:17:31 PDT
How to Make a Drawing Arm with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Drawing-Arm-with-Arduino/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:49:23 PDT
Digilent MRK + Line-Following Robot Assembly Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/Digilent-MRK-Line-Following-Robot-Assembly-Instruc/
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:16:11 PDT
Waking Up on the Right Side of the Bed Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Waking-Up-On-The-Right-Side-Of-The-Bed-Light/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:07:56 PDT
Electronic Sensor & Component Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Sensor-Component-Tester/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 06:44:23 PDT
Ultimate Sensing Texting Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Sensing-Texting-Unit/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 08:49:55 PDT
Arduino room automation! [BLUETOOTH/SOUND/REMOTE CONTROLLED] http://www.instructables.com/id/HACK-A-ROOM-BLUETOOTHSOUNDREMOTE-CONTROLLED/
Arduino room automation! [BLUETOOTH/SOUND/REMOTE CONTROLLED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/PEYN/HVR7USFA/FNDPEYNHVR7USFA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/PEYN/HVR7USFA/FNDPEYNHVR7USFA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/PEYN/HVR7USFA/FNDPEYNHVR7USFA.SMALL.jpg treyes4 Turn any room digital! with the help of the "BlackBox" control your electronic devices from a far with a remote,a phone or even a clap. There are thousands of possibilities to make this thing function at your own will. With the help of some sensors and programming skills but for today we will just b...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 03:04:08 PDT
OpenCV on a Phidgets SBC http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenCV-on-a-Phidgets-SBC/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 08:40:38 PDT
DIY tilt switch. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tilt-switch/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 14:04:50 PDT
Opto-Isolator Homemade (9 - 35 Volts with Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Opto-Isolator-Homemade/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 07:31:47 PDT
Basic Home Automation With Phidgets http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Home-Automation-With-Phidgets/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 07:30:56 PDT
IR-Distance Sensor Homemade Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Distance-Sensor-Homemade-Tutorial/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 10:00:24 PDT
Kids Hot Wheels Car Mat http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Hot-Wheels-Car-Mat/
Kids Hot Wheels Car Mat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/O812/HUPMUDTQ/FMPO812HUPMUDTQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/O812/HUPMUDTQ/FMPO812HUPMUDTQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/O812/HUPMUDTQ/FMPO812HUPMUDTQ.SMALL.jpg j_steezy369 5 step guide to building a Hot Wheels car mat with sensors that trigger lights and sound at stations of your choice. I chose to put an LED in the sharks eye and two on the roof of both the fire station and police station. Things you will need 1. Kids play car mat. (bought mine from Wal-Mart for ...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 12:32:48 PDT
Quadcopter data visualization with Plotly http://www.instructables.com/id/Quadcopter-data-visualization-with-Plotly/
Quadcopter data visualization with Plotly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/46QO/HU1RQGMX/FNS46QOHU1RQGMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/46QO/HU1RQGMX/FNS46QOHU1RQGMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/46QO/HU1RQGMX/FNS46QOHU1RQGMX.SMALL.jpg pinuct Modern quadcopters can be used for various purposes other than entertainment and model aircrafts, such as applications for surveillance or assistance in some inaccessible places for humans as well as the monitoring of adverse situations. Therefore, these devices are equipped with a number of senso...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:02:55 PDT
Remote Temperature Sensor Monitoring: SMS & Text Message Alerts with Valarm App http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Temperature-Sensor-Monitoring-SMS-Text-Mess/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/G8G0/HU1RQMLZ/F53G8G0HU1RQMLZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/G8G0/HU1RQMLZ/F53G8G0HU1RQMLZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/G8G0/HU1RQMLZ/F53G8G0HU1RQMLZ.SMALL.jpg edward_Valarm This video shows you how easy it is for you to do remote temperature monitoring with the Valarm app . Temperature and other mobile environmental sensors compatible with Valarm are available at shop.valarm.net. Transcript / Voiceover: The Valarm app runs on Android devices and is compatible with a ...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:01:08 PDT
Arduberry LED Blink http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduberry-LED-Blink/
Arduberry LED Blink - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/1Z4D/HTOUECI7/FJA1Z4DHTOUECI7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/1Z4D/HTOUECI7/FJA1Z4DHTOUECI7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/1Z4D/HTOUECI7/FJA1Z4DHTOUECI7.SMALL.jpg dexter_industries The Arduberry is a simple and inexpensive way to bring Arduino shields to the Raspberry Pi. The device is a shield that slides over the Raspberry Pi and allows you to stack and use Arduino shields. The Arduberry requires no physical configuration to work with most shields. You can write Arduino sk...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 03:05:32 PDT
Real-time Graphing with the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Streaming-Data-Visualization-Plotly-Raspberry-Pi/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:39:34 PST
Simple Remote Data Plotting using Android / Arduino / pfodApp http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Remote-Data-Plotting-using-Android-Arduino-/
Simple Remote Data Plotting using Android / Arduino / pfodApp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/KNAX/HPEG8FED/FUFKNAXHPEG8FED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/KNAX/HPEG8FED/FUFKNAXHPEG8FED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/KNAX/HPEG8FED/FUFKNAXHPEG8FED.SMALL.jpg drmpf Simple Remote Data Plotting using Android / Arduino / pfodApp This Instructable shows you how to plot Arduino sensor data on your Android mobile and capture it for later downloading to your computer.  These instructions are also avaliable at www.pfod.com.au No Android programming is required and v...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:00:17 PST
DIY Heart Rate Monitor with TCRT5000L and LM358 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heart-Rate-Monitor-with-TCRT5000L-and-LM358/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/VTE4/HOUG0ND8/FXEVTE4HOUG0ND8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/VTE4/HOUG0ND8/FXEVTE4HOUG0ND8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/VTE4/HOUG0ND8/FXEVTE4HOUG0ND8.SMALL.jpg Practical Techonlogy Make your own heart rate monitor using simple components.  Schematics available (see comment section).  Enjoy!
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 04:05:55 PST
RC Truck to Arduino Robot w/ multiple sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Truck-Arduino-Robot/
RC Truck to Arduino Robot w/ multiple sensors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/6NLN/HOQ6PCPN/F616NLNHOQ6PCPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/6NLN/HOQ6PCPN/F616NLNHOQ6PCPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/6NLN/HOQ6PCPN/F616NLNHOQ6PCPN.SMALL.jpg immrroboto This instructable covers the conversion of an RC truck into an Arduino controlled robot. My intent when beginning this project was to A) learn more about Arduino and programming B) build a reliable low cost platform to expand upon C) spend more money than I should at Radio Shack. So if you are look...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 23:53:49 PST
Arduino based hackable prototyping board http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-hackable-prototyping-board/
Arduino based hackable prototyping board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/YOZ5/HPDB28LI/FW9YOZ5HPDB28LI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/YOZ5/HPDB28LI/FW9YOZ5HPDB28LI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/YOZ5/HPDB28LI/FW9YOZ5HPDB28LI.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Earlier in the year I needed to build a control system with the capability to detect alcohol vapour, measure fluid temperature, sound audio alarms and trigger relays. I designed a circuit board for the Atmega 328 chip and soldered all the components on to produce the finished item. It took quite a w...
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:39:34 PST
IR Remote Control Station for Android - TURN THE TV DOWN http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Remote-Control-Station-for-Android-TURN-THE-TV-/
IR Remote Control Station for Android - TURN THE TV DOWN - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/ICUQ/HOG8VGR2/F8VICUQHOG8VGR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/ICUQ/HOG8VGR2/F8VICUQHOG8VGR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/ICUQ/HOG8VGR2/F8VICUQHOG8VGR2.SMALL.jpg techbitar NOTE: THIS GUIDE CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON TECHBITAR.COM UPDATE Nov 28, 2013: Featured on Dangerous Prototypes http://goo.gl/FjwNoQ INTRODUCTION In this guide I will explain the making and operation of a simple Arduino-based IR Remote Control Station (IR Station) circuit that will be used to take comm...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:25:15 PST
SensoDuino: Turn Your Android Phone into a Wireless Sensors Hub for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/SensoDuino-Turn-Your-Android-Phone-into-a-Wireless/
SensoDuino: Turn Your Android Phone into a Wireless Sensors Hub for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/PNZK/HMMF6UIJ/FRHPNZKHMMF6UIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/PNZK/HMMF6UIJ/FRHPNZKHMMF6UIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/PNZK/HMMF6UIJ/FRHPNZKHMMF6UIJ.SMALL.jpg techbitar UPDATES Nov 23, 2013: SensoDuino 0.160 gets a face left.   Nov 19. 2031: OPINION: The Amazing Synergy Between Arduino & Android. Nov 19, 2013: SensoDuino 0.159 is out. Android phone date (y,m,d) and time (h,m,s) are supported as sensors. Support for Android KitKat (4.4/API 19).  INTR...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 02:44:04 PDT
Yoga Breathalyzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Yoga-Breathalyzer/
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 20:39:04 PDT
Deer Chaser http://www.instructables.com/id/Deer-Chaser/
Deer Chaser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/LCKM/HKZAW8AY/FI6LCKMHKZAW8AY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/LCKM/HKZAW8AY/FI6LCKMHKZAW8AY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/LCKM/HKZAW8AY/FI6LCKMHKZAW8AY.SMALL.jpg ljmays Protect your garden with the Deer Chaser Mk I. Guaranteed to protect your precious crops from voracious deer. All weather operation. 100% effective. What you will need: Arduino Mega 2560 Motor shield LEDs Parallax Ultrasonic sensor Servo Various wires Ribbon cable Cheap Tupperware USB wall charger ...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:10:10 PDT
Motion Activated Outdoor Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-Outdoor-Lighting/
Motion Activated Outdoor Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/XZBV/HJGE1TPD/FVMXZBVHJGE1TPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/XZBV/HJGE1TPD/FVMXZBVHJGE1TPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/XZBV/HJGE1TPD/FVMXZBVHJGE1TPD.SMALL.jpg JamecoElectronics Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your home or business. But turning the lights on and off all the time is a hassle, not to mention the energy wasted when you, inevitably, forget to turn them off for the night. That's why motion activated lighting is the most efficient, convenient, an...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:56:26 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
How to make a Taser Gun ! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Taser-Gun--1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/0OI2/HHYLVLTV/FDQ0OI2HHYLVLTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/0OI2/HHYLVLTV/FDQ0OI2HHYLVLTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/0OI2/HHYLVLTV/FDQ0OI2HHYLVLTV.SMALL.jpg TopDIY In this video i am showing you how to make a Taser Gun out of a bug zapper !
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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:16:53 PDT
Security System and Access Control with Arduino and RFID http://www.instructables.com/id/Security-System-and-Access-Control-with-Arduino-an/
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:53:03 PDT
Interactive Stereoscopic Installations: visual rupture with the Diplopiascope http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-stereoscopic-installations-visual-rup/
Interactive Stereoscopic Installations: visual rupture with the Diplopiascope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/MJV1/HD4VPWA3/FFBMJV1HD4VPWA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/MJV1/HD4VPWA3/FFBMJV1HD4VPWA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/MJV1/HD4VPWA3/FFBMJV1HD4VPWA3.SMALL.jpg whorl For similar projects check out my website www.willrhall.comWhat is it?This is an ongoing project that i've been working on to see the potential of interactive stereoscopic installations in examining the perceptual process. I use a setup that i've called a Diplopiascope to investigate this. The Diplo...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:23:28 PDT
Scratching with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratching-with-Arduino/
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:56:53 PST
AirCasting Luminescent Apparel http://www.instructables.com/id/AirCasting-Luminescent-Apparel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/4F10/HBNXV5TN/FB74F10HBNXV5TN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/4F10/HBNXV5TN/FB74F10HBNXV5TN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/4F10/HBNXV5TN/FB74F10HBNXV5TN.SMALL.jpg mheimbinder The AirCasting Platform AirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap. To start recording, mappin...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:51:14 PST