Instructables: exploring - technology - switch - button Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:37:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 RaspberryPi: Multiple Buttons On One Digital Pin
RaspberryPi: Multiple Buttons On One Digital Pin - More DIY How To Projects]]> JRV31 If you ever find yourself running out of GPIO pins on a RaspberryPi you can put multiple pushbutton switches on a single pin using this method. It sets a variable by timing the charging of a capacitor through a series of resistors with the switches between them.You will need a RaspberryPi, a breadbo...
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:41:05 PDT
Simple Raspberry Pi Shutdown Button
Simple Raspberry Pi Shutdown Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> AndrewH7 Since the Raspberry Pi foundation decided to leave out an off button to safely shutdown the Raspberry pi, I'll show you a simple method I came up with to build one, so there are no more excuses for yanking the power cable out of your Pi!This method uses no extra components apart from a piece of wire...
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Sun, 24 May 2015 08:08:45 PDT
Arduino - Dual Function Button - Long Press/Short Press (Without Delay) + Bonus
Arduino - Dual Function Button - Long Press/Short Press (Without Delay) + Bonus - More DIY How To Projects]]> xn1ch1 Using software we can take a single button and have it toggle a light on or off, or complete a more complicated function if we so desire. But what if we have two functions but still only one button? Many of us use a button like this, on smartphones for example, everyday; this is called a short press...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:47:59 PDT
Arduino Temperature and Humidity logger with DHT11 and I2C Display
Arduino Temperature and Humidity logger with DHT11 and I2C Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> Timofte Andrei Some time ago I've found an interesting instructable about temperature data logging. As I had some of the parts laying around my desk and with the occasion of making the Universal Shield, I told to myself why not making an Arduino clock with date, temperature and humidity with data logging function?...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:51 PST
Computer Mouse Button Transplant
Computer Mouse Button Transplant - More DIY How To Projects]]> charge11595 When the switches on my old mouse began to wear out and no longer responded to clicks, I decided to transplant the switches from an unused mouse to this one. The "donor" in this case was an old wireless mouse with a missing receiver.Materials:1 Unused "donor" computer mouse1 "Recipient" computer mo...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:35:08 PST
Make your own AMP!
Make your own AMP! - More DIY How To Projects]]> roanbuma Hello everyone this is my first tutorial on instructables!Over a year ago I decided to make my own AMP, it had to be able to play music from your phone to big speakers. It had to be small, but still capable of playingloud music. I also wanted to be able to ajust the volume. It had to look nice and b...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:25:26 PST
REMIX - Simple Arduino Keypad
REMIX - Simple Arduino Keypad - More DIY How To Projects]]> r_anderson_c This is a REMIX of gtr_stitch's Arduino Keypad. This is a simple keypad to use for just a few buttons There are Arduino libraries available for using an actual keypad. I made a few modifications of the original author's project. I omitted the LCD and only used 4 button switches.I aim to use this...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:25:30 PDT
Replacing Buttons on a Game System or Controller FossilFolk In this video, I replaced some poorly designed soft contact style buttons with hard tactile button on the directional pad of a Sudoku game system. This process will also work for TV or other remote controllers, video game controllers (especially older ones), or any other device with the soft style b...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:58:32 PDT
High Power LED Rechargeable Torch
High Power LED Rechargeable Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> HamidStranger007 Hello friends.This Instruct-able is very useful for adventurers.I like LEDs. And I like torches. I have always been looking for a torch that can light up to 3 to 4 hours, and finally i made it. Do not underestimate the effort of desoldering and soldering, though. It took me about a day altogether t...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:22:00 PDT
Upgrade your switch to LED
Upgrade your switch to LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> kondzio29 Light up your switch with LED! Replace the lightbulb inside with LED and use it with 3V  circuits! There is also a plenty of benefits of using LED in the switch. Go and check first step! Parts you'll need to convert your switch and why do you want to do it. Why do you want to use LED instead of ...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:19:04 PDT
Squishy IR-based Switch
Squishy IR-based Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> fabule When we started building Clyde, our adorable adaptable lamp, we knew we wanted a satisfying interaction to toggle between the different lighting modes the lamp offers. We had an idea for a squishy silicone button that feels good to the touch, that is responsive, and sturdy enough to support repeat i...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 09:28:13 PDT
How to use a push button switch with arduino
How to use a push button switch with arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> sidgupta This is an Instructable that tells you how to connect a 4 pin push button switch with the Arduino. The contraption allows an LED to be switched on when the push button is pressed. What you need: You need: A push button switch Arduino 1 Resistor (any value), I used a 220 ohm one. 2 Jumper cabl...
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 03:58:50 PDT
Soft Circuit Button Switch
Soft Circuit Button Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN I have made and posted a few soft circuit projects but I have often found it difficult to get some of the components needed since there are no stores (that I know of) nearby and shipping to Canada can be overly expensive.  So I try to make do.  One problem I've had was finding something to use as an...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 18:41:17 PDT
Business Card Electronics
Business Card Electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> fjordcarver I am going to show you how to make some simple, solder-less inputs and an output using stuff you probably have sitting around between your workshop, the office and your car. This is a fun way to make a quick circuit when you have an idea and no real tools. They require no soldering, and are perfect...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:07:50 PST
Hack/Mod a concave arcade style button
Hack/Mod a concave arcade style button - More DIY How To Projects]]> crazydeadmoth This is a quick hack/mod to a arcade button that allows illumination via a single LED. Equipment: Drill, arcade button (see and a super bright LED (see Remove the switch 1.) Gently pull the longest tab out of the s...
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:32:41 PDT
electromagnet life saver!
electromagnet life saver! - More DIY How To Projects]]> sciman1 general idea: A pocket sized electromagnet on a braided cord for all kinds of activities such as removing keys from a storm drain (yes i know they are brass but the rings are steel!) all of this fits in a D.O. can. Very simple horseshoe shaped electromagnet (double the gripping power) suspended from...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2009 18:40:50 PDT
Arduino Trumpet
Arduino Trumpet - More DIY How To Projects]]> QuiksilverRox This project emulates a trumpet by playing notes using the three buttons (valves). This is easy to make and fun to play with, though it can only play one octave and no sharps/flats. Code Load this into your Arduino:int speaker = 9; // Hook up speaker to digital pin 9int sw1 = 1...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2009 17:58:57 PDT
Three Fabric Buttons
Three Fabric Buttons - More DIY How To Projects]]> Plusea These super simple fabric buttons are soft, fun to push and can come in handy when building various prototypes. They all share the same ground or plus, depending on what you hook what up to. I am also selling these handmade fabric buttons via Etsy. Although it is much cheaper to make your own,...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2008 15:15:30 PST
Make a Wired SONY ALPHA DSLR Remote (by Brad Justinen)
Make a Wired SONY ALPHA DSLR Remote (by Brad Justinen) - More DIY How To Projects]]> sensoryhouse I created this simple but powerful shutter release remote for my Sony DSLR. With some random junk (or trip to goodwill) you can create one too. Find your items from old computers/electronics Needed Materials.To ON/OFF Buttons (I used a flip button and a push button)WireSmall Computer Connector (w...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2008 21:47:17 PDT
Night Stand Bottle Light
Night Stand Bottle Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Flaakcm This Project is based off of Scooter76's Cool LED Night Light.Besides drilling the bottle which quite a while since I was trying to be careful not to shatter it, the circuit part of this project only took about 20 minutes. When you are drilling a glass bottle make sure that you use a special glass ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:06:22 PDT
Windows button
Windows button - More DIY How To Projects]]> wezdog1 How to press the windows button without the windows button!An insight to the life of a cheap bogan with a cheap keyboard Are some of your keys missing? Are some broken? Maybe you have a MIC keyboard without the windows button? What happens if you don't have a mouse? Then how on Earth are y...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 03:10:52 PDT
Simple Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Mod
Simple Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> btop I'm sure you've seen what a modded controller can do if you have played online on games such as Call Of Duty, Halo, Counter Strike or Battlefield.Here's a really simple modification to enable you to shoot your Barret 50 cal like a P90.UPDATE: There seems to a problem with certain controllers. There...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:59:59 PDT
Buzz Box conrad2468 This box is meant to intimidate/taunt your curiosity about buttons and switches. I cant show you how to build it because i was too lazy. It is really simple to build if you know about switches and buttons. I did however make a video to give you an idea on what it should look like. Other than that th...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 14:50:33 PDT