Instructables: exploring - microcontrollers - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:46:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Stepper Motor Easy Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Easy-Driver/
Stepper Motor Easy Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SMALL.jpg williebme In this instructable I will provide a code sample and layout to connect a Nema 17 form factor stepper motor to an Easy Driver motor controller board then control the motor with an Arduino Uno. Required Components: Nema 17 form factor stepper motor Sparkfun Easy Driver Motor controller board ...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:29:42 PST
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
Program your Arduino with an Android device! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/UBNR/HWLD3TJZ/FH5UBNRHWLD3TJZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/UBNR/HWLD3TJZ/FH5UBNRHWLD3TJZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/UBNR/HWLD3TJZ/FH5UBNRHWLD3TJZ.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hi,in this Instructable I want to show you, how you can program your Arduino with your Android device. It is very simple and cheap. Also it allows us to program our Arduino where ever we want, this is usefull for permanently installed Arduino boards, like in light controllers...So lets get started! ...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT
cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-nice-and-weird-A4-graph-plotter-25-some-scra/
cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SMALL.jpg mopsiok Updated on Jun 2, 2014My contest entry was accepted - now you can vote for this project if you like it! Thanks!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi there!At the begining I have to warn you... The solution presented below is quite inefficien...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:57:49 PDT
Which MICROCONTROLLER for your ELECTRONIC FASHION? http://www.instructables.com/id/What-Does-Fashion-Lack-MICROCONTROLLERS-but-WHICH/
Which MICROCONTROLLER for your ELECTRONIC FASHION? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/CL6J/HVL8DVLA/FPHCL6JHVL8DVLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/CL6J/HVL8DVLA/FPHCL6JHVL8DVLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/CL6J/HVL8DVLA/FPHCL6JHVL8DVLA.SMALL.jpg anoukwipprecht What Does Fashion Lack? "Microcontrollers" I always answer - and it's TRUE! It makes your garments SO much more interesting, interactive and communicative as soon as you add some INTELLIGENCE to it.But which ones are on the market? I started a little research on available on some of the hottest SMAL...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 18:05:17 PDT
Turn Signal Suspenders http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Signal-Suspenders/
Turn Signal Suspenders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HH0T/HULS7XKR/F8GHH0THULS7XKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HH0T/HULS7XKR/F8GHH0THULS7XKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/HH0T/HULS7XKR/F8GHH0THULS7XKR.SMALL.jpg sreisewitz Here is a link to a video of them working!   http://youtu.be/b04B_yZ8EhY Inspired by the turn signal sweater.  It sounded great, except I don't wear sweaters in summer noon heat, or on cold winter days. Enter suspenders! I have thought of two major improvements I would like to make, which I ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:08:18 PDT
Programming the ATtiny85 from Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-the-ATtiny85-from-Raspberry-Pi/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:36:44 PST
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bomb-Count-Down-Timer/
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SMALL.jpg ProjectGeek This is a simple one day project that i have made from 8051 microcontroller. The project can be easily ported to other microcontrollers or arduino.List of things that you would need #1 Lots of old newspapers #2 Book Cover #3 8051 microcontroller board and 8051 microcontroller #4 7 segment disp...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:28:31 PDT
ATtiny Programming Shield for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny-Programming-Shield-for-Arduino-1/
ATtiny Programming Shield for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/MHDQ/HD8TWXKP/F3MMHDQHD8TWXKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/MHDQ/HD8TWXKP/F3MMHDQHD8TWXKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/MHDQ/HD8TWXKP/F3MMHDQHD8TWXKP.SMALL.jpg Plusea This little circuit sits nicely ontop of an Arduino board and lets you quickly plug in an ATtiny chip for programming using the Arduino "language" and IDE to write the code, and the Arduino board as an ISP programmer to upload the code to the tiny chip. These instructions are also published on our ...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:14:06 PST
Programming PIC Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-PIC-Microcontrollers/
Programming PIC Microcontrollers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/UH6R/HDYZICJG/F2PUH6RHDYZICJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/UH6R/HDYZICJG/F2PUH6RHDYZICJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/UH6R/HDYZICJG/F2PUH6RHDYZICJG.SMALL.jpg vensengineer PIC microcontrollers are a very useful and versatile tool for use in many electronic projects. They are very inexpensive and easy to find. They are also very powerful and many are capable of speeds up to 64 MIPS using the internal oscillator block, about 16 times faster than most comparable AVR micr...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:20:59 PDT
Making the Internet more tangible (using a Spark Core) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Internet-more-tangible-using-a-Spark-Co/
Making the Internet more tangible (using a Spark Core) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/VCP1/HSRZOZF7/FPRVCP1HSRZOZF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/VCP1/HSRZOZF7/FPRVCP1HSRZOZF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/VCP1/HSRZOZF7/FPRVCP1HSRZOZF7.SMALL.jpg thiagohersan The Internet is great, but it's not perfect. While it succeeds at overstimulating some of our senses, it completely lacks the human senses of touch and smell, which are important parts of our communication rituals. The SparkVibe tries to bridge the gap between online touching, and real touchin...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:11:40 PDT
One component radio clock time transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/WWVB-radio-time-signal-generator-for-ATTINY45-or-A/
One component radio clock time transmitter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/Y5YJ/HSVGJAU4/FSJY5YJHSVGJAU4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/Y5YJ/HSVGJAU4/FSJY5YJHSVGJAU4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/Y5YJ/HSVGJAU4/FSJY5YJHSVGJAU4.SMALL.jpg sbmull Believe it or not, you can generate a time signal to set your WWVB controlled radio clocks with just an attiny45, wire antenna, and a battery. Upload the code to an attiny45, put a 20" or so wire on pin 6 and power with 5v.  You'll need to put your radio clock close to pick up the signal best. ...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:30:12 PDT
Moving a Motor Using Arduino and Serial Communcation http://www.instructables.com/id/Moving-a-Motor-Using-Arduino-and-Serial-Communcati/
Moving a Motor Using Arduino and Serial Communcation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SMALL.jpg bww1 Have you ever wondered how robots move?  Have you ever wanted to write a program to control a robot?  If so, this tutorial will be an excellent starting place to learn electronic controls with the Arduino Microcontroller.  You will be making a control system composing of an Arduino Microcontroller, ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:30:32 PST
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/QTGV/HS189DVV/FBBQTGVHS189DVV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/QTGV/HS189DVV/FBBQTGVHS189DVV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/QTGV/HS189DVV/FBBQTGVHS189DVV.SMALL.jpg rsoileau2 Altoid Tin ultrasonic silent room alarm This is my first instructable, so please excuse any mistakes that I may have made. My girlfriend was having trouble with her roommate and was not sure if the roommate was going into her room without permission. I decided to build a small sensing device to tell...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
Arduino HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-HC-SR04-Ultrasonic-Rover/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:25:03 PST
imPrinter: the Electric Imp wireless, internet-connected thermal printer http://www.instructables.com/id/imPrinter-the-electric-imp-wireless-internet-conne/
imPrinter: the Electric Imp wireless, internet-connected thermal printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/UJOH/HEI41K7S/FLUUJOHHEI41K7S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/UJOH/HEI41K7S/FLUUJOHHEI41K7S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/UJOH/HEI41K7S/FLUUJOHHEI41K7S.SMALL.jpg tombrew Thermal printers have gotten (again) very popular in the last few months; lots of people seem to be quite interested in having relevant info pop up on a little reel of thermal paper instead of in phone alerts or the like. Take a look: BERG made the Little Printer, which is sort of unbearably cute. ...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:07:58 PST
Electric Imp WiFi Progress Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Imp-WiFi-Progress-Display/
Electric Imp WiFi Progress Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker We randomly fell in to an ice cream reward mechanism at home. Bringing good grades home means we get to go out for ice cream. Not sure that this is a politically correct reward mechanism, but it is an event we all look forward to. Naturally, I am a beneficiary of my children's grades - after all, so...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:21:03 PST
Burning TV B Gone Firmware Using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Burning-TV-B-Gone-Firmware-Using-Arduino/
Burning TV B Gone Firmware Using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/PUSB/HPVT0G5X/FOXPUSBHPVT0G5X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/PUSB/HPVT0G5X/FOXPUSBHPVT0G5X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/PUSB/HPVT0G5X/FOXPUSBHPVT0G5X.SMALL.jpg koo1man435 This is my first instructable.  This is probably painfully obvious and any criticism or questions that you have, I would be happy to help you with as best I can. When I was making a TV-B-Gone, I had no method of programming the ATtiny85 in the circuit without buying expensive AVR programmers.  Afte...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:50:36 PST
Start-up Instructions for Programming Microcontrollers on a PC with WinAVR using an Atmega 328p Chip and USBTiny ISP Programmer for Examples http://www.instructables.com/id/Start-up-Instructions-for-Programming-Microcontrol/
Start-up Instructions for Programming Microcontrollers on a PC with WinAVR using an Atmega 328p Chip and USBTiny ISP Programmer for Examples - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/XHRZ/GLL4YKVM/FXBXHRZGLL4YKVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/XHRZ/GLL4YKVM/FXBXHRZGLL4YKVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/XHRZ/GLL4YKVM/FXBXHRZGLL4YKVM.SMALL.gif deyb1 This is more a gathering of information for ease of use than an outright Instructable. I’m not writing this as an expert on microcontrollers, I’m not. As a matter of fact, I know squat about microcontrollers. But I know programming. I originally created this in order to help someone who did know ab...
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Thu, 24 Mar 2011 02:46:46 PDT
Easy, Reversible Motor Control for Arduino (or any Microcontroller) http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-Reversible-Motor-Control-for-Arduino-/
Easy, Reversible Motor Control for Arduino (or any Microcontroller) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/DPBJ/GMFGVZYO/FDDDPBJGMFGVZYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/DPBJ/GMFGVZYO/FDDDPBJGMFGVZYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/DPBJ/GMFGVZYO/FDDDPBJGMFGVZYO.SMALL.jpg nothinglabs This project uses just three main components to provide forward and reverse control for a single motor.  You can easily interface it to an Arduino or any other microcontroller. It's so simple - you can wire it up "free-form" without a circuit board in about 15 minutes. Features: All parts avai...
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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:08:54 PDT
Rotating display (Making + code) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-display-Making-code/
Rotating display (Making + code) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/Z8AB/HPG4M8PV/FZ9Z8ABHPG4M8PV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/Z8AB/HPG4M8PV/FZ9Z8ABHPG4M8PV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/Z8AB/HPG4M8PV/FZ9Z8ABHPG4M8PV.SMALL.jpg shparvez001 This is a step by step guide for making a rotating LED Display Materials needed Materials neededVerro Board 2 X 14 pin rail2 X 8 pin header1 X Microcontroller (ATMEGA 8)1 X BatteryPVC board (Small strip)Soldering IronSoldering LeadCutterScissorHot Glue gunMultimeter (For testing the circuit)Some ...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:32:06 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
How to make a Clap-Clap on / Clap-Clap Off switch circuit! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Clap-Clap-on-Clap-Clap-Off-switch-/
How to make a Clap-Clap on / Clap-Clap Off switch circuit! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/VX4D/GJPJLM40/FKGVX4DGJPJLM40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/VX4D/GJPJLM40/FKGVX4DGJPJLM40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/VX4D/GJPJLM40/FKGVX4DGJPJLM40.SMALL.jpg EngineeringShock Hi all! This instructable not only gives the reader the information needed to create a clap-clap on/clap clap off switching circuit, but the logic used to make a hardware-only clap-on, clap off circuit.  More information on a hardware-only version can be found in the final section of this instructab...
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:30:33 PST
BARC Jeep - An XBOX Controlled Power Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/BARC-Jeep-An-XBOX-Controlled-Power-Wheels/
BARC Jeep - An XBOX Controlled Power Wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BIBM/HNTKDROI/FV8BIBMHNTKDROI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BIBM/HNTKDROI/FV8BIBMHNTKDROI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BIBM/HNTKDROI/FV8BIBMHNTKDROI.SMALL.jpg ADN Makers Make a power wheels jeep that is controlled by an XBOX controller. This particular build is using Power Wheels® Jeep® Hurricane with Monster Traction™ but should be usable across many different types of power wheels with small adjustments. I wanted to do this project...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:34:25 PST
Speed control of DC motor with 8051 http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-control-of-DC-motor-with-8051/
Speed control of DC motor with 8051 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/QLGR/HNRHX3JQ/F68QLGRHNRHX3JQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/QLGR/HNRHX3JQ/F68QLGRHNRHX3JQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/QLGR/HNRHX3JQ/F68QLGRHNRHX3JQ.SMALL.jpg sunil93 Hey friends this is my 3rd year BE project " Speed control of DC motor"which i could like to share with you .In this you will learn how to interface LCD,hex keypad and motor .The code is written in assembly       to simplify I have first explained separately LCD interfacing hex keypad interfacing ,m...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:25:02 PST
Real Time GPS Tracker with Integrated Google Maps http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-Time-GPS-Tracker-with-Integrated-Google-Maps/
Real Time GPS Tracker with Integrated Google Maps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/0450/H1JUGPD4/FV20450H1JUGPD4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/0450/H1JUGPD4/FV20450H1JUGPD4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/0450/H1JUGPD4/FV20450H1JUGPD4.SMALL.jpg jayeshsukumaran This project describes how you can build a mobile real time GPS tracker with integrated Google Maps. I began this project mainly to see if I can integrate all the different pieces of hardware and software to make a workable solution, and it took some time, but finally when everything was said and ...
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:26:17 PDT
PropVario, a DIY Variometer/Altimeter with voice output for RC Sailplanes http://www.instructables.com/id/PropVario-a-DIY-VariometerAltimeter-with-voice-out/
PropVario, a DIY Variometer/Altimeter with voice output for RC Sailplanes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BM7G/HN829T8N/FV8BM7GHN829T8N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BM7G/HN829T8N/FV8BM7GHN829T8N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BM7G/HN829T8N/FV8BM7GHN829T8N.SMALL.jpg Gelstronic This instructables will show you how to build an inexpensive Vario, that could speak the altitude and of course send various tones when changing the height of your sailplane. Some features: - voice and tone - use your own (wave-)samples in your language - wave-samples stored on sd-card - switch vi...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:10:40 PDT
Reliable and low cost IR Proximity sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Reliable-and-low-cost-IR-Proximity-sensor/
Reliable and low cost IR Proximity sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/KS52/HMWVZ641/FT5KS52HMWVZ641.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/KS52/HMWVZ641/FT5KS52HMWVZ641.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/KS52/HMWVZ641/FT5KS52HMWVZ641.SMALL.jpg Jestin_Cubetech This is a simple yet effective IR proximity sensor built around the TSOP 1738 module. The TSOP module is commonly found at the receiving end of an IR remote control system; e.g., in TVs, CD players etc. These modules require the incoming data to be modulated at a particular frequency and would ign...
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 05:11:46 PDT
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
Homemade battery monitor using AVR http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-battery-monitor-using-AVR/
Homemade battery monitor using AVR - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/5VHH/HLR2Q5MB/FQS5VHHHLR2Q5MB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/5VHH/HLR2Q5MB/FQS5VHHHLR2Q5MB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/5VHH/HLR2Q5MB/FQS5VHHHLR2Q5MB.SMALL.jpg arick Guys, I want to share my experiment with voltage divider, ADC and AVR Homemade battery monitor using AVR It's pretty simple the sensor are only two resistors and zener diode with capasitor, I don't buy them, I've found it in my box. We can use it for monitoring our car battery voltage. The part I...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:04:38 PDT
WATERING SYSTEM - INTRODUCTION http://www.instructables.com/id/WATERING-SYSTEM-INTRODUCTION/
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:59:09 PDT
Rechargeable Blue LED SAD Light Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Blue-LED-SAD-Light-Book/
Rechargeable Blue LED SAD Light Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SMALL.jpg hanlin_y Blue light therapy can be used to improve mood, improve sleep, treat jet lag, adjust bedtimes and boost energy. It is done by viewing it with your upper peripheral vision. I think this light book would benefit students who start school early when it's still dark. This one can fit in your backpack, i...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:22:53 PDT
SnackBot: The Internet Connected Candy Machine! http://www.instructables.com/id/SnackBot-The-Internet-Connected-Candy-Machine/
SnackBot: The Internet Connected Candy Machine! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/Q2CA/HK6XNBM3/FUDQ2CAHK6XNBM3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/Q2CA/HK6XNBM3/FUDQ2CAHK6XNBM3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/Q2CA/HK6XNBM3/FUDQ2CAHK6XNBM3.SMALL.jpg beardedinventor During the 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire, Electric Imp distributed an astonishing 40-plus pounds of M&Ms with our Internet connected SnackBot. Hundreds of attendees loved it, so we decided to share how we built it. Our SnackBot is based around the Electric Imp, a hardware, software and cloud-based plat...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 09:47:10 PDT
Getting Started with Electric Imp http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-Electric-Imp/
Getting Started with Electric Imp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/9EZA/HJKC29JK/F319EZAHJKC29JK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/9EZA/HJKC29JK/F319EZAHJKC29JK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/9EZA/HJKC29JK/F319EZAHJKC29JK.SMALL.jpg beardedinventor Electric Imp makes it easy and fun to bring Internet connectivity to your devices. This Instructables will guide you through the process of creating an Electric Imp account, and getting your first Imp online. You will need the following supplies: 1 x USB Mini cable 1 x April Breakout Boar...
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:37:54 PDT
100 LED 10 band Audio Spectrum atmega32 MSGEQ7 with peak hold and fall down http://www.instructables.com/id/100-LED-10-band-Audio-Spectrum-atmega32-MSGEQ7-wit/
100 LED 10 band Audio Spectrum atmega32 MSGEQ7 with peak hold and fall down - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/L76E/HKZ9LD10/FMVL76EHKZ9LD10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/L76E/HKZ9LD10/FMVL76EHKZ9LD10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/L76E/HKZ9LD10/FMVL76EHKZ9LD10.SMALL.jpg Jestin_Cubetech  MSGEQ7 and atmega32  based  Audio Spectrum. 10 level height and 10 band width.  peak hold and fall down display style Components list       components list ------------------------------------- 1, atmega32 - 1 2, MSGEQ7 Audio spectrum ic -1 3, veroboard - 1 4, RED  Bar graph  LED  -10 5, 20 pin ...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 03:10:23 PDT
CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited with improvements! http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/
CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited with improvements! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/2STE/HLH25066/FLX2STEHLH25066.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/2STE/HLH25066/FLX2STEHLH25066.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/2STE/HLH25066/FLX2STEHLH25066.SMALL.gif SuperTech-IT See step 17 for more info regarding the music input mode for non-RAMP boards. There are now 7 music modes in the posted code, and I am looking for more ideas for animations or music triggered effects !SKIP DIRECTLY TO STEP 1 if you just want to get to the improved build instructions See s...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 03:14:27 PDT
DIY Amp / Watt Hour Volt Meter - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Amp-Hour-Meter-Arduino/
DIY Amp / Watt Hour Volt Meter - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/Y1Y7/H1YOHHOI/FVCY1Y7H1YOHHOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/Y1Y7/H1YOHHOI/FVCY1Y7H1YOHHOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/Y1Y7/H1YOHHOI/FVCY1Y7H1YOHHOI.SMALL.jpg sspence For my off-grid Ham Radio and Solar projects, I needed a way to measure volts, amps, watts, amp hours and watt hours. There's a couple of commercial products that can do this, but not with the flexibility I wanted. I designed a Arduino micro-controller based solution that is very extensible. Right n...
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Wed, 9 May 2012 16:48:34 PDT
Flora- an interactive flower http://www.instructables.com/id/Flora-an-interactive-flower/
Flora- an interactive flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/FRV5/HIUX9QRA/FG4FRV5HIUX9QRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/FRV5/HIUX9QRA/FG4FRV5HIUX9QRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/FRV5/HIUX9QRA/FG4FRV5HIUX9QRA.SMALL.jpg Dipanjan Hello everyone.....Today I have taken something out of my flower garden....We all know,plants have their own lives,they can feel just as we feel..but they can't express it...But what happens if a flower gains the ability to interact with you? Imagine a flower sitting at your desk looking at you,waiv...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:55:26 PDT
Take Revenge: Poke your boss ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Take-Revenge-Poke-your-boss-/
Take Revenge: Poke your boss ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/JC54/HIPIQYFW/FOKJC54HIPIQYFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/JC54/HIPIQYFW/FOKJC54HIPIQYFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/JC54/HIPIQYFW/FOKJC54HIPIQYFW.SMALL.jpg Dipanjan hello,I am back with something funny this time....this toy is for the big boys.... Do you work in a office? then probably you have an angry,actually very angry boss,who is always very very angry upon you......he always scolds you for your unfinished jobs,assignments,projects bla bla bla......And yo...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 02:40:43 PDT
Arduino Cap-Sense Air Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Cap-Sense-Air-Piano/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X36V/HH2W5299/FMQX36VHH2W5299.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X36V/HH2W5299/FMQX36VHH2W5299.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X36V/HH2W5299/FMQX36VHH2W5299.SMALL.jpg vishalapr I recently got my shipment of 10 buzzers I ordered about a month ago, so as soon as I got them I was eager to make something fun with them, so I looked around a bit and searched for what to do with them, and by spending some time on www.arduino,cc and posting lots of questions on the forums, I figur...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 10:25:04 PDT
How to choose a MicroController http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-choose-a-MicroController/
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Sat, 6 Jan 2007 00:18:56 PST
PICAXE - Interface a PS2 Keyboard with an LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/PICAXE-Interface-a-PS2-Keyboard-with-an-LCD/
PICAXE - Interface a PS2 Keyboard with an LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/FPMA/HH2VFR1C/FVLFPMAHH2VFR1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/FPMA/HH2VFR1C/FVLFPMAHH2VFR1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/FPMA/HH2VFR1C/FVLFPMAHH2VFR1C.SMALL.jpg sncarter This project uses a PICAXE 20X2 microcontroller to interface an old style PS2 keyboard with a 2 X 16 LCD. The program is quite lengthy and is probably not perfect but most functions seem to work. Because some special keys use a preceeding $E0 character which the PICAXE Kbin command ignores, I was no...
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:06:51 PDT
Multiplexing with Arduino and the 74HC595 http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiplexing-with-Arduino-and-the-74HC595/
Multiplexing with Arduino and the 74HC595 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/H042/H320I31X/FNBH042H320I31X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/H042/H320I31X/FNBH042H320I31X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/H042/H320I31X/FNBH042H320I31X.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei The 74HC595 is an easy and inexpensive (at about 60 cents apiece) way to increase the number of digital out pins on your Arduino.  In this tutorial I'll show you how to drive up to 16 LEDs with one 74HC595 using a technique called multiplexing.  In the end, all 16 LEDs will require only three of the...
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Wed, 6 Jun 2012 00:08:44 PDT
Tic Tac Toe Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-Toe-Machine/
Tic Tac Toe Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/MYPK/HEXSGFG2/FSTMYPKHEXSGFG2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/MYPK/HEXSGFG2/FSTMYPKHEXSGFG2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/MYPK/HEXSGFG2/FSTMYPKHEXSGFG2.SMALL.jpg brunoip This is a simple machine that plays tic tac toe. It was made mostly form dead electronics, like a printer and a DVD reader. How it works: First we have to put our mark, it is a black square of cardboard, then by pushing a button we send the information that we are ready (if you want the machine t...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:30:45 PDT
Tic-Tac USBtinyISP Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-USBtinyISP-Programmer/
Tic-Tac USBtinyISP Programmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/AUYC/HET1ER69/FWVAUYCHET1ER69.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/AUYC/HET1ER69/FWVAUYCHET1ER69.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/AUYC/HET1ER69/FWVAUYCHET1ER69.SMALL.jpg Antzy Carmasaic What's with mint boxes and electronics? Beats me, but they are somehow made for each other. I had built ladyada's USBtinyISP v1.0 circuit on a breadboard which I used every other day. It worked sporadically(and never at hour of need), used up half of my breadboard and looked ugly. So I decided to tr...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:48:23 PDT
Control any AC device via PC (RS232 or USB) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-any-AC-device-via-PC-RS232-or-USB/
Control any AC device via PC (RS232 or USB) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/YIQ4/HET1EYFY/FMHYIQ4HET1EYFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/YIQ4/HET1EYFY/FMHYIQ4HET1EYFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/YIQ4/HET1EYFY/FMHYIQ4HET1EYFY.SMALL.jpg ColdKeyboard In this simple build you will see how to turn on/off any appliance via your PC and set some rules, for example to turn coffee maker every morning at 6:55, just before you get out of bed. The possibilities to expand this build are endless, however here I will give you just the simplest solution (bec...
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:53:34 PDT
ATTiny85 Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/ATTiny85-Traffic-Light/
ATTiny85 Traffic Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/0LQL/HEBNH7UI/FLF0LQLHEBNH7UI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/0LQL/HEBNH7UI/FLF0LQLHEBNH7UI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/0LQL/HEBNH7UI/FLF0LQLHEBNH7UI.SMALL.jpg nthdesign This instructable will show you how to build a fun traffic light circuit using the cheap and powerful ATTiny85 microcontroller. The ATTiny85 can be programmed using the Arduino Processing language, and can do many of the things an Arduino can do. Learning how to use the ATTiny85 in this way will let...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:28:17 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
Love Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Gauge/
Love Gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/DH76/HD4VQ1JL/F35DH76HD4VQ1JL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/DH76/HD4VQ1JL/F35DH76HD4VQ1JL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/DH76/HD4VQ1JL/F35DH76HD4VQ1JL.SMALL.jpg lighttamer I'm working together with my wife. But sometimes one of us has an external appointment. So, if one of us is thinking about the other, we want to show it together. For this, I have made an Love Gauge for us. It stands on our desktop, or you can carry it somewhere else, cause it has an WLAN module. ...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:45:32 PST
Spell out affection for your Valentine with chocolates, LEDs, Attiny13 and Arduino IDE http://www.instructables.com/id/Spell-out-affection-for-your-Valentine-with-chocol/
Spell out affection for your Valentine with chocolates, LEDs, Attiny13 and Arduino IDE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/WLGZ/HD7U0WZV/FSSWLGZHD7U0WZV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/WLGZ/HD7U0WZV/FSSWLGZHD7U0WZV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/WLGZ/HD7U0WZV/FSSWLGZHD7U0WZV.SMALL.jpg elabz Well, sure, you could have put a post-it note with the same message inside that chocolate box :)  but it won't be nearly as cool, especially if your Valentine has a sweet spot for nerds. Come to think of it: of course she does, otherwise what is she doing still hanging out with you? If you are stil...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:05:58 PST
RF Jammer http://www.instructables.com/id/RF-Jammer/
RF Jammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/NOBY/FAKWPIL4/F6RNOBYFAKWPIL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/NOBY/FAKWPIL4/F6RNOBYFAKWPIL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/NOBY/FAKWPIL4/F6RNOBYFAKWPIL4.SMALL.jpg drgabler Create RF mayhem with a pocket sized jammer! Confuse friends and annoy the kids. Its the RF Jammer.So what is a Jammer?Def: jam 7. 'To interfere with or prevent the clear reception of (broadcast signals) by electronic means.' - http://www.answers.com/jamThis instructable show you how to build a si...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2007 23:01:27 PST