Instructables: exploring - sensors - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:53:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Identify Red and Yellow Wires on a K Thermocouple...with a Magnet! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Identify-Red-and-Yellow-Wires-on-a-K-Thermo/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:55:50 PDT
HestiaPi - Open Smart Thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/HestiaPi-Open-Smart-Thermostat/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:54:34 PDT
How to Build an E-waste Watering Can http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-E-waste-Watering-Can/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 21:34:55 PDT
Ultrasonic distance meter with LCD display on Arduino UNO http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-distance-meter-with-LCD-display-on-Ardu/
Ultrasonic distance meter with LCD display on Arduino UNO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/LIRH/IA81MO8R/FY1LIRHIA81MO8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/LIRH/IA81MO8R/FY1LIRHIA81MO8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/LIRH/IA81MO8R/FY1LIRHIA81MO8R.SMALL.jpg techrm In this tutorial we are going to see a different use of the HC-SR04 ultrasonic module. This module is often used on robots and toy cars to locate obstacles but it can be used to measure distances as well. Distances measured by the HC-SR04 will be shown on our beloved LCD 16x2 display. Take a look at...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 07:26:01 PDT
Make an Simple Motion Sensor Relay Board (PIR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Simple-Motion-Sensor-Board-PIR/
Make an Simple Motion Sensor Relay Board (PIR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/E64R/IA56PFAT/FLFE64RIA56PFAT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/E64R/IA56PFAT/FLFE64RIA56PFAT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/E64R/IA56PFAT/FLFE64RIA56PFAT.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hi Everybody,After an Successful Hit & Featured with " Make an Simple Motion Sensor Led Light" I Started thinking about anything else....So , I am here with ' Make an Motion Sensor Relay Board! " It's Just the Same but with a improvement which i got from previous instructable Comments.In this instru...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 05:45:54 PDT
PIR Motion Activated Audio Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/PIR-Motion-Activated-Audio-Switch/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 22:31:46 PDT
Air Pollution Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Pollution-Detector/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 22:57:03 PDT
Make An Simple Motion Sensor Light! (PIR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Simple-Motion-Sensor-Light-PIR/
Make An Simple Motion Sensor Light! (PIR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/AWCO/I9FGX83U/FHMAWCOI9FGX83U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/AWCO/I9FGX83U/FHMAWCOI9FGX83U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/AWCO/I9FGX83U/FHMAWCOI9FGX83U.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Make an Small & Simple Motion Sensing Light with Less Hassle and Less Components.A Beginner Could Also Make This.A Simple Understanding of how transistor works and knowledge of Anode and Cathode is only needed so Make it Tension Free! :) Gather the Parts One can Buy Everything Used in this Projec...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 02:28:19 PDT
Basic (Qualitative) Use of a Thermal Imager. http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Use-of-a-Thermal-Imager/
Basic (Qualitative) Use of a Thermal Imager. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/AJNX/I9L6IJHN/FDYAJNXI9L6IJHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/AJNX/I9L6IJHN/FDYAJNXI9L6IJHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/AJNX/I9L6IJHN/FDYAJNXI9L6IJHN.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Ah! A thermal image of my morning cup of tea. That image shows heat emitted doesn't it? I took that image using my Seek Thermal XR camera. This an entry level microbolometer, or in lay person's terms: a thermal imager.I felt it necessary to post this instructable to let folks know some capabilities ...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 05:34:31 PDT
Weather Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-Station/
Weather Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/PAMH/I99R1UYX/F14PAMHI99R1UYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/PAMH/I99R1UYX/F14PAMHI99R1UYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/PAMH/I99R1UYX/F14PAMHI99R1UYX.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 Take back the power of weather forecasting from your local weatherman and begin your own foray into the world of amateur meteorology and citizen science with your very own DIY weather station and data logger. In this Instructable, I'll show you how I designed and built a weather station around the I...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:55:06 PDT
Fiber-Optic Jungle Insect Traffic Taster http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-Jungle-Insect-Traffic-Taster/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:48:06 PDT
Automatic Streetlight System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Streetlight-System/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:24:17 PDT
Simple Soft Circuit Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Soft-Circuit-Button/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 06:45:08 PDT
Makey Bat-Mobile! (Or other flying animal educational mobile) http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Bat-Mobile-Or-other-flying-animal-educationa/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:10:55 PST
everyday dinner for lovers http://www.instructables.com/id/everyday-dinner-for-lovers/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:02:19 PST
Sound-Find Your Phone at Night http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Find-Your-Phone-at-Night/
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:44:05 PST
Anachronistic Audio: Radiation Windchimes http://www.instructables.com/id/Anachronistic-Audio-Radiation-Windchimes/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:52:29 PST
Awesomely cute Christmas tree water level indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesomely-cute-Christmas-tree-water-level-indicato/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:33:58 PST
Networked Radiation Detector: Feel Cosmic Rays on your Fingertips http://www.instructables.com/id/Networked-Cosmic-Ray-Detector-Feel-Radiation-on-yo/
Networked Radiation Detector: Feel Cosmic Rays on your Fingertips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SMALL.jpg physicsenthusiast *Update (12/23)*: Just entered the "protected" competition- protect yourself from radiation and vote for me :) Thanks Note: This is my very first Instructable! I will be very responsive to feedback on how to improve the project description below, so please let me know.In this tutorial, you will lear...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:45:36 PST
Glowing Christmas Tree Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Christmas-Tree-Hack/
Glowing Christmas Tree Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/GFOB/I3H4UH0I/FGEGFOBI3H4UH0I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/GFOB/I3H4UH0I/FGEGFOBI3H4UH0I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/GFOB/I3H4UH0I/FGEGFOBI3H4UH0I.SMALL.jpg BareConductive In this quick tutorial we show you how you can make a glowing paper Christmas tree using Electric Paint and some easy origami folds. To begin you will need: 1 x Electric Paint Pen1 x LED1 x 100K Resistors1 x LDR 2024031 x Transistor BC5481 x 9V Battery Clip1 x 9V Battery3 x Stickers1 x scissors1 ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:46:45 PST
Save The World One Drop At A Time http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-The-World-One-Drop-At-A-Time/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/YLZE/I15KZMUV/F7XYLZEI15KZMUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/YLZE/I15KZMUV/F7XYLZEI15KZMUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/YLZE/I15KZMUV/F7XYLZEI15KZMUV.SMALL.jpg buchananwp Monitor your water usage throughout your entire house without any plumbing work. This incorporates mesh networking and sensors to give you a comprehensive view of your water usage and encourage behavioral change. This was built at the wondrous Instructables Pier 9 Workshop by Artist In Residence Wil...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:34:45 PDT
Capacitive Fluid Level Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Fluid-Level-Sensor/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:17:25 PDT
Your Own Color Sensor using LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-Own-Color-Sensor-using-LEDs/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:37:37 PDT
Ultrasonic Spider-Sense http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Spider-Sense/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:33:49 PDT
Weather station soil probe http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-station-aux-sensor-improvement-for-use-in-/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 04:46:35 PDT
Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Photodiode-Geiger-Counter/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:15 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
DIY 3D Tilt Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Tilt-Sensor/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:26:21 PDT
Sous Vide Oven Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sous-Vide-Oven-Controller/
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:52:53 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/
Waking Up on the Right Side of the Bed Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/H8G2/HW3K4S4Z/FF3H8G2HW3K4S4Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/H8G2/HW3K4S4Z/FF3H8G2HW3K4S4Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/H8G2/HW3K4S4Z/FF3H8G2HW3K4S4Z.SMALL.jpg kahht Here's a sensor-light that will let you know what temperature it is outside the moment you step out of bed... and prevent you from stubbing your toe in the process (well, I hope). The ConceptThe story begins with a tragedy. I got out of bed one morning, stubbed/broke my toe and suffered for a month ...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:07:56 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/
Internet of Things Toilet Uploads Events to the Cloud (Raspberry PI) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/FAHX/HWS3KL1A/FX9FAHXHWS3KL1A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/FAHX/HWS3KL1A/FX9FAHXHWS3KL1A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/FAHX/HWS3KL1A/FX9FAHXHWS3KL1A.SMALL.jpg e024576 Internet of Things Toilet uploads flush events and toilet paper roll change out events to Google Drive spreadsheet.How does it work? – An aquarium liquid level sensor float switch detects toilet tank level; flushing lowers the level closing the switch. A photo cell located in socket (blind hole) of ...
By: e024576

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:44:44 PDT
Basic Home Automation With Phidgets http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Home-Automation-With-Phidgets/
Basic Home Automation With Phidgets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AMDE/HV3R89W1/F7WAMDEHV3R89W1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AMDE/HV3R89W1/F7WAMDEHV3R89W1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AMDE/HV3R89W1/F7WAMDEHV3R89W1.SMALL.gif phidgetsinc This simple project will take you through the basics of getting some interior sensing and home automation set up. The project runs from a Phidgets SBC, will read light and sound and turn a light on and off remotely. You can really grow this project to monitor and control your home, but to keep from ...
By: phidgetsinc

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Mon, 12 May 2014 07:30:56 PDT
RoomAlert- Intrusion Protection http://www.instructables.com/id/RoomAlert-Intrusion-Protection/
RoomAlert- Intrusion Protection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/O7DN/HX1WCQ78/FEKO7DNHX1WCQ78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/O7DN/HX1WCQ78/FEKO7DNHX1WCQ78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/O7DN/HX1WCQ78/FEKO7DNHX1WCQ78.SMALL.jpg landraka This was the creation for my open ended freshman engineering final project. We were told to build something that used electronics to improve the life of the public. It is my own design and idea, copy, improve and let me know what you have done with it in the comments. I attached a video a friend did...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:27:32 PDT
Pocket-Sized Ultrasonic Ruler http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Ultrasonic-Ruler/
Pocket-Sized Ultrasonic Ruler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/DMNB/HWDRHGR0/FGGDMNBHWDRHGR0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/DMNB/HWDRHGR0/FGGDMNBHWDRHGR0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/DMNB/HWDRHGR0/FGGDMNBHWDRHGR0.SMALL.jpg bergerab Today everything is digitalized. Most of us don't bother to waste our time using maps, going to the record store, or even going to the DVD store anymore. So... why are so many people using tape-measures and rulers? Yes, they are reliable, but they are certainly not convenient. With innovations, such...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:43:31 PDT
3D Contactless Mouse (Interactive 3D Position Sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Contactless-Mouse-Interactive-3D-Position-Senso/
3D Contactless Mouse (Interactive 3D Position Sensor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/LGKB/HV3QC5WG/FQ0LGKBHV3QC5WG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/LGKB/HV3QC5WG/FQ0LGKBHV3QC5WG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/LGKB/HV3QC5WG/FQ0LGKBHV3QC5WG.SMALL.jpg birdyberth Recently, I have made this 3D contactless mouse, which I use to control (or to try to control) my computer cursor. You can see the functionalities in the video below : All the computation is made on the arduino leonardo, which emulates a mouse. In fact, it's a very simple vision system that uses onl...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:02:32 PDT
Automatic Beacon Night Light - Project Geek #3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Beacon-Night-Light-Project-Geek-3/
Automatic Beacon Night Light - Project Geek #3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/UHE2/HVP6UIH3/F5WUHE2HVP6UIH3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/UHE2/HVP6UIH3/F5WUHE2HVP6UIH3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/UHE2/HVP6UIH3/F5WUHE2HVP6UIH3.SMALL.jpg ProjectGeek Ever wondered how cool it would be if the lights got turned on as soon as you step into a room or when you wake up in the middle of the night and the lights get turned on automatically. I present to you the geeky automatic beacon light that is a great desk light or can be used as a bed light. The p...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 11:53:24 PDT
Micromouse(mobile robot) IR distance sensor board +tips http://www.instructables.com/id/Micromousemobile-robot-IR-distance-sensor-board-ti/
Micromouse(mobile robot) IR distance sensor board +tips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/P7W4/HVKUHFSH/FK9P7W4HVKUHFSH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/P7W4/HVKUHFSH/FK9P7W4HVKUHFSH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/P7W4/HVKUHFSH/FK9P7W4HVKUHFSH.SMALL.jpg gycka Hello and welcome to my first instructable! In this short instructable I will explain how to build an IR and phototransistor distance sensor unit. I built this sensor board for my Micromouse robot, however, this board should work on every robot which requires sensors that measure distance. Part a...
By: gycka

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Sat, 24 May 2014 15:53:20 PDT
Weather Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-Station-1/
Weather Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MCWG/HUY48MU9/FFSMCWGHUY48MU9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MCWG/HUY48MU9/FFSMCWGHUY48MU9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MCWG/HUY48MU9/FFSMCWGHUY48MU9.SMALL.jpg phidgetsinc The project described here is a simple weather station that measures air temperature, humidity, and surface temperature of the ground below the weather station.Practical concepts covered are: Powering your PhidgetBattery power Solar powerUsing the SBC Using analog sensors Using LEDs Using USB sensor...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 15:23:05 PDT
Voltaic Solar Powered Pollution Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltaic-Solar-Powered-Pollution-Monitor/
Voltaic Solar Powered Pollution Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SMALL.jpg mkchronos Who wouldn't want to know more about the quality of the air in the area they live in? Sure, you could look up the statistics on many websites, but where’s the fun in that? Living here in Florida there are many areas that lend themselves to doing these kinds of tests and being that the Tampa Hacker...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:08 PDT
Plotly + Atlas Scientific: Graph Real-Time Dissolved Oxygen with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Plotly-Atlas-Scientific-Graph-Real-Time-Dissolved-/
Plotly + Atlas Scientific: Graph Real-Time Dissolved Oxygen with Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SMALL.gif plotlygraphs Atlas Scientific makes an amazing suite of scientific grade environmental monitoring sensors that have a perfect synergy with the Plotly data visualization platform.This Instructable will show you how to hook up an Atlas Dissolved Oxygen sensor and a Raspberry Pi to Plotly's real-time graphing platf...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 09:29:06 PDT
Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Dance-Dance-Revolution-Hand-Quilted-Sensor-Pad/
Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SMALL.jpg Kelsy Ensign Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad This Instructable will show you how to create a hand-sewn pad for the popular game Dance Dance Revolution, also known as DDR. The DDR pad will consist of nine fabric squares; four of the squares will be hand-tied with conductive thread while the rema...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:48:40 PDT
Tilt Activated Cloud Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Cloud-Light/
Tilt Activated Cloud Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SMALL.jpg sunnysue I've always been a fan of mood lighting so when I had the option to use neopixels and a sensor I decided I needed my own illuminating cloud.  The term cloud is used loosely, since its a wood box with wire and paper spanning across the bottom to construct my imagined cloudscape.   How the light work...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:46:08 PDT
Squat Sense http://www.instructables.com/id/Squat-Sense/
Squat Sense - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SMALL.jpg kimoakes With weight loaded on your back, what feels like "below parallel" often isn't. Proper squat execution is lowering your hips past your knees (breaking parallel). I created Squat Sense as a detector for this break in parallel. How it works: By using a push button, the wearer can set the value ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:37:46 PDT
Homebrew Arduino Pulse Monitor (Visualize Your Heartbeat) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebrew-Arduino-Pulse-Monitor-Visualize-Your-Hear/
Homebrew Arduino Pulse Monitor (Visualize Your Heartbeat) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0JZQ/HU843XP9/F690JZQHU843XP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0JZQ/HU843XP9/F690JZQHU843XP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0JZQ/HU843XP9/F690JZQHU843XP9.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Movies look cool with those EKG (electrocardiogram), the one that beeps and detects heart activities. A few months ago, we had to shoot a hospital scene for our school project. We needed an EKG instrument. To keep the movie authentic, we didn't want to fake the readings so we made the next best thin...
By: ASCAS

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:27:21 PDT
Smoke 'Detector' http://www.instructables.com/id/Smoke-Detector/
Smoke 'Detector' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/OZUO/HTX5KAWT/F3TOZUOHTX5KAWT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/OZUO/HTX5KAWT/F3TOZUOHTX5KAWT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/OZUO/HTX5KAWT/F3TOZUOHTX5KAWT.SMALL.jpg daryllukas This instructable explains how to make a simple smoke detector using and Arduino and a Carbon Monoxide Sensor. The sensor is one of the MQ series gas sensors. Check out the demo here. Featuring a solar charger kit from Voltaic Systems. The Parts and Tools This is a fairly simple project. You w...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:30 PDT
Paramotor Fuel Sensor and Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Paramotor-Fuel-Sensor-and-Gauge/
Paramotor Fuel Sensor and Gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/PI4I/HSPP5I0T/F7JPI4IHSPP5I0T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/PI4I/HSPP5I0T/F7JPI4IHSPP5I0T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/PI4I/HSPP5I0T/F7JPI4IHSPP5I0T.SMALL.jpg Ppuxley Here is a home built capacitive fuel sensor for a paramotor. It is based on a sensor made from an aluminium tube and rod, and arduino Microcontroller , an LM3914 bargraph chip and 10 superbright LEDs. It has been built for a Parajet Macro and the display in the Parajet throttle handle, specificall...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:32:40 PDT
How to convert your outdoor light into a Sunset to Sunrise on service http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-convert-your-outdoor-light-into-a-Sunset-to/
How to convert your outdoor light into a Sunset to Sunrise on service - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/7PFL/HRTKIEBJ/FP67PFLHRTKIEBJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/7PFL/HRTKIEBJ/FP67PFLHRTKIEBJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/7PFL/HRTKIEBJ/FP67PFLHRTKIEBJ.SMALL.jpg aspendog14 Are you tired of remembering to turn on and off your outside drive way or front door light every night and day. By installing a small photo electric switch the pain of remembering is done for you. You have to by the switch at a electronics store that sells only electronic stuff. The big box lumbe...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:12:17 PST
Delightful Interactive Toddler Spoon http://www.instructables.com/id/Delightful-Interactive-Toddler-Spoon/
Delightful Interactive Toddler Spoon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/PW8P/HP0CRHGO/FU4PW8PHP0CRHGO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/PW8P/HP0CRHGO/FU4PW8PHP0CRHGO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/PW8P/HP0CRHGO/FU4PW8PHP0CRHGO.SMALL.jpg darthberkius The Concept Feeding toddlers is a problem for the parents because the toddlers tend to lose their interest easily. Therefore they refuse eating their food and get attracted by other things surrounding them. Delightful Spoon is an interactive toddler spoon that aims to attract toddlers during t...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:30:29 PST
Yoga Breathalyzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Yoga-Breathalyzer/
Yoga Breathalyzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/9JFU/HMLB48FZ/F719JFUHMLB48FZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/9JFU/HMLB48FZ/F719JFUHMLB48FZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/9JFU/HMLB48FZ/F719JFUHMLB48FZ.SMALL.jpg biobonnie The yoga breathalyzer is a breath visualization tool to help you understand and get in touch with your breathing. Breath is the basis of yoga and meditation, and this biofeedback tool is one way to develop a deeper understanding of your own breath. Using Arduino, a headset-mounted wind sensor, and a...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 20:39:04 PDT
Squishy IR-based Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Squishy-IR-based-Switch/
Squishy IR-based Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/AUWB/HH2W3I2D/FZHAUWBHH2W3I2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/AUWB/HH2W3I2D/FZHAUWBHH2W3I2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/AUWB/HH2W3I2D/FZHAUWBHH2W3I2D.SMALL.jpg 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