Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - arduino - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:21:56 PST BLOX v1.01 Automatic Secret Library Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Secret-Library-Door/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:26:37 PST
Hidden Digital Audio Recorder: Hands Up, Don't Shoot http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-Up-Dont-Shoot/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:54:38 PST
a brief history of time http://www.instructables.com/id/a-brief-history-of-time/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:41:02 PST
Remote Volume Control for old stereo amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Volume-Control-for-old-stereo-amp/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:46:39 PST
Glass with accelerometer controlled light http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-with-accelerometer-controlled-light/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:55:33 PST
Infinity Mirror Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Table/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:57 PST
Arduino Finite State Machine and multitasks http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Finite-State-Machine/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:24:02 PST
Remote Control Light switch (ARDUINO) http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Control-Light-switch-ARDUINO/
Remote Control Light switch (ARDUINO) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/1ZBE/I3TH9NOG/FL41ZBEI3TH9NOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/1ZBE/I3TH9NOG/FL41ZBEI3TH9NOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/1ZBE/I3TH9NOG/FL41ZBEI3TH9NOG.SMALL.jpg blubflubify So I was sick of falling asleep with the light on... And this is what i came up with! Parts of this instructable were borrowed from other people but a lot of what was borrowed has been modified for this application. I hope you enjoy building this project because it's pretty sick! Materials Materi...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:06:05 PST
RE-Inflatable Vest http://www.instructables.com/id/RE-Inflatable-Vest/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:23:53 PST
QuickType - A new way to type! http://www.instructables.com/id/QuickType-A-new-way-to-type/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:21:29 PST
LED - Mega Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Mega-Clock/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:24:52 PST
Magic Wand TV Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Wand-TV-Remote/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:43:37 PST
How to Make a Jar of Fireflies http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Jar-of-Fireflies/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:13:31 PDT
Wooden Stones Art Installation http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Stones-Art-Installation/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:31:05 PST
High Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Fire/
High Fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/KRDW/I3KBQ9KM/FYUKRDWI3KBQ9KM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/KRDW/I3KBQ9KM/FYUKRDWI3KBQ9KM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/KRDW/I3KBQ9KM/FYUKRDWI3KBQ9KM.SMALL.jpg Natsuki High Fire is a paired set of mittens that symbolizes the bond between friends and creates a magical moment. When four people wearing mittens high five or join hands, the candle is ignited.PLEASE be careful while playing with fire. I will not be responsible if you burn down your house! MATERIALS ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:39:57 PST
Eat Now!!! - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Eat-Now-Arduino/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:16:45 PST
Step Motor Elevator http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-Motor-Elevator/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:14:35 PST
Sound Steps http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Steps/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:24:27 PST
TheSUN, Arduino powered design wall clock http://www.instructables.com/id/TheSUN-Arduino-powered-design-wall-clock/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:26:03 PST
Quick & Easy Temperature Loggers http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Easy-Temperature-Loggers/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:17:04 PST
Program Arduino Mini 05 with FTDI Basic http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-Arduino-Mini-05-with-FTDI-Basic/
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 17:59:26 PST
Arduino-Powered Wall Christmas Tree w/ Star Wars Theme LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-Wall-Christmas-Tree-w-Star-Wars-Th/
Arduino-Powered Wall Christmas Tree w/ Star Wars Theme LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/ZQRX/I3BHJ7B9/FM4ZQRXI3BHJ7B9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/ZQRX/I3BHJ7B9/FM4ZQRXI3BHJ7B9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/ZQRX/I3BHJ7B9/FM4ZQRXI3BHJ7B9.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar This is a perfect DIY Christmas Tree for small homes, apartments or an office where you don't want a real tree and do want a little Christmas spirit.You can go simple or complex with the design here but I chose to go pretty simple with some this redwood shelves for branches and LED strip lights for ...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:57:23 PST
Break Forcing Chair Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Break-Forcing-Chair-Pad/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 20:14:16 PST
Add MIDI port to Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-MIDI-port-to-Keyboard/
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:26:37 PST
Arduino-controlled Smart Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-Smart-Home/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:15:08 PST
Interactive useless box http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-useless-box/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 01:57:02 PST
Interactive box with logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-box-with-logo/
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:07:33 PST
Christmas Greeting Wreath Arduino and MP3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Greeting-Wreath-Arduino-and-MP3/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:36:25 PST
DJ Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/DJ-Christmas-Tree/
DJ Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/M7GM/I327EY41/FP3M7GMI327EY41.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/M7GM/I327EY41/FP3M7GMI327EY41.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/M7GM/I327EY41/FP3M7GMI327EY41.SMALL.jpg FamousMods With the upcoming holiday season on its way, we decided we would make a Christmas tree to party with. This led to our 100 RGB LED, Arduino driven, Bluetooth, music responsive DJ Christmas Tree. In summary, the DJ Christmas Tree works by streaming pixel data via Bluetooth to the Arduino using LED ma...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:10:50 PST
Washer Dryer Laundry Alarm using Arudino & SMS Text Messaging Alerts http://www.instructables.com/id/Washer-Dryer-Laundry-Alarm-using-Arudino-SMS-Text-/
Washer Dryer Laundry Alarm using Arudino & SMS Text Messaging Alerts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/ZYWV/I327HD8V/F18ZYWVI327HD8V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/ZYWV/I327HD8V/F18ZYWVI327HD8V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/ZYWV/I327HD8V/F18ZYWVI327HD8V.SMALL.jpg MakerBee Have you ever wished there was a better way to be notified when your laundry was done? Have you ever forgotten a load in the washer because you couldn't hear the buzzer and your clothes became smelly and moldy from sitting there for too long? Well, I have and decided to solve this problem by build...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:35:07 PST
"9 Degrees of Freedom" IMU http://www.instructables.com/id/9-Degrees-of-Freedom-IMU/
"9 Degrees of Freedom" IMU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei I'm working on a project that requires full orientation information, so I built an Inertial Measurement Unit from scratch. I really like the 9DOF IMU board that Sparkfun makes - the calibration code that comes with it is fantastic - but I wanted to redesign the board so that it could be made at a m...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:19:16 PST
Is Cold Air Coming into Your Home? http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-Cold-Air-Coming-into-Your-Home/
Is Cold Air Coming into Your Home? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/RINX/I2TQZVCD/FXCRINXI2TQZVCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/RINX/I2TQZVCD/FXCRINXI2TQZVCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/RINX/I2TQZVCD/FXCRINXI2TQZVCD.SMALL.jpg Blockman301 Is cold air coming into your home? With this project you will make a small pocket sized tester that will test your windows, doors, etc. to see if cold air is coming in. This project uses the Arduino Uno and a ATMega328 microcontroller to find the average temperature using thermistors and see if cold...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:30 PST
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
Kid-friendly PuppyDuino 0.31 http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-friendly-PuppyDuino-031/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:59:49 PST
Two Player Simon Memory Game With External Switches http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Player-Simon-Memory-Game-With-External-Switche/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:06:36 PST
How to 'bling' up a boring staircase http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bling-up-a-boring-staircase/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:14:50 PST
How to make an arduino "get off my property" machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-arduino-get-off-my-property-machine/
How to make an arduino "get off my property" machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/A5IM/I2KS77LC/FDAA5IMI2KS77LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/A5IM/I2KS77LC/FDAA5IMI2KS77LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/A5IM/I2KS77LC/FDAA5IMI2KS77LC.SMALL.jpg SufferKevyn901 This instructable will show you how to make my arduino "get off my property" machine. The sole purpose of this machine is to remove objects placed on it. The video above explains this very well. Supplies Materials:X2: 7cm * 9cm PCB'sSome duct tape (colored if you want it to look nice)X1: 27Kg ser...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:35:54 PST
Controlling your Christmas lights with Text Messages http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-your-Christmas-lights-with-Text-Messag/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:01:24 PST
Control robotic arm with gloves, Android Phone and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-robotic-arm-with-gloves-Android-Phone-and-/
Control robotic arm with gloves, Android Phone and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SMALL.jpg ashraf nabil Today, we have almost 2 techniques to play with Robotic Arm, either by buttons for example as on Game shield or using gloves that include sensors. Yet, today I will show you a new technique by using only your Android Phone and Arduino.Basically, The project illustrate how to send the mobile sensors ...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:03:04 PST
Interactive LED Programmable Canvas http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Programmable-Canvas/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:20:22 PST
Solar-Powered Heart Rate Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Heart-Rate-Monitor/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:43:31 PST
Arduino Fridge Magnet http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Fridge-Magnet/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:47:43 PST
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Hyduino-Automated-Hydroponics-with-an-Arduino/
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SMALL.jpg austinsimonson So, you may be wondering...WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?Basically, hydroponics is growing plants without the use of a traditional dirt medium by using a nutrient rich water solution. Those mediums used to "plant" in range from fiberglass to sand and from fired clay balls to nothing at all. Several branches o...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:42:52 PST
Arduino Morse Code http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Morse-Code/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 20:25:41 PST
Hat-mounted clock with multiple timezone support and GPS functionality http://www.instructables.com/id/Hat-mounted-clock-with-multiple-timezone-support-a/
Hat-mounted clock with multiple timezone support and GPS functionality - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/I7UU/I2BRFZ7C/FRKI7UUI2BRFZ7C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/I7UU/I2BRFZ7C/FRKI7UUI2BRFZ7C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/I7UU/I2BRFZ7C/FRKI7UUI2BRFZ7C.SMALL.jpg gfish I wanted a clock. But not just any clock! I wanted it to be able to change the timezone being displayed at the flip of a switch. And I also wanted to use it at Burning Man, to show my location not in time, but in the clock-face addressing system used in Black Rock City. And I wanted it all mounted i...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:04:17 PST
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spectrometer-Explore-the-Unknown-/
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr Hey Guys! A Spectrometer is useful for detecting impurities in water and in other substances, or even just telling us what wavelength something is! If you have a mystery laser and you want to know the wavelength, you grab a laser with a known wavelength, and calibrate the Spectrometer, simply by tak...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:37:10 PST
Smart home with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-home-with-arduino/
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:19:45 PDT
Get started with the Bend Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-Sensor/
Get started with the Bend Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SMALL.jpg cecilise We started by looking at how the Bend Sensor is buildt up, and how it works.We then looked at different areas we can see it beeing used in.Finally we made a lamp were you can change colour of the light, and also the brightness of a LED.You will find the steps of how to make your own lamp, including ...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Arduino Room Automation via Bluetooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Room-Automation-via-Bluetooth/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 05:57:04 PST
Mobile Sun-Seeking Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Sun-Seeking-Robot/
Mobile Sun-Seeking Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/8RX3/I27GUUOS/FLU8RX3I27GUUOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/8RX3/I27GUUOS/FLU8RX3I27GUUOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/8RX3/I27GUUOS/FLU8RX3I27GUUOS.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix Your plant can navigate to the sunniest spot in the house with this sunshine seeking indoor planter. It's controlled by an Arduino Micro and driven by two continuous rotation servo motors. The planter seeks sunshine with the help of two solar panels that detect sunlight and differentiate true suns...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 13:22:57 PST