Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:43:34 PST BLOX v1.01 Copper Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Workbench/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:37:41 PST
Save 2.7K of flash memory on an Adafruit Trinket http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-27K-of-flash-memory-on-an-Adafruit-Trinket/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:02:42 PST
How to make a scoreboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-scoreboard/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:56:59 PST
Bike Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Buddy/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:49:48 PST
Ubilinux Installation on Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Ubilinux-Installation-on-Intel-Edison/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:31:26 PST
Simple Game with the Spark IO Core http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Game-with-Spark-IO-Photon/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:26:22 PST
Plotting 2d and 3d g-force vectors in labVIEW http://www.instructables.com/id/Plotting-2d-and-3d-g-force-vectors-in-labVIEW/
Plotting 2d and 3d g-force vectors in labVIEW - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UN4F/I3R6ZI7Y/F0MUN4FI3R6ZI7Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UN4F/I3R6ZI7Y/F0MUN4FI3R6ZI7Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UN4F/I3R6ZI7Y/F0MUN4FI3R6ZI7Y.SMALL.jpg dacook13 In this instructable we will go over how to calculate vectors from the accelerometer data. From the data we will calculateThe XY 2d Vector The ZY 2d Vector The ZX 2d Vector The XYZ 3d VectorOn top of these calculations we will also explore how to plot vectors in 2d and 3d, as well as tracking their...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:11:15 PST
A Comprehensive Intel Edison Getting Started Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Comprehensive-Intel-Edison-Getting-Started-Guide/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:58:43 PST
Rocket's Command Center -using Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/Rockets-Command-Center-using-Spark-Core/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:20:01 PST
Weasley Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Weasley-Clock/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:23:58 PST
3 channel Dimmer/fader for Arduino or other microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/3-channel-Dimmerfader-for-Arduino-or-other-microco/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:32:00 PST
FPGA Tic Tac Toe http://www.instructables.com/id/FPGA-Tic-Tac-Toe/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:29:18 PST
Learn About Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-About-Microcontrollers/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:17:27 PST
Gesture Controlled Bot Using Avr(Wireless)/Magneto http://www.instructables.com/id/Gesture-Controlled-Bot-Using-AvrWirelessMagneto/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:55:59 PST
Enchanted Puppets http://www.instructables.com/id/Enchanted-Puppets/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:49:07 PST
Getting Started with Embedded Systems using Atmel http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-Embedded-Systems-using-Atmel/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:08:26 PST
(AT)Tiny controller for WS2812B http://www.instructables.com/id/AtTiny-controller-for-WS2812B/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:23:55 PST
Tutorial: Communication between a RaspberryPi and an Attiny85 http://www.instructables.com/id/Tutorial-Communication-between-a-RaspberryPi-and-a/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 06:18:50 PST
Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Bluetooth-Pan-and-Tilt-Laser-Controll/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:12:38 PST
Spark Core and Android Garage Opener. Minus the Spark Cloud. http://www.instructables.com/id/Spark-Core-and-Android-Garage-Opener-Minus-the-Spa/
Spark Core and Android Garage Opener. Minus the Spark Cloud. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/RJGP/I3BH9H8Z/FIFRJGPI3BH9H8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/RJGP/I3BH9H8Z/FIFRJGPI3BH9H8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/RJGP/I3BH9H8Z/FIFRJGPI3BH9H8Z.SMALL.jpg vace117 This Instructable describes a process for making a custom garage opener that you can operate from your Android phone. The end product is capable of operating the garage door and reporting door status back to the Android phone.Normally users can program the Core through a simple web based interface. ...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 04:06:31 PST
Nexys3 LED Timer Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Nexys3-LED-Timer-Game/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 23:47:11 PST
The dark times have came ... http://www.instructables.com/id/The-dark-times-have-came-/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:39:00 PST
Watagage 2000 http://www.instructables.com/id/Watagage-2000/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:57:59 PST
Attiny85 Mini-Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny85-Mini-Arduino/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 13:49:43 PST
Filtering Accelerometer Noise In labVIEW http://www.instructables.com/id/Filtering-Accelerometer-Noise-In-labVIEW/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 16:33:32 PST
Blinkerdoo! with SparkCore http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinkerdoo-with-SparkCore/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:34:33 PST
VortoLight - Internet of Things lamp with spark.io http://www.instructables.com/id/VortoLight-Internet-of-Things-lamp-with-sparkio/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:29 PST
Better Smarter Mousetrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Smarter-Mousetrap/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:22:47 PST
How to Let The Whole World Control Your Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Let-The-Whole-World-Control-Your-Desk-Lamp/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:09:53 PST
Understanding the Laser Shooting Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-the-Laser-Shooting-Game/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:00:07 PST
Spark Core Send-a-Tweet (spark.io) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spark-Core-Send-a-Tweet-sparkio/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:52:26 PST
Spark Core Read-a-Tweet (spark.io) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spark-Core-Read-a-Tweet-sparkio/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:48:33 PST
Microcontroller Register Manipulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-Register-Manipulation/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:28:43 PST
CuckooTankard: A new approach on beerable computing http://www.instructables.com/id/CuckooTankard-A-new-approach-on-beerable-computing/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:19:40 PST
Control SparkCore using Python http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-SparkCore-using-Python/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:37:21 PST
C Library for HD44780 LCD Display Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/C-Library-for-HD44780-LCD-Display-Controller/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:47:18 PST
SparkTwister: A Wearable Game Using the Spark.io Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/SparkTwister-A-Wearable-Game-Using-the-Sparkio-Spa/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:43:45 PST
Touch switch for MSP430 launchpad http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-switch-for-MSP430-launchpad/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:05:00 PST
Turn-Taking Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Taking-Device/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:55:18 PST
Protype for a Bat Detector using SparkCore and Internet Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Protype-for-a-Bat-Detector-using-SparkCore-and-Int/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:56:55 PST
Simple Accelerometer In labVIEW http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Accelerometer-In-labVIEW/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:27:50 PST
Arduino light dimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-lamp-dimmer/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:24:15 PST
Wireless Notice Board using SIM 300 and EK-TM4C1294XL http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Notice-Board-using-SIM-300-and-EK-TM4C129/
Wireless Notice Board using SIM 300 and EK-TM4C1294XL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/OBR4/I2ELZ74P/FODOBR4I2ELZ74P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/OBR4/I2ELZ74P/FODOBR4I2ELZ74P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/OBR4/I2ELZ74P/FODOBR4I2ELZ74P.SMALL.jpg msminhas93 Well I just loved the idea of a wireless noticeboard which will display the notice whenever some sms is sent to it. That way you can intimate the concerned people about the notice or information even if you are not physically present at the location. This can be used in colleges wherein two notice b...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:33:32 PST
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 8: Adding a Button to the Microcontroller and Making it Do Something http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-Microcontrollers-Part-8-Atmel-Studio-6/
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:31:33 PST
Connecting the Spark Core using a Mac (OS X) http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-the-Spark-Core-using-a-Mac-OS-X/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:32:19 PST
How to Make JAAR - Just Another Autonomous Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/JAAR-Just-Another-Autonomous-Robot/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 03:40:32 PST
DIY $1 PIC 12f675 JDM Programmer (Cheap and Easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1-PIC-12f675-JDM-Programmer-Cheap-and-Easy/
DIY $1 PIC 12f675 JDM Programmer (Cheap and Easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hi EveryBody i am Again Doing something. and it is with PIC's!Almost Everybody do not want a Big Arduino in their projects or to control a rgb led with Arduino uno?Enjoy Compressing your projects with PIC and Attiny too. but in this wwe will be making a PIC Programmer To Program 12f675 PIC. Here i a...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:53:50 PST
Making Tactile 3D Prints Talk http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Tactile-3D-Prints-Talk/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:30:36 PST
Implementation of Intelligent Polling System using GSM Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Implementation-of-Intelligent-Polling-System-using/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 22:22:25 PST
DIY USB DJ Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-DJ-Controller/
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:45:30 PST