Electrolux care plus esf 6549, indecators blinking and operation hanging

Electrolux care plus esf 6549, indecators blinking and operation hanging. Please see he video. It will keep this over and over. Anybody can help with this?

Topic by Mickyyy 

my other hdmi port does not work

I have 2 hdmi ports, just one of them that works. I can not find the other I've searched online but did not find out what's wrong

Topic by Hamran 


I have 2 hdmi ports, just one of them that works. I can not find the other I've searched online but did not find out what's wrong.

Topic by Hamran 

smart wristband

I'd like to build a wristband countdown timer. is there anyone who could help me out on this one? where should I start from?

Topic by gio_13   |  last reply

iPhone 6 with damaged backlight

I have an iPhone 6 with a backlight problem. The screen turns on with no light (I can barely see whats on the screen with bright light shined on it) but everything else still works on the phone. The touch screen works, apps work, it’s just the screen that’s really dim is what the problem is. Is this a filter that blew or is it the entire system? I have found a nice recorded solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8BedLX7JAg but I would like to be sure that this is the correct issue. Anyone perform the repair which is shown on the video?

Topic by donaldlewis1802   |  last reply

Looking to reuse old laptop built in speakers

I recently removed the speakers from my old Dell Inspiron 1400. I'm looking for tips on how to make them into a pair of DIY speakers. Do I just connect them to a minijack and it'll work? There are four colored wires coming out from the pair of speakers (red, black, blue and white) and I read about speakers right and left being red and black but I'm unsure about the white and blue. Appreciate any feedback on this =D

Topic by GrowingT   |  last reply

1 Button & 6 Neopixel Strips for an Explorers Map

Here is what I am attempting to make.... An interactive display where a user pushes a single button and 1 of the 6 strips lights in a slow sequence, showing the path an explorer took from point a to point b. There are 6 paths, each path will be its own neopixel strip. When the button is pressed a second time, the first strip goes off and the second strip sequentially lights, all the way through the 6 strips, ending at all strips off. I'd like to make the code work so I can use 6 PMW pins as wiring these as one large array is not practical, possible, just not practical. I am using the following: - 1 Arduino Mega 2560, - 1 momentary push button, and - 6 5v neopixel strips (currently with 19 pixels each, end product will be 60 each. - Windows PC and USB to power for testing I am attaching a code that works great with the button pushes for a single strip, and have a different color applied to each "case" so I'd know which one was active. Is a variable for the output pin number IE 3,4,5,6,7,8 the best way, or do I require a different type of condition? Thank you for any help here! Gary // This is a demonstration on how to use an input device to trigger changes on your neo pixels. // You should wire a momentary push button to connect from ground to a digital IO pin.  When you // press the button it will change to a new pixel animation.  Note that you need to press the // button once to start the first animation! #include #define BUTTON_PIN   3    // Digital IO pin connected to the button.  This will be                           // driven with a pull-up resistor so the switch should                           // pull the pin to ground momentarily.  On a high -> low                           // transition the button press logic will execute. #define PIXEL_PIN    6    // Digital IO pin connected to the NeoPixels. #define PIXEL_COUNT 19 // Parameter 1 = number of pixels in strip,  neopixel stick has 8 // Parameter 2 = pin number (most are valid) // Parameter 3 = pixel type flags, add together as needed: //   NEO_RGB     Pixels are wired for RGB bitstream //   NEO_GRB     Pixels are wired for GRB bitstream, correct for neopixel stick //   NEO_KHZ400  400 KHz bitstream (e.g. FLORA pixels) //   NEO_KHZ800  800 KHz bitstream (e.g. High Density LED strip), correct for neopixel stick Adafruit_NeoPixel strip = Adafruit_NeoPixel(PIXEL_COUNT, PIXEL_PIN, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800); bool oldState = HIGH; int showType = 0; void setup() {   pinMode(BUTTON_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP);   strip.begin();   strip.show(); // Initialize all pixels to 'off' } void loop() {   // Get current button state.   bool newState = digitalRead(BUTTON_PIN);     // Check if state changed from high to low (button press).   if (newState == LOW && oldState == HIGH) {     // Short delay to debounce button.     delay(20);     // Check if button is still low after debounce.     newState = digitalRead(BUTTON_PIN);     if (newState == LOW) {       showType++;       if (showType > 6)         showType=0;       startShow(showType);     }   }   // Set the last button state to the old state.   oldState = newState; } void startShow(int i) {   switch(i){     case 0: colorWipe(strip.Color(0, 0, 0), 0);    // Black/off             break;     case 1: colorWipe(strip.Color(255, 0, 0), 100);  // Red             break;     case 2: colorWipe(strip.Color(0, 255, 0), 100);  // Green             break;     case 3: colorWipe(strip.Color(0, 0, 255), 100);  // Blue             break;     case 4: colorWipe(strip.Color(127,127,127), 100);  // White             break;     case 5: colorWipe(strip.Color(255, 0, 0), 100);  // Red             break;     case 6: colorWipe(strip.Color(0, 0, 255), 100);  // Blue             break;   } } // Fill the dots one after the other with a color void colorWipe(uint32_t c, uint8_t wait) {   for(uint16_t i=0; i       strip.setPixelColor(i, c);       strip.show();       delay(wait);   } }

Topic by grroane123   |  last reply

Looking for 120VAC latching relay that can be controlled by low voltage momentary switch

I'm looking for a device that can switch 120VAC lighting and be controlled by a low voltage momentary switch.  This is just a standard residential lighting setup, so I have only 120VAC to the switch box.  I need this device to supply a low voltage signal to the momentary switch that in turn will control the latching relay for the lighting.  The momentary switches I have are low voltage dry contact closure switches rated to handle 32V AC/DC.  Does something like this exist? Thank you for any thoughts you might have on this..

Topic by olif.divad   |  last reply

Motors and servos

Please all, what motor could I use to create a to/fro movent?

Topic by ijem   |  last reply

Barometric pressure sensor

I am working on my handmade radiosonde system and finding an altimeter that can be used in radiosonde(properly working in at least altitude of 80km) and compatible with arduino. Is there any altimeter that can meet my requirement?

Topic by LeeS182   |  last reply

ATTiny85 programming error

Hi everyone, I'm having a bit of trouble with programming an ATTiny85 using an Arduino Uno.  I've previously been able to program them quite easily using the method shown here; http://highlowtech.org/?p=1695   I've tried using both a homemade programming shield and wiring a breadboard, but I get the same error each time; avrdude: Yikes!  Invalid device signature.          Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override          this check. I don't know what this means or how to fix it.  I know my wiring is good, the breadboard is at least quadruple checked and I have used the shield many many times before.  Any suggestions or ideas? ~Dudes

Topic by dudes   |  last reply

arduino button problems, again

I have a problem with two buttons and a RGB LED. I want the two buttons to be pressed and then the brightness decreases/increases but it isn't working. When i press it, it decreases it but then it doesn't do it again. Any help would be appreciated. Code included below (problem is in bold) : int button = 8; int button_two = 7; int redPin = 6; int greenPin = 5; int bluePin = 3; int val = 0; int val_two = 0; int numb = 0; int r = 0; int g = 0; int b = 0; int i = 0; void setup() {   pinMode(redPin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(greenPin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(bluePin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(button, INPUT);   pinMode(button_two, INPUT);   Serial.begin(9600); } void loop() {   val = digitalRead(button);   val_two = digitalRead(button_two);     if (val == HIGH && val_two == LOW && numb < 7) {     numb++;     delay(300);     } else if (val_two == HIGH && val == LOW && numb > 1) {     numb--;     delay(300);     } else {     numb=numb;   }     if (numb == 1){       r = 255;       g = 255;       b = 255;   }   if (numb == 2){       r = 255;       g = 0;       b = 0;   }   if (numb == 3){       r = 0;       g = 255;       b = 0;   }   if (numb == 4){       r = 0;       g = 0;       b = 255;   }   if (numb == 5){       r = 255;       g = 255;       b = 0;   }    if (numb == 6){       r = 255;       g = 0;       b = 255;   }    if (numb == 7){       r = 0;       g = 255;       b = 255;   }   if (val == HIGH && val_two == HIGH) {       int r_cal = r / 5;     int g_cal = g / 5;     int b_cal = b / 5;         r = r - r_cal;     g = g - g_cal;     b = b - b_cal;   Serial.println(r);   Serial.println(g);   Serial.println(b);   delay(300);   } else {     val == LOW;     val_two == LOW;   }   analogWrite(redPin, r);   analogWrite(greenPin, g);   analogWrite(bluePin, b); }

Topic by Isaac Emery 

Arduino button problems

Hello, I am trying to use two buttons to control a variable, When one is pressed the number goes up but when the other is pressed it goes down. But, this doesn't seem to be working, it goes up fine but when i want to come back down it increases by one and then goes down. I don't know why it is increasing by one but then going down. Any help will be helpful. the code is here: int button = 8; int button_two = 7;; int val = 0; int val_two = 0; int numb = 0; void setup() {   pinMode(button, INPUT);   pinMode(button_two, INPUT);   Serial.begin(9600); } void loop() {   val = digitalRead(button);   val_two = digitalRead(button_two);     if (val == HIGH) {     Serial.println(numb);     numb=numb+1;     delay(300);     } else if (val_two == HIGH) {     Serial.println(numb);     numb=numb-1;     delay(300);     } else {     numb=numb;   } } Thanks.

Topic by Isaac Emery   |  last reply

[Help question] Funai W4D-D4180DB of "ATX Power Supply" convert

Now I can be understand about a DVD Players (+12V) anyway -> youtube.com/watch?v=dtRIzy2j2xs (Not my Clip,Just I watched this.) ----- But I had a problem about a Addition (or maybe not) but I will be had of a Motherboard detail question about a Volts: +44V +16V When how are be possible to start without a "+44V" problems of a ATX's pins...? ----- When I do be had a Good think that will be (maybe,but I doesn't be had a sure) possible of a 34-to-20pin convert because that's can be work. (Stock power supply of Combo Recorder are be a 35W of 230V) - but maybe Connects are be questionable anyway... ---- In Photos: 1. "PSU" write signet detail of Motherboard for Help respond' 2. Motherboard (If you want of a Volts Detail, then I will be can a upload addition photos)

Topic by Illutorium   |  last reply

XS3868 Pin 7 Charge pin?

Hi. I have a XS3868 Bluetooth Audio Module. I found that pin 7 (7th pin on left) is being labelled as Charge. But in some other image,it is labelled as LED. Is it a pin that can light up an led if the battery powering it is getting low? Anyone with experience with XS3868 please tell me...

Topic by 5Volts 


Hi! I'm new in batch coding using cmd. I need help. My teacher gave me an exercise where once you put a grade it will show the equivalent standing of that grade: 91-100 - excellent 81-90 -Very Satisfactory 71-80 - Satisfactory 61-70 - Very Good 51-60 - Good 0-50 - Failed ******************* Now I tried the code if %num% GRT 91 echo Excellent If %num% LSS 50 echo Failed But the problem is I don't know how to do with the rest. As per my teacher there's no code such as '<=' or '>=' there are other activities with such problem. I just need to know how to figure this one out then I will be able to to do the rest. Please help me.

Topic by maakuasa   |  last reply

Variable Speed trigger for DeWalt DW292 electric Impact wrench

Hi to Everyone, I am from India & my problem with  Dewalt DW292 electric Impact Wrench 220V 7.5 Amp 710Watts which is having FIX Speed trigger but i want to vary the speed , i tried it through electric fan regulator but it failed to vary the speed  Please suggest me some idea , THANK in ADVANCE   http://www.dewalt.com/products/power-tools/impact-drivers-and-wrenches/12-13mm-impact-wrench-with-detent-pin-anvil/dw292

Topic by c2diy   |  last reply

Add a delete Song button in Car MP3 player

Dear All, I have been searching the internet but could not find the right thing. Can you people help to add a delete song button to an MP3 player in car. I mean If i dont like a song ill delete it. please reply. Thanks

Topic by ikhan28 

Building A SHTF Computer Using This Pistol Case, Need some Advice

So some time ago, i was at an Academy store and did an impulse purchase. Spent $50 on this durable, watertight pistol case as seen in the accompanied image. For a few weeks, i have just let it sit in my room and thinking about what to do with it. Then i thought "What about a Portable PC?". So i did some measurements, the interior is roughly 12x9x5 inches in Length, Width, and Depth (if you count the lid's interior). At best i have some components, such as a 10 Inch screen from an old netbook, i already have the controller board to make it a regular monitor for a few purposes. But a few things im not clear on is what components would best fit this case? I know its too small for most motherboards, and im not intending to use a Raspberry Pi or a Linux OS. And i also want to do as little drilling or cutting into the case as possible to retain its moisture resistance. If i had to list any criteria for such a build, there would be: Information Storage Connectivity to Larger Screens (aka stationary "tower") Wifi Capability Emergency Power Source Thats just off the top of my head, tbh. In short, im wanting to make a utilitarian computer that could survive (and possibly thrive) in a disaster situation of non-biblical proportions, all crammed into a case that was meant to hold a handgun. Keep in mind i have little to some electronics experience, but i have built a pc before. So who has any advice or what-have-you to point me in the right direction? (i hope this evolves into something pretty dang good. i do believe its kind of a challenge to pull something like this off, going with a case roughly half the size of your standard PC tower)

Topic by EngineerJakit   |  last reply

How to make voltage rise sharply from 0v to 5V ?

Hello, So i am designing a circuit board using microhard pDDL2450. So after a few trial and contact help from them, I figured out the reason the board didnt work.  The input voltage after pass through a voltage regulator doesnt rise fast enough, hence the chip wont turn on. So the next logical step would be designing an independent add-on circuit that can make the voltage rise faster.  Any idea on how to do that ? 

Topic by ChuongV1   |  last reply

voltage level monitor circuit ?

Hello, So for my application, i need to have a circuit that can monitor the input voltage until it reach 5V (usually from 0V ) then switch on and allow the 5V to flow into another circuit.  The problem is i have no idea where to start. Can anyone help me ?  Thank you very much

Topic by ChuongV1   |  last reply

Power Tool Corded to Cordless

Hi 'nstructables I'm building a hovercraft (see several tutorials on Instructables - the one with a leaf blower) and my leaf blower is corded. I don't want to buy 25 miles of Black and Decker High Power Extension Cabling so I'm planning to convert to cordless. Here's my idea: (in visual) Is there anything I need to add? And if so, how do I make the "12VDC-240VAC" inverter described? My blower is 1600 watt. Thanks for any help! (Black and Decker)

Topic by nitrojon   |  last reply

How to replace damaged LCD in iPhone 7

Yesterday while getting out of my car, my phone slipped out of my gym shorts and hit the sidewalk. I came to a complete halt and slowly but carefully picked up my phone. "Maybe it got a couple of scratches and that's it?" But when I flipped the phone over, I discovered that it had a bunch of spiderweb cracks. I would like to repair this myself, I found a good video guide: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxKlNJ577sGSnZAb5fLPD1g Should I follow this instuctions, I think it is pretty decent job, what is your opinion?

Topic by jerry9spinger1   |  last reply

Wireless Button Pusher

Hello all, I am trying to add/build a wireless button pusher to a grain management device on my farm. The device cannot be hacked into or tampered with, however, the button I am trying to push requires little force and does not need to be sustained. It only needs to hit the button when I hit a remote. Additionally, I cannot use a phone for this (my grandfather needs to be able to operate it as well and could not use a phone) So I would need to be able to connect two simple remotes.  Any and all suggestions welcome. 

Topic by larx   |  last reply

Not able to enter in the "Make It Move" contest

Hi there, I want to enter for the "Make it Move" contest with the instructable I posted a week ago, but the site doesn't show the option. I read the instructions and it says that you can enter with your previously published instructable. Please help. 

Topic by Mayur BK   |  last reply

Converting solar LED string lights to a wall wart adaptor.

Hi all I recently picked up some bargain priced solar string lights for room decoration and to provide a low level of light at night, I suffer from Meniere's disease and one of my triggers is moving around in complete darkness, unfortunately I also have problems going from darkness to light so simply turning on a light can also trigger an attack. I've tried all manner of different lighting but most were not suitable for a variety of reasons. A friend who is also a sufferer suggested LED string lights, the kind used at Christmas or to give some decorative lighting in gardens, he has similar problems with light and darkness to me and had been using them for several years he now has LED lights set into coving in every room of his house, I borrowed a loose string set of his he uses on some plants in a small conservatory while he was away on holiday and to use the same words I did to him on his return they were "Bang on perfect" bright enough to be able to move around comfortably (imagine a couple of candles in a bedroom) but not so bright that they keep me awake. I've had solar lights in the past and knew that the bargain price was probably because they had been in storage for some time so was not in the least surprised to find the batteries no longer take a full charge, I swapped out the old batteries for new ones but to be honest I bought them more for their look than the solar capability, I was originally seeking some mains ones but not wishing to have a hundred or more all I could find were solar or battery, I really don't want the hassle or expense of constantly replacing batteries and the solar ones come on automatically at night so it seemed a good compromise, unfortunately I'm still having problems, whether it's an issue of their not getting sufficient charge from the autumn sun to fully charge (the panels are stuck to my windows so are in full sun all day) or simply that the batteries are running down too soon they are just not lasting long enough for me to rely on them. What I would like to do is change the power to a mains wall wart, each string is powered by a singe AA 1.2v 600mAh battery and I'm hoping I can swap this out for a hard wired adaptor of suitable output. I'm not really an electronics/electrics guy, I can build wiring looms for motorcycles OK, I've made some simple additions to the circuits on my electric bike to power an alarm and installed 12v LED car bulbs into its lighting but that is all very simple low voltage stuff, I don't have much experience with converting from battery to mains. My questions are pretty straightforward and I'd like layman's answers, a whole lot of technical chatter about amps living in Ohms and suchlike will get me nowhere, all I want to know is is it a viable option and if possible where I could obtain the necessary adaptors suitable for UK 240v mains electrics online. These are the only tech specs I have on them that seem appropriate to my question are they are Solar Power: 2V 100mA If it's any help these are the lights in question. https://www.amazon.com/Finether-Festival-Celebration-Decoration-Commercial/dp/B01M6CLVQX Thanks in advance for any help ideas and suggestions. NG.

Topic by Nostalgic Guy   |  last reply

control the speed of the ac fan by pic with PWM

Hello I would like to know how to control the speed of the ac fan by pic with PWM I used optoisolator to protect the pic but the circuit does not work well is the optoisolator doing his duty ? is this circut working properly ? please help me  

Topic by MohamadK4 

DC motor regulation

I am planning to build a small gearbox that depends on a steady rpm from a 3V dc motor. I understand that the output rpms will change in correlation to the fluctuation of input power. My question is, if I used a regulator to regulate the input voltage from 5V to 3V, will that keep the motor rpms steady?

Topic by Tman179   |  last reply

Chips in smoke detectors

I have a bunch of smoke detector circuit boards all of which have IC chips. All of them have slightly to widely different numbers, some Motorola, a philips, etc.  The main question I have is what type of chips are these as far as function goes? I tried looking these up but so far nothing absolute. Some numbers I remember are 8506, 8605, 8502; other numbers are way different and I don't remember what they are.

Topic by eramsell   |  last reply

Low Gain in RF filter after the signal goes through the switch 2-18GHZ

Having trouble with an RF switch, getting low gain as it passes through the switch, I have x-ray the component, and all links are intact, no ESD damage that i can see, Does any one know what could be causing it to have low gain? possibly the RF track in the Switch? HEEELP?!?!!

Topic by SamuelG122 

How do I regulate voltage on a multi-amp battery charger.

I know very little about electronics. I have a car battery charger that outputs in 12 voltsDC. It is also "switch" selectible for 2 or 10 or 50 Amps. Once I select one of these choices 2/10/50, I would like to vary the voltage up and down from 1v to 12v. How do I build something that will vary the voltage at each of these amperage levels. Thanks- Steve

Topic by st600r   |  last reply

Rover: Tracks or Tyres?

Hi guys, I'm building an adaptable rover system which should be designed to go over rocky/muddy terrain (just imagine the basic farm environment). As i am doing this for an A level project, can you help me decide whether tracks or normal wheels would be better? Thanks!

Topic by DELETED_ThunderVolt99   |  last reply

Can an SD card port provide USB power?

I have a device that's designed to get its power from a USB port, but where it mounts there is no port available.  However, there is a fullsize SD card slot.  From what I can tell it *appears* I could rig up an adapter that delivers power to the device through that card slot, but am I reading this correctly?  And more importantly, would this deliver as much power as a USB port? Thanks!

Topic by Spunk-Monkey   |  last reply

Motion Sensor Mp3 Stereo PLayer

How would I would I go about making a Motion Sensor Mp3 player using my Stereo.  I want to have the ability to play an mp3 file using my Stereo when people pass nearby the sensor.  I want something loud and very realistic.  I am unsatisfied with the reviews of the below mentioned products.   I want to be able to play the mp3 file - motion sensor using my stereo player. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YFP2GG https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Motion-Activated-Audio-Player/dp/B019R07FR4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid;=1505256883&sr;=8-7&keywords;=motion+sensor+mp3

Topic by WesleyK18   |  last reply

Frigidare / Electrolux FRT04L5DB0 Refrigerator

Anyone know how to get the freezer door apart to switch the hinge on this unit?

Topic by Red Gym   |  last reply

on attiny85 chip, how to control servo motor with IR sensor?

Hi i would like to know the coding which is to control servo motor for using IR sensor on attiny85 chip. i can do with arduino but attiny85 is not same as it. what i want to control is simple press button (0x01FE847B) to move servo motor 180 degree press button (0x01FE44BB)to move servo motor 0 degree https://photo.cloud.naver.com/v2/# please help me

Topic by kclook   |  last reply

how to control servo motor for using IR sensor on ATTINY85??

Hi i would like to know the coding which is to control servo motor for using IR sensor on attiny85 chip. i can do with arduino but attiny85 is not same as it. what i want to control is simple  press button (0x01FE847B) to move servo motor 180 degree press button (0x01FE44BB)to move servo motor 0 degree please help me  http://naver.me/GkO2S4ik

Topic by kclook 

Voltage regulator for trailer brakes

Im planning on building a motorized trailer dolly for my travel trailer, however i want to make a dead mans switch for the trailer brakes.  I was wondering if I took apart an old cordless drill if I could use the trigger as a voltage regulator to regulate the voltage to the trailer brake system.  Without getting into specifics of how it will connect to the regulator, I figure I would have like a bike brake handle that while applied the trailer brakes would be off, but if released that the trailer brakes would be applied incase the trailer started to roll away from you. Any suggestions other than "Go buy a trailer brake controller" would be appreciated! :)

Topic by Thunderbone   |  last reply

Arduino with multiple RGB LEDs

Hi, I am pretty knew into the Arduino world. My problem is trying to make multiple RGB leds (https://www.banggood.com/10pcs-5mm-RGB-LED-Common-Cathode-4-Pin-Tri-Color-Emitting-Diodes-F5-p-937475.html?p=DQ30066511122014069J&utm_campaign=educ8stv&utm_content=huangwenjie) work with the Arduino. Although it would be be easy enough to use a single RGB led, I want to use multiple RGB leds. My RGB led uses 3 digital pins with pwm but since i am using an arduino pro micro with 5 pwm pins, I can only use 1 led. I have found that the max current per pin is 40ma but shouldn't exceed 20ma so therefore you couldn't put 2 leds. So my question is, how would i power more than 1 RGB led? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

Topic by Isaac Emery   |  last reply

airborne Micro generator from nitro rc 40 motor / 400kv outrunner / smart charger / lipoly

Concept : design onboard lipoly charger system to extend flight time on giant scale electric plane.  1) if this is even a worth while project, the trade off of course is weight / power ,      can enough be created from a micro generator to make a differance, or would additionals 6 cell lipoy be more sensible ,  configuration =   OS max 40 nitro motor /  brushless 400 kv outrunner / ac / dc conversion rectifier / dc voltage regulator / 12v dc lipoly balance charger to main bank of lipoly batteries /  motors 2) I don't know how to build the rectifier bridge, so I would need some direction  Any suggestions or thoughts on this project are appreciated.  Jeff

Topic by JeffR135 

Hacking an audio greetings card - to prevent erasure of audio-clip

I bought an audio greetings card as I wanted the recording device to put in a craft project. I've recorded the 20 second audio clip and I want to prevent accidental erasure of said audio clip. I have 2 short questions... Which wire or wires do I cut in order to disable the record button?? Can I chop the (now redundant) mic out completely (as I'm trying to reduce the thickness of the sound module as much as poss) without affecting the sound clip, will it still play if the mic is no longer in the circuit? I've included a photo showing the record and mic buttons, and the wires going to and from them. Many thanks for any advice offered :o)

Topic by badrobot-uk   |  last reply

Control Garage Door with WeMo Help

Hi everyone, I am a beginner with anything that has to do with electric circuits and I need your help. Recently a WeMo light switch came to my hands and I thought it would be a good idea to use it as a wifi remote and as a regular switch, of course, for my garage door. I thought maybe someone on this forum could guide me to install the switch to the circuit board of the garage door. i have also attached some pictures of the garage door circuit and the switch. Thank you for your help

Topic by dark0mlks 

Manipulating temperature in garment steamer

 I have a garment steamer. As a school project, I need to do an innovation where I need to add temperature regulator features. I have read that irons use thermostat to control the temperature, how do i install a thermostat in the steamer or is there other ways to regulate the temperature. By the temperature regulator, i should be able to produce the right amount of steam at the right temperature for each fabric.

Topic by WafiqahK 

Can I use this motor for diy wind turbine project ?

Hello, I have this motor: SHINAKO TOKKI X7807-201V Single Phase Motor 230V same like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/381696549483?rmvSB=true I am interested can I use for Wind Turbine ? Thank you

Topic by Chief.Wolfinjo   |  last reply

Need help building a scoreboard with arduino 101 and 12v LED strips

SOS HELPP! Im trying to build a scoreboard with 12v led strips, large digit drivers shift registers (TPIC6C596) and arduino 101 but im not sure how to build it. i have used this drivers before in a 4 digit  clock and the drivers based on another project i saw here in this page, but im not sure if i can use them for the scoreboard.This arduino 101 has a bluetooth componet integrated and im planning on using it to control the scoreboar via bluetooth but if can come out with an other idea it will be great, but i have very limited time and parts and im kind of new to arduino and the whole poject stuff. if you can help me with anything ill be very thankful.. here its the link for the drivers https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13279

Topic by kahboni   |  last reply

Connect multiple Reed Switches to one Raspberry pi

Hi, I was wondering if its possible to connect multiple reed switches to 1 Raspberry Pi so i can get notified whenever 1 or more switches gets triggerd. thank you.

Topic by archi0112   |  last reply

My Arduino board affected by opening or closing any key to open any lamp in my house

i am an Amateur in electrical engineering  i learned a few thing  about micro controllers and i mad a project this project about light switch trigger by laser the project Component of 1- Home made Arduino board 2-home made relay module 3- home made voltage regulator 4-tow 5V 1A adapters 5- laser 6- photo resistor   the voltage regulator  take the power form the first adapter to supply 4.8V to the voltage regulate to out 4.8V to the laser and the laser pointed to the photo resistor and the adrduino board take the power from the second 5V adapter  looping on when the photo resistor value less than 750 then switch the relay module to high and delay the code for 10000 M Seconds and then switch the relay to low and end that is the project    BUT........? when i installed this project to the real live on stairs fluorescent lamp .... first it takes a while to trigger the relay switch  and the biggest problem i do not know why  when i open any near by switch to open or closing any of my hows lamp its trigger the relay on and then the rest of the code  continue normally not this only also when i insert any near by plug its look like some how connected to electricity   I Rely Do not know the problem where  and the schismatic for adrduino board , relay module and voltage regulator attached cold any body please help me

Topic by i_sadek   |  last reply

Arduino + Stepper

Hi! I have an Arduino nano and a Minebea PM55L stepper motor and I have to connect these two together. I read the Arduino tutorials, and got a ULN2003 chip. The thing I am unsure of is the power supply and which wires of the motor do what or should be connected to what. There's 6 of them and I really don't want to fry anything if at all possible. Could somebody help out, please?

Topic by TashaDax   |  last reply

Arduino Mega with Sim900

Recently I bought Sim900a module and Arduino Mega 2560 to run my old code for sending sms and call, but now there is a problem as I am unable to send sms or either call, my code is attached below. #include SoftwareSerial gsm(2,3); void setup() { gsm.begin(9600); // Setting the baud rate of GSM Module Serial.begin(9600); // Setting the baud rate of Serial Monitor (Arduino) delay(100); } void loop() { if (Serial.available()>0) switch(Serial.read()) { case 's': Send(); break; case 'r': Recieve(); break; case 'S': Send(); break; case 'R': Recieve(); break; } if (gsm.available()>0) Serial.write(gsm.read()); } void Send() { Serial.print("Sending"); gsm.println("AT+CMGF=1"); delay(1000); gsm.println("AT+CMGS=\"+xxxxxxxxxxxx\"\r"); // Replace x with mobile number delay(1000); gsm.println("Hello I am GSM modem!!!");// The SMS text you want to send delay(100); gsm.println((char)26); // ASCII code of CTRL+Z delay(1000); } void Recieve() { Serial.print("Receiving"); gsm.println("AT+CNMI=2,2,0,0,0"); // AT Command to receive a live SMS delay(1000); }

Topic by vicky58911 

LVDS board with raspberry pi

Hi there, I recenlty purchased a M.NT68676.2A LVDS board and connected up to my raspberry pi. All of this is working fine however the setup at the moment looks like frankensteins attempt at a pc, so i was wondering what is the best way to go about building a box to contain my setup, bearing in mind i have no CAd or the like expereince and no access to a 3d printer (no small ask i know) I want the box to be able to support a 15" laptop screen and have the ports accessible on the outside. Look forward to some ideas. Thanks

Topic by RobertW292