Powerline communication

Hello I'm intrested in plc (powerline communiction) but I can't find specific schematics and / or "to the point" information. If someone can help me with information ect... or anything use full??  Thnx

Posted by geo bruce 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Building a communication device

Hey guys - I was wondering if anyone could point me to any instructables or other how-to's that teach you how to build a device that can communicate over the air over a given frequency? I've searched around a bunch but I can't really find anything. (I'm also completely stupid when it comes to this kind of stuff.)

Posted by holyjaw 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


arduino ultrasonic communication

I was thinking about using the ultrasonic  module (hc-sr04) for communication for two or more arduino.the way i was thinking of do to turn a 8 bit number into single bits(i have no idea on how to do that) and send them one at time(with delay) to a another arduino which turn it back into a number also  has a master arduino  and slave arduinos 

Posted by act casual 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Community Project Idea

I had an idea that once a month, I (or anyone else) could post a list of materials. Then the community (you) could come up with ideas using some or all of the matierials. The person(s) who posted the original list of materials would pick the best or most reasonable project/idea, make it, and put up an instructable on it. Let me know whether it would be something anyone would like to do.

Posted by Ora 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Sound-powered/piezo-electric phone systems. can they be constructed from readily available materials?

1. Is it possible to use a set of telephone lineman's tools (butt sets) as components in a sound-powered (piezo electric) telephone system? 2. Any other information/resources about sound-powered voice comms systems appreciated.

Asked by jsoroko 9 years ago



How can I make my arduino communicate with a Windows 10 computer with a C application?

Hi I was hoping someone could help me with this. I am very new to the C programming language and I am trying to write a  simple program with a button that when clicked sends my arduino a "1" so that my arduino knows to send me some sensor readings. My arduino is on COM5. if you know anything about this I would like if you gave me some example code that I can hack. Thanks.

Asked by IsaacPierce 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What is this thing?

I picked this up for 5 bucks at a garage sale. It looks like an old phone device but the part you would speak and listen into is missing. The one label that it has is too damaged for me to read it. Any ideas on what this is?

Asked by WhatWasIthinking 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Infrared transmitter and receiver

I want to make a gadget which sends a few kb of data via infrared and also receives data via infrared with a timestamp. However, I am stuck as I have only used arduinos before and I have to design a circuitboard which I have never done before, with PIC microcontrollers (must be cheap ones). I need help a) choosing a microcontroller and b) assembling all the components into a circuitboard (ir transmitter, receiver, microusb port to transfer data to pc, battery). Gadget will eventually be portable so make everything light. Thanks Khalid

Posted by khabro 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Arduino UART communication quandary

I'm trying to hook up a 5v Arduino to a 3.3v datalogger. I just realized that in all the time I have been messing around with micro controllers, I have never communicated serially to a device that wasn't 5V. I was about to just wire the two devices together when I thought better of it and figured I should look into the matter a little further. Can I just directly connect the RX pin on the 3.3V device to the TX pin on the Arduino? Or do I need to add a resistor in-between? Or a voltage divider? Actually, that wasn't all that many questions. Basically, I'm just wondering what is good form in communicating between devices of varying voltages?

Posted by randofo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Best cheap wireless communication?

Device x has a button and is 25 feet from device Y. Device Y needs to know when the button is pressed and activate device Z, but it has to be cheap and if I have a lot (A LOT) of these sets near eachother they still need to work without interfering with eachother. Best Solution?

Asked by snowpenguin 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Arduino not communicating with CR95HF properly

I'm building an NFC reader/writer with Arduino Uno, Arduino click board and RFid click on ( http://www.mikroe.com/click/rfid/ ). The click on board has a microcontroller called CR95HF ( http://www.st.com/st-web-ui/static/active/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/DM00025644.pdf ).  In order to make this work, i have to communicate through SPI. But I got the feeling it's not properly done.  I keep sending data in the way I believe is right (because all found examples do it this way and the datasheet says so),  yet I keep getting either 0 or 255 (when I move or touch the board).  Mostly I've tried to send and receive the ECHO, but nothing seems to work.  I'm starting to run out of ideas. If anyone please would like to help, it would be greatly appreciated.  (my code is included in the attachment). PS: this is an example that uses the same microcontroller on a different version of the RFid click board.  http://blog.solutions-cubed.com/near-field-communication-nfc-with-the-arduino/ 

Posted by EvelineV 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


USB-bus-communication with pic18f4550

Hi everbody Im memo Can you help me please? I'm working on a project about USB Communication with PIC Microcontroller(pic18f4550) I wrote the project in mikroC for pic pro v6.6.1 and this is : nusigned char readbuff[64] absolute 0x500; // Buffers should be in USB RAM, please consult datasheet unsigned char writebuff[64] absolute 0x540; char cnt; char kk; void interrupt(){ USB_Interrupt_Proc(); // USB servicing is done inside the interrupt } void main(void){ ADCON1 |= 0x0F; // Configure all ports with analog function as digital CMCON |= 7; // Disable comparators HID_Enable(&readbuff;,&writebuff;); // Enable HID communication while(1){ /*while(!HID_Read())*/ ; for(cnt=0;cnt<64;cnt++) /*writebuff[cnt]=readbuff[cnt];*/ while(!HID_Write(&writebuff;,64)) ; } } and this the USB Descriptor : USBdes.c : const unsigned int USB_VENDOR_ID = 0x1234; const unsigned int USB_PRODUCT_ID = 0x0001; const char USB_SELF_POWER = 0x80; // Self powered 0xC0, 0x80 bus powered const char USB_MAX_POWER = 50; // Bus power required in units of 2 mA const char HID_INPUT_REPORT_BYTES = 64; const char HID_OUTPUT_REPORT_BYTES = 64; const char USB_TRANSFER_TYPE = 0x03; //0x03 Interrupt const char EP_IN_INTERVAL = 1; const char EP_OUT_INTERVAL = 1; const char USB_INTERRUPT = 1; const char USB_HID_EP = 1; const char USB_HID_RPT_SIZE = 33; /* Device Descriptor */ const struct { char bLength; // bLength - Descriptor size in bytes (12h) char bDescriptorType; // bDescriptorType - The constant DEVICE (01h) unsigned int bcdUSB; // bcdUSB - USB specification release number (BCD) char bDeviceClass; // bDeviceClass - Class Code char bDeviceSubClass; // bDeviceSubClass - Subclass code char bDeviceProtocol; // bDeviceProtocol - Protocol code char bMaxPacketSize0; // bMaxPacketSize0 - Maximum packet size for endpoint 0 unsigned int idVendor; // idVendor - Vendor ID unsigned int idProduct; // idProduct - Product ID unsigned int bcdDevice; // bcdDevice - Device release number (BCD) char iManufacturer; // iManufacturer - Index of string descriptor for the manufacturer char iProduct; // iProduct - Index of string descriptor for the product. char iSerialNumber; // iSerialNumber - Index of string descriptor for the serial number. char bNumConfigurations; // bNumConfigurations - Number of possible configurations } device_dsc = { 0x12, // bLength 0x01, // bDescriptorType 0x0200, // bcdUSB 0x00, // bDeviceClass 0x00, // bDeviceSubClass 0x00, // bDeviceProtocol 8, // bMaxPacketSize0 USB_VENDOR_ID, // idVendor USB_PRODUCT_ID, // idProduct 0x0001, // bcdDevice 0x01, // iManufacturer 0x02, // iProduct 0x00, // iSerialNumber 0x01 // bNumConfigurations }; /* Configuration 1 Descriptor */ const char configDescriptor1[]= { // Configuration Descriptor 0x09, // bLength - Descriptor size in bytes 0x02, // bDescriptorType - The constant CONFIGURATION (02h) 0x29,0x00, // wTotalLength - The number of bytes in the configuration descriptor and all of its subordinate descriptors 1, // bNumInterfaces - Number of interfaces in the configuration 1, // bConfigurationValue - Identifier for Set Configuration and Get Configuration requests 0, // iConfiguration - Index of string descriptor for the configuration USB_SELF_POWER, // bmAttributes - Self/bus power and remote wakeup settings USB_MAX_POWER, // bMaxPower - Bus power required in units of 2 mA // Interface Descriptor 0x09, // bLength - Descriptor size in bytes (09h) 0x04, // bDescriptorType - The constant Interface (04h) 0, // bInterfaceNumber - Number identifying this interface 0, // bAlternateSetting - A number that identifies a descriptor with alternate settings for this bInterfaceNumber. 2, // bNumEndpoint - Number of endpoints supported not counting endpoint zero 0x03, // bInterfaceClass - Class code 0, // bInterfaceSubclass - Subclass code 0, // bInterfaceProtocol - Protocol code 0, // iInterface - Interface string index // HID Class-Specific Descriptor 0x09, // bLength - Descriptor size in bytes. 0x21, // bDescriptorType - This descriptor's type: 21h to indicate the HID class. 0x01,0x01, // bcdHID - HID specification release number (BCD). 0x00, // bCountryCode - Numeric expression identifying the country for localized hardware (BCD) or 00h. 1, // bNumDescriptors - Number of subordinate report and physical descriptors. 0x22, // bDescriptorType - The type of a class-specific descriptor that follows USB_HID_RPT_SIZE,0x00, // wDescriptorLength - Total length of the descriptor identified above. // Endpoint Descriptor 0x07, // bLength - Descriptor size in bytes (07h) 0x05, // bDescriptorType - The constant Endpoint (05h) USB_HID_EP | 0x80, // bEndpointAddress - Endpoint number and direction USB_TRANSFER_TYPE, // bmAttributes - Transfer type and supplementary information 0x40,0x00, // wMaxPacketSize - Maximum packet size supported EP_IN_INTERVAL, // bInterval - Service interval or NAK rate // Endpoint Descriptor 0x07, // bLength - Descriptor size in bytes (07h) 0x05, // bDescriptorType - The constant Endpoint (05h) USB_HID_EP, // bEndpointAddress - Endpoint number and direction USB_TRANSFER_TYPE, // bmAttributes - Transfer type and supplementary information 0x40,0x00, // wMaxPacketSize - Maximum packet size supported EP_OUT_INTERVAL // bInterval - Service interval or NAK rate }; const struct { char report[USB_HID_RPT_SIZE]; }hid_rpt_desc = { {0x06, 0x00, 0xFF, // Usage Page = 0xFF00 (Vendor Defined Page 1) 0x09, 0x01, // Usage (Vendor Usage 1) 0xA1, 0x01, // Collection (Application) // Input report 0x19, 0x01, // Usage Minimum 0x29, 0x40, // Usage Maximum 0x15, 0x00, // Logical Minimum (data bytes in the report may have minimum value = 0x00) 0x26, 0xFF, 0x00, // Logical Maximum (data bytes in the report may have maximum value = 0x00FF = unsigned 255) 0x75, 0x08, // Report Size: 8-bit field size 0x95, HID_INPUT_REPORT_BYTES,// Report Count 0x81, 0x02, // Input (Data, Array, Abs) // Output report 0x19, 0x01, // Usage Minimum 0x29, 0x40, // Usage Maximum 0x75, 0x08, // Report Size: 8-bit field size 0x95, HID_OUTPUT_REPORT_BYTES,// Report Count 0x91, 0x02, // Output (Data, Array, Abs) 0xC0} // End Collection }; //Language code string descriptor const struct { char bLength; char bDscType; unsigned int string[1]; } strd1 = { 4, 0x03, {0x0409} }; //Manufacturer string descriptor const struct{ char bLength; char bDscType; unsigned int string[16]; }strd2={ 34, 0x03, {'M','i','k','r','o','e','l','e','k','t','r','o','n','i','k','a'} }; const struct{ char bLength; char bDscType; unsigned int string[15]; }strd3={ 32, //sizeof this descriptor string 0x03, {'U','S','B',' ','H','I','D',' ','L','i','b','r','a','r','y'} }; //Array of configuration descriptors const char* USB_config_dsc_ptr[1]; //Array of string descriptors const char* USB_string_dsc_ptr[3]; void USB_Init_Desc(){ USB_config_dsc_ptr[0] = &configDescriptor1; USB_string_dsc_ptr[0] = (const char*)&strd1; USB_string_dsc_ptr[1] = (const char*)&strd2; USB_string_dsc_ptr[2] = (const char*)&strd3; } the problem is thas when I build the project this message is shown 434 Demo Limit 102 Finished(With errors) How I Can Solve how this problem please?

Posted by MohamadK4 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Can you piggyback RF communications on cellular transmit/receive frequency bands ?

My question is purely hypothetical and there is no immediate plans for any such application. But I was just curious is it possible to make use of the cellular frequency bands (as set out by a country's regulations and by the cellular providers) for some sort of covert type communication other than for voice, data or text types of cellular communications ? Would it be too difficult and complex to develop such an application that uses cellular radio frequencies or could it be done without too much concern for potential interference or the sharing of channels of nearby normal cellular transmissions ? Could such an application be developed without having to cross over many hurdles ? If this covert communications is possible would the cell frequencies used not reach the base stations of the wireless carriers as noise or can a peer to peer communications be possible by passing the base stations ?

Posted by victor43 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


soft serial communication on Arduino Micro.

Hello all, I have a few Arduino Micro units, and need to connect them together (in a mesh network) so that every unit in it is interchangeable, meaning that any unit may be in connection with more than one unit. As the Master/Slave form is out of question at this stage (because any given unit cannot be both Master and Slave at the same time, of course) I decided to go for a simple serial communication. However the Arduino Micro units (and frankly none of the Arduinos) do not have sufficient serial pins and I was advised to use Soft Serial instead. I was looking into the pin out of the Arduino Micro but cannot quite figure out which pins I can use for the serial comm.; I need 4 to 6 serial communications. Any help is much appreciated, as the nature of the problem may not be changed. So I need to solve it as it is. Karim.

Posted by karimskarim 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


The Information Revolution -- Perhaps we're too connected?

Being a target victim of a hacker, I suddenly came up with an emergency protocol (Emergency Protocol 06) which involves computer scans, network disconnection, pass code implementation, security questions etc. Now several hours afterwards, I started to think about the dangers of the information highway, as perhaps we're speeding a bit too fast, end up in a high-speed crash and all that. Then after that, I asked myself, "What if this highway were to blow up?". That being the crashing / destruction of all or at least most of the servers in the world. All of the information, connections, gone. Sure, the satellites serve as a sort of backup cable, but really, it's not enough for the world to use. Hell, the only reason the Philippines has any internet is one, tiny, undersea cable from Japan. Not exactly tiny, but it's the reason why our "fast speeds" are just painstakingly slow to the more developed countries. This is more of a survival question, after a post... post... I don't know. Won't be really post-apocalyptic, but it is suckish and all communications gets cut around the world. If it were to happen, what will you do? Oh yeah, don't post stuff like "that's impossible" or improbability whatnot. It's a theoretical situation that is highly unlikely to happen, but if it were to be...

Posted by nutsandbolts_64 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Are there any community shops in the Vancouver bc area?

Hi. I am wondering if there any community shops in the Vancouver bc area? I have a couple projects that require large and expensive tools / machines that I cannot buy and store myself. I think that finding a community shop would be the best option.  Any help would be appreciated Professorred

Posted by professorred 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to create a community forum like instructables?

How to create a community forum like instructables using php mysql. Anyone out there please show me a script.

Asked by GearUp 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


can GPIO pins be used to communicate with a processor?

I would like to know just curious as I would like to communicate with a ARM CPU (or more powerful processor) by using a GPIO expansion board plugged into a raspberry pi's GPIO.

Asked by nerd7473 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Are you involved in any other online communities?

I'm just sort of curious about this one. I want to stalk all of you! (Kidding. Maybe.) I've been on IGN.com, specifically the IGN boards for almost 7 years, though the last few I've stopped posting as much since I stopped modding. I also participate on alternet.org occasionally. I joined chow.com yesterday because it looked neat. I'm also on myspace because it's an easy way to keep up with my family. Oh, and I was an avid Stumbler for over a year! I think this has become my primary online community now, though. Mostly because I feel like I can come and go as I please and still be able to catch up. :D

Posted by jessyratfink 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Bluetooth speaker serial port communication hack?

Hello everyone, Recently I bought BT speaker (chinese to be specific) it is great, and I tried connecting it to my Win7 PC. It is interesting, because instead of audio device it installed two serial ports on my computer. I am wondering if this can be somehow useful. Maybe i can turn off voice notifications in the speaker or other settings. But the problem is I do not know any serial port commands that I can use.  If you know what can be done using this bluetooth serial port please message me or reply in this topic. here is photo of the speaker if it is somehow helpful. Later I can add some photos of thew chips inside if needed.

Posted by kondzio29 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Serial communication between PC and picaxe 28X2

Hi, I am having problem in communicating with PC with Picaxe 28x2. Please help me in solving this problem as it is a very important project My aim is to send the values of w1 and w2 variables ( values of the ultrasonic range sensors 1 and 2 ) to the PC and display them with the help of VB my picaxe code is ..., #picaxe 28x2 main: pulsout C.1,2 pulsin C.1,1,w1 pause 10 pulsout C.2,2 pulsin C.2,1,w2 pause 10 sertxd(#w1,#w2) pause 100 goto main and my VB code is , Imports System.IO Imports Strings = Microsoft.VisualBasic Public Class Form1 Public Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Integer) Dim WithEvents serialPort As New IO.Ports.SerialPort Dim PicaxeRegisters(0 To 1) As Byte Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load Timer1.Enabled = True Timer1.Interval = 5000 End Sub Private Sub Timer1_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer1.Tick Call SerialTxRx() End Sub Sub SerialTxRx() Dim labelstring As String = "" Label1.Text = "" If serialPort.IsOpen Then serialPort.Close() End If Try With serialPort .PortName = "COM1" .BaudRate = 9600 .Parity = IO.Ports.Parity.None .DataBits = 8 ' 8 bits .StopBits = IO.Ports.StopBits.One .ReadTimeout = 1000 .Open() .Read(PicaxeRegisters, 0, 2) .Close() End With For i = 0 To 1 labelstring = labelstring + " " + Str(PicaxeRegisters(i)) Next Label1.Text = labelstring Catch ex As Exception MsgBox(ex.ToString) Label1.Text = "Timeout" End Try End Sub End Class I have not included the write command, since I have not included qualifiers in the picaxe code. The Picaxe chip is sending the values ( I used the terminal in picaxe programming editor to realise this) but the visual basic is not displaying me the actual values sent by the picaxe chip. It is showing random values instead ... So i think that there is an error in the VB code. PLEASE HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE .. Thank You 

Posted by santhoshR 7 years ago


Hi how do we join the community ? Answered

Asked by Coolloom 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How do I start a community origami club? Answered

After this summer I am going to be teaching an origami class to the public at my local library, but first I would like to create a community club for origami. Anyone know how to start a group?

Asked by CrafteroftheArts 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to make a simple wireless digital communication circuit?

Hey, i want to make a simple wireless digital communication circuit. This is not exactly what i'm going to do, but this is the easiest way to explain it: watch the image below. What should i build inside "box ?(1)" and " box ?(2)", to make the 2 LEDs turn on when i push the button? The first circuit should be like a transmitter and the seconds one a receiver, but i just don't have any idea how to make this simple circuit. I don't really know what frequency it should be at.. What's the easiest to make and works for the longest distance without problems with background radiation? (I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but i really a noob in hardware development... :p ) Thanks for helping! Evert

Asked by eds1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How many active community members does Instructables have? Answered

Asked by SarahArmour 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago



Café Twin Arts and Science Community Advisory

Http://cafetwinctv.blogspot.com/ Cafe Twin Community TV Show__ A Bridge to Music and Science with conversation and project development on a community level and via community twining as demonstrated post World War II in Europe with leadership from France and Germany Twitter ID: waldenthreenet

Posted by cafetwin 6 years ago


Why don't old /community/* urls redirect to new /topics/* urls????

All of the older links to a topics on Instructables link to instructables.com/community/page urls, but a while ago (I'm not sure exactly when) all the /community/* pages were moved to /topics/*. Clicking the old /community links returns a 404 error, which is annoying because then I have to manually replace the "community" with "topics" in the url. So my question is, why can't all the /community/*/ pages redirect to their respective /topics/*/ pages?

Posted by scitronboy 2 months ago


Annual Instructables Community Review

Hello, everyone, I would like to share with you my experience in this community for about 7 years of being a member here. Instructables members are very talented and very reliable also they are supportive. The community helps me to grow as an enthusiast in technology. This community is very educational. I really recommended this community for any makers around the world. I love being a member here and show what I made. I believe sharing is caring, so if we share each other's idea our world will be better for the next generations. I am lucky of being part of Instructables Community since 2009! (Wareneutron) P.S. Review this community by leaving a simple reply to this post! I hope everyone will share their thoughts and opinions or even feedback about this growing community of makers.

Posted by WarenGonzaga 1 year ago


What does it take to become a member of the community team? Answered

I would really like to be a member of the community team on instructables, can anyone tell me if there is a way to do so or is it just not possible for me? Thanks!

Asked by vishalapr 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago



Class assignment on the MAKE/Instructables community

I need the Instructables/MAKE community help with a class project. "To develop a persuasive argument in response to this question: "Are virtual communities, real communities?"" I decided to pick Instructables community, being that it is mostly online, making it a plausible virtual community. This community is also very open minded and sophisticated, and have no doubt that I will get plenty of input and good arguments. I hope can accomplish this and not sidetracked by all of the cool stuff the is always on the front page. So let the posting begin! Funny note, someone in my group picked myspace under the same prompt, that is going to be funny ass to see how that pans out.

Posted by sypher 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


2-Way mobile Wi-Fi video communicators?

Has anyone made such a thing? I was interested in seeing if this is possible. A mobile 2 way video communication system running off wifi. Can it be done? Has it already been done? Any instructables on here that might be able to help? Preferably with out using smartphones.

Asked by iwillspy13 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Arduino Xbee's only communicate with another Xbee connected to your computer? Answered

I guess I just haven't looked into this very far, but I thought Xbee's could communicate with a wireless router.  So basically, for an xbee to communicate with the cloud my computer needs to be on with another xbee plugged into it?  And if I want constant communication, my computer needs to be on 24/7?

Asked by Spaceman Spiff 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Community Website design? Could Drupal be used and what would be the minimum modules to make it happen?

Community Website design? Could Drupal be used and what would be the minimum modules to make it happen? Could it be done with the basic installation? Could a step by step be done?

Posted by josheeg 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE THIS NEW COMMUNITY SECTION!

I love this community section! ilove instructables, and i love craigslist, and this new for sale spot.... well, it combines the best of both worlds! yee baby. I love this site

Posted by alvincredible 10 years ago



Are there any ways to hack the Bluetooth communication between an app and a device?

Hi guys,I have bought a robot-toy which is under control by an android app. The commands are sending Bluetooth one-by-one. The app is quite boring, and I thought, are there any ways to hack the Bluetooth communication between the robot and the app?Thanx in advance

Asked by Glumgad 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Trying to join the community

Cannot successfully upload a jpg file so I can't participate in the community! I keep getting error messages from instructables. Any ideas what is going on folks?

Posted by Kspraydad 12 years ago


HAL 9000 Open Source Community Project - Announcement and Invitation

Goal:  Build a HAL 9000 Series Computer Specification:  "2001: A Space Odyssey" Website:  www.hal9000project.org Instructable coming soon I watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" the other night and I decided it would be cool to build one.  I've never managed a project this big, and don't plan to start doing it now, so hopefully people will step up and assume various roles and responsibilities.  A project like this needs a program manager, deputy program manager, project managers, systems engineers, software engineers, programmers, graphic designers, web developers,etc.  I'll assume the role of chief engineer and chief software architect.  Also needed are an admin for the sourceforge project, and a webmaster for hal9000project.org.  I don't plan on having any special rules or regulations, I'm just throwing this out there to see what comes of it.  It could end up in a hairball of chaos, or it could evolve into a smooth running machine, although I suspect nobody will join in and it'll be just me with nobody watching. This is not a far fetched pipe dream.  The IBM Watson has already beaten the reigning champion on Jeopardy. I'll be defining all the individual subprojects such as the speech recognition function, lip reading function, speech synthesizer (it will have the exact voice used in the movie,) facial recognition function, voice recognition function, object recognition, various other artificial intelligence functions, neural network, physical mockup, physical prototype, software simulation, etc. There is a distinct possibility of getting government funding and along with commercial grants, therefore, some people could theoretically carve a full time job out of this.  That would work for me.

Posted by el_roboto_loco 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Raspberry pi3 and drone communication with MultiWii Serial Protocol (MSP) API

I want to make line tracking with drone but i have some problem. the drone's control cart sent to data raspberry but raspberry can not sent to data. i tried communication with msp api but i didn't it. Please help me!!

Posted by isay1 8 months ago


Community Built Ball Machine.

Hey guys and girls. I'm planning to build a community built ball machine. IE, YOU suggest the elements. I'll build the lift, but either show a picture of the element, or a link to where it is used, and I'll hopefully have it finished soon.So, any suggestions?

Posted by ajleece 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Knex Community. How large is it right now?

I used to be very active on this site MANY years ago. However, school took priority and I let knex sit for a while. Now i'm kinda interested in the physics of it. However, it seems as though the community has died a bit. If ANYONE is still involved in the knex gun making community, PLEASE comment here! I'd like to gauge how large it is. THANKS!

Asked by knexsniper1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Community Project Website

Hello All,  Recently, I came across this website for people to collaborate and create things for the community. I thought this would be a good place to share it. Many of us make things that benefit community, and we all have different backgrounds. This is a free website that we can post projects on, and can get crowdfunding. It seems legitimate, and is for sure worth a try. A friend of mine started the idea behind this website, if any of you guys have any ideas to work on in the community, you guys should give it a shot.    The website is: www.innovatebuild.org -rlingineni

Posted by rlingineni 4 years ago


A good wireless arduino communication device for helium balloon that is supposed to fly for altitude of 10 km

I'm finding a sensor for my project, which is going to fly the helium balloon and collect pressure/temperature/humidity data from around altitude of 10km. is there any good wireless communication device for my project?

Asked by LeeS182 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Tesla's "magnetic wave" communications idea proposed for mine safety

A report in Science Magazine describes a proposal to use Nikola Tesla's magnetic amplitude modulation as a way for trapped miners to communicate with the surface.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can i get picaxes to communicate over cheap FM transmitters? Answered

Asked by wee_man 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


drupal to community website with multiple logins and protection for multiple users from robo spamming.?

drupal to community website with multiple logins and protection for multiple users from robo spamming? How would it be done with the least stuff added to drupal 7.9? I know their are plugins are they nessisary? WHat level of functionality is in the basic drupal install and what is the minimum needed to be added?

Asked by josheeg 7 years ago


Intel Galileo will not communicate with Uno?

Hello, I want to communicate with my arduino uno via serial on pins 0 and 1 of the Galieo and SoftwareSerial on Uno pins 10 and 11. I have checked the baud rate and all i get when i read the SoftwareSerial port is garbage. Does anybody know why this is happening? Thanks

Asked by D5quar3 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago