A Record for Family Kite!

After spending the day in the shed, between three of us, Family Kite have posted six Instructables in 24 hours! OK, a couple weren't exactly huge projects, but we're quite proud of them, especially the boys' projects, which are very much in the Maker spirit: Conker-X's modifications to make a DS Lite easy to hold. Roger-X's assisstive technology biscuit opener. The Tao of Kiteman A Flying Christmas Tree. Binocular grip modification. Fire-starter hack.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Versus record

Ok

Posted by josefu0 10 years ago


Record Ball Threatens to Crush You

It's a huge ball of warped records. OK, so there's not much on detail here, but just check out the picture. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Flugtag world record

Red Bull's Flugtag event is normally an event where the focus is on ridiculous contraptions falling into the water. But sometimes people actually do come up with ideas that actually get them some distance. Here's a video of the new record of 207 feet set by Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies. For comparison, the second video shows a typical Flugtag launch. via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


software to record from tv in card

I have conexant bt878 tv in card and want to record composite video (yellow plug) i look for software that works in windows xp pro is free (as in linux) or free (as in not paid) + does not advertise itself in the recorded video etc + does not have any limits like demo software does not contain drm (copy protection) records in moderate to high resolution (not like 3XX x 2XX thumbnail video) and with high quality codec records audio too

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


I want to make my camera to record on sd card

Hi, i have a Panasonic  NV-GS35GC camera, and i want to record my movies on the SD-Card not on the tape...any ideeas ?

Posted by GFXMihnea 5 years ago


How to cut a vinyl record?

Hi. i wanna build a frame like this: http://www.greatgreengoods.com/2008/06/10/recycled-record-frames-and-coasters/but i dont know how i can cut the record. i tried so far a carpet cutter, glass cutter, i tried to stamp out with a hot metal but nothing worked. any other suggestions???

Posted by Stadtwerk 10 years ago


Homemade Vinyl Record Cutting

I've always loved recording my music onto computers or cassettes and it's always been a little dream of mine to put one or two of them onto a homemade vinyl record. Obviously this would be very lo-fi but it seems like it'd still be a fun project. Anyone know if this is possible or if they've done something similar? Way I would think it could be done is to reverse the wiring in side a record player into a microphone of some sort and replace the needle with a razor blade with a blank sheet of the certain type of vinyl?

Posted by Rubits 10 years ago


how to design (crease-free) vinyl records bowls without waves

Most of you might know the bowls you can make out of old vinyl records (like: https://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-Bowl-2/ OR https://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Fruit-Bowl/). But how the hell is this done: http://bit.ly/1g9PL1h AND http://bit.ly/1erfVBd a bowl without waves. Just plain. Any idea or insctrutable?

Posted by bigmacdaddy72 5 years ago


Jet Pack Speed Record Set

Over in Scotland, some crazy fellow has just set a new speed record for the jet pack at 61 mph. The official speed reading was done by some cops with speed guns apparently, although I'm sure the video evidence also helps. via Gizmodo

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Records Ahoy!

'Specialist researchers at the University of Nottingham say they have developed one of the fastest swimsuits in the world.Scientists at NASA tested the fabric using specialised computer modelling technique to track fluid flow.Swimmers testing the new suit have so far broken three world records.The LZR racer suit, manufactured by Speedo, has up to 5% less drag in the water than a previous model produced last year.Jess Sylvester, a swimmer who has been testing the new suit in Nottingham, said she felt "like a rocket" when she wore it."I feel fast just standing out of the pool in the suit."As soon as I hit the water I feel really fast, really streamlined and it just gives me confidence wearing it."Dr Morvan said: "We focus on the hydrodynamics of the swimmer in the pool."Ms Sylvester added the suit was so tight that it stopped muscles "oscillating and vibrating" which caused drag and could slow swimmers down.World records set with the new swimsuit include those by:Australia's Eamon Sullivan, who shaved 0.08 seconds off Alexander Popov's record in the 50m freestyleZimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry who sliced 2/10th of a second off Hungarian Krisztina Egerzegi's record in the 200m backstrokeand American swimmer Natalie Coughlin who broke the 100m backstroke record in 59.21 seconds.BBC storyVideo of the suit in actionOdd Speedo game websiteUniversity of Nottingham Press ReleasePast Olympic row over Speedo suits.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Car Camera (security) system

I've had my car knocked into when parked and could not find any witnesses to the incident. That set me out into the market and internet to find a camera system that can record about 12 hours when I am away from the car. Unfortunately, every system I've come across is a "black box" system. It records moments before an accident so you can have evidence. Anyone knows how to build one?

Posted by legan 11 years ago


Car runs along at 376.59 mpg and gets a Guinness World Record

The funny thing is that this happened 35 years ago and the car that did it was from 1959. It's not exactly a consumer vehicle, but still impressive.Some info: - the vehicle was a 1959 Opel T-1 - interior completely stripped except for a plastic seat for the driver - top was chopped to lose drag - super-hard low-friction tires used - was driven at 30 mph - chain drive used to lose weight - the fuel line was insulated and heated so the gasoline entered the combustion chambers as lean vapor link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


How can I get web radio software recorder ?

I Would like to have a perfect software  to download or record my best program from web radio? Any help ?

Posted by AUsbi 5 years ago


Can anyone recommend a phone to use and record (for podcasts) open conference calls?

I've got to find a good, if possible not too expensive either, phone that I can use to have and record conference discussions which I can then podcast out. Can anyone recommend anything? Thanks!  

Posted by babykitten 8 years ago


Do I need an amp for my record player?

I have a record player and a set of speakers and I guess I need an amp, so I went to the pawn shop and the guy told me I need one with Phono. He had a couple for abou $120. Is that necessary/a rip off?

Posted by evml1 6 years ago


How would I Record an original song onto a Greeting card computer chip / transistor / speaker

I received a Hallmark Greeting card which played a song when opened. I want to record an original song and make my own singing cards. How would I do this? Does anyone know a manufacturer?

Posted by chipinventor 10 years ago


Help Set A WORLD RECORD

Fire Fox three is going to (officially) be released soon. Pledge to download it on DOWNLOAD DAY. Over 1 million people have already pledged to do so. I just thought most of us here on instructables LOVE Firefox so I though id post this ! **im not trying to seem like an advertiser here

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


old school

If you like to stick out (Brianna) of the crowed you may not have an ipod or other mp3 player you may have records. wait a min you can't buy record players anymore but you can make one out of LEGOS! just watch the video! and its deffintaly not me! although i kinda look like the emo guy there LOL

Posted by Metal4God 11 years ago


Steampunk Gets Real

As reported on New Scientist today, the British steam-powered vehicle Inspiration broke the previous land-speed record for steam power, set back in 1906. The fastest of the two runs was 151 mph, set on a dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Finding a New Stylus

I have an old record player without a stylus. The player is a Sanyo JXT 6440, called the "Stereo Music System", and the playing head/cartridge thingamajig is labeled "MG-28J". It used to work perfectly, however, at some point the arm was allowed ti drop down onto the turntable, and the stylus was bent, and eventually lost. Where is the best place to look for a new (or used in good condition) stylus for an old record player? Would it be more economical to dismantle this one and pick up a $15 turntable at the Goodwill store?

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago


The most powerfulest knex gun

I made a knex gun that is still in testing but can break through like 5 soda cans so far. So I was wondering what the record was for cans broken through by a knex gun, and if anybody wanted me to make an instructable for my gun.

Posted by Renji 10 years ago


British Land Speed Recod Was a Breeze, Thrashes US Record.

On the morning of March 26th, on the dry Lake Ivanpah, The Ecotricity Greenbird driven by British engineer, Richard Jenkins smashed the world land speed record for wind powered vehicles. The Greenbird clocked 126.1 mph (202.9 km/h) , eclipsing the old, American held, record of 116 mph , set by Bob Schumacher in the Iron Duck in March 1999 at the same location.The fully-composite craft (the only metal is in some of the bearings) used a solid wing to reach speeds up to five times that of the actual wind.The wing also provides unwanted lift, so it uses the same downthrust technology as F1 cars - at speed, the 600kg car presses down on the salt-flats with a force of almost 10,000N.Greenbird website.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Ingenuity Needed: Cutting records with quality.

It's lengthy, sorry, but it's worth it! Let me preference this with, I know this topic has surfaced before. Most of the forums and pages are filled with broken links to information, sold out products, and are all around rather worthless to return to. I'm posting this in hopes it stays a useful reference point. For  a few years now, I have been looking at cutting disks playable on a record player. I found an 'ible a while ago (the original one I bookmarked has been removed) that showed how to make an needle assembly. It demonstrated making a record engraver by putting a staple through the center of a speaker. This tool kind-of worked, but had some quality issues, as well as speed. When you push to engrave the audio, you slow the table. Less pressure, less quality, more quality, less speed. The other issue I ran in to was keeping the groove tight enough to hold more than 20 seconds. I'd like to construct a device that will cut CDs in to records with a good bit of accuracy, and give a second life to mis-burned disks (as well as some ancient unsupported linux disks...driver disks...early Windows builds...AOL disks...you get the idea) Putting the proper spindle on a properly geared motor should resolve the speed issue on cutting. Having the cutting arm on a servo should resolve the length issue, my only quandary is quality. ~~~~~ So, the point of this post, and the thing I'd like to have some input on is, How do I construct a cutting needle, that will offer some quality. I should refine that a little more - something that is going to transfer bass well. ~~~~~ I was not eager to puncture a speaker, so I modified the original plans. I placed the staple in a layer of plastic, and glued this to the speaker. The plastic gathered more of the vibration, and funneled it to the cutting head more accurately. This did work relatively well, but I feel with a few extra minds, this process can be made better. If this project ever sees the light of day, I'll make an 'ible, and cite any assistance. -Spence

Posted by mr monoply33 5 years ago


Which Phonograph/Gramophone models created the BEST sound fidelity & quality?

Hi, I am designing & building my own record cutter, and phonograph player. I am trying to track down which Phonograph/Gramophone models were known to have produced the greatest playback sound quality & fidelity? Specifically, which diaphragm design & material, and what kind of reproducer (sound box) design provided for the greatest playback fidelity. Are there any knowledge around which model(s) were known for this? To elaborate a bit, I'm designing and building my own phonograph recorder & player, but using modern materials. No electrics (still driven by a spring motor, and no electronic sound amplification), but I'm happy to use modern materials. As such, I'm going for the greatest playback fidelity possible, and I figured I'd start by looking at the best designed reproducer (sound box). If anyone has a better material and/or reproducer (sound box) design, please share? Thank you so much! Mark seegem@me.com

Posted by seegem 6 years ago


Another British Contribution to the World's Cultural Richness

For the clarification of our colonial readers, "pants" are what British people wear under "trousers". From the BBC: A South Tyneside man is claiming the world record for wearing the most pairs of underpants at the same time. Gary Craig from Whitburn put on 211 pairs - 11 more than the current official record of 200. The 51-year-old, who has dubbed himself the Geordie Pantsman, completed the task in 25 minutes. By the end, he said he looked like a "giant tennis ball". He began by putting on a pair of 40-inch underpants (size large) and finished with a 60-inch (size 4XL) pair. Speaking afterwards, he said: "It feels pretty sore at the minute but I'm just absolutely delighted. "I wanted to really crack it and give the Australians something to think about. I deliberately went one over the 10 just to make sure." He added: "The great thing was I had lots of people there to support me and that made a big difference. "I felt like if I'd had more pants I could have carried on." Mr Craig has so far raised about £3,000 for the St. Simon's Drop-in Centre for the unemployed and underprivileged in South Shields, as well as the Cancer Connections charity. Gary's own website, with link to donate to the charities concerned.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Cyclist Rides Around the World in 195 Days

In 195 days and six hours, Mark Beaumont rode around the world on a bicycle, totally destroying the previous record of 276 days.Some data: - He ate 6,000 calories a day. Since he's a vegetarian, most of that was plant-based, but he did eat some meat to keep his energy up. - His bike was worth almost $5,000 - He carried 176 pounds of gear, including a tent and a video camera to keep fans updated - He had gear stolen once by crack addicts in a motel - He hopes to have raised 18,000 pounds for charity. - Scariest bit was riding in Istanbul, a city of 15 million. - He rode through 20 countries - Was knocked off his bike once by a driver who ran a red light. linkvia treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Scarf of Hope to remember Peru's missing

This story is lifted wholesale from the BBC. There is something warmly familiar and comforting about the quiet chatter of women and the clickety-clack of knitting needles. Standing or sitting huddled together in small groups, the knitters dressed in traditional Andean hats, big "pollera" skirts and draped with a "manta" or shawl, form a multi-coloured feast for the eyes. But they have more in common than crochet. These women are some of thousands in Peru who lost husbands, brothers and sons in the country's bitter internal conflict between the Mao-inspired rebels of the Shining Path rebels and state forces in the 1980s and 90s. Each one is knitting a message or epitaph to their loved one the size of an A4 sheet of page which will form part of an enormous scarf which, it is hoped, will reach a kilometre in length. It is being called the Scarf of Hope and it aims to be more than just a symbol of Peru's estimated 15,000 "disappeared" but a physical reminder that in the majority of cases their relatives live on without ever knowing how they died nor where to find their remains. "It's like a piece of memory," says Marina Garcia Burgos, a Lima-based photographer who was inspired to initiate the project with two colleagues while working in Ayacucho. "Each woman chooses the colour and the knit of her panel. As well as embroidering the loved one's name, some also sew on a piece of their clothing or a photograph." But its significance goes beyond that. In the remoter corners of the Andes, textiles have been the clues used to identify exhumed human remains where ID documents are a rarity. For the women fortunate enough to have positively identified and laid to rest the body of an exhumed loved one, in so many cases it was by recognising the colour and feeling the knit or weave of the fabric wrapped around the remains. More often than not - as was the case in Peru's biggest mass grave exhumation and human remains restitution in Putis, Ayacucho - they themselves remember knitting the jumper or turning up the trousers worn by the victim. Read more on the BBC site.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


audio recorder

Dose any one know a simple audio recording schematic with a audio jack? the audio jack would be for recording.

Posted by minecraftpotato 4 years ago


I want to add an external speaker jack to a Dorchester Music Maker (record player)

I bought this sweet looking record player which also has a cassette player at Value World, Indy's largest thrift store. both tape and record player work just fine. It has a small speaker in the front which doesn't sound very loud. I'd like to add a jack where I can plug an external speaker to it. Is this possible to do? I opened the player and it has about a 4 inch speaker with only a red and black wire going to the pc board. I don't know how to solder and was hoping this is something I can do easily. I don't mind learning how to solder or if there are alternatives that's even better! I've been searching all over the world for someone who has done this before but nobody.. I've seen other similar things being done and I'm concerned if I should somehow wire a preamp or some precautions I should take when adding an external speaker. By the way, the speaker I'm using is a Bose Sound Link speaker. I would appreciate some help here. I'm such a nub.

Posted by danyforreal 6 years ago


Record Solar Powered Flight

UK-built solar-powered plane has set an unofficial world endurance record for a flight by an unmanned aircraft.The Zephyr-6, as it is known, stayed aloft for more than three days, running through the night on batteries it had recharged in sunlight.The flight was a demonstration for the US military, which is looking for new types of technology to support its troops on the ground.Craft like Zephyr might make ideal platforms for reconnaissance.They could also be used to relay battlefield communications.Chris Kelleher, from UK defence and research firm QinetiQ, said Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer advantages over traditional aircraft and even satellites."The principal advantage is persistence - that you would be there all the time," he told BBC News. "A satellite goes over the same part of the Earth twice a day - and one of those is at night - so it's only really getting a snapshot of activity. Zephyr would be watching all day." The latest flight was conducted at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.The Zephyr flew non-stop for 82 hours, 37 minutes.That time beats the current official world record for unmanned flight set by the US robot plane Global Hawk - of 30 hours, 24 minutes - and even Zephyr's own previous best of 54 hours achieved last year.However, the Yuma mark remains "unofficial" because QinetiQ did not involve the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale), the world air sports federation, which sanctions all record attempts.The US Department of Defense funded the demonstration flight under its Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) programme. The 30kg Zephyr was guided by remote control to an operating altitude in excess of 18km (60,000ft), and then flown on autopilot and via satellite communication.It tested a communications payload weighing approximately 2kg.At first sight, the propeller-driven Zephyr looks to be just another model aircraft, and it is even launched by hand. But this "pilotless" vehicle with its 18-metre wingspan incorporates world-leading technologies.Its structure uses ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre material; and the plane flies on solar power generated by amorphous silicon solar arrays no thicker than sheets of paper. These are glued over the aircraft's wings.To get through the night, the propellers are powered from lithium-sulphur batteries which are topped up during the day."A lot of effort has gone into power storage and light-weighting the systems," explained Mr Kelleher. "Lithium sulphur is more than double the energy density of the best alternative technology which is lithium polymer batteries. The engineers from the Farnborough-based company are now collaborating with the American aerospace giant Boeing on a defence project codenamed Vulture.This would see the biggest plane in history take to the sky, powered by the sun and capable of carrying a 450-kilo (1,000lb) payload.US commanders say the design must be able to maintain its position over a particular spot on the Earth's surface uninterrupted for five years. QinetiQ is the public company that used to be the British Government's military research department, before they privatised it.BBC articleQinetiQ's page on Zephyr

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


1000mph car to be powered by rubber and hair-dye.

The largest rocket fired in the UK for two decades will be lit soon, in the race to produce a land-vehicle capable of 1000mph. It will burn a mixture of solid propellant (HTPB, or hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene, a kind of rubber) and liquid oxidiser (high-test peroxide, HTP, a highly concentrated form of hair-bleach) for 20 seconds. The Bloodhound SSC will also be powered by a jet engine from a Typhoon fighter. In the 20 second burn, the rocket will need fed with a tonne of HTP, so the pump is being powered by a Cosworth Formula 1 engine, which will become the only piston-engine running in a car at supersonic speed.  The team are planning to give the engine a major power-boost by feeding the supersonic airstream into the engine without slowing it to the usual operating speeds. The huge engineering challenges are being used to inspire students through the UK's STEM programme.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


World's Largest Snow Sculpture

Living in the bay area in California, I have access to now in Lake Tahoe, but we get no fluffy stuff to look out at in the morning. I love being able to wear light jackets in January, but sometimes I miss getting all bundled up and sledding or making Easter Island style snowguys on the front yard.So seeing this massive snow sculpture from China makes me want to just hit the slopes for a few weeks. Workers sculpt "Romantic Feelings", which will debut at the 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin of Heilongjiang Province, China, on Dec 17. "Romantic Feelings", measuring approximately 115 feet high and 656 feet long, is designed to be the world's largest snow sculpture. The 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo starts on Dec. 20 at the city's Sun Island Scenic Area. (Getty Images/China Photos) ilnk with more picsvia Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Digital Voice Recorder

I am looking for an inexpensive Digital Voice Recorder that has a removable memory card.

Posted by silverio 10 years ago


how to build video recording module

How to build video recording module

Posted by kmohan 6 years ago


Computer audio recording

TIPS ON COMPUTER AUDIO RECORDINGOur blog it contains about how to record a song or that gives you tips on computer audio recording.You can learn so many things in our blog. Please feel free to visit our blog. We are very glad to hear from you.

Posted by tweakznreverbz 10 years ago


What is the record for replies/comments on Instructables

What is the record for replies/comments on Instructables, and if you guys want try to break it on this fourm.

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 10 years ago


How would i take a digital 1mp camera and add an A/V input?

To clarify my question better... How do I take a 1mp( mega pixel) and make it record from an A/V source? Or, what is a created, modded, hacked, or bought product that can be used for recording A/v portably? I am trying to take an older high-end video camera that recorded on hi-8 and record from the on board A/V output, then plugging that output to a device (that meets the criteria above) into that. My plan is to use a 1mp digital video camera, and then mod that to have an input.

Posted by ry25920 9 years ago


World Record Gaming Gathering.

A total of 342 gamers dressed as icons from games such as Final Fantasy, Zelda and Solid Snake in east London as part of the London Games Festival.They narrowly broke a record of 337 set last week in Germany.Festival director Duncan Best said: "It was a bit touch-and-go for a while but the gaming community really stepped up to the challenge."The record was verified by Guinness World Records at the Excel Centre in Docklands on Saturday.A further 50 fans in fancy dress could not take part, however, as rules stated that characters who were primarily famous from movies were disqualified."So we had people turning up dressed as Lego Batman, for example, who could not be counted," said Mr Best. Get your details right, BBC! We all know Batman is most famous from the TV show...Still, it would have been nice to see the Lego Batman costume.BBC StoryLondon Games FestivalGuinness World Records

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Need Help with record player wiring/electrical

Hi this is my first post here I have a self contained record player. Its from the mid 70', in great shape and looks really cool. I want to use it to play records and also to play an ipod. It has a mic jack that I use to hook up the ipod. Everything is great except one detail I overlooked - anytime the the record player is turned on, the turntable i engaged. Picture it as the ipod playing nicely yet the tuntable is spinning the whole time. What I dont like about that scenario is that the turntable will be getting heavy use even when its not technically playing a record. So I am really hoping to come up with a way that to disengage the turntable yet still get power to the unit. I took the thing apart and inspected it last night. There are 2 and only 2 wires running to the turntable portion of the unit. My thought is that if I clip these wires and add a toggle on/off switch that i could power up the unit and then control the turntable separately with this new on/off switch. It seems kind of simple to me BUT I dont want to do anything stupid and ruin the entire thing. Also I have no idea if by adding a on/off toggle if somehow theres an unequal distribution of power that can cause problems...basically I dont know much!! so if anyone has any thoughts Id love to hear them! thanks so much. if anything is unclear I can post pics too if that would help. thanks so much! eric

Posted by eric_o83 9 years ago


3D Printing Vinyl Record

I'm trying to make 10 3d printed vinyl records, does anyone know a place that can make these form me? -Mike

Posted by MikeAkomplice 3 years ago


Help With Arduino Robot Arm Record & Playback With SD Card, Bluetooth

Hi, I need some help please with the following code - lots of errors occur when I try to verify it. The author is unavailable for help & the code appears to be in the public domain. Check out the clip, it looks awesome! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v;=7A1WL60wMe0 https://github.com/Dileepmeom/Arduino-Robotic-Arm- //# Arduino-Robotic-Arm---Copt-Cat //This project controls the Cartesian robotic arm using Arduino, Motion sequence can be recorded and played back just like //Industrial robot does /* COPY CAT Servo controlled Robot 5-axis Cartesian robot This software logs the angular movement of joints by reading the servo angles and stores it in the SD card, reproduces the movement by the reading back from the SD card. The circuit: analog sensors on analog ins 0, 1, and 2 SD card attached to SPI bus as follows: ** MOSI - pin 11 ** MISO - pin 12 ** CLK - pin 13 ** CS - pin 4 created 24 Nov 2010 modified 9 Apr 2012 by Tom Igoe This example code is in the public domain. */ include include define TRUE 1 define FALSE 0 // On the Ethernet Shield, CS is pin 4. Note that even if it's not // used as the CS pin, the hardware CS pin (10 on most Arduino boards // 53 on the Mega) must be left as an output or the SD library // functions will not work. const int chipSelect = 4; // constants won't change. They're used here to // set pin numbers: const int buttonPin = 2; // the number of the pushbutton pin const int servo3 = 5, servo4 = 6,servo5 = 5; // PWM for servo 3 // variables will change: int buttonState = 0; // variable for reading the pushbutton status int recievedchar = 0,dataON=0; int SDdata = 0; Servo myservo1; // create servo object to control a servo Servo myservo2; // create servo object to control a servo Servo myservo3; // create servo object to control a servo Servo myservo4; // create servo object to control a servo Servo myservo5; // create servo object to control a servo int servo1angle = 0,servo2angle = 0; unsigned long current_servo_micros, prev_servo_micros; unsigned long currentMillis,previousMillis = 0; int scheduler = 0; int servointerval = 20; int S3_microlocal; char servoON=0; void setup() { // Open serial communications and wait for port to open: Serial.begin(9600); while (!Serial) { ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for Leonardo only } pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT_PULLUP); Serial.print("Initializing SD card..."); // make sure that the default chip select pin is set to // output, even if you don't use it: pinMode(10, OUTPUT); // see if the card is present and can be initialized: if (!SD.begin(chipSelect)) { Serial.println("Card failed, or not present"); // don't do anything more: return; } Serial.println("card initialized."); } void loop() { long servo3ticks = 1000, servo4ticks = 1000, servo5ticks = 1000; // interval for servo cyle time / / read the state of the pushbutton value: buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin); recievedchar = Serial.read(); // make a string for assembling the data to log: String dataString = ""; String arraystring = ""; String SDstring = ""; char firstseperator=0; unsigned long sensorarray[10]; int servoangle[5]; char arrayindex = 0; // open the file. note that only one file can be open at a time, // so you have to close this one before opening another. if(dataON == TRUE) { // read three sensors and append to the string: for (int analogPin = 0; analogPin < 5; analogPin++) { int sensor = analogRead(analogPin); sensorarray[analogPin] = sensor; dataString += String(sensor); if (analogPin < 4) { dataString += ","; } } File dataFile1 = SD.open("datalog.txt", FILE_WRITE); // if the file is available, write to it: if (dataFile1) { if(buttonState == HIGH) { // print to the serial port too: // Serial.println(dataString); /////////////////////////// debug code ///////////////////// for (arrayindex= 0; arrayindex < 5; arrayindex++) { int arrayvalue = sensorarray[arrayindex]; //arraystring += String(arrayvalue); } servo1angle = map(sensorarray[0], 102, 433, 0, 170); arraystring += servo1angle; arraystring += ","; servo2angle = map(sensorarray[1], 84, 468, 0, 180); arraystring += servo2angle; arraystring += ","; servo3ticks = map(sensorarray[2], 90, 393, 0, 150); arraystring += servo3ticks; arraystring += ","; servo4ticks = map(sensorarray[3], 107, 445,0, 180); arraystring += servo4ticks; arraystring += ","; servo5ticks = map(sensorarray[4], 151, 406, 10, 140); arraystring += servo5ticks; arraystring += ","; // Serial.println(arraystring); //// WRITE TO SD CARD // dataFile1.println(arraystring); dataFile1.close(); ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// delay(10); } else { dataFile1.close(); // print to the serial port too: Serial.println("No signal for writing"); } } // if the file isn't open, pop up an error: else { Serial.println("error opening datalog.txt"); } } // the reading's most significant digit is at position 15 in the reportString: ////// switch case starts ///////////////////////// switch (recievedchar) { case 'D': { dataON = TRUE; Serial.print("Recording"); Serial.print("\n"); myservo1.detach(); myservo2.detach(); myservo3.detach(); myservo4.detach(); myservo5.detach(); break; } case 'S': { dataON = FALSE; Serial.print("Stopped"); Serial.print("\n"); break; } case 'R': { myservo1.attach(5); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object myservo2.attach(3); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object myservo3.attach(8); 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Serial.print("\n"); Serial.print("file deleted..."); } break; } } }

Posted by steve444 3 years ago


Getting a camera to record.

So I have this cheap waterproof reversing camera. And I want to set it up and record video with it, kind of like a security camera.  Can anyone tell me what I need to get, or what I need to do to record? Thank you in advance for the assist.

Posted by Cfitz4 1 year ago


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Posted by shilos 10 years ago


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New World Record Largemouth

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Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago


Edison Wax Cylinder Recordings

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BBC plays steampunk band's wax record with fuse wire and mint tin.

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Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


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Posted by Jurg650930 1 year ago


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