Clear polycarbonate enclosures using Arduino

So about a year ago I decided that I wanted to get into AVR microcontrollers. After ordering an AVR pocket programmer from Sparkfun , I soon realized that it was too delicate to be sitting on a workbench full of wire clippings. I knew I needed a small enclosure to put it in, but couldn't find anything I really liked. My final decision was to make my own. This instructable will explain the steps necessary to ...

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Make Telecran with Arduino

I came across a bunch of stepper motors and I have since been looking for a project to do with the kids. An old Telecran (French for Etch-a-Sketch) later, we are in business ! Optional parts: - a sensor shield + 2 push buttons - a Nintendo Wii Nunchuck - a WiiChuck adapter And also: - hot glue gun Step 1: Mechanics The mechanical part has been done with some Fishertechniks parts. I had to drill into the ste ...

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Easy Bluetooth Enabled Door Lock With Arduino plus Android

Thanks to everyone who supported this project and voted for it in the Arduino Challenge! I was awarded second prize and hope to participate in more Arduino contests in the near future. This tutorial will explain a simple way to make a password protected bluetooth door lock using your Arduino, which can be unlocked by sending a four digit pin from your Android phone!  The hardware setup is quite simple,  and ...

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Solar-Oriented, Arduino-Powered Clock

This is a clock designed to keep accurate time (independent of atomic or GPS), display local sunrise, sunset and solar noon, and also adjust itself for daylight savings time. I wanted the clock to be easy to use and be flexible. The setting functions are menu-driven, you set each parameter one digit at a time (with live data validation) and you can abandon changes if you want. You can have 12 or 24-hour tim ...

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Making the TFF: a dress that gets excited when tweeted

The idea of this dress comes from a series of tweets with online friends @shineslike and @arduinogirl. [email protected] and I had taken a half day Arduino workshop given by @arduinogirl at the MCN 2011 conference. I was immediately inspired creatively by the sensory and interactive opportunities. Over the next few months I struggled with the electronics learning curve, but my ever supportive online friends real ...

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Magical Colour Copying Chameleon Lamp using Arduino

In this Instructable, I will show you how to make an Arduino powered lamp that detects the colour under it and then attempts to emulate that colour. All using easy to find parts (most can be found in the Dollar store with the exception of the Arduino of course). It turns out that a colour detection module can be built for next to nothing, and the results are astoundingly good for the investment. The biggest ...

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Rotary Emotiphone using Arduino

Introduction The Rotary Emotiphone is a vintage rotary phone that tweets mood emoticons. It has a predefined list of 10 emoticons, each assigned to a digit, so that when you are happy / sad / drunk / etc., you pick up the handset and dial a mood. Could've gone for more complex messages using 2-digit code convention, but eventually decided to keep it simple. The idea was conceived while I was preparing portf ...

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High Speed Photo Arduino : HighSpeeduino

Today is High Speed Photography day ! The concept is to take a 'long' exposure photograph, 4 seconds say, in a (very) dark room (a bathroom in our case). You end up with a completely black picture, right ? If you burst a flash (about a millisecond for a standard flash) then you get a picture made of 4 seconds of 'dark' and one millisecond of 'light'. Are you still with me ? The trick is to burst the flash a ...

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Earfingers: Hear with your hands using Arduino

First and foremost, I must acknowledge that I am standing on the shoulders of giants, and that every giant is standing on the shoulders of giants (such as all contributors to instructables). If it weren't for the unknowably many people who had the mindfulness to freely share information, this would have been utterly impossible; I reckon the same if even a handful of these people chose otherwise. So, if you ...

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Interactive Child’s Mobile using Arduino

What can you make with fluorescent acrylic as the inspiration?  We chose to make a glow-in-the-dark baby mobile, with an accompanying toy.  This project was completed as a part of the Computing and Craft class at Olin College of Engineering. Materials: - Craft Materials: - Fluorescent acrylic (1 square foot of each of the following colors: pink, orange, yellow, green*) - Wooden dowels (8 feet of each of 1/4 ...

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PuttDuino putt-putt hole with Arduino

My company has annual events where we all get together for fun - to blow off steam and have a little competition. In the past we have had softball and bowling competitions. This year someone had an inspiration: each department would build a putt-putt 'hole' in the officed and we would all compete to make the best hole. There were some amazing contributions. This is my contribution to the IT department's hol ...

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Temperature Wand using Arduino

Most of you have heard the expression ‘Hot Air Rises’. Well, it’s true. So in your typical house, it’s going to be hotter near the ceiling than near the floor. How much hotter? Well, being a Lazy Old Geek, I wanted to know how much. Well, that’s easy, I just point my IR thermometer (See picture) up in the corner and down at the floor. Okay, it reads 82 F at the ceiling and 75 F on the floor. All done. But w ...

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