Arduino Ultrasonic Parking Spotter

For my first instructable, I'd like to present The Parking Spotter. This is not a new concept, I know. However, this build was done specifically to suit my needs/wants/materials already in my possession. Typically, a project begins with an idea, parts are then gathered, and the building commences. In my case I looked around at the parts and material that I had on-hand, browsed Instructables (a daily occurre ...

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Custom OBD II Gauge in With OEM Look using arduino

https://github.com/stirobot/arduinoModularTFTgaugesI built a custom OBD II (on board diagnostics version 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics) gauge in the clock of my Subaru BRZ (GT86, FRS) and a lot of people wanted me to build them one. Here is how you can build one of your own. My wife is about to give birth to our second son and all the code is open source, so I have nothing to lose by p ...

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Garage Genie – Parking & Remote Control using Arduino

The Garage Genie is a car automation Arduino gadget. Click on the two images above to see the animated explanation. It aims to do a few things: 1. The “traffic lights” tells you when you’ve inched your car up close enough when parking. The lights are control by an Arduino using an ultrasonic distance sensor. 2. The ultrasonic distance sensor tells the system whether a car is parked in the stall or not. Usin ...

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Arduino Fixed-point Vehicle Proximity Detector

This is the high-tech version of hanging a tennis ball from the ceiling from a piece of string.  Of course, if you have two different types of vehicles, that tennis ball isn't going to land in the same place on both of them.  This project can prevent hundreds of dollars in dry-wall repair and bicycle crank replacements, not to mention the shame of poor parking skills. In this instructable, we'll be making e ...

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Bike taillight with a twist using Arduino

Let's face it. Taillights are boring. At best they go 'blink blink - look at me! I'm blinking - woohoo' all the time. And they're always red. Very creative. We can do better than that, maybe not much, but still better than just 'blink blink'. I was riding my bike during new year celebrations and people liked it, and not all of them were drunk ;-) The rest is pretty straight forward: 2x AA cells, boost conve ...

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Simple Arduino Traffic Lights

Have you ever made a city out of Legos? I know i have built many of them but they all missed something... Traffic lights! So i decided to make my very own traffic light setup from my arduino board. Step 2: Get the components I assume you already have an adruino board, and maybe also a Protoshield. You'll need the LED's and resistors the 220 Ohm resistors are color coded so: Red, Red, Brown Step 3: Hook up t ...

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