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.  @shineslike 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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Twitter garage door using the GE Choice ALERT system & Arduino

You know that feeling of driving away from your house almost getting to work and saying "Now Did close the garage door?" .  I hate that feeling and seeked out to resolve it in the smiplest/cheapest way I could.  The starting point was of course Arduino.  This project ended up being simpler than I could of imagined but it was not my best effort (as it was my first real project making something useful with th ...

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The Smuggie: Tweet straight from your Snuggie using arduino

Want to tweet how satisfied you are cuddled up in your Snuggie? The Smuggie is a modified Snuggie, designed specifically for those who feel the need to express their smug satisfaction with a Snuggie to their friends on Twitter. Here's a list of everything you'll need: - Processing IDE (http://processing.org/)Arduino IDE (http://arduino.cc/) - A Twitter account (https://twitter.com/) - At least one Snuggie" ...

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Serial Communications with Arduino using arduino

At this point you should have a robot that can think on its own, we need to be able to tap into its thought process. See what he sees. Make some of his decisions for him. in essence, we need to be able to guage his intelligence to make him more intelligent and increase his efficiency. With serial communications we can do two things: We can either send commands or receive data. Here are some examples to use ...

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Pachube Client using Arduino

This example shows you how to answer a HTTP request using an Ethernet shield. Specifically, it connects to pachube.com, a free datalogging site. The example requires that you set up a pachube.com account, as well as a pachube feed (for more information on setting up an input feed, please click here). Your Ethernet shield will then connect to that feed and upload sensor data every 10 seconds. Software Requir ...

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Web-controlled Twittering Roomba using an Arduino

I wanted to see if I could operate my Roomba remotely and get it to report its status via Twitter while I was away from home. I also wanted to make the device independent of a computer. This is the solution I came up with and it works very well. Follow @TheRoomba on Twitter to see what mine is doing! Step 1: Needed Parts and Tools Parts: 1x - Small signal, low power PNP transistor (I used a 2N2907A (may als ...

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I2C Communication With An Infrared Temperature Sensor

Introduction Contents [hide] 1 Introduction 2 What You’ll Need to Know 3 Things You’ll Need 4 Connect the temperature sensor 5 How the Temperature Sensor Works 6 Install the External Libraries 7 Program the Microcontroller 8 Conclusion In this lab, you’ll see synchronous serial communication in action using the Inter-integrated Circuit (I2C) protocol. You’ll communicate with an infrared temperature sensor c ...

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Arduino Sprinkler System plus Web control

A smart sprinkler system for the rest of us... No soldering involved ! Just pile up a couple of shields on top of an arduino and control your sprinkler system from anywhere. A couple of friends wanted to replicate the sprinkler system presented in this instructable but were scared by the complexity of it. Well, it truly isn't complicated and it does not even require to solder anything if you pick the right ...

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Gravity Touch bluetooth glove using Arduino

Hey guys! I'd like to share with you the input device I created specifically to interact with AR glasses like the Google Glass, Meta, Moverio BT or with the VR headsets like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, vrAse, Durovis Dive. Those new products are amazing and they need new types of input devices. This instructable will describe how to build your own "Gravity Touch bluetooth glove" and I will also give you s ...

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Arduino Control via a Web Service with Teleduino

Convert your Arduino into a sofisticated web control platform using Teleduino. Teleduino is both a product and a service. Once the Teleduino sketch has been loaded on your Arduino (the 'product'), it then connects to the Teleduino server awaiting your instruction from anywhere in the world via the internet (the 'service'). Typically there are no firewall changes required, and if your network supports DHCP t ...

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Visual Network Threat Level Indicator using Arduino

Network monitoring is very important in todays world. The internet is a scary place. People have taken steps to raise their awareness by installing Intrusion Detection Systems(IDS) such as SNORT. The problem with most of these systems is that upon first installing them they are vigilantly watched. After a week the allure wears off and they are no longer monitored, silently churning away in the depths of the ...

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Arduino Snail Mail Notifier

My mailbox is across the street from my house because our mailmen don't walk door-to-door, so I never know when the mail is delivered. Sometimes, I'm waiting for something and I'd really like to know when it arrives. I got my first Arduino last week, and thought it might be a neat toy project to build a notifier that would tell me when the mail is delivered. It's designed to live inside the mailbox (I have ...

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