Designing and building a coffee table

For a number of years, my colleague Andrew has had an old IBM mainframe CPU kept in storage, waiting to be transformed into something new. Hailing from a long-lost era of computing (the system in which this module was used was the 4381, first announced in 1983) – this is a far cry from what we might think of as a CPU today. It weighs approximately 20-30kg, and measures around 700mm x 650mm x 130mm! With suc ...

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Old Sole

ld Sole interrupts normal youthful days to force young people to interact with their environment in a different way. If the young shoe-wearer takes significantly more steps than the elderly individual with the walker, the shoes light up and vibrate uncomfortably, reminding the young person that somebody on the other end of the old sole is not able to keep up. Limiting the speed of the shoes to the speed of ...

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Flip

Flip Intro There is something kind of magical about swimming when you are a child. Do you remember growing up and watching your shadow as you swam in the pool, trying to mimic a perfect dolphin kick and imagining you were a mermaid rather than human?  We all shared these sorts of memories and a few of us decided to create something that enhanced the sense of wonder kids’ get when they play and swim under wa ...

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Connected coffee machine

Quite a lot of coffee is consumed at work but real statistics are missing. For the coffee machines with a can it can be interesting to have a visualization with coffee left in can, water in machine, time left until machine is finished, estimated time until can is empty. This would probably require a modified coffee can so is not very straightforward (pressure pad on the bottom of the can, fluid meter,…). Fo ...

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Wireless Motor Speed Control System with Arduino

ICStation team introduce you the NRF24L01 Wireless Motor Speed Control System.This system works under DC 5V voltage. It uses the NRF24L01 Wireless Module to transmit speed control data and the Hall Sensor to detect the real rotate speed. This design uses the PWM duty cycle to modulate and realize the speed control. What’s more, It can be used in situations which do not need high speed control precision, suc ...

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Dish Shamer

Project Description DishShamer solves the age-old problem of getting your roommates to wash their dishes.  The kitchen is a communal space.  When one individual fails to keep this shared environment clean, there can be two outcomes: conflict and socially awkward confrontations, or placing unfair cleaning burdens on the responsible roommates.  By tracking who checks out and returns dishes, maintaining a lead ...

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Chatty Coasters

Chatty Coasters are interactive coasters that listen for silences and insert provocative conversation starters into them. Chatty Coasters are interactive drink holders that listen for silences in conversation and insert provocative questions into them. In order to encourage healthy, thought-provoking conversation in kitchens, Chatty Coaster waits for drinkers to rest their cup on it and breaks prolonged sil ...

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A Smart Shop Window Experiment with Arduino

Smart Shop Window A SmartLiving Experiment where using a QR code to control a light in a shop window. For this experiment we use a Grove LED (representing the shop's light) and a Smart phone to access the control switch. It’s an ideal starter project to become familiar with the Arduino, Grove and using your a User Interface for web and mobile to control things. Difficulty level: 2/5 Schematic Scan Qr Code W ...

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Track and Control Your Car Remotely

Actually, many of us may suffer or afraid from being his car stolen. In this project, I will try to help you to protect your cars and even control them remotely. Basically, you have to leave a mobile phone in your car and when the car starts to move it uses its sensors to detect that and will send to you a message on your mobile phone where ever you are. Then, you can send a message to stop the car immediat ...

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Build a smart “Clapper” with SmartThings and Arduino

When my colleague @thegibertchan first set up his homemade "Clapper" in our office, I knew immediately that I had to learn how it was made. The way it works is simple. A small microphone listens to two claps (within four seconds of each other) and it triggers a switch to turn on or off. Gilbert even simplified the code so it uses the built-in LED in the our SmartThings Arduino Shield. I will try to explain ...

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Arduino Phone

Combining Arduino and other shield modules, we make a mobile phone named Arduino Phone. Meanwhile, we printed a shell for it with a 3D printer. Though not as fine as you think, even a little bit clunky, it is still very cool: that is the point--this is a cell phone made by ourselves. Here is a detailed explanation about the steps of making an Arduino Phone, including the hardware connection and software imp ...

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DIY Temperature & Humidity & Smoke Detector Alarm System

The working voltage of this system is DC5V. It can measure the current temperature, humidity and smoke. It can display real-time data by the 1602 LCD and can realize the sound and light alarm when in the dangerous temperature and humidity. It is a simply and easily to operate monitoring alarm system about temperature humidity and smoke. Functions 1. When connected to the power supply, after the initializati ...

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