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The KITT-duino, DIY Larson Scanner with an Arduino

IMPORTANT: CODE IS NOW UPDATED. FIXES INCLUDE ADDING AN INTEGER VALUE TO MANIPULATE TIMING AND FIXING A DOUBLE-BLINKING LED. Thanks. It is my understanding that many Larson Scanners can only pulse from side to side. I felt that that needed to be changed, seeing as that in the newer (yet short-lived) Knight Rider series revival on NBC for about 1/2 of a real season, the iconic red lights would move from righ ...

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Geoweaver: A Walking 3D Printer Hexapod using arduino

Geoweaver is a student designed (team members Jia Wu, Mary Sek, and Jeff Maeshiro) robot created in the Creative Architecture Machines advanced options studio at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, California, taught by Jason Kelly Johnson of Future Cities Lab and Michael Shiloh. The design is based on a 12-servo hexapod with a glue gun extruder attached, is the culmination of about 6 ...

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Polar Plotter on Arduino and MakerBeams

The project A polar plotter is a plotter with a rotating, extendable arm. Its characteristics differ greatly from those of a traditional plotter, which in most areas have a superior design. You could say the polar plotter is more portable or something, but mainly I made this one because it was more of a challenge. The code The code of this project is divided into two parts. One is the Arduino project that c ...

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Make Your Own GRBL CNC Pendant

So you just finished your DIY CNC machine, set up GRBL and even cut your first part.  Now what?  Well, did you know that as of GRBL v0.8 there are pinouts some really useful commands such as Cycle Start, Feed Hold and a Soft Reset?  Cycle Start and Feed Hold allow you to literally pause your machine so you can double check that your tool isn't about to hit a clamp, or maybe you just need to run inside to gr ...

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Arduino makes 2D Level

This is a project for Arduino to make a 2D Level, aimed at beginners. Arduino draws a circle on an LED Matrix that moves around according to readings from a 2D Accelerometer. Objectives: * Learn how to draw a circle using simple Maths * Learn how to use the LOL shield for the Arduino * Learn how an accelerometer works Step 1: What you need You will need: * Arduino UNO * LOL shield   (http://jimmieprodgers.c ...

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Computer Controlled Aiming Method

Design: The rotational motion produced by the motor is transformed into linear motion through the use of a standard 1/2"-13 threaded rod as a lead screw. To account for angular misalignments in the rod the motor is not attached to it directly, but rather through a belt and pulley system. The ball bearing screen door roller is added to increase the tension and to combat the stretching in the belt. In order t ...

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Arduino based Etch A Sketch Laser Cutter

In this project I take an Arduino Mini Pro connect it to a custom made Etch A Sketch panel and use it to control a Blacknose laser cutter. The result is hours of crazy laser cutting fun, which we will be taking round most of the UK Maker Faires this year for JustAddSharks.co.uk The Etch A Sketch has 2 knobs in the lower corners, one controls movement in the X axis and the other controls movement in the Y Ax ...

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Printer to vinyl cutter hack

Vinyl cutters are used in the sign writing industry, and are great for making stickers, signs and graphics. I would like to thank Instructable  members silverjimmy  and Groover for their fantastic laser cutter instructables, without which I would not of been able to complete this project. My idea is to take an old printer and turn it into a vinyl cutter, as they are quite similar in there design and it woul ...

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Combination Circuit for Digital and Analog

Goals Understand the Analog Signals and use your knowledge to program your Arduino and let it play music Get known of the Seven-segment display and use your Arduino Board together with the Shift Register to control the number. In the Second Week you will be asked to implement a circuit to combine these first two parts together to build a alarm clock. Introductions Shift Register In digital circuits, a shift ...

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Arduino Quilting Machine

The Arduino Quilting Machine combines the mechanics of a sewing machine, CNC technology and Arduino as an operating system. The project is designed to translate a vector file from a computer into G-code and subsequently into Arduino language which then moves the machine. The project uses four stepper motors to control the x-axis, y-axis, the bobbin case, and the threading. The bed moves in x and y direction ...

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Dot Matrix Printer from a CD/DVD Reader with Arduino

Hey! Some time ago while going through the pages here in Instructables, something catch my attention, a printer made of a CD reader, and i was amazed. I thought: "This is incredible, I have to make one!" I know that these kind of projects don't always receive a "I made it", because of its degree of difficulty, so I tried to make mine easier. This project was started more than a year ago, because of the lack ...

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