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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Talking Pumpkin

So my boss came to me one last week and said he wanted to scare the trick-or-treaters who came to his home, and the kids who would come to work during a special Halloween Walk the community does. Thus was born the talking pumpkin. In short, I used an Arduino, an SD card read/writer, and an ultrasonic sensor to trigger a sound byte when the kids walk past our pumpkin… something they would not expect. If you ...

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Super Amazing Button using Arduino

Hello Everyone. This is my very first Instructable so please go easy on me. This was more or less a test project to see if my new arduino board worked. Any friendly advice will be greatly appreciated so my future posts can be even better. I am going to show you how to create the best device on earth. Well i mean if you brought this back to the 1600s then it would be the best device on earth. Anyways lets ge ...

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Computer controlled RC car with two Arduinos

Required Parts: This project requires two Arduino boards which can be bought from http://www.adafruit.com/category/17 This project uses two Arduino Uno compatible boards. An L293D or other Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver chip will be needed to drive the motors of the RC car. This can be found here: http://www.adafruit.com/products/807 Finally, this project requires the RF transmitter (https://www.sparkfun.com/pr ...

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Arduino Lilypad powered shooes for the visually impaired

Anirudh Sharma, an IT Engineer from Rajasthan Technical University has developed a system that offers non-obtrusive navigation for the visually impaired . Calling it Le Chal (Hindi for ‘Take me there’), Sharma conceptualized and demonstrated the system at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab Design and Innovation Workshop 2011. The Le Chal system comprises of a pair of shoes, one of which i ...

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Using an Arduino Uno R3 as a Game Controller

Naturally, the Uno does not natively support keyboard strokes, unlike it's Leonardo brother. Most of Google will tell you you need to do some firmware workarounds and ATMEGA reprogramming just to get it working and the entire ordeal is a mess. If you're like me, you've found that out just after buying one. Here is how to get around all that using a bit of Java coding. The ideal solution would be to purchase ...

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Arduino Powered Four Letter Word Generator

Build an Arduino-powered version of the "Four Letter Word Generator" (FLW). This version generates "words" on the fly - it does not use a list. The "original" version from the 1970's used B7971 nixie alphanumeric tubes. These tubes are getting hard to find and they're certainly expensive. They also require interfacing with high voltage and an understanding of multiplexing. This version uses a slightly more ...

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PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit Community Project#042 – Hangman Game

Hello! It has been our Friday tradition for the past few weeks to end with a game. This week we have the Hangman game. In this game the user will be using two Pmod boards, an LCD and Button board to display outputs and generate inputs for the system. The user will be presented with a  word that has some letters filled. The user will need to guess letters to complete the word. The words you will be trying to ...

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Build a big crane game using Arduino

How to build a whole room crane game.  Based on the arcade style 'Crane Game' or 'Claw Machine'.  This is a continuation of a previus instructable titled CRANE GAME in which we built a 2-axis crane game in a door frame.  We have now added a third axis and wireless control.  And made it big. A few technical and functional improvements: Less wires - controllers and batteries move with the motors and are signa ...

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Making sound (noise) machines using Arduino

As a part of being an artist in residence at Instructables, I took it upon myself to build of couple of noise machines / music boxes. My interest lies in designing objects that would enable people to explore the world of sound synthesis and for me to get a better understanding on how the different interfaces enables different interactions and sound qualities. It has been an intense experience. Trying to bui ...

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Arduino Air Cap-Sense Piano

I recently got my shipment of 10 buzzers I ordered about a month ago, so as soon as I got them I was eager to make something fun with them, so I looked around a bit and searched for what to do with them, and by spending some time on www.arduino,cc and posting lots of questions on the forums, I figured out what I am going to make. I decided to make an air piano which is based upon cap-sense and the arduino. ...

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Arduino Laser Show (adapted from NothingLabs’ Instructable)

This project uses an Arduino, a pair of speakers, and a laser pointer to create a laser projector able to trace out designs in a dark room. To power it, I've cannibalized a PC ATX power supply capable of delivering plenty of current for the speakers. Most of this project was directly adapted from the excellent Arduino Laser Show with Full X-Y Control by Rich Olson / nothinglabs. Step 1: The Big Idea Laser p ...

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