DIY LED VU Meter as Arduino Shield

VU Meter or Volume Meter is very popular and fun project in Electronics. We can consider the Volume Meter as an Equalizer, which is present in the Music systems. In which we can see the dancing of LEDs according to the music, if music is loud then equalizer go to its peak and more LEDs will glow, and if music is low then lesser number of LEDs shall glow. Volume Meter (VU) is an indicator or representation o ...

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DIY Smart Vacuum Cleaning Robot using Arduino

Hi guys, are you a newbie to the world of Robotics or Electronic? OR Are you looking for a simple yet powerful project to make your friends and teachers impressed? Then this is the place. In this project we will use the power of Embedded Systems and Electronics to make our own robot which could help us in keeping our home or work place neat and tidy. This robot is simple four wheeled Vacuum Cleaner which co ...

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DIY 3X3X3 LED Cube with Arduino

In this project we are going to design a 3x3x3 LED CUBE and connect it to Arduino UNO to get different patterns. For a beginner we will start with a simple pattern. A typical 3*3*3 LED cube connected to UNO is shown in the image above, the cube consists of 27 Light Emitting Diodes, these 27 LEDs are arranged in rows and columns forming a cube. There are many types of cubes that can be designed. The simplest ...

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DIY Low Cost Arduino Mobile Development Platform

I have wanted to build my own robot for awhile now. But after many tried and failed attempts, I was losing hope that may ever happen. I discovered that there wasn't a small, robust, super easy to add-on to, robot that was within my budget to get. After hours of research and many robot kits later, i decided to build one from scratch. This includes building the base and electronics myself. I was always a fan ...

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Arduino Alphabet

This project is very interesting because it shows the sequence of all letters of our English alphabet. That is, the project generates capital letters from the A to the Z based on Arduino code and showed by an alphanumeric display.  I'm using a common cathode alphanumeric display and an Arduino Uno in order to constructing this project.   Use the following link so that watch a video of the project working: h ...

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DIY Thermal Differential Controller – Part 4: Building Your Own

In our last episode, I explained how I redesigned the controller from what I first thought I was going to do. Now, I am going to explain how to make your own thermal differential controller based on mine. As it is, this setup will only control an AC load, but it would be fairly simple to convert it to run a DC load. Here is the list of parts you’ll need. I’ve added links to where I like to get parts from. A ...

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DIY- G-force measurement system

So this time around, it’s another fun and functional microcontroller based DIY, a g-force measurement system with data logging to SD card. HARDWARE USED: 1) Arduino UNO w/ATmega328P 2) 3-axis accelerometer breakout 3) SD card 4) SD card breakout w/level shifting circuit 5) LED HOW IT WORKS: Basically, the system uses an accelerometer to measure g-force and a SD card to store the data. An Arduino UNO is used ...

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The DIY Arduino Telescope GOTO control project

Why make your own Arduino control system? After completing my homemade telescope mount it was powered by a Meade DS motor kit. This system was extremely slow, underpowered and unreliable. It was also impossible for me to change the programming or maintain the system. I decided to make my own telescope control system from the ground up and the Arduino platform seemed the obvious choice. This project needed a ...

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Stage 4: Complete Beginner’s Guide For Arduino Hardware Platform For DIY

Contents 1. Background 2. Setting up Arduino Development Environment 3. Arduino Power Management 3.1 Powering Up Arduino Board 3.2 Output Power of Arduino 4. Indicators And Switches 4.1 LED 4.1.1 Working With Onboard LED 4.1.2 Connecting and Controlling External LED 4.2 Buzzer 4.3 Switches 5. Arduino With Display 6.Arduino With Sensors    6.1 Sensor Principles 6.2 A/D Converter 6.3 Temperature Sensor 6.4 Me ...

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RC Quadrotor Helicopter

This project is a RC quadrotor helicopter (quadrocopter, quadcopter, quadricopter, etc). It's a RC helicopter that uses 4 rotors. You need some pre-requisite skills: How to use Arduino, enough to get started Soldering, wiring, basic electronic skills Basic hand tool operation A quadrotor helicopter flies with 4 spinning propellers on a + shaped frame. When one rotor spins faster than the rotor on the opposi ...

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Basic Projects using chipKIT Uno32

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I tend to get excited about products that enable beginners to be really creative, and today’s product highlight is one I think is worth getting excited about! [video width="380" height="285" id="_63Mq6QMxxM&" type="youtube"] A few things that I really like about the shield: The shield is an add-on board that was designed to be used with the chipKIT Uno32, the uC32, or the Max 32 ...

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DIY wattmeter with an Arduino

DIY wattmeter with an Arduino It is difficult or sometimes even impossible to measure power and energy with ordinary multimeters. To carry out such a measurement reliable and accurate, a special wattmeter is required. Because these meters are very expensive, a cheaper solution is presented here as a DIY wattmeter based on a Arduino Nano board. Parameters This wattmeter measures the real power, apparent powe ...

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