2 Players Competition/Quiz Buzzer Box System Using Arduino

Story A bit of background. My brother came to me with an odd box that a friend of his asked someone to make so that they can determine the fastest contestant to push a button. The box consisted of some LEDs, two buttons, and two sets of bicycle bells that made some weird noises. It did light up and make noises, but it did not actually serve the purpose it is made for, which is to actually determine the firs ...

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Chachka (Trinket clone)

Chachka is born! Chachka is an Adafruit Trinket CLONE built from the ATtiny85 microcontroller.  Because it is a current Adafruit product, it has a training guide and its own support forum and lots of sample code.  All of this means that like an Uno clone, the Chachka will be well supported with firmware and libraries and other users. The Trinket in itself, is not expensive.  But hacking is not about expense ...

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Arduino : Lead Acid Battery Capacity Tester (Updated)

Story Yosh ! At last, finished working on this project. I have been working on this project for a while, then got bored and left the remaining work ( mostly firmware ) for a couple of months, ah ! the longest project I ever did ! What's all this about ? This project is about discharging lead acid battery at a constant current to measure its actual capacity. Due to hardware and design constrain there are few ...

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ATTiny Joule Thief NeoPixel

Introduction I've been fascinated with joule thief circuits since I made my first one.  It's amazing what all you can power from a single AA or AAA battery.  The only problem is you can't do much beyond light up an LED because the current isn't "always on".  With a couple of extra components, you can take your joule thief to the next level!  While this circuit isn't particularly useful other than draining d ...

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Infrared Dedicated Decoder

Hardware components: Atmel ATTiny85 × 1 Attiny85 IR code for Sony protocol Attiny85 IR code for Sony protocol Download /* IR remote control (Sony) detection for Arduino, M. Burnette Binary sketch size: 2,794 bytes (of a 8,192 byte maximum) ☺ 20130103 MRB Modified for interface to Mega2560 Europa codebase for menu system ☺ 20121230 MRB Modified for Tiny85 Google Tiny library Tiny85 Internal RC 16MHz ☺ 201212 ...

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ATtiny85 for Simple Projects: Arduino Basics

Bare bones: The ATtiny85 on its Own The ATtiny is a small, inexpensive chip that can replace the Arduino in a project you have prototyped. This helps make the project smaller and more permanent, as well as freeing up the Arduino for more fun! The chip comes in a few different types – ones with more flash memory, lower power, and so forth. The ATtiny is great if you want to program a bunch of chips in a row, ...

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Persistence Of Vision

Persistence of vision is an optical illusion, it works on a simple phenomenon how our day to day television works. MY first pov was six months before with arduino uno and with motor. However it is best to have a small and portable device that can be carried anywhere and image can be seen without any external motors or fan. This small portable pov version uses attiny 85 ic, smaller variant of arduino uno tha ...

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POV Cylinder with Arduino Due

Introduction This is my first Arduino project. My work was inspired by several maker projects that created Persistence of Vision Displays [2,3,4]. Persistence of vision (POV) refers to the optical illusion whereby multiple discrete images blend into a single image in the human mind and believed to be the explanation for motion perception in cinema and animated films [1]. The projects [2,3,4] implement POV g ...

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OLED on the Cheap!

I like cheap electronics for playing. Cheap is good for budget conscious hobbyists and China is delivering lots of toys for playing - one being the inexpensive "mono" OLED displays.  The single-color displays often come in a dual-color implementation where the top row of pixels are one color and the remaining majority of the lower pixels are another color.  These dual-color units allow the title information ...

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3D-Printed RGB Wallet

Stand out from the crowd with this unabashedly ostentatious excuse for a wallet. It's got plenty of space, RGB lights, and you can even put your name on it for added vanity. Interested? Keep reading! In the files section of this build you can find two things: a Fusion archive and some STL files. If you're just interested in printing a blank wallet without any text on it then download the STL files. Load the ...

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The Annoy-O-Bug: A Chirping Light-Up Throwie

Small enough to slip in a mint tin, yet loud enough to be heard across a house at only a few dollars per unit. A nice combination for a pretty good prank! Let's dive in! Step One: The Circuit You can purchase the printed circuit board from OSH Park using the link in the parts section of this build. You by no means need to use an ATtiny or my own printed circuit board. This circuit would take a grand total o ...

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Polar Heart Rate Monitor Interface + Arduino

The following code and library are compatible with arduino software 1.0+ ONLY. You can download the newest version of the arduino software here. When you start to talk about biometrics in electronics, heart-rate is usually the first thing to come up. And why not? I think it is often the thing we are most aware of changing when we get excited, nervous, are being active, or very calm. There are several ways o ...

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