How to Control Your ESP8266 From Anywhere in the World

The most common questions I get about the ESP8266 WiFi Modules are: “Is it possible to control my ESP8266 from anywhere in the world?” and “How can I control my ESP8266 from anywhere?”. I’m happy to announce today that I have a solution for that problem. With the new version of Home Automation Server you can add an ESP8266 to your dashboard and control your ESP8266 GPIOs from anywhere in less than 5 minutes ...

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How to control LM2596 buck-converter with microcontroller

Every now and then someone asks on different forums if there is an way to control cheap LM2596 modules with an Arduino or another microcontroller. I decided to demonstrate one solution that might be basic electronics for some, but still many don’t know about. Those buck converters will change the output voltage to make the feedback pin, connected to the output via a voltage divider, become 1.25V or so. If f ...

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Build a Motion Control Rig for Time-Lapse Photography

If you dig around in your camera’s settings long enough, you’re almost assured to find that it has a mode to create time-lapse videos — those magical, time compressing movies that can turn any hillside or street corner into a lightning-paced dreamscape. Time-lapse videos by themselves are easy enough to make, but if you do enough of them, you’re likely to get bored with the motionless camera framing. But wh ...

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More Awesome DoorBell Control

My first DoorBell Mote prototype was working nicely and it allowed monitoring the door bell (while also triggering it remotely – toddlers love it). But I wanted more. On weekends the family likes to get a well deserved nap during the day and often those pesky solicitors ring the bell and wake everyone up. So naturally the doorbell has to be disabled also, without major effort or any disconnected wires. Soun ...

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High-Power Control: Arduino + TIP120 Transistor

Up until now, we have talked about working with a lot of low-power devices. Sensors, LEDs, ICs, and the like are all capable of being powered directly from your Arduino, but as many awesome 5 and 3.3v components as there are, eventually you will find yourself holding a 12v solenoid, motor, or light and wondering “How the heck am I supposed to control this from my Arduino?” Well today we are going to talk ab ...

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Control Two LEDS with an Arduino and bitVoicer

So what I want to do here is do several things with two LEDs with speech recognition I'm using bitvoicer you can get it here Step 1: Part List So I'm doing this with as little parts as I can, here's the list: Green LED Red LED Breadboard 1k Resistor Jumper Cables Computer Computer Mic(you can use a microphone Ardunio (I'm using the UNO but any kind will work) bitVoicer you can get that here Step 2: How to s ...

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Webserver for home appliances control

This instructable describes how a simple but powerful webserver used for controlling of home appliances can be done. The hart of the circuit is the ATmega328 microcontroller. I have chose this because I wanted to use all available Arduino libraries compatible with them. The Ethernet chip used is ENC28J60. A lot of Arduino libraries exist also for it. The webserver is designed in the way that it control 4 ch ...

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Control an iPod with the Arduino

This tutorial will describe a way of controlling an iPod remote, and thus, an easy way of getting some music and sound out of your Arduino project. The remote we used was an unofficial remote I found on the worldwide auction site for around 10 USD, an opto-isolator can be found in your local electronics store. We used a TIL116 opto-isolator between the Arduino and the remote to safely send signals in betwee ...

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How To Make a PC Control Robot

Do you ever tried to control your robot using your PC or laptop? Controlling a robot using PC or laptop is often being a fun for the student or hobbyist. Thus during this article you will be tend to learn how to control your robot using your PC or laptop. Here it is assumed that you know How To Send Serial Data From Arduino To Laptop or PC and How To Receive and Send Serial Data Using Arduino Board. Thus le ...

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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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Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller)

The Million Dollar Furby: We can rebuild him. We have the technology. Continued from the previous Instructable where we excised Furby's primitive brain , it's now time to replace it with something greater. This Instructable will detail how to install a new microcontroller in place of Furby's old brain, making him into a fully controllable robot puppet. We might not have a million dollars to rebuild him, but ...

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Stepper Motor Control System Based On Arduino With ULN2003 Chip

Project Summary: This project uses ULN2003 chip to drive. The working voltage is DC5V. It is widely used on ATM machine, inkjet printer,cutting plotter, fax machine,spraying equipment, medical instruments and equipments, PC peripheral, and USB Mass Storage ,precise instrument,industrial control system,office automation,robot areas,etc. Bill of Materials: 1.Arduino  UNO V3.0 R3 Board or Compatible Arduino 2. ...

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