Wearable Wireless Gesture Control With PHIRO Pro + Arduino + Pocket Code Smartphone App (JEDI MODE)

Once again, here we are with another tutorial to "Awaken the Force" within you! With the new Star Wars movie just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to use the force to control PHIRO. In this tutorial, we will be using PHIRO Pro with Arduino along with some awesome Flex sensors. "To the tutorial go, we shall. Yes, hmmm!" Step 1: What You Will Need 1) PHIRO Pro - ...

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Build up a vehicle

Week 01 January 9, 2013 (1 hour): Meet as a team after class to discuss preliminary project proposal.it is decided that we are going to build up a vehicle like a Google street car. January 10, 2013 (2 hours): Met as a team after class to finish writing preliminary project proposal. First version of PSSC is confirmed. WEEK 01 SUMMARY Accomplishments: Submitted preliminary project proposal. Weekly Work Total: ...

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Build the World’s Smallest Atomic Clock

For Fridtjof Nansen, 13 April 1895 started well. Six days earlier, the Norwegian explorer had set a new record for the closest approach to the North Pole, and now he was moving quickly over unbroken sea ice toward Cape Fligely and home. But then came a sickening realization: In his eagerness to break camp, he had forgotten to wind the chronometers. He had lost track of precise time, and thus the ability to ...

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PNP Transistor – How Does It Work?

The PNP transistor is a mystery to many. But it doesn’t have to be. If you want to design circuits with transistors, it’s really worth knowing about this type of transistor. For example: Want to automatically turn on a light when it gets dark? The PNP transistor will make this easy for you. In my article how transistors work, I explained how a standard NPN transistor works. If you haven’t already, I’d reall ...

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Arduino Lock Bar…sorta

This project was tough but nothing worth doing is easy and i am ver proud that i was able to accomplish what i did. To know that my skills are further than they once were is a reward on their own.......but how did i get to where i am now? unfortunately i couldn't get it to work in its entirety and this is also my first one so have mercy jk...sorta. Step 1: Supplys First off i had to get supplys... (Arduino ...

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External device control (i.e. coffee machine)

Note: Try any or all of these at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any issues.  Get a professional to help if you are unsure. The concept is that we take a controlling voltage from the computer or a micro-controller, which drives an electrically isolated circuit with Relay or Triac. You must choose a Relay circuit, if you have a big coffee-machine (greater than 200W or so), otherwise you can use ...

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Arduino LED Matrix

https://youtu.be/Eu9ExmHkkIk https://youtu.be/_srC_gPAEP0 In this short tutorial you will learn how to make an Arduino-powered LED matrix. Unlike several other designs, this one uses a "companion" computer to notify the Arduino which LEDs should be powered. I have provided the code for the Arduino, as well as some Java code for displaying text on the LED matrix (this includes a custom-made 7x5 character fon ...

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Physicists design $100 handheld muon detector

At any given moment, the Earth’s atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that have been blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far beyond the Solar System. When cosmic rays collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, they decay into muons — charged particles that are slightly heavier than an electron. Muons last only fractions of a second, and during their fleeting lifespan they can ...

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Panner With Arduino

This project it’s a new time-lapse tripod or panning with two axis that works with an arduino protoboard. Everyone will be able to create their own time-lapse trajectory without need to check it. With the arduino code we’ll can change the value for the movement degrees that we want. Step 1: Bill of Materials - SERVO MOTORS x2 - BUTTONS x2 - ARDUINO BOARD - PROTOBOARD - RESISTORS x2 Step 2: Assembly Step 3: ...

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Human Motion Powered Nanotechnology Devices

Michigan State University researchers have came up with a new method for  harvesting energy from human motion using nanotechnology. They designed a low-cost film-like device, a nanogenerator, than can power a LCD display,  keyboard, and some LEDs without any source of electric power, by only using some human touching or pressing. This device called FENG, biocompatible ferroelectret nanogenerator, consists o ...

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RoboBee – A Flying Microbot That Can Perform Search And Rescue Missions

Inspired by the biology of a bee, researchers at the Wyss Institute developed RoboBees, man-made microbots that could perform endless roles in agriculture or disaster relief. A RoboBee is about half the size of a paper clip, weighs less than one-tenth of a gram, and flies using materials that contract when an electric pulse is applied. Now, they progressed even further and designed a hybrid RoboBee that can ...

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Replacing a dead iPhone battery

About a week ago, in preparing to run some errands, I plugged my iPhone 4S into the charger in my car so that I could stream Pandora while I drove. Oddly, a “this accessory may not be supported” message appeared on-screen; when I unplugged and re-plugged the iPhone to the charger, it didn’t reappear, so I didn’t think anything more of it … until a half hour later, when the iPhone again alerted me, this time ...

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