STEAMPUNK STEAM GAUGE, POWERED BY ARDUINO

This was created to be some eye-candy for my kitchen. I wanted something unique for a special blank space on my wall, and adding movement, blinky lights and interesting mechanical “guts” made it even better. Ultimately, this project ended up requiring the following range of skills: 1. Basic mechanical skills 2. Light metalworking and fabrication 3. Graphic design – for the new dial face 4. Circuit design 5. ...

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Arduino Laser Engraver

I started this project because I wanted to make something that had mechanical, electrical and software components. After looking around on Instructables, I figured that an Arduino based laser engraver would be an interesting machine to make, and that the machine itself could make interesting things. Laser diodes have also advanced quite a lot in the last few years, allowing reasonably powerful DIY laser eng ...

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Open source hardware GPIB USB Adapter

Hello everyone! I've noticed that in the past I've gotten a few links to my GPIBUSB adapter project from this forum, so I figured I would make a dedicated thread for it. GPIBUSB Adapter rev3 A few years ago when I was in my final year of undergrad I was working at a fresh university lab (which I later spent my masters at). While setting up some equipment, I had to connect a bunch of T&M equipment to a P ...

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Clap activated LED strip

This Instructable shows you how to build a clap activated LED strip. The whole project is based on the Adafruit's Secret Knock Activated Drawer Lock, where the user can record a secret knock pattern which will open the lock inside the drawer. I thought that I could use this to siwtch an LED strip on and off with a handclap pattern. So let's begin! Step 1: Components I used the following components to build ...

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Google Docs and the Arduino Yún

Introduction This is the second in a series of tutorials examining various uses of the Arduino Yún. In this article we’ll examine how your Arduino Yún can send data that it captures from the analogue and digital inputs and a real-time clock IC to an online Google Docs spreadsheet. Doing so gives you a neat and inexpensive method of capturing data in real-time and having the ability to analyse the data from ...

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Multitouch Music Controller

This project is an Arduino-powered infrared touchscreen / coffee-table interface that I've been using to control various music and graphics applications on my computer. This is an old project that I've recently had time to go back and document/fix up; this project is a little more special to me than most because it was my first Arduino/electronics project, and while I was doing research for it I ended up on ...

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Portable Charger for your Smartphone

For a long time I've had old back up cell phones taking up space in my desk drawer. I was curious if I could put any of these old phones to some use. I can't just throw them away so I decided to try and re-purpose one of them as a portable charger for my current smart phone. Step 1: Materials Mp1405 5v 1a Lithium Battery Charging Board (Blue board) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EXGFG42/ref=oh_aui_deta ...

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Arduino ATmega328 – Hardcore using arduino

Ok, you've completed your prototype using an Arduino Uno board, perhaps using a shield or a breadboard for any additional components, but now you want to finalise your design and construct it using your own pcb. Well, that is fairly straightforward, as we have made a complete kit of essential parts available for the ATMega328 micro (click here). The kit includes the following items (depending on which bootl ...

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Controlling Cubase with Arduino based MIDI

A friend of mine wanted to control Cubase, his audio recording software, with a push button so that he could stop and start recordings remotely without having to go over to the computer and type on the keyboard. You may be able to do this in other recording software, we just happen to use Cubase. Step 1: What you need Normally open push buttons (one for every action you want to perform like these) 10K-Ohm r ...

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Plugduino – Arduino based 120 Volt outlet controller

give your Arduino a 120 volt kick in the pants! The Arduino is a great tool for anyone interested in learning microcontroller programming, but after blinking some LEDs, what's next? This project enables your Arduino to control real-world 120 Volt electrical appliances you have in your home. what can you use a plugduino for? Well, its great for Halloween prop controller to automate your lasers, fog machines, ...

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One „inch“ will provide you 3 Watts

AC/DC modules Traco TMPS 03 with dimensions of 1“x1“x0,6“ represent a top-class solution of power supply with minimum space requirement. Power supplies with a high power density (W/cm3) are nowadays offered by several producers. However, perhaps the biggest challenge is a miniature power supply with a power of say a few Watts. It´s because even these smallest power supplies need practically the same compone ...

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Arduino Masterclass Part 2: Build an LED weather station using arduino

Project-specific parts You’ll need the standard parts (Arduino board breadboard wires pliers and so on) along with these extras: DHT11 temperature/humidity sensor 7 x 330-ohm/0.5W metal film resistors 3 x 4.7k-ohm/0.5W metal film resistors 2 x BC337 NPN transistors 2 x LTS543R or FND500 common cathode seven-segment displays They shouldn’t cost you more than $15 all up and you can get everything bar the DHT1 ...

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