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Led Slot Machine Costume using Arduino

This Instructable will walk you through my process of making a Slot Machine costume with addressable leds controlled with an arduino!   Step 2: Lets Get started Picture set up: I found my slot picture online that the best graphic that when enlarged would stay nice and clear. Be sure to follow the directions on …

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Arduino Fixed-point Vehicle Proximity Detector

This is the high-tech version of hanging a tennis ball from the ceiling from a piece of string.  Of course, if you have two different types of vehicles, that tennis ball isn’t going to land in the same place on both of them.  This project can prevent hundreds of dollars in dry-wall repair and bicycle …

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soundie: a musical touch-sensitive light-up hoodie using Arduino

This tutorial will show you how to create a garment that changes its behavior depending on how conductive you are. It detects conductivity through iron-on conductive fabric that we will use, and it will light up and sing different notes depending on how you touch the conductive fabric. We’ll be using sewable electronics (the LilyPad …

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Visual Network Threat Level Indicator using Arduino

Network monitoring is very important in todays world. The internet is a scary place. People have taken steps to raise their awareness by installing Intrusion Detection Systems(IDS) such as SNORT. The problem with most of these systems is that upon first installing them they are vigilantly watched. After a week the allure wears off and …

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A laundry alarm for the hearing impaired and everyone else using Arduino

This Arduino based project was designed to solve a recurring problem for my hearing impaired wife. Our laundry room is located remotely from our living area.  If our laundry has finished washing and is not removed in time, it can sour or even get moldy.   If our laundry has finished drying and is not removed …

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The CoaTracker using Arduino

Has this ever happened to you? You wake up in the morning and realize that you’re terribly late for work/class/your weekly pedicure/whatever. You throw on a t-shirt and flip flops, sprint around your warm, heated house grabbing your belongings, and race out the door…where you suddenly find yourself surrounded by a cold, biting wind encompassing …

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