Window Painting Robot (arduino, processing, accelerometer)

The idea for this project came from one of my favorite 'ibles: the polargraph. I loved the drawing style and thought how cool would it be to do this on the side of a building? Unfortunately the challenges to setting up such a large polargraph on a student budget pushed me to find an alternate solution, and thus started the window painting robot! This is a fairly simple robot that uses two neodymium magnets ...

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Internet Devices for Home Automation

This instructable shows the principles involved in making devices to control home automation over the internet. We're going to construct a device (or several of them), that talk to each other over the internet to control lights, motors for curtains/blinds, power sockets etc. In contrast to devices controlled from a web browser or phone, these are designed to be simple, Arduino based devices that are capable ...

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ABC 123 Toddler Trainer using Arduino

Here is a kid tested and teacher approved trainer for the kids in your family and / or extended family that are learning their ABCs and their 123s. It was kid tested on my granddaughter, who really loves it, and was approved by my wife, retired school teacher. In actuality, it is a simple scrolling message box that is capable of producing 2 different messages at the flip of a switch. So if you don’t have a ...

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Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting using Arduino

Being the giant fan of LED's that I am i'm always trying to come up with new ways I can put them throughout my house. Today i'm going to show you how to create a simple, yet extremely eye catching, RGB Bluetooth controlled Shelf lighting system. The beauty of integrating Bluetooth into the system is that you can control your lights using almost any device, your computer, smart phone, even your tablet. ...

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Emotidora: Hats with Emotions using Arduino

This project, Emotidora, will help a user express his/her emotions about events in day-to-day life. Weve all been in situations where something very exciting or unfortunate has happened to us and we want to share it with other people. This usually involves the expression of some emotion through visual cues, and when prompted by a peer, it can lead to expressing the situation/emotion. Emotidora enables peopl ...

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WAVEbuoy using Arduino

The WAVEbuoy is a arduino lamp connected to the internet that displays the current wave height of any of the National Data Buoy Centre's wave buoys. This lamp is currently connected to the Sevenstones Lightship buoy that gives an indication of swell approaching Cornwall in the UK. The lamp can also be connected to any surfing location covered by magicseaweed.com RED - High surf alert GREEN - Medium swell BL ...

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Pixel Drop Ceiling using Arduino

In our living room we have a small patch of drop ceiling right in the middle of the room, basically a giant piece of duct tape to cover up bad carpentry. It was constantly getting water damage from what looks like a giant hole in the ceiling above the drop tiles. After roughly a year of living in the house I decided to take action. The Pixel Drop Ceiling was born. The Pixel Drop Ceiling is a Bluetooth, Ardu ...

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Arduino Power outlet with exposed pins

I found my self often trying to plug stuff at home with Arduino. So I thought it would be good to have a system that you can just plug your sensor, plug the appliance and code something to see how it goes. I never liked breaking apart an appliance to find the right spot on the electronics, or peel off the wire. What do you need? A common plug, for example think of a lamp, then you plug it on the wall wart, ...

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DIY Android Home Automation Box

Here's a little show and tell of my Android controlled home automation box. It's a small extension box that's controlled by an Android smartphone. You can turn the individual outlets on by tapping a button from the app or use the speech recognition app, found from my previous tutorial. I've teamed up with my friends and built a custom app for out home automation prototype project. My former classmate/ fello ...

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Musical Table using Arduino

  The Musical Table is a toy table that allows kids to play musical phrases by moving toys around the surface. Each of seven switches can play different musical phrases in four bases, making 27 different musical phrases in total.  Some of the phrases are musically related and some of them are not. This toy table can help kids to develop musicality by playing phrases in logical order. The table also allows y ...

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ARDUINO WIRELESS HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

In this project I will discuss how you can make a cheap wireless home security system.Though during starting of this project the main objective was only for security alarm but later I found this device can be used to solve several problems.These are the few practical problems which I have faced in the past : 1. Few years ago my friend's new bike was stolen from the parking premises of our apartment. 2. Mang ...

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How to build a whole home energy monitor using Arduino

This page and linked pages detailed below document how to build whole house energy monitor that has a display for easy, quick access to current energy use information, usb datalogging for detailed long term data storage and Internet connectivity for online graphing. First a quick look at the installed setup: The Display The display unit consisting of 4 large green led 7 segments. On the right is a 6 mode – ...

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