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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Washing machine countdown timer using Arduino

Hello, and welcome to my instructable for a washing machine countdown timer. The timer is operated with the very popular Arduino micro controller. See here for more information. Arduino Home Page Aim The aim of this project is to be able to delay the start of the washing machine by a few hours. This is to provide a cost saving and a convenience. Purpose 1) To be able to take advantage of off peak electricit ...

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Nintendo Keyless Entry System using an Arduino

Use a Classic Nintendo controller to lock and unlock your door! The output from the Controller is read by an arduino and it looks for a particular combination of buttons, once the combination is entered it sends a signal to eject a Cd-Rom Drive which pushes or pulls the lock. I started making this project like I always do; with what I have on hand. So if you have the same stuff lying around it can be assemb ...

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Make your plant smile using Arduino

This is a funny project that makes our plants “talk” to us. It’s very simple and you can create it in few hours. We use a sensor to read the soil moisture of our plant and a led matrix to dislay how the plant “feel”. You can use an ATtiny85 as a microcontroller. Step 1: Order Materials Led Matrix Soil Hydrometer Sensor ATtiny85 (Microcontroller) 9V Battery Battery Clip Prototyping Board Voltage Regulator L7 ...

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Auto Fish Feeder using Arduino

How often do you ever forget to feed your fish? Well, for me I don't forget that much. I just couldn't go out town for a couple of days and also be ridiculous if I should bring my tank along. When I won a Sparkfun RedBoard from Sparkfun Analogy Contest, this was the first project that crossed my mind. Here we go ... Step 1: Bill of Materials * Arduino UNO or compatible. * 9V or 12V adaptor. * 5V stepper mot ...

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4x4x4 LED-cube based Arduino and Flower protoboard

This instructable will teach you how to build your 4x4x4 LED cube with Flower ProtoBoard and control by Arduino. Why is Flower ProtoBoard ? not ProtoBoard ? Because of I often use protoboards to test out if a new idea works in practice. I do not use breadboards anymore because I pretty much use only smd parts and I hate the connection problems and high parasitics that breadboards have. So the Flower ProtoBo ...

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Arduino Chicken Coop Controller

Over the last few years my family has been keeping ex-battery hens - they are about 18 months old and have had a horrendous life kept cooped up in small cages in large warehouses.  As much as we love these little bundles of joys and eggs it can be a drudge getting up in the early morning letting them out to roam the garden because the sun is up and bright at 5.00am!! It would be great if we could have an au ...

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DIY navigation device for blind people using Arduino and Android smart phone

In this project you can cover your eyes and let your smartphone navigate you to avoid obstacles, the application is mainly a DIY navigation device for blind people. I knew that 1Sheeld is about to launch a new text to speech shield, and so I contacted them to let me use it in this project and they accepted since I'm one of the early Kickstarter backers :D By using 1sheeld I made the text to speech part by o ...

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