Arduino Wall Lamp

So, I have always wanted a nice lamp by the side of my bed, Something simple with out any buttons. Of course this would mean it had to be wireless.I also wanted to use it from my bed but not getting out of my bed to turn it off. So it had to be remote controlled, So I picked up a arduino nano and a IR sensor to help me with the goal. I have access to my schools laser cutter for this to help me with the mate ...

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Clock Three – A pillow clock using Arduino

Time for another instalment in my irregular series of irregular clock projects. In contrast with the minimalism of Clock Two, in this article we describe how to build a different type of clock – using the “lilypad” style of Arduino-compatible board and components designed for use in e-textiles and wearable electronics. As the LilyPad system is new territory for us, the results have been somewhat agricultura ...

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Making the Good Night Lamp using Arduino

Last March, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino registered a new limited company in London, and booked a booth at CES, the consumer electronics trade show, taking place 10 months later. She had no team, and only a dated prototype product that she had designed back in 2005. “I thought what’s the biggest kick in the ass that I can possibly give myself? And that’s paying £8,000 for a booth in Las Vegas.” The product, ...

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Singing plant. Make your plant sing with Arduino, touche and a gameduino

This project is a part of experiments done while doing an artist in residence at Instructables. You can see the other projects here. Making a plant sing has been a trick since the Theremin was invented. Here I am going to teach you how to do this with and arduino board, a gameduino shield and a the touch shield from my previous instructable. A short introduction to capacitance If two objects are conductive ...

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Mood Lamp with Arduino

Hi! In this tutorial you will learn to make a mood lamp with arduino. I know that you may have seen a lot of mood lamp projects with arduino, but I wasn't very satisfied with them because they all change the color very abruptly. So, I decided to make a smooth mood lamp and I also made it to turn on only when the room is dark. This project is good for those who are beginners in the arduino's world. Step 1: M ...

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Over the Counter Kitchen Radio using Arduino

This project used the Si470x FM radio receiver and an ardurino to make an over the counter kitchen radio. These parts had been purchased for a different build that unfortunately met a premature end. The concept for this project is simple. Play my favorite news and music radio stations while having a form factor that does not take up space on the kitchen counter. I have a small push button that toggles betwe ...

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LED Cylinder using Arduino

This is a little art project I made with 95 RGB LEDs arranged in a 3D cylinder shape, sitting atop a microcontroller-based driver circuit. The LEDs are individually addressable, and when you power it on, the software cycles through a series of animations, e.g. various moving rainbowy patterns, "rain", "fireworks", and so on. It doesn't serve much of a purpose but it is kind of cool to look at. The hardware ...

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Color Changing LED Tree

Ever wanted an LED tree? Well now you can have your LED tree and eat it too (no, wait, you probably shouldn't).. Step 1: Gather the parts You will need: 1x ATtiny85 10x male header pins Solid core wire, 2 colors A bunch of LEDs 1x Arduino Uno to program the ATtiny Step 2: Program the ATtiny To prep the Arduino for programming the ATtiny, follow the guide on this page. After you have done that, upload this s ...

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Making a Better Mouse Trap

There are a lot of things this world needs at the moment.  One of them is a better mouse trap.  Mice are getting smarter every day and if we're not careful we'll end up with Planet of the Mice.  Luckily, with the help of a Makerbot Replicator 2 (its enormous 410 cubic inch build volume and 100 micron resolution, "100 microns!") we can tackle this problem.  And maybe even have a little fun doing it. The conc ...

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My hat with full of stars

Top hats are cool; just like bow ties.  Not only are they stylish, but they give you a lot of room for incorporating techno goodness.  I recently had cause to buy a tuxedo, which necessitated a kilt, and then a top hat.  You know how it goes.  To the tux I added silver buttons, the kilt was exemplary on its own, so only the top hat needed some flash.  I decided that since my head is generally in the stars, ...

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Knock Block using an Arduino board

Knock Block: a modern knocking framework Man has long wrestled with Time. Also, with knocking on things and not getting the time of day. We propose a knocking platform through which these fundamental needs are met. This is illustrated with the Knock Block KUI and accompanying Clock Knock Block application. The Knock Block possesses realistic knocking action with a human-like variation in frequency and ampli ...

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Combo Blocks using an Arduino

Project by CU Boulder Thinks That Think students: Michelle Bourgeois, Charles Dietrich, and Ben Link Imagine having a safe in which the combo is any small object of your choosing.  Perhaps it's your favorite coffee mug, or a bat man figurine.  This project is based on this idea, using the weight and placement of your "key" object(s) to determine the combination for a safe. This safe uses an array of force s ...

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