Build your own Arduino – Bare Bone System

I’ve read through a lot of tutorials online to make an Arduino Clone on a breadboard, and some of them are great, but none of them really seem to have it all, so I’m going to attempt to bring it all together here and provide a tutorial with schematics, breadboard photos, Bill of Materials, and descriptions of all the materials. I’m going to provide the schematic for the system I am building here along with ...

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DIY Arduino Remote Control and Lego RC Vehicle!!

UPDATE (8/29/13): Thank you readers for your enthusiasm and kind remarks regarding this project! It has been a tremendous journey since I started this project back in March, but I am very glad with the resulting product and the excitement with which it has been received by the maker community. Happy building! -Cyrus Do you like Legos? Do you like Arduinos? Do you like RC things that you can bring to life wi ...

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DIY 3D Controller using an Arduino

Make a 3D interface using an six resistors, aluminum foil, and an Arduino. Take that, Wii. Update: a much more thorough explanation of this project is available from Make Magazine. It might be easier to follow their instructions, and I think their code is more up to date. The basic goal here was to make a 3D hand-position sensing system that most people can build, while still preserving some semblance of fu ...

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DIY Flex sensor using Sugru and graphite powder (Resistencia flexible usando Sugru y polvo de grafito)

Este es el primero de 5 instructables que surgieron del Instructables & Sugru build night (and day en nuestro caso) que hicimos en el Laboratorio de Juguete, el 20 de julio del 2013:  una Resistencia Flexible o Flex Sensor hecha con Sugru y polvo de grafito: ------------------------------------------- This is the first of 5 instructables from Instructables & Sugru Build Night (and day in our case) i ...

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DIY 3D Laser Scanner Using Arduino

Maker Alessandro Grossi sent us this great DIY build for a 3D scanner built using a laser, a DSLR, and an Arduino controller. Allesandro is a Mechanical Engineer, holding a Ph.D. in product design. His day job involves helping designers and manufacturing firms develop and optimize products by means of FEM analisys and Computational fluid dynamics. This is just what he does for fun. You can read the project ...

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Arduino String Addition Operator Code

You can add Strings together in a variety of ways. This is called concatenation and it results in the original String being longer by the length of the String or character array with which you concatenate it. The + operator allows you to combine a String with another String, with a constant character array, an ASCII representation of a constant or variable number, or a constant character.     // adding ...

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Virtual Color Mixer using Arduino

This example demonstrates how to send multiple values from the Arduino board to the computer. The readings from three potentiometers are used to set the red, green, and blue components of the background color of a Processing sketch or Max/MSP patch. Software Required Processing or Max/MSP version 5 Circuit Connect analog sensors to analog input pins 0, 1, and 2.   This circuit uses three voltage divide ...

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DIY Arduino Unit Converter: How to use LCD

Step 1: Ingredients: Electronics Arduino Breadboard LCD* 2x 50k pots 150 ohm resistor Jumper wires, and tons of them! If you do not want to use a LCD then you will have to use serial monitor. Wherever you see lcd.print just change it to Serial.print. Instead of lcd.begin change it to Serial.begin(9600);. Step 2: The LCD So the first thing I did was go to the Arduino website and see how to hook up my LCD scr ...

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Arduino String Comparison Operators Code

The String comparison operators, ==, !=,>, < ,>=, <= , and the functionsequals() and equalsIgoreCase() allow you to make alphabetic comparisons between Strings. They're useful for sorting and alphabetizing, among other things. The operator == and the function equals() perform identically. It's just a matter of which you prefer. So if (stringOne.equals(stringTwo)) { [Get Code] is identical to if ...

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Switch Statement used with serial input using Arduino

An if statement allows you to choose between two discrete options, TRUE or FALSE. When there are more than two options, you can use multiple if statements, or you can use the switch statement. Switch allows you to choose between several discrete options. This tutorial shows you how to use switch to turn on one of several different LEDs based on a byte of data received serially. The sketch listens for serial ...

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Make your own custom Arduino compatible

I love Ardunio. I love the things that people make with them and I love to make my own. Last August I published an Instructable on how to make your own postage stamp sized Arduino compatible. This Instructable will show you how to to make a rugged, versatile Ardunio compatible with basic components on board. It will be more suitable for deployment in the real world than a bread board attached to a developme ...

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DIY Skee Ball Machine

The skee ball machine is a wonderful thing. The simple experience of rolling a ball into a target is so freakishly satisfying that I used to play as much as I could as a kid at the local amusement park/mini-golf course. The sound of the rolling ball on the ramp, the pop as it launched in the air, and the bouncing as you hoped it would hit the 50 or even the 100. So when the idea for doing a bigger project c ...

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