Tankbot – Internet Controlled Tank Robot using Arduino

Do you remember a game called Tank Wars? This is an attempt to make a physical version of that classic arcade game. You, the player drive an Arduino powered tank and fire a laser at a target. This project uses an Arduino to control a tank through a web page. The tank is driven from a control panel on a web page, that is communicated to over a  WiFly. The tank uses a Parallax Ping to avoid obstacles, a servo ...

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A Facebook-Connected, Arduino-Powered Music Party

Music party is a new way to listen to music with others. By tapping an RFID/NFC device that is synced to a Facebook account on an Arduino RFID reader shield and sending that unique ID to Music Party server using the Arduino WiFly shield, we can automatically listen to the favorite music of everyone who taps in. Go to the Music Party website to see an example. About Lifegraph Labs My name is Jon and I'm a me ...

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Interface Arduino to MySQL using Python

Here's a brief tutorial that should get you up and running interfacing your Adruino with a MySQL database. For the sake of this tutorial, I am assuming you know how to set up and use MySQL. This tutorial does not require much Python experience, but you will be required to install two Python libraries for this project. Glad we're on the same page, let's get to it! Step 1: Downloading and Installing the Pytho ...

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Low cost Ethernet shield with ENC28J60 using Arduino

Economical alternative to original Arduino ethernet shields, allows data rates up to 10 Mbps and is achieved with a traditional assembly components. One of the most interesting shield that you can mount on the Arduino platform is certainly the ethernet shield, because enable numerous networking applications such as remote control of systems and users, web access and publication of data, and more yet, the si ...

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Big Ball Maze Game using Arduino

This project was the result of an urge to contribute something to the Creative Games section of my kids’ elementary school fair. The kids loved it for it’s simple old-school game aesthetic mixed with Wii-style and Kinect-style video game control. It’s a spin-off project of an earlier Ball & Plate experiment mentioned here in the Instructables forums. The machine is an over-sized (1200mm (48”) diameter) ...

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Internet Devices for Home Automation using Arduino

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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Network Time Protocol (NTP) Client using Arduino

In this example, you will use your Ethernet Shield and your Arduino to query a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server. This way, your Arduino can get the time from the Internet. Circuit The Ethernet shield allows you to connect a WizNet Ethernet controller to the Arduino via the SPI bus. It uses pins 10, 11, 12, and 13 for the SPI connection to the WizNet. Later models of the Ethernet shield also have an SD Car ...

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Android talks to Arduino board

This project slightly modifies the Google Android sample app called "Bluetooth Chat" so you can type a message in the Android app and that same message will appear on an LCD attached to an Arduino Uno. Functionality:  Android  talks to Arduino 1. Run the Android "Bluetooth Chat" sample app (after we modify the app in this instructable).  Type a message in the app's text box and press the "send" button.  The ...

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Hercules: The Motion Controlled Android Robot using Arduino

When I was in the 8th grade, I was intrigued while playing the motion games on Nokia 5800. I was thrilled, how I could control the racing car by only tilting the phone. I used to dream of making this same car in the real world. Now, in 11th  grade ( Age 17) having got an Arduino Uno and learnt how to program it, I was able to build my "Hercules" robot. Hercules is the name given to my motion controlled robo ...

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The Arduino Internet Gizmo

The Arduino Internet Gizmo is a USB, Arduino, and RFID device for web surfing.  The gizmo works by placing an RFID tag on the top of the gizmo.  The gizmo reads the RFID tag and sends the tag number via USB to a program running on a PC. The program looks up the tag number and the associated web site and then invokes the default web browser to open a new tab for the web site.  The gizmo consists of an Arduin ...

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Android-Controlled Pneumatic Cannon Powered By Arduino

Every summer, Qualcomm hosts a Battle of the Schools competition, which gives employees the opportunity to represent their home universities. This year, entries were to be homemade contraptions, and they were judged according to how cool they were perceived to be. Virginia Tech's cannon project tied the University of Michigan for first place. The project entailed a pneumatic cannon with valves controlled el ...

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IR Remote Agent using Arduino

Remote control is almost a standard accessory for most home applications, like TV, Hi-Fi, air conditioner and so on. Though remote control brings us leisure, when you really need it but have completely no clue where it is, or which one it is, you have every right to be pissed off. To solve the remote  clutter, IKEA may tell you to buy a remote storage bag, but believing in a geek spirit as us, we would tell ...

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