Radioactive isotope decay simulation

My students need to learn LabVIEW —I know, it's proprietary software, and expensive, but until a viable open-source equivalent comes along we're stuck with it— and one of the exercises I have them do is to make a program to analyze radioactive decay. This gives them experience in using counters, plotting data in real time, curve fitting, etc. The problem arises when I have a dozen students and not so many g ...

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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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All in one Remote using Arduino

Introduction August, 2007  One of my other hobbies is photography, and, about a year ago, I purchased a new digicam - a Panasonic FZ30. I joined the Panasonic forum on the dpreview site. One of the posters, a programmer and electronic hobbyist, designed a nifty wireless remote using a very inexpensive RF transmitter/receiver combination that he found on eBay. After he'd perfected that, he began designing an ...

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Smart Snow Globe (gives snow day alerts) using arduino

What does a smart snow globe do? It tells you if tomorrow's going to be a snow day! Is it snowing tonight? Will you have the day off from school or work tomorrow? Put this snow globe next to your bed when you go to sleep to find out. Then when you wake up in the morning (or middle of the night) you can give the snow globe a shake and it will light up in a specific color to tell you whether you can stay home ...

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Control TV functions using Analog input and Arduino

Have you ever wanted to use a good old knob to control your TV volume instead of repeated button pushing? Or make it controlled by light? Do you want your remote to be replaced by an awesome arduino and let it do the hard work of using a remote for you? Well this instructable is for you! Also if you just want to learn how to use IR to control your TV with your arduino this will help you gain some understand ...

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Conversational Gloves using arduino

This is what came out of my attempt at combining some of my favorite tools and themes...Grasshopper, 3D printing, kinetic motion, and linguistics. I put these gloves on my friends, asked them to tell me a story, and used Grasshopper to record the data from their hand gestures. While these gloves are far from precise instruments, they still produced some interesting forms which I later 3d printed. Step 1: Gr ...

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Arduino controls cheap RC car transmitter

OBJECTIVE Cheap Chinese RC toy cars can be had for about 5 Euros in the local market. The wireless brains behind the majority of these cheap RC toys is a pair of very cheap ICs the TX2 and the RX2. Yup, that's what they are called. So this tutorial is focused on the TX2/RX2 based remote controlled toys. I bought one RC toy car a while ago and used the Arduino with an IR sensor to drive it. Then I figured wh ...

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ZAPpelin, or how to train your blimp with an Arduino and IR remote

Is it flying seal? A flapping alien? No it's a ZAPpelin, an Arduino controlled indoor blimp, setup to learn in the signals from an IR remote to command it. This project came to life at the third Arduino Jam Februari 15th to17th 2013, at Timelab, Ghent, Belgium. Our team consisted of: -charles32 -mgossye -myself (masynmachien) The main challenges we set ourselves: - Keeping the weight down. The Zappelin shou ...

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Arduino Traffic Light Controller with Remote Control

I had a traffic light that I was refinishing.  The only thing left to do was to build the controller for the light's signal patterns.  To give it a twist I incorporated a remote control.  This was also the perfect opportunity for me to try out an Arduino.  I wanted to use the Arduino becuase it was easy to use on both MAC and Windows. Step 1: Define the Project To start an electronics design project first d ...

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DIY Arduino FM Radio (Part 2)

If you have read my first blog on the topic, than you already know what I’m experimenting with. Low price FM Radio, build with TDA7088 / YD 9088. It was obvious, that technology from the early 90-x is outdated. I mean, simple “search and hold” function of the radio. Scan function works only one way, up in the frequency. After switching power “on/off” you have to tune it again on your preferred radio wave. Y ...

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DIY AM Radio with Arduino

After I finished my last project,  I coudn’t stop thinking how to build an AM receiver, that would also operate in conjunction with my little friend Arduino. To minimize a workload and complexity, especially with RF part of the circuitry, I come up to conclusion, that SDR (Software Defined Radio) is the best choice for hobbyist level project. There are 4 major functional parts so far ( work in progress! ): ...

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Arduino Esplora Remote

This example is designed to be used with a Processing sketch. Processing is an open source programming environment. The application on the computer reads the sensors on the Esplora board and controls the buzzer and the RGB LED through a graphical interface. The image in the Processing application mirrors the Esplora board, so you'll see a virtual version of your board. If you don't have Processing installed ...

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