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A laundry alarm for the hearing impaired and everyone else using Arduino

This Arduino based project was designed to solve a recurring problem for my hearing impaired wife. Our laundry room is located remotely from our living area.  If our laundry has finished washing and is not removed in time, it can sour or even get moldy.   If our laundry has finished drying and is not removed …

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Reverse Engineered Bumper Sensor Campsite Security Alarm

This Instructable is to build a very smart, talking campsite security system that is disguised in an owl decoy. Now, this isn’t your typical Arduino ultrasonic distance sensing project. Rather, you will learn how to reverse engineer the very inexpensive, but far superior automotive bumper backup sensors for very wide beams of detection. You’ll also learn how …

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Remote Smoke Alarm Buzzer & Microcontroller Interface

Add a remote buzzer to Smoke Alarms that are too far away be heard. Also add an optional Microcontroller interface e.g. Arduino. This document describes how to: Modify an escape-light type smoke alarm to sound a remote buzzer Create the buzzer module Create a microcontroller alarm interface including PCB layout Use an Arduino code example …

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Awful to Awesome: Replace a Mechanical Alarm Sound

Hoping to reduce my late-night smartphone use, I got a vintage alarm clock for next to my bed. This beautiful mechanical flip clock has just one problem: a truly horrifying alarm sound. (Witness the first video above.) It’s no wonder what this clock isn’t being used anymore – it’s basically unusable as an alarm; it …

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