Keyfob Deadbolt using an Arduino Board

The key to my apartment never worked quite right because it is a copy of a copy of a copy. I am fairly certain that the dead bolt is original to the building and the property manager seems to have lost the original key years ago. As a result unlocking the door was always a pain. Changing the lock wasn't an option, but eliminating the need to use a key was. Parts: Arduino Uno RF transmitter and receiver Serv ...

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SURFBOARD LED STRIPS LIGHT UP THE WAVES

Surfing is an activity predominantly enjoyed during the day, primarily for reasons of warmth and water safety. Of course, if you prefer to carve the waves at night, you might enjoy the latest project from [Moritz Sivers] – a surfboard kitted out with motion-reactive LEDs. The build consists of a regular surfboard, with a channel cut around the perimeter into which WS2812B LED strips are glued. Powered by a ...

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FACING THE CORONAVIRUS

Some of us are oblivious to how often we touch our faces. The current finding is we reach for our eyes, nose, or mouth every three to four minutes. Twenty times per hour is an awful lot of poking, picking, itching, and prodding when we’re supposed to keep our hands away from glands that can transmit and receive disease. To curb this habit and enter the 2020 Hackaday Prize, [Lloyd lobo] built a proof-of-conc ...

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ABUSED HARD DRIVE BECOMES POV CLOCK

We all know that there’s not much to do with an old hard drive. Once you render the platters unreadable and perhaps harvest those powerful magnets, there’s not much left of interest. Unless, of course, you turn the whole thing into a persistence-of-vision clock. At least that’s what [Leo] did when he created “PendoLux”. The clock itself is pretty simple; like any POV project, it just requires a way to move ...

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SPRINGS AND THINGS WRAP INTO A POLYHEDRON OF INTERACTIVE LED ART

Any resemblance between The Wobble Sphere and a certain virus making the rounds these days is purely coincidental. Although as yet another project undertaken during the COVID-19 lockdowns, we can see where the inspiration came from. Wobble Sphere is another work of interactive art from the apparently spring-driven imagination of [Robin Baumgarten], whose Quantum Garden piece graced our pages last year. The ...

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HEX MATRIX CLOCK IS SPELLBINDING

Just when we think we’ve seen all possible combinations of 3D printing, microcontrollers, and pretty blinkenlights coming together to form DIY clocks, [Mukesh_Sankhla] goes and builds this geometric beauty. It’s kaleidoscopic, it’s mosaic, and it sorta resembles stained glass, but is way cheaper and easier. The crucial part of the print does two jobs — it combines a plate full of holes for a string of addre ...

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IOT LED DIMMER

Making a IoT LED dimmer that you can control via your PC, phone, tablet or any other device connected to the network is super simple, and I’m going to show you how. I’m sharing my three channel LED dimmer that you can use to dim single RGB LED strip or dim three separate LED channels. I want to be able to control lights above my desk and also mix warm white and cool white strip to give me more flexibility o ...

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CAKEDAY COUNTDOWN CLOCK IS A SWEET LITTLE SCROLLER

If you want strangers to give you well wishes on your birthday out in the real world, you have call attention to the occasion by wearing a pointy hat or a button that says ‘today is my birthday, gimme presents’. But on your reddit cakeday, aka the day you joined, you’re automatically singled out with the addition of a slice of 8-bit cake next to your username. The great thing about your cakeday is that you’ ...

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The Cold Shoulder

-This project was conducted as part of the Computational Design and Digital Fabrication seminar in the ITECH masters program.- Know someone overly extroverted and who just can’t stay quiet? This guide will show you how to create an inflatable necklace that chokes the person wearing it whenever he tries to speak... Joking! Let’s not choke anyone and do this project just for fun! The necklace consists of two ...

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Pc-Privacy – Arduino Automated Privacy for Your Computer

If you live with other people or have your own office you might be familiar with the problem of people randomly appearing in your room while you are working on confidential data or just have some weird stuff open on the 2nd Screen from hours ago. Also if you live with other people and you are using any voice chat, chances are that someone slams open the door and makes noise or yells all over the place. This ...

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DIY TV-B-GONE IS A-OK

Where won’t they put a TV these days? We’ve even seen one creeping behind semi-transparent mirror film in the ladies’ room of a sports bar, though that one didn’t last long. Up until that moment, we had never wished so hard for a TV-B-Gone, especially one as small and powerful as this DIY version by [Shane]. The best thing about [Shane]’s DIY TV-B-Gone is the strength of signal, though the size is nothing t ...

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DIY LED-photometer With Arduino for Physics or Chemistry Lessons

Liquids or other objects appear colored because theyreflect or transmit certain colors and in turn swallow (absorb) others. With a so-called photometer, those colors (wavelengths) can be determined, which are absorbed by liquids. The basic principle is simple: with a LED of a certain color you first shine through a cuvette filled with water or another solvent. A photodiode measures the incoming light intens ...

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