RETRO GAME BOW TIE

[Greg] loves hacking his bow ties. Back in high school, he added some bright RGB LEDs to the bow tie he wore to prom and even won the male best-dressed award. Recently he decided to try another bow tie hack, this time giving his tie some retro arcade game feels. He decided to use an ATtiny85 and to experiment doing some more lower-level programming to refresh his skills. He wrote all his libraries from scra ...

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ICEBREAKER FPGA – OPEN SOURCE ICE40 FPGA DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The first open source iCE40 FPGA development board designed for teachers and students. It’s comming soon on CrowdSupply. Are you ready to venture into the brave new world of digital logic design? The iCEBreaker FPGA board is specifically designed for you. It’s designed to work out of the box with the newest open source FPGA development tools and next generation open CPU architectures. The iCEBreaker FP ...

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COME ON BABY LIGHT MY FIRE BUTTON

While the Nintendo GameCube stood deep in the shadows of the PS2 in its day, its controller remains a popular target for all sorts of modifications today — many of them involving LEDs, thanks to a translucent bottom and button option. As an avid player of the Super Smash Bros. series, [goomysmash] is of course an owner of the very same controller, which motivated him to write GoomWave, a “versatile and hack ...

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Using Waveshare 4.3″ E-paper Display with Arduino

Screen technologies have evolved over the years since the cathode ray tube was first demonstrated in 1897, we have moved from plasma to LCDs, followed by LEDs, OLEDs, and more recently e-paper which is what we will look into today. Electronic paper/e-paper displays are display devices which were created to mimic the appearance of ink on a common paper. Unlike the other kind of displays which emit light, e-p ...

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HAVE FUN WITH BICOLOR MATRIX 32×32

Today I will share following topics base on a bicolor matrix led 32x32: D.I.Y a bicolor led matrix 32x32.How to control led board above with NodeMCU ESP8266 via B.A.M method.Introduce and share my code for some cool real time clock projects with this bicolor led board. Let's start with some videos: Rainbow letters and images: is controlled by NODEMCU. https://youtu.be/-BlnS0v519g Handwritten Clock Vers ...

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THE THREE SHELL MYSTERY FINALLY SOLVED!

While we certainly acknowledge the valuable contributions of the open hardware community that help to mitigate the coronavirus crisis, we are also looking forward to the days when people start going back to building other things than 3D-printed face shields, pandemic trackers, and automatic soap dispensers. However, this handwash timer by [Agis Wichert] is a very creative version that also tries to solve th ...

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STOP ‘N GO DUPLO

[beshur]’s 2-year-old is obsessed with transportation, so he lifted a few DUPLO blocks from the bin and made this toy traffic light as a birthday present. Hey, might as well get him used to the realities of traffic, right? It also makes for a good early hacker lesson: why buy something when you can make it yourself? The traffic pattern is determined by an Arduino Nano V3 situated inside the carved-out rear ...

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Creating a Physical Game Controller

When the Nintendo Wii was launched players were encouraged, nay required, to leave the sofa and jump, dance, and jiggle in order to score points in their game of choice. While there is a steep learning curve in building for the Wii, it is easy to build a custom device that lets you control a game by physically jumping on pressure pads at the appropriate time. This instructable shows how I adapted the game ' ...

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Solar Power Data Logger

Ever wanted to know how much solar power you could yield by putting PV cells in a specific place on or around your house? This Instructable shows you how to build a data logger based on an Arduino (or Genuino) Uno with data-logger-shield and a PV cell recording the electric power yielded during a sunny day or even longer. The data (date, time, voltage,...) are recorded on an SD-card and can be edited with a ...

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A TREE OF LEDS THAT BLOWS OUT LIKE A CANDLE

The beautiful workmanship in [Andrew]’s LED tree is gorgeous all on its own, but of course there’s more going on than meets the eye. This  LED tree can be blown out like a candle and it even playfully challenges a user to blow out all the lights at once in a single breath. Some of you may remember the fascinating example of an LED you can blow out like a candle which had the trick of using the LED ...

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ICOSAHEDRON GLOWS WITH THE BEST OF THEM

Glowables come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re always keen to see the multitude of different ways hackers find to put great masses of LEDs to good use. [cabrera.101] wanted to get in on the action, and whipped up a rather flashy icosahedron. The build uses high-density 144-LED-per-meter strips for the edges, with 60-LED-per-meter strips used for the tubes that connect to the stainless steel ball in ...

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Control Your Home Appliances Using Arduino and Relay

Hello everyone, In this instructable we will be using Arduino And Relay module to control home appliances. This instructable covers: Basics of Relays.Connecting Relays with Arduino.Controlling AC appliances using Relays. How it works: The relay uses an electromagnet to mechanically switch electric appliances.A relay can be operated by a relatively small electric current that can turn on or off a much larger ...

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