Infinite Disco

In this project, I made an infinity mirror based on a dodecahedron that reacts to sound . Step 1: Materials Essential materials: Arduino Uno3mm thick 100x50cm MDF2mm thick 100x50cm plexiglass3 meter WS2812B LEDstrip 60 LEDs/mSound Detection Sensor Module 3-PINThin electric wire (10ish meter total)BreadboardPerfboard/stripboardSimple rectangular rocker switchWall plug to 5V 8A adapter220Ω resistor1 m^2 one-w ...

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ESP8266 VGA Pong

In this Instructables I will show how to build a reproduction of the the classic game Pong for a VGA monitor, using a ESP8266 and few other components. This game is made possible by the EspVGAx library recently published on GitHub by Sandro Maffiodo (aka Smaffer) and, as far as I know, this is the first game exploiting it. The library implements a resolution of 512 x 480 p ...

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NEW ARDUINO JPEG LIBRARY FOCUSES ON SPEED

Working with graphics on microcontrollers has always meant focusing on making the most of limited resources. Particularly in the 8-bit era, all manner of tricks were used to get low-performance chips to achieve feats beyond their lowly station. However, these days, we’re blessed with 32-bit workhorses with clock speeds in the tens, or even hundreds, of MHz and many kilobytes of RAM to match. It’s these high ...

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The USB-C Explorer helps to get started with USB-C

I've been quiet for a while, mostly because I've been working on a new USB-C board. Actually, the board didn't take the most time; that would be the firmware development. (Never underestimate firmware). The result is a cool piece of gear, a powerful development platform, and a stronger firmware library. The USB-C Explorer is a development board with everything needed to start working with USB Type-C. It con ...

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Samtec releases over 100,000 new models on SnapEDA

Electronics designers can boost their productivity with free symbols & footprints for Samtec products Samtec is releasing new digital models for over 100,000 of its products on SnapEDA, the industry-leading circuit board design library. Traditionally, designers have spent days creating digital models – such as symbols and footprints – for each component in their designs. Connectors are especially time-c ...

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Mash Up Arduino Code Samples

https://youtu.be/gwej_tRJgaw This tutorial walks through the process of combining Arduino sample sketches to make a working project prototype. Developing the code for your project can be the most intimidating part, especially if you haven’t done it a thousand times already. If you're a total Arduino newbie, try my free Arduino Class right here on Instructables. Let's dive in! Step 1: Define the Purpose ...

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NIMO CLOCK – RECREATING THE LOOK OF A 60’S CRT DISPLAY

Story This project was inspired by Fran Blanche’s NIMO Tube video. It’s a fascinating video and I recommend watching it for detailed information on NIMO tube operation and history. In short, the NIMO tube was a single digit CRT display manufactured for a brief period in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. After watching Fran’s video I really wanted to build a NIMO tube clock. Unfortunately, NIMO tubes ar ...

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Arcade Button MIDI Keyboard

This is a version 2.0 of one of my first forays into Arduino and DIY MIDI programming. I've developed my skills in prototyping and design so I thought it would be a good demonstration of process and progression. With a more informed design process I recycled the buttons from my first attempt and set off to build 2.0! Step 1: Materials My 1st version used an Arduino Mega because of the many intputs it has bu ...

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OTA ESP32 GUI MAKES UPDATES SIMPLE

One of the disadvantages of having cheap WiFi-capable boards like those based on the ESP32 is that you have to update them. If you have even a few in every room of your house, it can be a pain to pull them out and connect them to a cable for programming. Over the air programming is a great answer, and [Kevin] shows how you can control the update via a simple GUI. You can see a video demonstration of how it ...

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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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EqualAir: Wearable NeoPixel Display Triggered by Air Pollution Sensor

https://youtu.be/WUYE5HS9Gtc The aim of the project is to make a wearable t-shirt that displays an evocative graphic when air pollution is above a set threshold. The graphic is inspired by the classic game "brick breakers", in that the car is like a paddle which spits out the exhaust (which are like balls) that "hit" pieces of the lung and degrade them. When air pollution is above a threshold (e.g. when wal ...

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DRUMMING A BEAT ON A HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD TYPEWRITER

We have seen a fair share of unusual items being turned into musical instruments. Luckily, with a little bit of hacking it is possible to turn almost anything into a MIDI controller. [William Sun Petrus] just converted a 1920s typewriter into a drum machine and delivers a hell of a live performance on it. The build is rather simple, all [William Sun Petrus] needed was an Arduino Mega and lots of wires to co ...

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