LilyPad Arduino Painted Canvas With Music and Lights

This is a project that I created for my Children and Technology class that I am taking in my Masters of Library Science Program. This was one of my first experiences with coding so this was a trial and error process but this instructable should outline my success throughout the process. My initial inspiration came from pinterest where I saw this canvas painting of song lyrics with lights. I decided to recre ...

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ARDUINO TRAFFIC LIGHT SINGS THE SONG OF ITS PEOPLE

Getting an old traffic light and wiring it up to do its thing inside your house isn’t exactly a new trick; it’s so common that it wouldn’t normally pass muster for these hallowed pages. Even using one up to show the real-time status of your build or system resource utilization would be pushing it at this point. To get our attention, your traffic light is going to need to have a unique hook. So how did [Rona ...

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Automatic Cool Blue Lights For Your Room

Build a Automatic Cool Blue Lighting System using Arduino, that will turn on when you walk into the room and turn off when you walk out. Story Let us do something fun during this weekend shall we? Something less costly and easy for everyone to do. This time, why don't we play with lights? Let us build a cool blue Automatic Lights just like neon, that will turn on when you walk into the room and turn off whe ...

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Starry Night Prom: How did I stand out at prom? In a light up dress of course!

About So for my Junior prom, I really wanted a dress I had seen online that was blue with a sequin ombre, but it was out of my price range, and way too voluminous. My mom and I had made my Homecoming dress the year before, so we decided we could tackle a prom dress, and after some internet surfing lead me to discover the Arduino had a sewable model, I was sold on the idea of making my prom dress. We stocked ...

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A Semaphore for your Office Desk

Story This is a small semaphore you can put on your desk. You can use it to tell whatever you want to the people around it. For example, because you need some concentration and you'd like your colleagues not to disturb you. Or to tell the status of the system you're managing. Or say which mood are you today. The possibilities are endless! I wanted the thing to be dead-simple to use. It's not connected to In ...

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ATTiny Joule Thief NeoPixel

Introduction I've been fascinated with joule thief circuits since I made my first one.  It's amazing what all you can power from a single AA or AAA battery.  The only problem is you can't do much beyond light up an LED because the current isn't "always on".  With a couple of extra components, you can take your joule thief to the next level!  While this circuit isn't particularly useful o ...

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Kroebe Lights

Brainstorming Process After selecting Kroeber Fountain as our location of interest, we began to notice that it was a place at which people would congregate without interacting with one another. The fountain’s shape - most notably, its tiered steps - affords it the ability to serve as a seat where multiple people can sit in close proximity to one another and still manage to treat each other like strangers. W ...

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Simulating and controlling GE Color Effects Lights with Arduino

Overview This project builds a Christmas lights controller for the GE Color Effects lights allowing programmed control of up to 8 sets of Christmas lights. Furthermore, it provides a function specific language for programming patterns for these lights and an emulation environment for testing the programs requiring the lights to be built or hung. Pre-reading Arduino - If you have never heard of an Arduino, t ...

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Arduino Bicycle Alarm and Lights

This alarm is a good way to alert you if somebody messes with your bike. I had a bicycle stolen a while back and decided there had to be a better way to keep my bike secure. When I searched for bicycle alarms, all I could find were alarms that responded to sudden movement or when a lock was cut. Also, the reviews of these products rated them mediocre at best and said they often did not work or gave a lot of ...

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Charlieplexed row of LED lights, for the Arduino

This is my instructable on charlieplexing a LED row/string with the arduino. I noticed that there weren't many instructables on charlieplexing using an arduino, so i made this. I tried to keep the project simple, but that didn't work very well. The soldering is complex, I wouldn't recommend this as a first time soldering project. Here's some background on charlieplexing: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlieplexing ...

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