A MINI VENDING MACHINE TO RAMP UP YOUR SALES

A common sight in the world of hackerspaces is an old vending machine repurposed from hawking soda cans into a one-stop shop for Arduinos or other useful components. [Gabriel D’Espindula]’s mini vending machine may have been originally designed as an exercise for his students and may not be full sized, but we can see it or machines like it taking away some of the demand for those surplus models. I ...

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The Dream Machine Or, How to Be More Awake While You Sleep

This is an inexpensive, DIY, Arduino-powered oneironautics device that allows users to alert themselves when they are in a deep dreamstate, without waking up. In other words, this machine will tell you when you are dreaming, while you are dreaming. Why is this such a big deal? Because, this is the first step to achieving a lucid dream where you are in control and can dream whatever you want. Q: Is this ...

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AI PHONE APP LEARNS BASEBALL SIGNALS

Watching a sport can be a bit odd if you aren’t familiar with it. Most Americans, for example, would think a cricket match looked funny because they don’t know the rules. If you were not familiar with baseball, you might wonder why one of the coaches was waving his hands around, touching his nose, his ears, and his hat seemingly at random. Those in the know however understand that this is a secret signal to ...

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IF YOU CAN’T BUY THE KEYBOARD YOU WANT, BUILD IT INSTEAD

The great thing about being a maker is that when the market fails to meet your needs, you can strike out on your own. [GuzziGuy] did just that, building a bespoke mechanical keyboard that’s stylish to boot. The aim was to create a keyboard well suited to working without a mouse, and with a keypad on the opposite side to suit a left-hander’s predilections. The case consists of an aluminium top plate with an ...

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Arduino: CNC Machine / Part 2

Hey guys this is part 2 of my Arduino CNC machine! Thanks to you guys you motivated me to make my next part into building this! This is me building the y-axis on the CNC machine. Hope you guys enjoy! Step 1: Patreon As you may or may not know, I am Kester. I have a YouTube channel that is based on making electronics videos and diy videos and tutorials. As me making lots of videos and putting time and lots o ...

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A DIY BENCH-SIZED MILLING MACHINE

Hanging around the machining community online, you’d be more than familiar with clapped out Bridgeport mills, which are practically a meme at this point. But mills come in all shapes and sizes, from the stout old iron from the days of yore, to smaller, compact builds. [Honus] decided to build the latter, and shared the details of the project. The aim of [Honus’s] build is to create a small benchtop mil ...

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THIS DRY-ICE POWERED FOG MACHINE IS PERFECT FOR HALLOWEEN

The leaves are turning brown, and the spookier season is upon us. If you’re currently working up plans for a top-notch Halloween party, you would do well to consider building a fog machine like this unit from [DIY Machines]! This fog machine is based around dry ice, so you’ll need to source that from an external supplier. The machine consists of a closed container filled with hot water, inside which is a mo ...

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Barcode scanner MIDI guitar made using Arduino and acrade machine parts

Maker and 3D printing enthusiast James Bruton has created a new project in the form of a barcode scanner MIDI guitar. Using parts from old arcade machines and the little Arduino programming and an Arduino MEGA with a USB host shield and a MIDI shield, the unique musical instrument uses barcodes to create sounds. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more and see the barcode scanner MIDI guitar inacti ...

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Arduino Voting Machine

This instructable will teach you to build a simple Arduino based Voting machine using simple components such as push buttons and LCD. The highlighting feature of this system is that Serial Monitor in Arduino IDE is used to perform the polling operation no other external applications needed. Key Features: Every step of polling operation will be under control of the supervisor.Password enabled security system ...

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Build Your Own Digital Weighing Machine

This article describes how to build a simple and low-cost digital kitchen weighing machine, which can measure weight of up to five kilograms. This digital weighing machine is easier to design. For a heavy-duty weighing machine like your bathroom scale, just change the load cell or strain gauge. Everything else remains the same. Circuit and working Circuit diagram of the weighing machine is shown in Fig. 2. ...

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Ender 3 with Marlin – How to Install Marlin Firmware on Your Ender 3

Ender 3 Marlin What is Marlin Firmware? Marlin firmware is the world’s most popular 3D printer firmware. It runs on an 8-bit controller board, making it affordable, and it’s fully open source and free to use. It’s ideal for companies like Creality, who produces the Ender 3, to modify and add to their machines. While the Ender 3 is a great machine – it was even our winter 2018/19 pick for the “Best 3D Printe ...

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Mini Arduino DIY CNC drawing machine

Makers and Arduino enthusiasts looking for a new project to keep them busy this weekend may be interested in a new DIY CNC drawing machine created by Mr Innovative. The tiny CNC plotter uses an Arduino Nano and two L293D ICs mounted to a custom PCB. Which have been translated into the proper format via Inkscape and Processing for your convenience. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about how ...

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