UNCONVENTIONAL DRONE USES GAS THRUSTERS FOR CONTROL

You’ve got to hand it to [Tom Stanton] – he really thinks outside the box. And potentially outside the atmosphere, to wit: we present his reaction control gas thruster-controlled drone. Before anyone gets too excited, [Tom] isn’t building drones for use in a vacuum, although we can certainly see a use case for such devices. This is more of a hybrid affair, with counter-rotating props mounted in a centrally ...

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YET ANOTHER ROBOTIC RUBIK’S SOLVER

The Rubik’s Cube was a smash hit when it came out in 1974, and continues to maintain a following to this day. It can be difficult to solve, but many take up the challenge. The Arduino Rubik’s Solver is a robot that uses electronics and maths to get the job done. The system consists of computer-based software and a hardware system working in concert to solve the cube. Webcam images are processed on a compute ...

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BUILD A PLOTTER USING SCRAP DVD DRIVES

Building your own CNC machine can present a series of varied challenges. There are the software considerations, but also the mechanical side of things – motors, shafts, screws and slides all need to be addressed in a working design. Of course, you can always outsource some of the work – and that’s precisely what [Daniele Tartaglia] did  with this pen plotter build (Youtube link, embedded below). The build g ...

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WiFi enabled Motors

Revolutionizing Motor Control If you’re a tinkerer or creator, motors are an essential part of your many projects. We are accustomed to controlling them with Arduino boards and creating a mess just to solve a simple problem. Everyone has an idea that needs a motor, but not everyone appreciates the effort required to get one up and running. We are OpenMYR, and we are changing the way you control motors. We'v ...

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WalaBeer Tank

The tank that will follow you and serve you beer. Coolness is over 9000! Story Abstract There are things that deep inside every man wants to have. Combining beer and tanks is one of these things! This project will be about this thing, a voice controlled tank that delivers beer to you with an autonomous "follow me" function or with an RC control. Let's build the beer tank of our dreams! Chassis We need a goo ...

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Alexa, Launch a Paper Plane

Entertain humans and pets alike with paper planes launched by your voice. Story In this project we will take a look at a combination of some old and new technologies to achieve something even older, entertainment. Maybe I won't have the timeline right but the technologies used in this projects are listed from the oldest to the newest below: Paper Planes Paper Plane Launcher Arduino Alexa Smart Home Skill Se ...

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Alexa, Launch a Paper Plane

Entertain humans and pets alike with paper planes launched by your voice. Story In this project we will take a look at a combination of some old and new technologies to achieve something even older, entertainment. Maybe I won't have the timeline right but the technologies used in this projects are listed from the oldest to the newest below: Paper Planes Paper Plane Launcher Arduino Alexa Smart Home Skill Se ...

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What is Brushless DC Motor (BLDC) and How to Control it with Arduino

Building stuff and getting them work, the way we want, has always been sheer fun. While that being agreed, building stuff that could fly would defiantly pump a bit more anxiety among the hobbyists and hardware tinkerers. Yes! I am talking about Gliders, Helicopters, Planes and mainly multi-copters. Today it has become very easy to build one on your own due to the community support available online. One comm ...

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Automatic Railway Gate Control Using Arduino & IR Sensor

About a million people have died over the past 5 years in unmanned railway crossings all over the world. At least 1/3rd of the railway crossings are unmanned due to their remote placement and less traffic. The Automatic Railway Gate Control System using IR Sensor & Arduino focuses on systematic traffic control of railway gates that are both manned and unmanned. This project will not only make the system ...

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Arduino “Pick N Place” Android Robot

Pick N Place robot is a basic level robot for beginners and leaders to learn all about the laws & concepts of Physics, Electronics & Mechanics hence it helps one to inherit this knowledge as one is implementing it. It helps you to get a feel of what robotics is all about. Features: Arduino programming Bluetooth Application based Android smartphone control Wheel with track belt drive Pick and place o ...

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Controlling Multiple Servo Motors with Arduino

Using one or two Servo with Arduino is Easy but what if we want to use more than one Servo Motors? Here, we are going to show you that how to control Multiple Servo Motors with Arduino. Connecting multiple Servo Motors with Arduino seems to be easy and but if we connect all the Servos to Arduino supply pins then they won’t work correctly because of lack of enough current to drive all the motors. So you have ...

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Control servo motors with potentiometers and Arduino

Hi there. This is my first instructable, so I hope you will be patient with me if I make any mistakes setting it up.It is written for beginners like myself, so the more advanced among you can skip a lot of this and just get to wiring it up. The goal I set myself was to be able to control the robot shown in this web site: http://bocabearingsworkshop.blogspot.co.id/2015/08... I needed to be able to control 3 ...

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