Intro to LED Strips

https://youtu.be/IbkUL7U1qIA LED strips are a very fun and effective way to give lots of glow and color to a project. In this Instructable you will learn about the basic kinds of strips and how to hook them up to the Intel Edison with Arduino breakout board. These circuits include hardware needed for external power and how to set up a button and potentiometer to blink and fade using Intel's special flavor o ...

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Controlling a MIDI CC in Ableton Live With an Arduino Uno

https://youtu.be/rx75N4OZCsk In this instructable we will use a potentiometer on an Arduino Uno to control a MIDI CC in Ableton Live. A MIDI CC stands for Continuous Controller, i.e. a number in the range from 0 to 127 inclusive to modulate something with. In the youtube I made for this intro you can see and hear that we modulate the filter frequency with the potentiometer. A potentiometer is an electronics ...

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NO NEED TO WATCH YOUR TEA, THIS ROBOT DOES IT FOR YOU

For anyone who’s ever had to make their own tea, steeping it for the right amount of time can be a pain. That’s precisely the problem that the automatic tea brewing robot solves with its painless approach to brewing tea, built by Slovenian electrical engineering student [Kristjan Berce]. You can use the robot by setting a timer on the knob, at which point the robot raises it arm for the tea bag th ...

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UPGRADING A MIDI CONTROLLER WITH AN FPGA

While the “M” in MIDI stands for “musical”, it’s possible to use this standard for other things as well. [s-ol] has been working on a VJ setup (mixing video instead of music) using various potentiometer-based hardware and MIDI to interface everything together. After becoming frustrated with drift in the potentiometers, he set out to outfit the entire rig with custom-built encoders. [s-ol] designed the ...

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Friwo LED drivers will light up your LEDs as much as you just want

LT series LED drivers with 10-100W power represent a complete solution with wide possibilities of control. Exceptionally narrow and slim design, remained even at high-power versions, provides a high flexibility of use. Power supplies for LED lighting (so called drivers) are available from many producers, in a various qualitative level. Why to decide just for the LT series from German company Friwo? Here are ...

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AN EXOSKELETON ARM FOR A HACKER ON A BUDGET

Whether it is motivated by a dream of superhuman strength courtesy of a mech suit or of mobility for those with impaired muscle function, the powered exoskeleton exerts a curious fascination among engineers. The idea of a machine-augmented human body achieving great things is thwarted though by the difficulty of the task, actuators and power sources small enough to be worn comfortably represent a significan ...

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DIY Arduino Soldering Station

In this project I will show you how to create an Arduino based soldering station for a standard JBC soldering iron. During the build I will talk about thermocouples, AC power control and zero point detection. Let's get started! Step 1: Watch the Video! The video gives you all the basic information you need to build a soldering station. In the next steps though I will present you additional, helpful informat ...

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CHARACTERISING A POTENTIOMETER WITH A STEPPER MOTOR

Potentiometers, or variable resistors, are a standard component that we take for granted. If it says “10k log” on a volume pot, than we fit and forget. But if like [Ben Holmes] you are modelling electronic music circuitry, some greater knowledge is required. To that end he’s created a rig for characterising a potentiometer to produce a look-up table of its values. It’s a simple enough set-up in which a volt ...

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Evaluation board for STSPIN820 stepper motor driver

The EVALSP820-XS is a compact and easy to use evaluation board for the STSPIN820, the world’s smallest 45 V microstepping motor driver rated at 2.5 A. It provides a very compact solution to evaluate the performance of the STSPIN820 stepper motor driver with a minimum set of additional equipment and without the need of additional devices. The hardware is fully compatible to be used together with RAMPS or oth ...

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Arduino MKR1000 & Thinger

A simple Internet of Things experiment, using an Arduino MKR1000 board to control two LEDs and monitor a potentiometer, via Thinger.io. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 LED (generic) × 2 Rotary potentiometer (generic) × 1 Breadboard (generic) × 1 Jumper wires (generic) × 5 Software apps and online services Thinger.io Platform Arduino IDE Story A simple IoT (Internet of Thi ...

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Arduino MKR1000 & Favoriot

A simple IoT experiment, using an Arduino MKR1000 board to monitor a potentiometer and DHT11 sensor via Favoriot IoT platform. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 DHT11 Temperature & Humidity Sensor (4 pins) × 1 Rotary potentiometer (generic) × 1 Breadboard (generic) × 1 Jumper wires (generic) × 8 Software apps and online services Arduino IDE Story Favoriot offers a platf ...

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Arduino MKR1000 & Blynk

A simple Internet of Things experiment, using an Arduino MKR1000 board to control two LEDs and monitor a potentiometer, via Blynk app. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 LED (generic) × 2 Rotary potentiometer (generic) × 1 Breadboard (generic) × 1 Jumper wires (generic) × 5 Software apps and online services Arduino IDE Blynk Story A simple Internet of Things (IoT) experiment ...

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