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Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:02:34 PST


Servo Positioning

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:08:57 PST

(image) In this project the user can press a character on the numberpad and it will set the servo to a specific position. Step 1: Attach a servo First step is to attach a servo directly to the microcontroller. Attach a jumper wire furthest to the right of it to the servo to GND and then a jumper wire g...
By: torresjp

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Curling Crutch (for the Sport of Curling)

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:58:43 PST

(image) A curling crutch is a device used by some curlers in the sport of curling. Although most curlers use their curling brush as a balance aid for their curling delivery, some curlers are switching to a balancing aid called a crutch. The crutch helps keeps your shoulders level and square. It increases ...
By: dale1952

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My Top 14 Brake Replacement Tips

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:39:50 PST

(image) Video tutorial on the top 14 brake tips for both drum and disc brake assemblies on vehicles. This is a list of tips that I find important when maintaining the brakes on your vehicle. Please feel free to share your own tips as well in the comments below. These tips are extremely important as they wil...
By: 4DIYers

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Led Control

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:28:39 PST

(image) In this project you control a row leds with a potentiometer and the trailing leds behind it dim the further away they are to the one that is lit up. I used 5 green leds in the project and named them as such in the code. You make use different led as you wish for it. Step 1: Add 5 leds First ste...
By: torresjp

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KeyPad-controlled Servo

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:12:21 PST

(image) The main objectives of this project are:- Receive 3 inputs from a membrane keypad- Write data from 3 inputs as a single number servo position to the servoRequirements:- Ignore non-number inputs- Servo position cannot exceed 180 degrees (unless servo supports full 360 degree rotation)Materials:- 4x4 ...
By: TDSimpson

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LED Control With Potentiometer - FinalExam

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:06:26 PST

(image) For my Final Exam Project, I created a LED controller using a potentiometer. The purpose of this project is to use the potentiometer to control which LEDs are on. When the potentiometer is turned clockwise, it fades the LEDs on so that the first LED is brightest, the second is a little dimmer, the t...
By: mathissc

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Servo With Keypad Entry

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:47:01 PST

(image) This project is part of my final for CSCI 1200.The purpose for this project is to create a keypad that the user will enter 3 numbers into. The servo will then go to that position, provided the number is in the range of 0-180. Any of the other buttons will make the servo to go 0. Get Parts The p...
By: carmackj

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Servo Positioning

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:44:15 PST

(image) This project allows the user to input a position with the 4x4 keypad and have the servo move to that position. Invalid commands reset the input and all input must be three digits in length. For example, position 5 would be "005" and so on. Setup the Keypad 1.) Connect your keypad to digital pins ...
By: Mordecai13j

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Arduino Micro Servo Keypad

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:53:44 PST

(image) For this project, I made created a micro servo that pivots to a three digit value input by a keypad. The libraries need to run the setup are "Servo.h" and "Keypad.h". Both can be installed in the arduino.exe program. The materials needed include:1)breadboard2)keypad3)servo4)Arduino5)male to male jum...
By: crockettcal

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Keypad Button Servo Positioner

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:46:58 PST

(image) In this instructable, one will be able to press a button on the key pad and depending on what character was pressed, the servo motor will turn a certain degree. The program will continuously loop every time a button is pressed. Parts needed. This instructable is pretty straight forward in terms o...
By: dentonwm1

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LED Control

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:39:39 PST

(image) This project uses a potentiometer to control the movement of light along a row of LEDs. As the light "moves" from one LED to the next, the LEDs next to it fade rather than dropping off. This makes the light appear to move back and forth fluidly. Setting Up the Potentiometer 1.) Connect the power ...
By: Mordecai13j

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Led Pot Pin Fade Control

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:15:25 PST

(image) This instructable will allow a user to turn the knob on a potentiometer and will cycle through all 6 leds based off the position of the potentiometer. There has also been code added to dim the neighboring leds based off which position the potentiometer is at. Parts List for this instructable you ...
By: dentonwm1

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Intricate Wood Inlays Made Super Easy

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:13:58 PST

(image) If you want to make a very intricate wood inlay, but you lack patience or fine motor control, here is an easy way to accomplish beautiful work with a laser cutter. The technique differs from prior Instructables on inlays, such as this one. I believe it’s a bit easier and allows for much finer detai...
By: rschoenm

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CSCI-1200 Final Exam Project 2

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:13:46 PST

(image) In this lab, you will using a 4x4 keypad to change the angle of a servo motor. The angle will be determined by a 3 digit input using the keypad. The keypad will not accept not numeric values. Hardware required for this project:1. Arduino Uno2. 4x4 keypad3. Servo motorLibraries required:Servo.hKeypad...
By: dykesl

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LED Control

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:09 PST

(image) This project is part of my final for CSCI 1200.This project has 5 LEDs and a potentiometer. Moving the potentiometer changes between the LEDs and fades the LEDs that are next to the current LED. Get Arduino Ready For this project, you will need:Arduino UnoBreadboardJumper Wires5x LEDs5x 220Ω Re...
By: carmackj

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Wooden Marble Roller Machine

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:51:45 PST

(image) I saw a picture of marble machine years ago and I finally got around to trying to make my own. I seriously had doubts about getting it working; so I didn't want to invest money in nice wood. Therefore, besides the dowels, everything you see was made from a scrap 2x4.As expected, it was a challenge...
By: mtairymd

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Arduino Motion Sensor

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:21:17 PST

(image) I will be teaching you how to make a motion/ distance sensor with and arduino. Materials 1 computer1 arduno1 arduino plug1 breadboard1 ultra sonic distance sensor8 jumper wires2 led lights Setting Up the Arduino 1. Plug in your arduino to your computer and open arduino on your computer. Con...
By: darnoldgoldstein

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Squiggly Pokeball

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:09:34 PST

(image) I was looking for a way to recycle old plastic bottles, so I came up with a pokeball container. Although the idea isn't exactly new, I've never seen one that turned it into a pokeball, so here it is. Materials You'll need:2 plastic bottlescutterscissorsred and white nail polish or acrylic paintb...
By: Angelica000

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Curry Chicken Pizza Ring With Pineapple, Basil & Cheddar

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:05:50 PST

(image) Ingredients:1 portion pizza dough150g chicken breast150g pineapple pieces125g cheddar cheese1 hand basilcurry Preparation Roll out the dough and cut a star in the middle. Place a ring with chicken breast slices. Lay pineapple pieces on it and scatter curry on top. Lay basil on it and cheddar chee...
By: FoodforDude

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Kiridashi Kogatana Marking Knife - With a BBQ and Grinder

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:35:00 PST

(image) Before we start off, a little background on why I wanted to try out a knife making project.As teenager I had a little hobby of collecting pocket knives, bacl then I was interested in the emchanics of an object so it didn't take long before I did some reseach how a knife was made. Ever since I wanted...
By: Sebastiaan Mollema

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K'nex Incline Chain Lift

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:23:44 PST

(image) This is the K'nex Incline Chain Lift that I designed.I first built the track for the balls based on other K'nex builds. It worked quite well. However, I decided to design a track of my own.This version of the lift, uses the track design that I came up with. The track is quite smooth and the balls do...
By: bennett2198

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Fake Feather Flower Made by Tracy Li

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:14:26 PST

(image) today i'll teach you to make a fake flower as an awesome decor! MATERIALS: Thread, needle, colored feathers, and desired length and width of fabric. lay the feathers put onto the fabric (longest to shortest) sew a straight line across the fabric. Be sure the feathers are secured. rol...

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Rustic Coffee Table

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:52:41 PST

(image) After looking at multiple coffee tables to purchase, I set out to build a relatively inexpensive rustic coffee table for my home. Invest roughly 10 hours of work over the course of a week and $100 in materials to build this table. Materials & Tools Materials:(1x) 1x2x8 furring strip(1x) 1x4x4 co...
By: blackbird292

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How to Check Continuity for Beginners

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:39:08 PST

(image) Hi there you always hear check for continuity or you can find but first do a continuity test.Today i will explain for beginners how to check continuity with a digital multimeter, you know the orange box that is in all youtube clips...A multimeter or a multitester, also known as a VOM (volt-ohm-milli...
By: NoskillsrequiredN

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Rope Bench

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:29:34 PST

(image) Its cool Get materials What you will need: 100ft of rope, 4 2"x2"x96" wood planks, 1 box of 2 1/2 inch screws, a 5/8 inch drill press bit. Cut your wood You will need to make the base of your bench, as well as 4 legs. For the base of the bench you will need 4 pieces of wood: 2 at 48 in and 2 a...
By: VictorH121

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LightBlue Bean+ Thermostat

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:26:34 PST

(image) LightBlue Bean+ ThermostatI made an example thermostat using a LightBlue Bean+, various external Grove sensors, and the built-in temperature sensor. The "thermostat" reacts to changes in a rotary knob to set the set point temperature, and when the measured temperature is out of range, it notifies vi...
By: bhudson7

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Drop Leaf Table With Faux Inlay

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:21:34 PST

(image) As my final project in a furniture class, my (personal) goal was to make a practical piece of furniture, that wouldn't be impossible to move with. While I wanted to invest in a good sized dining table, I decided the functionality of a dropleaf table suited my soon-to-be somewhat "nomadic" lifestyle....
By: LlanesProps

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LEDS With a Potentiometer

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:16:46 PST

(image) Here we will creating a project that will have 5 LEDS that will be controlled by a Potentiometer. We will be doing a couple of things with it: such as controlling which leds are on with the Potentiometer and making the leds fade.Materials Needed: 1 Breadboard 1 Arduino Uno 5 LEDS 1 Potentiometer 15 ...
By: Keebo07

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Bicycle Clock (with Unscrew-able Clock)

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:25:26 PST

(image) This project entails creating a bicycle clock with a bike wheel and a quartz clock mechanism, that can also be unscrewed to separate the clock from the wheel. (for full product look at image 1, for unscrewing look at video 4). I used a laser cutter to cut all the parts of the clock (the gear part, t...
By: anavdr

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High Speed Photography Flash Trigger by Sound or Laser Barrier (Arduino)

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:59:07 PST

(image) IntroductionHigh-speed photography can be a game of trial and (much) error. When I started experimenting, I would repeat the same action (breaking bottles / popping balloons / dropping objects in water / ...) while my camera was on burst mode. Shooting at 7 frames per second sometimes gave me a few ...
By: vanhee_sander

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Bench Drill Made of Metal Scrap

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:36:02 PST

(image) Making your own tools has something special and using them is a greater pleasure yet. They fit our needs and have an even greater value. By thinking of this project I wanted it to be simple, easy to run, but efficient and robust. The choice by this building mode fits right into this line of thou...
By: bezerra_paulopftz

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DIY Professional 18650 Battery Pack

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:15:17 PST

(image) The world is shifting away from fossil fuels and will one day become fully electric.In the present world ,Lithium-ion is the most promising chemistry of all batteries. Most of the battery packs used in Laptops,RC Toys, Drones, Medical devices, Power tools, e-bikes and electric cars (EV) are based o...
By: deba168

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Accessible Cardholder

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:07:12 PST

(image) This cardholder was designed initially for the use of a power wheelchair user with limited hand dexterity. The intent was to give him more independence by allowing him to access his cards without the help of others. This cardholder could be of help to anyone who wants to be able to easily access the...
By: PPAT-Team-Jim-2017

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Tales From the Chip: LM1875 Audio Amplifier

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:02:13 PST

(image) I love me some chip amps - tiny packages of pure audio power. With just a few external components, a clean power supply and some hefty heatsinking you can get truly hi-fi quality sound that rivals complex, discrete transistor designs.I went into a little more detail about the benefit of chip amps in...
By: abzza

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Breakfast Quiche

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:57:40 PST

(image) Looking for a quick, healthy, and easy make-ahead breakfast recipe? Among other things, eggs are an awesome way to go, and if you are tired of simply making scrambled or fried or poached eggs every single morning, then quiche is an amazing use of eggs. Quiche is easy to whip up, and works great as a...
By: MichaelsTestKitchen

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Arduino MQ137 PPM Sensor

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:48:29 PST

(image) These sensors are electrochemical and vary their resistance when exposed to certain gases, internally it has a heater in charge of increasing the internal temperature and with this the sensor can react with the gases causing a change in the value of the resistance. The heater depending on the model ...
By: jmorles

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:29:03 PST

(image) It’s a arduino project prototype, focus on motorbike riders. This product advise with lights to the people that is not respecting the "law of distancie with the vehicles" on you when you ride. If the car is getting closer than beetwen 3m or 1,5m, the red leds of the helmet gets on, and if they go le...
By: Miquelklk

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Quilled Basket

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:13:29 PST

(image) If you want to gift something you can make this quilled basket. The materials that you will be needing are-A quilling setcardboardgluelet's get started Cutting the base and top cover First you will have to make two templates of the same shape and size and then cut them, I made a heart shape. Ma...
By: suhanis2

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Arduino Uno Into Usb Keyboard

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:56:57 PST

(image) convert arduino uno work as a arduino leanardo,mico.which work as a HID devicesConvert arduino uno into usb mouse or keyboard emulator into four easy stepsJust we have to replace the arduino frimware Download and Install Software Download and install 1.unojoy usb keyboard frimware link:-click her...
By: kunalgokhe

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Actual Mac Air

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:29:42 PST

(image) The purpose of this project is to try to control features on your computer through the air by using Arduino and Python. After you set up this process you will be able to increase and decrease the volume of your computer. As well you are able to pause or play songs. Set Up Arduino Code To start t...
By: BenSides

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Controlling LED S Using Microphones Tutorial

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:25:31 PST

(image) Hi, my name is Leor Oved and today I will teach you how to wire and code my new cool instructable. In this lesson you will learn how to control an LED using a microphone. As you speak in the microphone, the light would turn on and it would turn off if you stop speaking in the microphone.To begin, fo...
By: leoroved

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Electric Penny Board V1

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:23:01 PST

(image) this electric penny board is a prototype for a bugger skateboard What You Will Need penny board lego 8881 battery box lego 8883-M motor 2 technic gear 40 tooth lego technic axle 8 lego technic bushing stop 4 lego 68.8 x 36 weel rim any duct tape 6 AA batteries Motor Setup put AA batteries in ...
By: argurvitch

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Microphone Lights LED

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:18:49 PST

(image) In our modern day world, sound and light are what makes up society. Everywhere you go light and sound are present, whether in Times Square or at a concert both are there. In an attempt to combine the two, a code was made where LEDs were turned on based on sound frequencies. Parts 1. Arduino 2. ...
By: adamgold18

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Audio Effects Preamp With VS1053b

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:11:18 PST

(image) This is a fully functional stereo effects preamp using the VLSI VS1053b Audio DSP IC. It has a potentiometer to adjust volume, bass, and treble. It has 8 fixed effects and one customizable effect with five effects parameters namely delay, decay-repeat, the modulation speed and depth, and the mix rat...
By: Tobiasv6

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Steampunk PVC Menorah

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:57:21 PST

(image) This year, my wife wanted an electric menorah for her office window. We didn't have one, so of course the thought was to make one. When I think of DIY right now, I think immediately of steampunk. :) I would have preferred a copper metal one, but I didn't have the time or the tools for a few days no...
By: pgkehle

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Relay: Basics and DIY

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:54:09 PST

(image) Hello Friends,This instructable deals with electromagnetic relays. They are electromagnetic switches working based on the principle electromagnetic induction.E-M Relays are used where any circuit with a different voltage level has to be controlled using a low voltage level circuit. Just like control...

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OWL Station

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:25:47 PST

(image) This project is a weather station with interaction. We want to measure some weather features with the interaction of the user (clapping). We want to detect the temperature, the humidity and the level of CO2. The methodology to work this weather station work is:1 clap: the user will know the temperat...
By: MLupianez

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Create an Electric Spirit Level

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:15:37 PST

(image) Use this spirit level to quickly and easily display the tilt of any object attached! Created by Kaitlyn from Raffles Institution. Goals Learn to read tilt with micro:bit's built-in accelerometer. Learn to work with micro:bit's 5x5 LED Display! Materials 1 x BBC micro:bit1 x Micro USB cable 2 x...
By: ElecFreaks

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:15:14 PST

(image) LUX is an unique designed product for the bicycle. It is a gadget that can be hanged in the back position of the seat. It indicates if the cyclist is slowing down, turning left or turning right by using a matrix of LEDs (output). It is simple and intuitive for the other driver to understand the user...
By: QijunJ

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Program Pro-mini Using Uno (Arduino Basics)

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:14:58 PST

(image) Hai all,In this instructable I would like to share you my experience with my recently bought Arduino pro-mini and how I managed to upload the code to it for the first time, using my old Arduino Uno.Arduino pro-mini has the following features:It is incredibly small.It is handy.Easily programmable.Per...

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