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Infrared Transmitter Arduino Home Automation

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 01:37:55 +0000

  Upgrdman shows us how to make an Infrared Transmitter Arduino Home Automation system. This system uses a very high power wide range IR LED so that it would be great to be placed in the general area of the equipment you would like to control. If you are interested in making your own the […]

Arbra Dynamite Exploder taken apart

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:54:09 +0000

    Bigclive shows us what is inside a Arbra Dynamite Exploder.  The unit is completely powered by the turn handle. It is actually quite nice since it will indicate that the circuit resistance is when the handle is spun. The max firing voltage is around 1000 volts. To fire you simply press the fire button as […]

ClearWalker – Polycarbonate Walking Robot

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:52:41 +0000

  Jeremy Cook built this walking robot  using a bunch of custom cut Polycarbonate for legs and gears. The brain is Arduino based and GoPro camera in the head. The motors are controlled via a few off the shelf H-Bridge modules. Controlling the robot is done via bluetooth.  Lots of time and thought went into […]

Talking Multimeter Project

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:53:30 +0000

    Rachel Dipirro and Jonathan Lo made an interesting Talking Multimeter Project for their Cornell University ECE 4760 Final Project. The multimeter is built around a PIC32MX250F128B. This is not a robust product that will be replacing your desktop multimeter since the range is not that great. For example it can just read resistance […]

Tiny Arcade Cabinet

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:25:08 +0000

  Tiny Circuits have made a playable Tiny Arcade Cabinet kit. The environment is a tiny custom Arduino system. It is stackable and of course very small. “The Tiny Arcade lets you relive the golden age of video games with an arcade cabinet that fits in the palm of your hand.  Originally launched on Kickstarter! […]

Cost to Manufacturing Your Hardware Product

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:45:20 +0000

    Make has a great article that goes over what things to consider when wanting to manufacturer your hardware product. They bring up that the case often one of the largest costs of the product due to needing to make molds. There is the area between low and high volume manufacturing where using an […]

3D POV Display

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:45:06 +0000

    There are lots of POV displays out there, lots have multi color LEDs that can display some impressive images. Gelstronic has built this  3D POV Display that has lots of tech going on. The addressable LEDs are setup in strips of varying heights. When spun this allows the display to create 3D images […]

Antenna filled with Acorns

Sun, 07 May 2017 03:08:12 +0000

    This Antenna filled with Acorns certainly would not be operating properly. Looks like a squirrel had found the best hiding spot ever. I wonder how long it took for 300 pounds of acorns to be jammed into the antenna? I bet if you had a look at the efficiency of the antenna it […]

Guy Makes his own iPhone

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:47:21 +0000

    Instead of purchasing a new or reconditioned iPhone Scotty from Strange Parts decided to build his own. If he was in any other country this would have been near impossible but he was in China. There are lots of repair and recycling facilities that were able to sell him the bits and pieces […]

Automated Outdoor Lighting

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:49:34 +0000

    Steve Marriott wanted to have some automated outdoor lights. They will be controlled by an Arduino that will monitor some PIR sensors to see what is going on and turn lights on based on activity. A few tictac boxes were used to mount the outdoor electronics in. The project changed over time based […]