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As it's Arduino Day tomorrow I thought I'd write a quick summary of all my Arduino projects over the years. Prior to using Arduino I had ventured into Microcontrollers using the PIC series of chips. However, these required assembly level language coding and my last project although it worked fine on the emulator could not be made to work in real life. This got me disheartened and I did not do any such projects for some years.   Electronic Rotary Table After a long break from electronics I g ...
Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised.   It’s Arduino’s birthday on May 12th. Our favorite development board is now in its rebellious years, and having it’s Quinceañera ─ 15 years old! For the special day, I wanted to put together an intermediate project featuring the staple of birthdays, candles. I wanted digital candles that you could also blow out like their anal ...
Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised.   Ever get that feeling someone is sneaking up on you? Tired of looking over your shoulder in your cube? This project solves that problem in a quiet, simple way – with a motion sensor and some lights.    The project by sections: A Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR Sensor) is some old technology. It dates back to Herbert Berman in 1970! ...
  Just in time for Halloween and Fall, a pumpkin… But not just an ordinary pumpkin. This one will stand out of all the other pumpkins sitting on people's porches…. Just sitting there. This pumpkin is about to fly away. Yes, a UFO pumpkin with lights. Ideal for the front porch of a house you want to catch people's eye as they pass by. If Christmas lights and decorations weren’t enough, we are bringing the decorative house lights earlier into the season. Now you can annoy ...
  #ShareTheScare this Halloween Visit our Halloween space and find out how to win one of two Cel Robox 3D Printers. There are two ways to win: Build and document your past or present Halloween projects. Tweet your best engineering spook with #ShareTheScare. Share your Project and Win #ShareTheScare Competition The Ben Heck Show Episodes   Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. ...
  #ShareTheScare this Halloween Visit our Halloween space and find out how to win one of two Cel Robox 3D Printers. There are two ways to win: Build and document your past or present Halloween projects. Tweet your best engineering spook with #ShareTheScare. Share your Project and Win #ShareTheScare Competition The Ben Heck Show Episodes     Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be ad ...
  One of the most important things when playing guitar is making sure that the instrument is in tune. Even the best guitar player will not sound any good with an out-of-tune guitar. Tuning guitars by hand using a standard tuner has always been common, but an automatic tuner makes things much easier, and more fun! This Arduino-based project will tune your guitar for you. Here is a video showing the project in action: https://www.mathworks.com/videos/automatic-guitar-tuner-using-simulink-and- ...
Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised.           The wireless motion detector project. Three drop-modules report to the monitor in the foreground.     Motion detectors are cool but running wires out to them is a drag. We wanted to secure an area quickly and conveniently and without sirens or bells letting intruders know that we know that they are trespassing ...
  It’s no secret that lighting effects have been one of my major focuses in my career as a maker, and I wanted to share a pretty cool concept that I came up with a few years back. In this tutorial I will walk you through the process of creating a pair of accent lights that that utilizes the popular WS2812B LED modules also known as Neopixels, and an open source library called fastLED. Within this tutorial you will learn how to increment a variable with the push of a button, and how t ...
Introduction Updates Weight vs length and vice-versa Finding and testing the load sensor (scale sensor) The filament roll scale design Assembling the parts Some structure improvements Circuit and wiring 1. Power the system and initialise it (calculating the empty tare without the filament) 2. Place the filament roll and wait the weight stabilises 3. Start reading the usage (material load) The project in action The software Introduction This pro ...
Project build Index: Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 1 Getting started and 3D Printing Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 2 Code & the Circuit Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 3 Assemble the Ring!   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Step 6: Assemble the ring and install the components. At this point, disassemble the breadboarded circuit and begin installing it into the ring. Glue and a hobby knife are e ...
Project build Index: Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 1 Getting started and 3D Printing Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 2 Code & the Circuit Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 3 Assemble the Ring!   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   You have everything ready from Part 1 right? Good. Now it's time to program and get images on that screen.   Step 4: Breadboard the circuit.   Before installing a ...
Project build Index: Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 1 Getting started and 3D Printing Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 2 Code & the Circuit Arduino Project : Three-Finger Ring - Part 3 Assemble the Ring!   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------     I already teased this project back on "Geek Day," June 9th 2017. It's now completely finished!   This writeup will go over all the steps taken to build the s ...
The Arduino platform has become quite popular with people just starting out with electronics. It is an open-source hardware design, based on microcontroller board designs and provide sets of digital and analog I/O pins that can be interfaced to various expansion boards ("shields") and other circuits. The boards feature serial communications interfaces, including USB on some models, for loading programs from personal computers. Completing an Arduino project gives you a sense of satisfaction like ...
We all may have used the calculators, and if you are being involved in the scientific field then the scientific one too. What about building your own scientific calculator and showing it to your friends. You can do it by evive, it is an arduino powered embedded product. For more information you can watch this video. We have built a Scientific calculator having lots of functions like basic algebraic functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), trigonometric functions, logarithm ...