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An RC Firework Firing Device

Posted December 31, 2014 by Chris

"Fireworks are dangerous so I want to make this all as safe as I can. I think the best way to do this is to devise an SOP that can guide the design of devices and of the code. You could use this approach of using a standard or safe operating procedure to guide the design of many types of devices."

ENC28J60 and Arduino

Posted December 18, 2014 by Chris

"Today’s tutorial is a bit different: I’m going to show you how to make your ethernet shield wireless! You can find many Wi-fi shields for Arduino: starting from the official one, up to shields based on Microchip’s ICs. Sometimes however it could be easier to connect an Arduino to the Wi-fi network using your ethernet shield in conjunction with a wireless router."

Wireless Temperature Sensor using RF Transmitter/Receiver

Posted December 6, 2014 by Chris

" I used a 434MHz transmitter and receiver from Sparkfun, and had great success with these cheap devices. I also used a simple LM34 Fahrenheit temperature sensor, two Arduinos, and a two-digit LED display to show the temperature at the receiver end."

LED Stuffed Pumpkin :: Halloween Arduino Project

Posted October 27, 2014 by Chris

"Create your own LED Stuffed Pumpkin for a Halloween Arduino Project. Follow this step by step guide for making your own."

Real-time Arduino Spectrum Analyzer (8-bit FFT)

Posted September 30, 2014 by Chris

"A real-time Spectrum Analyzer, with due credit to ‘deif’ on the Arduino forum for making Tom Roberts’ simple 8-bit FFT implementation available. On the above display you can see a typical ‘power spectrum’, with one dominant frequency plus harmonics at fixed intervals."

Physical tone matrix

Posted September 28, 2014 by Chris

"Inspired by Andre’ Michelle’s Tone Matrix flash applet I decided to make a physical version – i.e. a box with buttons, flashing lights and knobs to turn. I wanted 16×16 – the Bliptronic 5000 just doesn’t have enough lights."

Control Your Robot With Node.js – Raspberry PI and Arduino

Posted September 22, 2014 by Chris

"Advancements in Javascript, node.js, have simplified communication between robot and user. Using two choice nodejs libraries, and johnny-five, you can quickly put together a system to control a robot using a web browser."

Media Controller: ITP_Smell_Dano

Posted September 17, 2014 by Chris

"Gavin bought two battery operated Glade Sense and Spray fresheners at a local drug store and pulled out the logic board and hooked the motors up to the emitters of an NPN 2222 transistors so whenever the Arduino sends a high signal to the base of the transistor the freshener sprays."

Arduino – LCD Image Viewer

Posted September 9, 2014 by Chris

"This is a quick project I made to try out a 1.8″ colour LCD display from Ebay, the microcontroller code is very simple, after initializing the display it just waits for serial data and sends it straight to the display. Image processing is done by the host program…"

WireGarden – Sensor Interface

Posted September 1, 2014 by Chris

"WireGarden is a simplified way to interact with sensors and other hardware. It is based on the Arduino platform. The WireGarden system has four main parts: Hardware, Arduino Software, Communication and User Software."