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The PIC Annoy PCB

build something to annoy your co-workers

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LED Christmas Tree O’Digital Logic

build a christmas tree made out of leds

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How To Build A Simple IR Theremin

build a simple theremin using only digital hardware

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How To Build An 8x8x8 LED Cube

build an 8x8x8 led cube to mezmorize your friends

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Simple RF Receiver And Transmitter @ 27 MHz

build a simple 27 mhz receiver module

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Simple 27 MHz RF Transmitter

build a simple rf transmitter with very few parts

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Fading LED Heart Birthday Present

an led heart as a simple birthday present

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TTL Logic Beeping Down Counter

a down counting movie prop imitation with playdough

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TTL Tilt Sensor via Accelerometer

build a ttl logic tilt sensor with led output

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VGA Interface Using Only 74xx IC’s

build a vga interface with digital logic chips

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Mini IR Theremin

make your own mini ir theremin

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Pyro Propeller Clock POV

a pov that displays whatever you want

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The Tupperware Turret [Airsoft]

build your own airsoft turret with off the shelf parts

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Build A Mini A/V Test Box

quick and easy way to test if speakers/monitors are working

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Mint Box FM Bug Transmitter

the bug every 007 agent should have

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The Sharpie Dotifier

a robotic arm that draws everything

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Line Following Mini Tank

a wooden tank that follows black lines

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Personal G-Force Meter

make your own personal g-force meter

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The Stunning Camera

shock your friends when they take your picture

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The Autonomous Drifter

autonomous drifter controlled by your laptop

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Short Range Personal Radar

a complete radar system using the ir range sensor

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The Wooden Menace

a mighty robotic arm powered by servos

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The VGA Test Box

a vga controller made with a pic microcontroller

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PyroElectro Tutorial Articles

Electronics tutorials written with the utmost clarity to increase your capabilities.

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Arduino DDS Shield

build your own arduino based analog signal generator

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A Digital Multimeter In Review (Tenma 72-7735)

learn about your typical digital multimeter in review

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Automate Your Life With Cron

learn how to use cron for computer automation

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Web Scraping For Weather Updates

learn how to use php to scrape the web

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Creating A Web Server In Linux

learn how to make a lamp web server in linux

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Stepper Motor Control With A stepRocker TMCM-1110

learn how a commercial stepper motor controller works

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PIC to Arduino Wireless Communication via XBee

use xbee to make a pic wirelessly talk to an arduino

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Motor Control via Infrared Distance Sensor

control a motor simply by waving your hand

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Multi Servo Control Using Arduino UNO

control many servos at once using arduino uno

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Arduino Servo Motor Controller

control a servo motor using an arduino uno

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An Arduino Outputting VGA Signals

output some basic vga using an arduino uno

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Super Simple Arduino Tachometer

build an arduino tachometer and measure rpms

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Arduino 16×2 LCD Interface

display characters on an lcd using your arduino

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DE0-Nano FPGA Tilt Sensing

use the de0-nano board to sense tilt and acceleration

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DE0-Nano FPGA Breakout Board

build your own custom i/o expander breakout board

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CPLD/FPGA DC Motor Control

control a dc motor using a cpld or fpga

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LED Fading via CPLD PWM

use pwm to fade some leds with a cpld or fpga

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Building A Robot – Part 3: Proximity Sensor

add a proximity sensor to your awesome robot

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Building A Robot – Part 2: Motor Control

add motor control to your robotics platform

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Building A Robot – Part 1: The Chassis

build the chassis for your mobile robot

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FPGA/CPLD ADC Interface

build a digital interface to understand analog

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Arduino LED Flashing Introduction

begin your journey learning about the arduino here

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Wireless XBee Motor Control

wireless dual dc motor control via xbee

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DIY Mini PIC Development Board

build your own quick, easy and awesome pic dev board

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Wireless XBee Pan/Tilt With Servos

build a wireless pan/tilt system for your camera

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PIC Prototyping: MPLABX + PICKIT3 Intro

learn how to use mplabx with the new pickit3

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FPGA to 16×2 LCD Interface (HD44780)

build a cpld to 16x2 lcd interface to display output

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Using A Simple Tilt Sensor

learn how the most basic of tilt sensors works

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DIY RS232 Interface With PLD/FPGA

build an interface between a pc and an fpga

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DIY FPGA Programmer (For Altera Devices)

build the updated byteblastermv to program altera fpga devices

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Configuring Advanced XBee Settings

setup the advanced options in a xbee wireless module

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RGB LED Control via PIC

learn how to display every color on an rgb led

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Fading LEDs via PWM

learn how to control the brightness of leds

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EECE 343 Final FPGA Projects

some example FPGA design using the up2 board

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Xbee Wireless Servo Control

control servo motors wirelessly with xbee wifi modules

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DE0 Nano Intro Tutorial

learn the basics needed to use the de0 nano

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DE0 Nano VGA via FPGA Reborn

the de0 nano fpga remake of the masochist's video card

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TYMC: Album Artwork

automatically get the album cover for your mp3's

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TYMC: ID3 From Web

plug all the holes in your MP3 ID3 tags

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TYMC: Filename To ID3

re-structure your mp3 collection with style

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TYMC: File Structure

organize your mp3 collection with style

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Simple Touch Screen Interface

build a resistive touch screen driver and interface

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PS/2 Keyboard To 16×2 LCD

ps2 keyboard for input, 16x2 lcd for output

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Build A DIY PS/2 Interface

build a microcontroller based ps/2 interface

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PIC Priority Interrupts

learn how to give your interrupts priority

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An Intro To Interrupts On A PIC

an easy guide for learning about interrupts

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PIC As SPI Master And Slave

learn how to use spi on a pic

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Animatronic Neck [DIY]

build a neck for an animatronic head

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Homemade Animatronic Mouth

learn how to make your robot speak

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[DIY] Animatronic Eyes

building animatronic eyes for an animatronic face

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DIY Animatronic Eyebrows

give your robot some emotion with animatronic eyebrows

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Wireless Communication Over IR

ascii serial communication over infrared light streams

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Dual Motor Control – SN754410

quick and cheap dual motor control of speed and direction

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Wireless Motor Controller

easy wireless control of an led and a motor

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Intro to Xbee: Build A Xbee Wireless Interface

learn to use xbee for wireless communication

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10 Amp H-Bridge For Motor Control

build your own beefy dc motor controller

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Homemade Breakout Board PCBs

breadboard complex components easily

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FPGA 512 Color VGA Controller

a vga controller with 512 unique colors

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Building A Simple Wireless Interface

get rid of the need for wires

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Simple USB Interface

build a pic based usb interface

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DIY RS232 Interface With A PIC

interface with the serial port on your computer

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PIC I2C Interface Tutorial

3 wire communication at highspeeds

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DIY 2 Layer PCB’s

learn how to build 2 layer PCBs for your projects

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16×2 LCD: Display Custom Characters

create your own characters on a 16x2 lcd

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Infrared IR Receiver

receives IR commands from a direct tv remote control

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Create NTSC Video Output With VHDL

use an fpga to output ntsc video to a tv

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Build A Digital Tachometer/RPM Counter

build a tachometer to keep track of your rpms

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Build A PSP LCD Interface

learn how to display to a PSP LCD

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DIY Stepper Motor Controller

reliable stepper motor control in a diy pcb

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Homemade PCB (Etching)

build a pcb board with your bare hands

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Simple Motor Optical Encoder

build a simple-low cost optical encoder

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Intro To Digital Timers

learn about digital timers and the pic

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VHDL Keyboard Input

use vhdl to interface a cpld to a keyboard

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Advanced VGA On A UP2

make even cooler stuff appear on your monitor

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The Accelerometer

take input from an accelerometer and show some ouput

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L298 Stepper Motor Control

control a stepper motor with the l298 (l298hn)

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Creating VGA With VHDL

create vga signals with vhdl and the up2 board

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The Music Equalizer Display

make your own music equalizer display with a pic

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L298 DC Motor Control

control a dc motor with the l298 (l298hn)

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A Simple File Server

make a file server on your pc

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A Simple VHDL Counter

create a simple counter using vhdl with a cpld

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An Introduction To VHDL

a small tutorial on using vhdl with a cpld

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An Introduction To Verilog

a small tutorial on using verilog with a cpld

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Altera’s UP2 Board

learn about the up2 & create a 4-bit full adder

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Build A CPLD Dev Board

make your own cpld development board

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Build A ByteBlaster

build a cable so you can program your fpga/cpld

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Interfacing A PIC To LCD (16×2)

control an lcd display with a pic

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The IR Range Sensor

learn the basics of the sharp ir range sensor

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Program the DE2 Board

download a simple program to the de2 board

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Programming the eBOX

create & download an os image to the eBOX-II

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The Altera DE2 Board

a simple introduction for setting up the DE2 board

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The eBOX-II Embedded PC

learn the in's and out's of the eBOX-II

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Stepper Motor Control

control a stepper motor using an LMD18245

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PIC Prototyping Basics

build your own pic prototype development board

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Servo Motor Control

control a hi-tec hs-422 servo motor with a pic

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DC Motor Control

control a dc motor with a pic microcontroller

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Programming The PIC

learn how to program a pic with the tiny icd2

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The PIC Microcontroller

get the pic microcontroller talking to a desktop host

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