Category Archives: Arduino

This is cool build, ESP with e-ink

Low power, checks in for new images every so often.  Nice build overall.  Oh and cheap.  Basically the author is building a display that will get updates once every hour and run on solar power.  I could see something like … Continue reading

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Another simple CDROM CNC plotter

Another nice build with an arduino.  The author uses an arduino nano and some L293D chips which keeps the cost down compared to some CNC CDROM builds.  I also like the use of a pen spring to help keep the … Continue reading

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Make a remote control snowblower

This is a multi year build.  The author took parts from 2 snowblowers, and electric wheelchair, tossed in an arduino and built this.  I think he says the total cost was around 1200…most in the snowblower/wheelchair bit.  Me…I am tempted….but … Continue reading

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Microsoft Joining the rest with Linux and IoT

Microsoft has apparently released code for Linux that will allow for IoT devices to contact Azure based systems. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/11/microsoft_azure_iot_cloud_offering/

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Build a ghetto vertical plotter

Too funny, the build works thought.  It may look ghetto, but the parts involved are not cheap. https://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLEST-Arduino-Vertical-Plotter/

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Using a Stirling Engine to power an arduino

I was just looking at one of these engines too on ebay.  I was thinking more for using sunlight, but this is still pretty neat. Ethanol-Powered Arduinos

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Use a sawzall to shake cans of paint

Interesting build.  The author basically took a sawzall that wasn’t working out for him and made a paint shaker out of it with an arduino to control it.  The write up is pretty good.  And if you have a broken … Continue reading

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Need an opensource electronics project, check codemade.io first

Its like a cross between instructables and thingiverse for electronics.  Mostly mod’s to things like arduinos and RPis for electronics. http://lifehacker.com/codemade-is-a-big-collection-of-open-source-electronics-1789750030 sample https://www.codemade.io/search/camera

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Adjustable Wire Foam Cutter with an Arduino

Interesting build, but couldn’t the author done the same thing with the POT being inline instead of using an arduino?  I wonder if the author has other plans for this. https://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Wire-Foam-Cutter-Arduino-PWM/

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Build an arduino with a panel display built in

Nice build.  Basically its a homemade arduino with a display on the other end.  That way you can pop it onto a case and look pretty professional. Panel Mount Display Solves The Problem Of Drilling Square Holes Original article http://www.absolutelyautomation.com/articles/2017/03/10/panel-mount-7-segment-display-embedded-arduino

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