Category Archives: Arduino

Interesting distance sensor build to wake up a system

Author built a simple distance sensor system to wake up another device is something got close enough. http://www.instructables.com/id/IOT123-SR04-DISTANCE-TRIGGER-BRICK/

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Cool mini display to use with an arduino

Talk about tiny, the “kit” costs about $15, not terrible cost. http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Started-With-05-OLED-Display/

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Nice write up on using a Digispark with Arduino IDE

Digispark seems to have this love/hate with the Arduino IDE team over the years.  This is a nice write up to help set it up correctly. http://www.instructables.com/id/Digispark-Attiny-85-With-Arduino-IDE/

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Ardiuno spooky eyes

Nice write up on ardiuno spooky eye build.  What I really like is how the author made it so the eyes run independent of the arduino being nearby.  Also how he uses phone wire and jacks for the lines to/from … Continue reading

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Cool LED affect build

Pretty cool build, the author uses an arduino to flicker the color LEDs to get the droplet affect. LED Illusion Makes Colorful Water Drops Defy Gravity

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Make an interactive stand for your Google Home

OK the site is thingiverse, but the video with the device to print gives a nice how to build the system.  Basically you are using a Digispark as the controller with multi colored LEDS. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2817612

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Make a super small function generator

I got a kick out of this one.  Could be useful for a small portable development unit. Tiny Function Generator on the ATtiny85, Complete with OLED

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Make your own power consumption tester

Interesting build using an ESP to monitor a device for how much power it consumes. Monitor Power Consumption of Low-Power Devices

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Make an air sensor for your snorkel mask

Interesting build.  Guess its to keep you from passing out while swimming. http://www.instructables.com/id/Oxygen-Measurement-in-Snorkels/

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Make some light up ice skates

Or perhaps apply this to roller skates as well.  The build is pretty simple, I like how the skates use an arduino to control light effects. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-LED-ICE-SKATE/

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