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Tag: Arduino

Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer

Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer
The past couple of years we’ve seen single board computers separated into modules to make them more accessible to newbie makers, especially children. Microduino knows there’s no better way to get kids interested than with LEGOs,…
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Jewelbots Wearables Want to Teach Girls to Code

Jewelbots Wearables Want to Teach Girls to Code
With a ten-year-old girl in my house, we have friendship bracelets everywhere. The cat gets them and annoys the crap out of me by batting them around the house at 1am. They get sucked up in…
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Teen Invents Baseball Strike Laser Sensor: Perfect Pitch

Teen Invents Baseball Strike Laser Sensor: Perfect Pitch
Baseball players have pitching machines for batting practice, but what about pitchers? Thirteen-year old Nick Anglin’s Strikey Sensor could be a solution. It uses an array of lasers to detect whether a pitch is within the…
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Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino

Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino
Programmer and electronic engineer Calum Knott fancies himself to be a reverse Steve Jobs. While Jobs championed simplicity and ease of use, Calum thinks microcontrollers are too sensible. So he undesigned the Arduino into the WTFDuino.…
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DIY Pocket Laser Engraver: Pewny

DIY Pocket Laser Engraver: Pewny
Got a few spare DVD drives? You can use the laser from those drives to make a tiny laser engraver. Thingiverse member Isolt did just that, then made it safer and better looking with 3D printed…
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Electric Knife Orchestra Plays “Stayin’ Alive”

Electric Knife Orchestra Plays “Stayin’ Alive”
I can’t help thinking that The Electric Knife Orchestra is the beginning of a robot that kills by chopping humans into pieces to a catchy soundtrack. Like, say, the Bee Gee’s Stayin’ Alive. Yeah, this is…
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Deal: Cherokey 4WD Basic Arduino Robotics Kit

Deal: Cherokey 4WD Basic Arduino Robotics Kit
If you’ve been thinking about playing with robotics, then you’ll want to read on. The Cherokey 4WD is a mobile platform which works with an Arduino based microcontroller so you can build intelligent vehicles on wheels.…
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DIY Euro Truck Simulator 2 Dashboard: A Dash of Realism

DIY Euro Truck Simulator 2 Dashboard: A Dash of Realism
Fans of driving simulator games not only play with steering wheels, gear shifters and pedals. Some of them get working gauges to make the experience more immersive. Hack A Day forum member Leon Bataille wanted to…
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DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move
A couple of years ago we featured DrumPants, a set of wearable drumpads. Now the company is raising funds for the second version of its unique MIDI controller, which has improved features and open source software.…
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Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms
We’ve seen programmable electronics that use magnets or Bluetooth instead of wires and solder to connect its parts. But those kits are mainly meant for beginners, and are not as powerful or versatile as more advanced…
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Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker

Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker
It’s long been known that you can manually figure out the combination that unlocks any given 40-digit Master combination lock. But hacker Samy Kamkar discovered that the three numbers that open such locks are related to…
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3D Printed Light-up The Sims Plumbob: Mood Ring for Your Head

3D Printed Light-up The Sims Plumbob: Mood Ring for Your Head
Engineering student/maker/currently selected character Daniel Harari can make his feelings unequivocal with his DIY The Sims Plumbob. The battery-powered accessory has RGB lights that he controls with an Android app via Bluetooth. I think he’s in…
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DIY Portable Electronics Experiment Station: Lapshop

DIY Portable Electronics Experiment Station: Lapshop
Like many makers, Instructables member Gizmologist was running out of room on her workbench because of all her projects. So she decided to make a compact and self-contained toolkit to test electronics. She ended up packing…
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UberBlox Modular System Lets You Make 3D Printers, Robots and More: Makerstorms

UberBlox Modular System Lets You Make 3D Printers, Robots and More: Makerstorms
UberBlox Systems has designed the industrial equivalent of LEGO Mindstorms. Uberblox lets you make machines such as 3D printers, CNC mills and robots using modular parts and controllers that are based on Arduino or Raspberry Pi.…
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Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2

Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2
Japanese company Plen Project recently unveiled the next version of its Plen hobby robot. Plen2 is not only more affordable than its predecessor, it’s open source too. Plen Project will even release the 3D files for…
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DIY Kerbal Space Program Controller: Keyboard Space Center

DIY Kerbal Space Program Controller: Keyboard Space Center
Kegan Holtzhausen’s custom modular controller for Kerbal Space Program has his fellow Kerbalnauts over the Mun. He calls it the Psimax CS40 Telemetric Joystick. Adjust your pocket rocket’s pitch and read on. Kegan used a Retex…
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