A small and cool robot can be your next friend's avatar in your shoulder. This tiny 20DOF robot can mimic human gestures and probably be a nice avatar in the…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
In this tutorial, we will keep working with FlightGear, as in the Part 1, but this time we will do and input to the simulator, reading a button on the board. The button will change the…Continue
Added by Fernando Gil on May 30, 2012 at 7:09am — No Comments
In this tutorial, we will show how to export data from the FlighGear flight simulator to your Arduino board. The Flight Gear is a open source flight simulator used in researches and at home. We will show how to turn on and off…Continue
Added by Fernando Gil on May 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Alan Chatham from Australia posted a tutorial on how to get cheap touch controls: using pencil and paper! With some drawing we can create a cheap capacitive and DIY touch sensor. Then you can attach it to your Arduino based project.
Check out more there: …Continue
Added by Fernando Gil on May 27, 2012 at 8:42am — No Comments
Mike Schropp made a new way to balance all his tech stuff with nature:
I’ve been interested in working on a project for while that would combine something tech-based with something organic. Mixing the two elements intrigued me for a while. I’ve wanted to add flowers, or maybe plants of some…
Added by GarageLab on May 25, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments
VIA APC announced a $49 Android. This is a very small board that arrives without a case and can be mounted inside a mini-ATX or inside the new Neo-ITX. Although this is not a Raspberry Pi direct competitor, it can be used in a huge variety of garage started projects. The features include a modified Android 2.3, 512 ram, a 800MHz ARM 11 processor and a 720p HDMI…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 24, 2012 at 6:53pm — No Comments
On this tutorial, we will use the Arduino to read a flex sensor. The flex sensor is a device that changes its resistance proportional to its form, like this:
Added by GarageLab on May 23, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments
Meanwhile at the Maker Faire:
Here’s Macetech’s prototype for a cool pair of LED shades! I can’t wait to get my own pair. It’s a wearable Arduino, so you can hack it to do whatever you want. Garrett Mace says it will be a while before I can buy my own.
Added by GarageLab on May 22, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
The mbed board is a series of professional tools for rapid prototyping in ARM processors. They are very flexible, fast and low cost. These boards come with 40 pins and they can be connected to your breadboard. It has a USB programming interface, that is recognized as an USB Flash Drive. You just have to plug it in and copy your program. That drag'n'drop interface works on any…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 21, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments
What about conductive ink made from copper? Nick Vermeer from NYC Resistor successfully made one from copper pounder.
I’ve recently had success in making a conductive ink using a fine copper powder suspended in an acrylic…
Added by GarageLab on May 20, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
On this tutorial, we will show you how to use the L293D DC motor controller with the Arduino. The L293D is a H Bridge type IC and can control DC motors up to 36V. For detailed specs, check the …Continue
From Make at Makerfaire:
What do you get when you cross a hoverboard and a DeLorean? A Delorean hovercraft, of course! San Francisco grad student Matthew Riese has built just that. With the help of…
Added by GarageLab on May 18, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Here we will show how to…Continue
Added by GarageLab on May 17, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments
Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum of the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with SparkFun released an easy to use keyboard/mouse interface that turns almost anything in a key. The system requires the user to be the ground and then some alligator connectors plugged in anything conductible.
The video shows some fun applications. What else can we make with it? Post…Continue
Added by Fernando Gil on May 16, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Arduino WindowFarm with Light Sensor and Reflector
I have always been interested in collaborative innovation. So when I heard about the activity going on at our.windowfarms.org, I had to give it a try! I'm not usually all that interested in gardening…Continue
On this tutorial, we will learn how to use a standard 16x2 LCD with Arduino, but using just 2 pins. The magic behind is done by the PCF8574, an I/O expander that communicates with the micro-controller by I2C. If you want to learn about the PCF8574, check this previous …Continue
What a crazy idea! Some engineers + a wii control + a real size kart = lot of fun!
Added by Fernando Gil on May 14, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
From Scott O'Brien at mbed Forum, a cool Garage project:
For my final year Individual Project on the Electronic Engineering degree course I am doing at the University of Westminster, I decided to build an underwater robot (more commonly known as an ROV - remotely operated vehicle).
The general idea is to have a vehicle that is controlled by an out-of-the-water operator who can see where the vehicle is heading via a video camera link.…
I'm a little out of my league here - I'm an artist who works with electronics. This was a project I did in 2010. Caged is an 8x8x8 cube using a boarduino and some custom boards we made to house the LED drivers and microphones. Caged responds to anger (decibel level) using Conway's game of life programming.
There is a lot of information on the project…Continue
Added by Karen Niemczyk on May 11, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments