September 2012 Blog Posts (29)

FORM 1

"Are you frustrated that low-end 3D printers don’t have the quality to make the true beauty of your designs real? Do you dream of having the power and resolution of a truly professional machine on your desktop?" FormLabs created this amazing 3D printer. It already reached its goal on kickstarter and has the promise to have the best quality among…

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Added by GarageLab on September 30, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Arduino Cosm Library

Want to connect your arduino in the internet of things? The Arduino Cosm library is here for it. With the Cosm service, you can collect data an control your Arduino from the cloud. Check out the library: …

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Added by GarageLab on September 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Unlimited flight time

A laser technology enables this UAV to fly forever without any additional…

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Added by GarageLab on September 28, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Your Own Parabolic Microphone

Parabolic microphones are used to listen in from a distance. You see them on the sidelines of NFL football games, but they’re part of the standard issue in detective and spy novels. Now you can your own parabolic microphone by following this example.…

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Added by GarageLab on September 28, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

Open Hardware Summit

Today the 3rd annual Open Hardware Summit was held in New York city. There were discussions and presentations ranging from Why Open Hardware is Super-Awesome for Kids to …

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Added by GarageLab on September 27, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Arduino Vocal Effects Box

This Arduino-powered vocal effects box pitch shifts and distorts incoming audio signals to produce a wide variety of vocal effects.  This project is my first experiment with real-time digital signal processing…

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Added by GarageLab on September 27, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Deriy created this very cool motion simulation system based on AVR. Check it out: http://hackaday.com/2012/09/24/wiper-motor-motion-simulator/

Deriy created this very cool motion simulation system based on AVR.

Check it out: …

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Added by GarageLab on September 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Sunrise Lamp Alarm Clock

Holly had an interesting idea on how to use colored LEDs to create an "alarm lamp". She said:

"I’ve been wanting a sunrise lamp for a long time, but I’ve never found the perfect one. Having a free…

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Added by GarageLab on September 26, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

T.V. Remote Controlled Robot

T.V. Remote Controlled Robot

Let's see how it works...

This Robot is controlled by T.V REMOTE.…

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Added by udit patel on September 26, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Tutorial: Digital Termometer with Arduino and 16x2 LCD Display

This tutorial shows an interesting way to read the temperature from the environment with the Arduino, and shows it on a LCD 16x2 display (in Fahrenheit), by using some elements from its programming and the temperature LM35DZ sensor.

For that, it will be necessary the following components:

- 1…

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Added by GarageLab on September 25, 2012 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

Using Microbes to Etch PCBs

Researchers from Columbia and Copper Union universitites ara trying to etch PCBs using a genetic modified Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. The microbe usually eats iron and sulfur, but the idea is to use it to replace the toxic reagents in the industry. From Makezine: …

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Added by GarageLab on September 20, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

ATmega8 the little chip that could

Ever have a sketch that is under 8k but requires the number of pins and functionality of the ATmega328 ic?

Well....there's a mighty little chip that gets cast aside while the 328 steals the limelight.

(drum roll please) Enter ATmega8 the 8k  a little brother of the…

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Added by Elac on September 20, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Robot with common sense

Developers from Boston created a robot that is capable of detect when something is wrong. For example, the robot can get another item if it drops it. According to them, it is the PC of the robotics. Check it out: …

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Added by GarageLab on September 19, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Kindleberry Pi

Gef Tremblay used a Kindle as a display for a Raspberry Pi. It is not fast like a monitor, but do the job, specially for outdoors use…

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Added by GarageLab on September 18, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Project: Morse code with Arduino

This project turns your arduino into a sos morse code sender. It sends the code using a LED connected to the digital pin 10. 

To build this project you will need:

  • 1 Arduino board
  • 1 LED
  • 1 220ohm resistor

Build the circuit like the picture…

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Added by GarageLab on September 16, 2012 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Robik's cube solver

James Watson made a Rubik's cube solver with Arduino and a Python interface. You have to input the color combination and the Lego arm do the…

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Added by GarageLab on September 15, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Raspberry Pi and Lego Supercomputing Cluster

Using 64 Raspberry Pi boards and hundreds of lego bricks, Simon Cox created a super computer linking it together. Iridis-Pi can be used as an educational tool to learn about computational clusters. Via…

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Added by GarageLab on September 14, 2012 at 4:47am — No Comments

Project: Li-Ion battery Tester/Discharger with Arduino

This is a project to test Li-ion batteries, found in several electronic devices nowadays, like mobile phones, tablets, cameras, etc.

For this project we will need:

  • 1x Arduino
  • 1x 6,9ohm resistor x 5Watts.

Build the following circuit:

Be careful! This is only…

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Added by GarageLab on September 13, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Video on a POV display

Students from the Télécom ParisTech developed a POV that is capable of play videos. It uses RGB leds and a FPGA to map each video pixel to a certain led, at the right time.

Check it out: …

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Added by GarageLab on September 12, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

How to use a Peltier with Arduino

On this tutorial, we will show how to use a Peltier with Arduino. The Peltier, or Thermoelectric coolers, are a device that can transfer heat from one side to another when a current is applied. You can use it as a heater or a cooler. This Peltier can be powered up to 15,4V and 7A.

To use the Peltier, you will need a…

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Added by GarageLab on September 10, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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