October 2012 Blog Posts (27)

Pumpktris

To celebrate Halloween, here is a very cool project, which is a very ancient and known game: Tetris. It was embedded in a pumpkin, being controlled by a stem. The video above illustrates this well.

by Nathan:

"One of my habits is to write down all the crazy, fleeting ideas I have, then go back to review later rather than…

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Added by GarageLab on October 31, 2012 at 5:20am — No Comments

Haunted Mirror

 

This news is about a very interesting project concerning the development: a haunted mirror. It was created by Alan Parekeh, the circuit is supplied by an IOIO board and uses an RGB matrix display to create images.

An infra-red sensor, identifies when someone comes close and the image is projected on the display. Alan scored the back of a comum mirror to allow the LEDs to shine…

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Added by GarageLab on October 30, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

DYSKOGRAF

DYSKOGRAPH is a graphic disc reader. Each disc is created by visitors of the project, who use felt tip pens, provided for this use. The mechanism reads the disc, translating the drawing to a musical sequence.

This project is above all, a tool, which allows the creation of musical sequences in an intuitive way.…

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Added by GarageLab on October 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Motion activated Airsoft Turret

This is a project from http://www.doityourselfgadgets.com, which is an automatic turret. We have posted that news  because it is a very interesting and funny proposal for development. It works in 7.2 V, can shoot a lot in a little time, and its most important component is a gear box, taken from a G36 Rifle. The plan was to cover some area in front of the turret…

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Added by GarageLab on October 26, 2012 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

Tutorial: Color Reproduction with an RGB LED and the Arduino

This tutorial will show a simple way to control an RGB LED with the Arduino. An RGB is a LED which reproduces three colors: red, green and blue. It has four terminals, one for each color and the GND. It is possible to illuminate each one of the colors with different…

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Added by GarageLab on October 26, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Tutorial: Controlling the Displacement of a Stepper Motor with the Arduino+Easy Driver

This turorial shows a curious way of controlling the displacement (clockwise and anti-clockwise) of a bipolar stepper motor with the Arduino and the Easy driver, rotating it in several different ways. The software uses some elements of C Programming…

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Added by GarageLab on October 25, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

Arduino's New Version: Arduino Due

From Arduino's blog:

This board is based on a powerful 32bit CortexM3 ARM microcontroller made programmable through the familiar Arduino API and its …

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Added by GarageLab on October 25, 2012 at 4:34am — No Comments

New Arduino's IDE: Version 1.5

From Arduino's Blog:

The new Arduino 1.5 software brings a number of improvements, some in support of the new Arduino Due board and others to make it easier to install…

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Added by GarageLab on October 24, 2012 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Web based PCB and Schematic Editor

A Belgian startup called circuit.io developed a PCB and schematic editor for web browsers. Now you can route your circuits, create and share modules online, without any additional software. Also, the company will provide a PCB printing service. They plan to be the github for electronic projects, with forking and extensive components reuse.

Added by GarageLab on October 17, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Tutorial: know and use MOSFETs

                                  P-Channel                                                    N-Channel…

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Added by GarageLab on October 16, 2012 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

Raspberry Pi now with 512MB

From Raspberry Pi official blog:

One of the most common suggestions we’ve heard since launch is that we should produce a more expensive “Model C” version of Raspberry Pi with extra RAM. This would be useful for people who want to use the Pi as a general-purpose computer, with multiple large applications running concurrently, and would enable some interesting embedded use cases (particularly using Java) which are slightly too heavyweight to fit comfortably in…

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Added by GarageLab on October 15, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Android Thermostat

Android gadgets are popping everywhere. Here is a nice open source thermostat controlled by an Android phone. Check it out: …

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Added by GarageLab on October 14, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Motivating Students to Learn About Microcontrollers

I’ve had the good fortune of finding projects outside of school that motivate me to learn. While in school I noticed that this was lacking in other people and in turn made school feel much harder for them. I have a lot of complaints about the higher education system, and I decided it’s time to try and make some improvements.

Enter ‘The First Lecture’, a simple experiment to see if it is possible to dramatically improve students lives (and…

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Added by GarageLab on October 12, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Electronics Hobbyist supply websites in India

Electronics components are mostly bought from shops in India.But some times some components are unavailable or at remote places no such shops are available to the hobbyists.Here is the list of good electronics E-Shops with location and shipping costs.



Before that, this site is worth mentioning, for check the average cost of any electronic components.



Octopart : Search Engine for…

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Added by Sipendr on October 11, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Acoustic Barcodes

Robert Xiao and Scott Hudson created an acoustic bar code that uses a fingernail and a microphone. Any cellphone is capable of decode its 1s and 0s listening to your touch. Check it out: …

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Added by GarageLab on October 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Virtual reallity

Can you tell the truth?

From …

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Added by GarageLab on October 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

ERIC the Robotic Dog

ERIC was made using two mbed boards. It has movement control and image recognition systems. The robot can walk, receive voice commands and has a clever design. Check it out: http://mbed.org/blog/entry/ERIC-the-robotic-dog/

Added by GarageLab on October 9, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Tutorial: Playing Music with Garagino or Arduino (.WAV Player)

 

This tutorial shows how to execute a .wav file from an SD memory card with Garagino, a breakout board for ATmega328, but you can use Arduino instead, and a USB/Serial FTDI converter, without any help of a shield! The. wav file is a sound file…

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Added by GarageLab on October 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Raspberry Pi web IDE

Adafruit released a Raspberry Pi Web IDE. Now its possible to program and run code on your board from a browser near you. The IDE has a built-in terminal and useful links to clone and use git repositories from github and bitbucket.

Check it out: …

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Added by GarageLab on October 8, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Very light pov

Maybe the smallest POV, made with ATTiny. This less than one ounce device is capable of display up to 7 different messages. Check it out: …

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Added by GarageLab on October 7, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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