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Observes the sky with a video camera, transmits a ring tone to all walkie-talkies in a range of 2km, beeps to find it again
****Update 2011/8/18**** Video from a successful flight is up. The HD BoosterVision camera is awesome. Telemetry worked perfect. Recovery took me and my father in … Read more
***Update 2011/8/19*** First experiment using white wood glue (polyvinyl acetate) as a binder for the propellant hexaphenox. The advantage is that polyvinyl … Read more
For the last couple of years I have had a bird box mounted on the wall outside my room. All the time I have had a USB webcam inside so I (and a lot of other people … Read more
Provides regulated power and battery backup for low power systems.
The powerboard is part of a gardening project I've been working on that uses low power systems and integrates with a solar panel and battery backup. The intent was … Read more
Remote controlled, extremely precise (yeah, right!) 2-axis laser death ray
This started out as a top secret destruction weapon to be placed on the moon with plans of taking the world hostage, in order to make a trillion dollars... … Read more
Displays the scrolling text LMR
Hush finally did it, @ignoblegnome as per your wish I displayed the text LMR scrolling on the matrix and it took 719 lines of coding so please pardon me I didn't … Read more
When I first came across some videos on YouTube for Ferrofluid I was amazed of its properties and wanted to build something micro controlled with electro magnets. Read more
I decided to follow in ignoblegnomes footsteps and make me some solar bots! Here are the pictures; A little artsy picture made at night with high iso … Read more
Well I originally had a blog post on this project, but now that I have video I feel like it is time for an official post. Read more
Sound and speech with Arduino
A small audio chip is available on the market at low cost (20 euros) that allows to build an audio player managed with buttons or via serial port, for example with … Read more
Blinks in different programable patterns
My first step to robotics.... an 3x3x3 cube Read more
This is the XBee remote control done by a guy who basically just know put everything together with not much electronic. Yep, please go easy on me for this one. All … Read more
Here is my custom controller version 2. I made it so I can have some input to my robots and get information back. It is a simple design. It has a LCD, Xbee, custom … Read more
Uses 3,5mm jack to transfer signals on a rotating axis.
First thing first. This is just a quick and dirty attempt to improve the 360 degree sonar idea. I have seen some of the designs at LMR with a 3,5mm jack plug and … Read more
Just spins toward the amusement of its creator
This simple motor is as simple as it gets. It's also how we can all make short circuits legitimate entertainment. I truly need to get out more. I added one … Read more
This is my second Picaxe project . It is a simple servo tester or servo cycler built using an 08M . It has 3 modes of operation . In mode 1 each servo is controlled … Read more
A Complete Design and install solution of mechanical, hardware, electronics, plastic injection, installation and software. 4,250 pixels under glass floor, interactive using real time Vision analysis. Plays Videos. 20 Meters x 5 Meters. R&D and implementation of a suitable Image Processing Pipeline of Fisheye Transform, Affine, Population Threshold, Crop, Blob Size Filter, Smooth Hull, Blob Tracking and Replace of Blobs and show of statistics
An interactive floor uplit with 4,250 pixels, 20 Meters x 5 Meters. Capable of playing Video or doing Vision Tracking Interactive using real time Vision … Read more
Uses an infrared reflectance sensor and encoder pattern to measure revolutions per minute of a wheel and display the value on a character LCD
This is a basic implementation of an rpm (revolutions per minute) meter of an encoded wheel using an AVR ATtiny2313 microcontroller.  The motor used is a … Read more
Throws oranges when it sees a certain color
This is a catapult/trebuchet made of canes, which controlled by a PC via an arduino and a servo connected to it using a USB cable. The computer runs the … Read more