Hackvision is a simple, retro gaming platform based on Arduino technology that you can assemble and connect to your TV. You can write you own games and make your own controllers! The best of all is that is open source and you can find schematics, boards and source code on the site below.
Hackvision: Open-source video game system – [Link]
This article is the first one in a series of articles (hosted @ hackaday.com) that aims to make you comfortable programming the Atmel AVR microcontrollers. It is a tutorial written for people that has never touched a microcontroller before. This first article discuss what a microcontroller is, how it works and shows the pinout of an example mcu (ATmega168). It also discuss about the tools needed, like the compiler and the programming software AVRdude etc. On the next article they will discuss about the hardware needed to programm a AVR microcontroller.
AVR Programming 01: Introduction - [Link]
Making LED devices portable can be a little bulky due to the batteries. The Joule Thief solves that, by boosting a single AA battery’s voltage to a high enough level to light a LED. Check it out.
Joule Thief – use LEDs with only one AA battery! - [Link]
Over at hacktronics.com we found nine Arduino tutorials. They cover common topics about Arduino.
1 Arduino Motion Sensor
2 Arduino Digital Temperature Sensor Tutorial
3 Arduino Character LCD Tutorial
4 Arduino and 7 Segment LED
5 Diffuse Your LED’s
6 Attach your legs
7 Arduino: Getting Started
8 Beginning Solderless Breadboards
9 LED Basics
Arduino Tutorials – [Link]
This project is a USB thermometer able to measure indoor and outdoor temperature. It’s a simple device able to demonstrate the USB peripheral on the PIC 18Fs. Device is using the 18F2550 28 pin microcontroller. Data is available to the PC through a virtual serial port.
USB Indoor / Outdoor Thermometer – [Link]
This project is a solar powered Arduino based weather station and digital thermostat. Device is able to display temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and time/date. The sensor used is a SHT21 Temperature Humidity sensor. It is also equipped with a RGB led to display how comfortable the conditions are.
Solar powered Arduino based weather station / digital thermostat - [Link]
This project is a temperature – related humidity meter using a Nokia 3310 LCD, a HSM-20G sensor and an Arduino board. Check construction details on the link below.
Nokia 3310 LCD and HSM-20G temperature – humidity sensor - [Link]
This instructable explains how to interface a 4×4 keypad over an I2C bus. I2C is a 2 wire bidirectional bus to which addressable devices can be connected. This will help to interface a keypad using only a few IO pins. It uses I2C remote I/O expander chips, a 4×4 keypad and a 7 segment display as output device.
How to interface I2C keypad – [Link]
This project is a mini FM bug build using spare parts of a mobile phone. The range of this FM bug is around 1km with full CR2032 battery and good conditions. You can download schematics on the link below.
FM bug 420-480 MHz – [Link]
This instructable shows how to build your own rainbow LED strip based on PICAXE-08M microcontroller. The light strip consists of a flexible copper tape with very bright surface mount RGB LED’s and each pair of LED’s is controlled by an HL 1606. The instructable user “johncohn” has reverse engineered HL 1606 to find out the signaling required to drive the strips. The signal required was a SPI – Serial Peripheral Interface. Check the details on the link below. [via]
Rainbow LED Headband - [Link]