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18 Sep 2010

This project uses the features of Arduino to make a motorbike computer. It uses an Arduino Duemilanove, Adafruit GPS logger shield kit, USGlobalSat GPS Module, Standard LCD 20×4, Breadboard Power Supply, Polycarbonate Electronics Enclosure to build it. The unit shows GPS coordinates, direction, temperature etc. Check details on the link below.

Arduino + Motorcycle = Motoduino! – [Link]

18 Sep 2010

The infra-red (IR) toggle switch project described here is aimed to provide control mechanism for electrical appliances that do not have remote operation features. The goal is to construct a black box where you can plug-in your 120V AC appliance and control ON and OFF operations with any modern IR remote control devices.

Infrared Toggle Switch for Home Appliances - [Link]

17 Sep 2010

This project is a simple Arduino compatible controller that has embedded Ethernet and the ability to drive some extra I/O lines for projects, such as a Remote thermometer, a Remotely accessible Fridge controller, and a Remote Humidity sensor. Follow this instructable to make your own ethernet controller.

Ethernet Arduino compatible controller board – [Link]

17 Sep 2010

User drj113 at instructables writes:

A couple of weeks ago, I published a great little controller module that provided 6 relays able to be controlled from a computer via a network. After I published it, I got to thinking that the same basic design, with a couple of changes could be pressed into service as a garden watering system controller. So, I got to work, modified the design, and here you have it… A sprinkler controller that runs by itself, that can be programmed and monitored from your computer via your home network.

A watering controller that can be home networked – [Link]


17 Sep 2010

This project is made from researchers at the University of Washington. They are working on low-power home automation sensors for monitoring things like humidity, temperature, air quality, and light. The unit uses the home’s electrical system for wireless communication. Communication is done at 27MHz and these modules are placed within 10-15 feet of the electrical wires. Check details on the link below.

Low-power wireless home automation sensors – [Link]

17 Sep 2010

Web Clicker is a web server & IR transceiver that is able to control your TV, DVD, Stereo, DVR, Cable box, Mac, Xbox, or any other IR device. You can record any IR command and play it back via an AJAX web interface or just by requesting a URL. It works great from a cell phone and it’s especially handy for home automation projects.

Web Clicker: Control Your TV with Your Phone - [Link]

17 Sep 2010

This instructable shows how to use ziplock bags inside binder pouches inside ring binders to provide three levels of organization for your electronics parts. This way of organization is very space-efficient. Check it on the link below. [via]

Binder part storage – [Link]

17 Sep 2010

This project over oomlout.co.uk shows how to build a robot able to cut resistors… If you are in need to cut a lot of resistors this will be handy.  It uses an Arduino, a stepper motor, two RC servos, two exacto blades and a bundle of laser sliced 3mm MDF. It is able to produce resistors strips of any length. [via]

Resistor cutting robot – [Link]

17 Sep 2010

This project shows how to build a GPIB to USB Converter named Pic-Plot2. With this unit you are able to obtain the screen plots of a GPIB instrument to the screen of a laptop without complex software, following this low cost solution. The interface is based on a PIC16F628 microcontroller and an FT23R chip. Check schematics and software on the link below. [via]

Pic-Plot2: GPIB to USB Converter – [Link]

17 Sep 2010

This article discuss how to implement a Brushless DC Motor Controller. It’s not complete yet but gives some literature on the topic. It talks about what a BLDC motors is and what are the methods of controlling such a motor. There will be updates on the progress.

Implementing a Brushless DC Motor Controller – [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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