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Crawl through a 1D LED dungeon with TWANG!

While video games have grown more and more complex over the last few decades, TWANG takes things in the opposite direction as an Arduino Mega-based 1D dungeon crawler consisting of an RGB LED strip. The player—a dot—is controlled via an accelerometer mounted to a door spring used as a joystick. With it, …

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Arduino Create plans for education now available!

Today, we’re excited to announce that Arduino Create is now available for schools with Chrome OS devices in their classrooms. With Arduino Create, students and teachers will be able to tinker with Arduino hardware and programming in a collaborative, always up-to-date environment. You can learn how to subscribe using this …

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This Is the Best Dress for STEM Teachers #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #Arduino #STEM #DIY

Beautiful bands of fiber optics make this little black dress appropriate for a 90’s Versace show. This is the work of Debra (better known as Geek Mom Projects). The circular shape controlling all those colors on the dress is none other than Adafruit’s Circuit Playground microcontroller. Although I think this …

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This Earring Will Make You Want to Code Games #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #Arduino #art #tech #DIY

You are probably looking very closely at the video and wondering if that is Tetris on that tiny screen. Those little graphics are indeed from the game, because maker Bytewerk wanted to create earrings for his girlfriend that would embody her fave thing. An ATTiny85 microcontroller controls the OLED screen while …

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How to Make a VR Headset on the Cheap #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #Arduino #VR #DIY

Everyone wants a VR headset, but of course they can be pricey. A few guys decided that money shouldn’t stop them from having a good time, so they set about making their own DIY headset for VR. This heartwarming story comes from Hackaday, and the most surprising detail is that …

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This Arduino infinity mirror lights up to music

Infinity mirrors, which make light appear to stretch to infinity by bouncing light between two mirrors, are incredible to observe. Hacker “Evocate” decided to go the extra mile and not only illuminate the inside of his mirror arrangement, but used an Arduino Uno and a sound sensor to enable it …

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ESP8266 Wi-Fi Button – DIY Amazon Dash Button Clone

In this project you’re going to build an ESP8266 Wi-Fi Button that can trigger any home automation event. This is like a remote control that you can take in your pocket or place anywhere that when pressed sends out an email. It can also be called a DIY Amazon Dash Button …

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View into the Blue Interviewed by Arrow for Their Underwater Camera Rigs Used to Film @ChasingCoral | @Arrow_Dot_com @netflix #documentary

This is a fantastic interview by Arrow of Trevor Mendelow from View Into The Blue for their custom underwater camera rigs, notably the unit that was designed in-house for use filming the Netflix documentary Chasing Coral. Trevor and Arrow’s Zach Wendt discuss Raspberry Pi, Arduino Nano, VPNs, and more – …

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LCD Module Pushwheel Animation

A question on the Arduino forum and the thread that followed prompted me to try and emulate a mechanical push- or thumb-wheel display update on an LCD module. The technique uses the LCD programmable characters and could be extended to other applications for simple LCD module animations. Mechanical Thumbwheels A …

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Make an interactive coffee table with Arduino and LEDs

Rather than buying a coffee table, Marija from Creativity Hero decided to build her own, adding an array of 45 programmable LEDs on top of a pine base. An Arduino Mega is used to take input from 45 sensors corresponding to each LED in a grid made with MDF baffles, and …

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