• Working from Home? This Calendar-Controlled “Busy” Light Project May Help

      One of the upsides of working from home, especially when my 7 year old is off school is that I am available most of the time for the occasional quick cuddle, to laugh at something silly...

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  • Black Ice Warning System

      Our design is a sign that illuminates when icy road conditions are possible warning drivers to proceed with caution. We have created a metal sign that is white with a blue LED snowflake design. The snowflake...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • “glixie” Puts a New Spin on Glow-in-the-dark Displays

      For as many projects as we see using Nixie tubes in new and unusual ways, there’s a smaller but often very interesting cohort of displays that fit into the “Nixie-like” category. These are projects where something...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Visualize sorting algorithms with Arduino and LED strip

    Sorting algorithms are the basic algorithms for beginners who want to learn computer science or programming. But sometimes you will get confused about how these algorithms work. Thus, there are plenty of visualizations of these sorting algorithms...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • The Corona Clock

      Schools are closed here in Germany until after Easter vacation, and that means that our almost-six-year-old son Max is staying at home with us. The good news is that my wife and I work from home...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Handwashing Timer Makes Sure the Suds Stay on Long Enough

      “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”? How we wonder why you’d resort to singing a ditty to time your handwashing when you can use your social isolation time to build a touch-free electronic handwash timer that the kids — and...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • How to Build a Levitating Light

      In this tutorial we’ll build a basic magnetic levitator. This guide will go over some of the theory, how to use a magnetic field sensor, and how to use one to build a basic levitation circuit....

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Raspberry Pi 3 baby monitor

      You might have a baby/dog/hamster that you want to keep an eye on when you’re not there. We understand: they’re lovely, especially hamsters. Here’s how HackSpace magazine contributor Dr Andrew Lewis built a Raspberry Pi baby...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • RGB LED Pixel Shades

      In this project I’m going to show you how to make a pair of LED pixel shades. Originally I created these to wear around the house at Christmas / New Years, sort of as a mobile...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Arduino Buzzer/Light Temperature Alert Hat Prototype

      If you are in trouble with hot temperatures you can’t miss this DIY gadget, an Arduino-powered buzzer and led alert hat. While temperature increases leds change temperature from green to red and when it’s very hot...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • LED-based Christmas ornaments

        It’s Christmas time! And what about an hi-tech Christmas? Build your bluetooth-controlled Christmas ornaments! More info

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • How to control Neopixel strip with WiFi

      We make a NeoPixel light installations using Fishino and NodeMCU, controlled via Wi-Fi from PC or Raspberry Pi through a Python library.  A few years ago, the American Adafruit Industries revolutionized the LED market by introducing...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • ESP32 expansion for PWM

      I’ve been working on a little ESP32 expansion board/shield for an LED project I’ve been working on. One of the nice things about the ESP32 is that it has a peripheral known as “LED control” that...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Raspberry Pi-Powered Clapperboard Prints Movie Posters

    The clapperboard tipically is a device used in video to synchronize audio and video. This creation is an evolved clapperboard that is able to print out posters title, release date and overview of upcoming movies when the...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The Perfect Gift for Next Valentines Day

    Daren Schwenke’s 3D printed blooming rose embeds a capacitive touch sensor in one of the leaves, which trips an Arduino-controlled actuator that changes the rose’s lighting and causes the petals to splay open or fold closed. These...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • DIY Your Programmable Digital Lava Lamp

    Created by Julian Butler the unique project inspired by the original lava lamp from the sixties and seventies offers a fantastic alternative which is also much quicker to turn on and off. Using a Raspberry Pi and Micah Elizabeth...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Peeqo Is the World’s First Robot To Interact Through GIFs

    Programmer and maker Abhishek Singh  is currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Peeqo, the robot that responds in videos and GIFs. He launched the campaign for Peeqo February 12 after a pair of Reddit posts (here and here) detailing the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Tomu Open Source Development Board Easily Fits In Your USB Port

    Developers, makers and electronics enthusiasts searching for a miniature open source development board may be interested to know that the Tomu is now available from the online Adafruit store. Tomu is based on Silicon Labs Happy Gecko...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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