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Arduino Powered LED Matrix for Tropical Fish Tank

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Checkout more (inc build instructions) on the reef2reef.com forums.

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#physical-computing advertisement: MacDonald's Steaming Advertisement (via Gizmodo)

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Your Coffee Is Ready How do you sell the idea of hot coffee to people freezing in a bus stop? You don't need much, but McDonald's built a steam machine right inside the shelter's marquee itself. Too bad that their coffee sucks. via gizmodo.com

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Ubiquitous Drum Pants puts a drum kit in your jeans (via Gizmag.com)

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Ping-pong beat sequencing via Make

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Ping-pong beat sequencing Sebastian Thielke's PongThatBeat! sequencer was created using Max/MSP and Processing - and it looks like fun! via blog.makezine.com

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World's First Robot vs. Human Pro Wrestling Match Ends in KO (via Gizmodo)

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How to drive USB keyboard from Arduino via Circuits@Home

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via circuitsathome.com Circuits at Home have a detailed tutorial on how to drive USB keyboard from an Arduino (using a USB host shield). Checkout the USB Host Shield repo on github.

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3D Sensor Data Visualisation with Arduino + Processing

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via luckylarry.co.uk Larry has a great post on drawing 3D representations of the data recorded from the Sharp IR sensor – although can be any kind of range finder. More information here.

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DIY elevator control panel with Arduino

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via blog.makezine.com Arduino powered elevator-styled control pannel. More information about the project is available here: http://semicrazy.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/arduino-controlled-elevator-simulat...

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LED kimono via Make

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via blog.makezine.com The LED Kimono is one of the more sophisticated performance-oriented wearable technologies to date. The project is designed and fabricated by composer and performance artist Miya Masaoka. Embroidered with 444 individually controlled LED’s, the kimono sleeve functions as a low-resolution textile video screen and expressive interface. In its current version, it responds predominately to sound and movement of the wearer. Realtime video image pixelization can also be interpreted to the LEDS on the LED KIMONO.

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Circuit Bent Boot

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via hackedgadgets.com Circuit bending can be lots of fun. This Circuit Bent Boot project takes it one step further by placing the circuit in a fun object. The Circuit Bent Boot sure looks like tons more fun than an Altoids tin! Via: Hacked Gadgets Comments “The project consists of the following materials: a rubber rain boot a small toy keyboard one potentiometer with a resistance of 100K ohms (available at Little Bird Electronics) three push buttons (available at Little Bird Electronics)) a knob (for mounting on the end of the potentiometer) 22-gauge insulated copper hookup wire solder duct tape wood..

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Arduino and IR Transceiver Powered Beacon Locating Robot

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Christopher has posted instructions to the beacon locating robot he built. Christopher includes a detailed parts list and Arduino Code (which you can download here).

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Nook filesystem found on microSD card « RobotSkirts

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via robotskirts.com In what is going to be a boon for Hardware Hackers, robotskirts.com reports that "nookDevs member poutine took the back off of his and discovered that the device’s filesystem is stored on a 2GB microSD card instead of onboard flash. Mounting the card revealed three ext3 partitions. You can find a listing of the files here. It’s mostly a stock Cupcake build with a few additions like ./system/app/instorewifi-release.apk. The debug interface, adb, is included so its a matter of adding it to the startup script to begin talking to the device over USB." Very Cool!

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The 555 Precision Timer IC

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Hello readers Today we revisit one of the most popular integrated circuits ever conceived – the 555 timer IC. “Triple-five”, “five-five-five”, “triple-nickel” … call it what you will, it has been around for thirty-eight years. Considering the pace of change in the electronics industry, the 555 could be the constant in an ever-changing universe. But what is the 555? How does it work? How can we use it? And … why do we still use it? In this introductory article we will try to answer these questions. What is the 555? The 555 timer is the solution to a problem found by..

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SNES arcade controller (via Hack a Day)

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[Daniel] is making a mini arcade cabinet with an SNES housed inside. He wanted to build an arcade controller for it and chose to construct something from scratch instead of destroying an original piece of hardware. We can almost feel you guys sighing with relief at that one. He sent us some nice photos of his build and pointed out that he’s using one of the Evilmadscientist AVR boards housing an ATtiny2313. The arcade buttons are readily available at Little Bird Electronics.

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Tutorial: Arduino and GSM Cellular – Part Two

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  Welcome back fellow arduidans! Today we are going to harness the awesome power of the telephone network to control an Arduino board via a SM5100B Cellular Shield: If you have not already done so, please review the first GSM shield article, taking note of power supply, antenna issues and so on. Are you using an Arduino Mega board? Mega users – things will be slightly different for you. Please make sure the TX and RX pins of your GSM shield DO NOT plug into your Mega. Furthermore, run a jumper wire from GSM shield pin D2 to Mega pin 19, and a..

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