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Using a scrap ordinary house alarm PIR with Arduino

If you are like me and don't like to throw away junk electronic items, you may have an old PIR sensor from an ordinary house alarm at the bottom of …

Computer Hardware

Arduino Comparison Guide

Contributors: Jimb0


Let’s face it, there are a a lot of different Arduino boards out there. How do you decide which one you need for your …

Computer Hardware

Create Your Own Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station

In this Instructable you will learn:

How to build a solar powered system• 
How to design and size the panels and batteries
How to gather data to analyze

Raspberry Pi

Google's Creating Amazing Timelapses By Mining Millions of Public Images


Arduino Announces New Brand, Genuino, Manufacturing Partnership with Adafruit

Through a U.S. manufacturing partnership with Adafruit and the launch of a new global sister brand called Genuino, Arduino.cc today announces a couple of big moves that address the manufacturing challenges that have emerged for the company over the past few months.

Much of 2015 has seen the …


Talking Arduino Zero with Atmel

One of the biggest pieces of news from this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area was the announcement that the Arduino Zero will be shipping soon. We talk to Atmel‘s “Wizard of Make”, Bob Martin, about the board.

On the surface the board may look very similar to the Arduino Leonardo, but there are big …


Where to Find the Best (Scientific) Explosions on the Web

Huge constructions, loud noises, insane visual effects, mad geniuses, and liberties taken with the laws of physics. It’s not a summer …

Scientific Research

Arduboy - Card Sized Gaming

Arduboy is a new game system for classic games

Brilliant OLED Display• 
6 Soft-Touch Tactile Buttons
2 Channel Piezo Speaker
Durable Metal & Polycarbonate

Home media center using raspberry pi

Using Raspberry pi and a hdmi/vga display from a old desktop monitor, you can create you own home media center. This is a very simple project and …


Program Your Arduino from Your Chromebook

I own a Chromebook Pixel. It’s light and convenient, and sometimes it can be a lot handier than lugging around a full laptop. However it’s not my main machine, because there are some things it just can’t do.

Programming an Arduino Uno from a Chromebook using Codebender.

Until today one of those …


Samsung Announces Their Entry into the Arduino Family

When you think about Samsung, the first products that come to mind are probably phones or televisions, not Maker-focused electronics. Today, with their announcement at Internet of Things World, Samsung has entered the Maker world with their ARTIK platform, an Arduino compatible family of devices …


How-To: Clean your iOS device with free downloads, recovering lost space

When Apple was designing the Mac app iDVD, then-CEO Steve Jobs directed his development team to build a dead-simple DVD-burning application: instead of a mess of options and windows, Jobs wanted one window with one button marked “Burn,” which would be pressed once the desired video file was …


Make Perfect, Effortless Rice with Alton Brown's Pour-Over Method

Alton Brown

Hack These Cool Off-the-Shelf Toys into Robots

There’s a long tradition of hacking toys to make robots. Why settle for what some manufacturer designed? Add a microcontroller to an R/C car and you have an instant self stopping robot car. Stick some RFID electronics in a teddy bear and suddenly it can respond to objects around it. Hacking is all …


High-Speed Splash Photography Rig with Arduino

Make: Projects

Capture stunning shots at the moment of impact

Photos of items dropping into water (or other liquids) always have the potential to fascinate — the dramatic splashdown, the explosion of flying droplets frozen in time. They’re also increasingly seen in commercial images — look in your …


DIY Raspberry Pi Powered, Wi-Fi Enabled Kettle

Adam Piekarski, upon seeing a product that can make hot drinks on command via a smartphone, decided to build his own “Wi-Fi Kettle.”

Although it costs much less than the commercial version, this device still lets the user brew a hot drink without getting up from the couch. Pierkarski is “delighted …


Displaying Web APIs on an Arduino LCD Using Node.js

LCDs. They’re fun. It’s one of the coolest ways to bring a voice to your Arduino as it speaks through glowing text. In this article we’re going to …


Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Europe Travel

Touchscreen Internet Radio, Raspberry

Make this super easy and cool looking 2.8" touchscreen Internet Radio that can be controlled with PC, Smartphone and basically every machine that has …


Brobot: The Emotionally Responsive Robot

This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com)

I …


Raspberry Pi Compact Camera

The PiJuice is a great piece of kit that enables you to build your own portable Raspberry Pi projects with ease! In this instructable we give you a …


Sneak peek on the new, web-based Arduino Create

We always stress the fact that Arduino is not only a matter of hardware. Arduino has two other important pieces, the software and the community. We …


Automation Board

The Automation Board

The Automation Board is 100% compatible with the Arduino Uno. This way it allows the enjoyment of all the easy programming and …

What is a Breakout Board for Arduino

Pixelmator Adds Photos Support and an Enhanced Repair Tool


Raspberry Pi, Internet Radio

We were tasked by a UK television program The Gadget Show to come up with a design for a simple one day hack to convert a standard analogue radio …

Raspberry Pi

How to Control a Nixie Tube with an Arduino

A Nixie Tube is a Neon gas-filled tube, that has a wiremesh anode with various cathodes shaped like numbers or symbols. Back in the 1950s they were …

Computer Hardware

Connect Raspberry Pi and Arduino with Serial USB Cable

Using USB Cable Between Raspberry Pi and Arduino

There are many ways of connecting the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, such as using the GPIO and Serial …


Windows 10 is now available on Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Microsoft is aiming at making Windows 10 the OS for all connected devices, and now it’s aiming at the Internet of Things by releasing a build for Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

The developer preview for Windows 10 IoT Core insider will work with the Raspberry Pi 2, MinnowBoard Max and Intel Galileo. …

Microsoft Windows

Building an automated plant watering system with Arduino

This DIY solution will prevent you from killing another houseplant.If you’re heading out of town for a long weekend and don’t want your plants to …

Computer Hardware