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A Facebook-Connected, Arduino-Powered Music Party

Introduction: A Facebook-Connected, Arduino-Powered Music Party<p>About: We're a group of six engineering students at Olin College of Engineering …

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Automate Your Window Blinds with an Arduino

Summer is just around the corner, and managing your window blinds is an important step to keeping your house cool and lowering your energy bill. If …

E-Paper Clock | Arduino, PCBs, SMD | Arduino progz

Your new post is loading...<p>Your new post is loading...<p>My project CamDrive is intended to be an open source multi-axis control for time-lapse …

Pocket-Sized Power Supply

I am a big fan of garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores. They are great places to find used parts and materials for your next project. But one problem that I often run into is not being able to test battery powered electronics to see if they work. Because there are so many different …

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This Arduino hackaphone was never going to be pretty, but it does the job

Okay, we'll admit that it looks a bit like a baby monitor. But in contrast to those over-engineered pieces of parenting paraphernalia, this DIY cellphone can actually make calls and send texts over GPRS. More importantly, <i>Hackaday</i> claims it was put together by a lone hacker ("Victorzie") from an …

Digital/Analog Clock - Arduino + PaperCraft

Introduction: Digital/Analog Clock - Arduino + PaperCraft<p>In this instructable we will be recreating a clock inspired by Alvin Aronson's original …

Add Bluetooth to Your Lamp for Ambient Weather Updates

Instructables user Tall-drinks wanted to learn how to use the BLE Mini Bluetooth 4.0 Interface from Red Bear Labs so he modded a lamp to display the current weather outlook from OpenWeatherMapAPI. By stuffing an Arduino, the Bluetooth module, a servo, and a cardboard gobo inside the lamp shade, he …

Scratch for Arduino Makes Programing the Arduino More Visual

Windows/Mac/Linux: Programming an Arduino isn't especially difficult, but if you're looking for a more visual method, Scratch for Arduino (S4A) uses …

Recover Tons of Wasted Disk Space with the New Windows Update Cleanup

Windows: Microsoft has released a Windows 7 update that adds a new option in the Disk Cleanup tool called Windows Update Cleanup. With it, you can …

MyScript Calculator Uses Handwriting Recognition to Do Math

Android/iOS: Your phone includes a basic calculator and you can even download some advanced apps, but inputting complex math isn't always easy. …

How to Enable a Hidden Commercial-Skipping Button on Any DVR

Depending on where you get your DVR, it may or may not have the ability to skip commercials. The best ones have a button that lets you jump forward, …

The Best Way to Wrap a Sandwich So It Doesn't Get Crushed

Taking care not to wreck your lunch isn't rocket science, but if you've ever peered into your lunch bag to see the sandwich you crafted that morning …

Patch Your Broken Smartphone Screen With Sugru

When you drop your smartphone and crack the screen, it can feel devastating. As with most unfortunate situations, Sugru is here to save the day. Or …

Access Blocked Sites at School or Work with Google Translate

If your school or office blocks a good portion of the web for "productivity's" sake, Redditor sidewayssammich shares a useful tip: just plug a site …

Facebook Wants To Know: Do You Like Me? Do You Really Like Me?

Matthew Gomez used to check Facebook at least once an hour. Now, a year later, he’s down to once a day. He's been turned off by a News Feed jammed with more ads and fewer stories that matter to him.<p>“It stopped being this social media outlet where I could get everything,” he explains. “Instead of …

How Apple has changed since Steve Jobs

Since Steve Jobs passed away two years ago Saturday, Apple has experienced no shortage of scrutiny.<p>Investors, the media and the public alike have targeted the company, accusing it of failing to innovate. Critics claim the company has lost its edge, merely updating existing products and not creating …

Google testing Chrome OS-like browser interface for Windows 8

Launch Chrome in Windows 8 and you won't see much that's different compared to other desktop releases, even in the Metro-like mode. That may change soon. Google's has posted a Dev Channel version of its browser whose Windows 8 interface mimics Chrome OS, right down to the app tray and multi-window …