Back to basic – Mini CNC plotter

tuenhidiy shared detailed instructions of how to easily build your own low-cost Arduino mini CNC plotter from old DVD/CD player, project instructables here. I have become too concerned with complicated details or new things, and now I should concentrate on basic, simple and important ideas. Getting back to basics, to start learning CNC, today I’d […]

μSim: PICmicro instruction simulator

Dilshan has published a new build: μSim is a lightweight PIC™ CPU and ALU simulator. This simulator supports the PICmicro mid-range instruction set and designed to work on both PC and Arduino platforms. Compare with most of the other emulators, μSim does not provide all MCU features and peripherals. This simulator design as a minimalistic […]

HDSP clock with SCD5583 display

FlorinC’s HDSP clock with SCD5583 display: Here is another interesting “intelligent” LED matrix display, whose name actually makes some sense (unlike HDSP-2354, among many others): SCD5583A. I reckon it means: “Serial Character Display with 5x5x8 dot matrix”. 3 is the code is for green (0 for red, 1 for yellow). More details on Wise time […]

An ESP8266-based temperature, humidity and line voltage monitor

KA7OEI’s temperature/humidity/line voltage web server/telemetering device: As anyone who reads this blog probably knows, I have a bit to do with the operation and maintenance of the Northern Utah WebSDR – a remote receiver system that allows anyone with Internet access and a web browser to listen to the LF, MF, HF and some of […]

DIY ARC reactor CPU performance monitor, powered by an Arduino

Michael @ the-diy-life.com posted detailed instructions of how to build your own Arc reactor CPU performance monitor: In this project, I’m going to be showing you how to turn one of these popular DIY arc reactor kits into a useful Arc Reactor CPU performance monitor for your computer. It plugs into one of your computers […]

Making an unusual and beautiful single-digit clock

A DIY single-digit clock using Arduino Nano, RTC and 3D printed 7-segment digit: Generally at whatimade.today we post original projects we dream up ourselves. Today’s post is a little different. We’re going to describe how we constructed Mirko Pavleski’s single-digit clock. We made it because it’s a fun project, wonderfully impressive to look at, and […]

DIY Arduino RC receiver for RC models and Arduino projects

Dejan @ howtomechatronics.com shows how to make an Arduino based RC receiver: Now these two devices can easily communicate and we can use them for controlling many things wirelessly. I will explain how everything works through few examples. In the first example we will use this Arduino RC receiver to control a simple car consisting […]

High-voltage FLASH programming on ATTINY85

ATTINY85 High-Voltage Flash programmer @ td0g.ca: The Atmel ATTINY85 is a great chip (cheap, easy to use, supported in the Arduino IDE). Unfortunately it only has 5 IO pins, which limits its usability. There are guides on using a High-Voltage Programmer (HVP) to change the Reset pin into an IO pin. However, that prevents you […]

Mechanical 7 segment display clock using an Arduino & 28 servos

Michael shows us how to build a mechanical 7 segment display clock using an Arduino and 28 servos: I built a countdown timer a couple of months ago using a two digit mechanical 7 segment display which was driven by 14 servos and an Arduino Mega. It came out quite well and a number of […]