Here’s KarlTorp’s palm-sized Tiny V/A: Tired of replugging your multimeter when you want to measure both voltage and current on a small project? Tiny V/A meter is the device you need! Via Arduino Blog. Check out the video after the break.
Recycled cyberdeck made from old project Raspberry pi Zero Boot System @ Facelesstech: So when I redesigned my ZBS (zero boot system) I decided to also make a thinner version of my portable raspberry pi setup. This worked out great and I used it to develop the raspberry pi add-ons and the software for the […]
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 […]
cVert, a truly random MIDI controller @ danny.makesthings.work cVert is the result of an idea I’ve been kicking around for years, and took a few months of work to bring to fruition. The idea was to use a Geiger counter as a true random number generator to give a non-deterministic input for computer art or […]
An ATmega328 based portable home made oscilloscope with ADC from Creative Engineering: It is basically a small scaled digital oscilloscope. It is capable of displaying all type of waveform like sine, triangular, square, etc. It’s bandwidth is above 1 MHz and input impedance is about 600K. The device is mainly using the ATmega328 micro-controller as […]
A detailed instructions of how to build an ATmega 1284p based data logger: In this tutorial, a logger is built using a 3.3v Moteino MEGA with a 1284p CPU @ 16Mhz, w 4K eeprom,16K SRAM for variables & 128K program space. Considerably more than the 328’s 1K eeprom, 2K ram & 32K progmem. Also has […]
Fwacer shared detailed instructions of how to build this shortcut keyboard from an old cash register, project instructables here. More details at brycedombrowski.com.
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 […]
Dilshan has published a new build: This is an experimental stepper motor driver for Celestron CG-4 German equatorial mounts. This unit is functionally equivalent to the Celestron dual-axis motor driver, and we developed it as a replacement unit for the original Celestron driver. See the full post on Dilshan Jayakody’s blog. Project files are available […]
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 […]
John Keefe made this DIY pulse oximeters, that is available on Github: The heart (ha) of the project is the Pulse Oximeter and Heart Rate Sensor, which includes the sensor itself, a tiny brain to make the measurement calculations, and two “Qwiic” connections. Qwiic is Sparkfun’s system of making it easier to wire up sensors. […]
DuWayne KV4QB posted his UHF version of TinySA project: I had started on the TinySA from Groups.io HBTE, but am still waiting on some parts that I had orderd than have yet to show up. Looking around I found a UHF version that covers 240 to 940 MHz. This only uses a single si4432 transceiver […]
VE3POA published his DIY signal generator control project: I built a step attenuator, highlighted in 2 previous posts, and quite some time ago I experimented with the AD8307 logarithmic amplifier chip and have a couple of prototype circuits for measuring low power signals sitting around in the junk box. I have the prototype SigGen as […]
An update on Dual Mono AK4490 DAC project we covered previously: Since I was going to update the PCB design, I thought I might as well improve on as much as I could. So, the new board would: *Include a new reclocking solution. I went for the best specc’ed chip out there, the famous Potato […]
Petteri Aimonen designed and built his own voltage and current reference: When developing a data acquisition system, I ran into a need of having fairly accurate current reference to compare against, 0.1% accuracy or better. This is not a particularly high standard, but unable to find a suitable device in my price range, I chose […]
Ben Eater built a programmable 8-bit computer from scratch on breadboards using only simple logic gates and documented the whole process on his blog: Check out the video after the break.
ArduPicLab published the details on how to build a current, voltage and power datalogger with Arduino and the INA226 module: In the past I have developed various projects of ammeters based on Hall effect current sensors such as the ACS712, or on High-Side Current-Sense Amplifiers such as the MAX4080SASA or made with operational amplifiers. All […]
Bogdan Berg has been working on a DIY motion simulator: As you may have seen from some of my other posts on this blog, motorsports and cars in general are one of my passions. I try to attend at least couple track days in a season, and enjoy circuit racing greatly. However, costs can add […]
Jithin @ rootsaid.com writes: Raspberry Pi is simple, handy and cheap yet powerful single board computers of all time. It has USB ports to connect hardware such as pen drive, keyboard, mouse, HDMI port for display out, 3.5 mm port for audio and several GPIO pins to work with embedded projects, all of which can […]
Kenneth Finnegan posted his DIY 50Ah LiFePO4 lithium battery pack build: Several years ago, I had purchased a 20Ah 12V Lithium Iron battery pack from Bioenno for my various 12VDC projects. To help protect it, I ultimately built it up into a 50cal ammo can with a dual panel-mount PowerPole connector on the outside, which […]