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Digitstump’s Black Friday sale

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Ihsan informs us of Digitstump’s Black Friday sale: We are pleased to announce that Digistump.com will be offering some amazing deals for Black Friday thru Cyber Monday - while we can't compete with the big stores, because we don't have 2-3x mark-up like they do, we hope these deals will help you...

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TI EZ430 Chronos Black Friday sale

Monday, November 25th, 2013

In recognition of the Black Friday shopping sales, we will be selling the Chronos for only $29.99 + free shipping on the TI eStore all week! There will only be a limited number available each day, but this deal will be live for 10 days! So if you try one...

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Pololu Black Friday sale

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Ryan from Pololu informs us about their biggest Black Friday sale: Pololu Robotics and Electronics is having its biggest Black Friday sale yet, discounting hundreds of sensors, actuators, motor controllers, and other robot parts by 30% to 60% and offering an additional 11% to 15% off orders over $100! Buy...

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DIY R-Pi based haunted mansion portrait

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Brandon Etto designed this changing portrait Halloween prop. The hardware consists of a Raspberry Pi (Model B) and a 19″ widescreen LCD Monitor. Construction details and code links can be found on MAKE.

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Propeller Halloween pumpkin project

Monday, October 28th, 2013

This project uses a Parallax Propeller Project board with microSD card attached, PIR sensor, LM386 Audio Amp, IRL520 FET and associated discrete components to make an animated Halloween prop. The PIR inside the pumpkin senses motion and when triggered it plays a WAV file from a microSD Card while flashing...

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Open source Halloween LED projects

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Eric Thompson of Lowvoltagelabs. sends in these two Open Source Hardware projects for Halloween: I thought October might be a good time to share a couple Halloween related circuit boards that I have designed. Both of them were designed using KiCAD and I have released them as open source hardware...

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Arduino programmable light dimmer

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Telford Dorr posted this project in time for Halloween, to flicker your porch lights like a lantern in a strong wind. It's a table driven Arduino based programmable dimmer. Visit Telford's website for source code and project details. Via the contact form.

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National Geek Day 2013

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Today is National Geek Day! According to Wikipedia, Geek Pride Day (Spanish: Día del orgullo friki ) is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated annually on 25 May. The date was chosen as to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope on 25 May...

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Another geek love: Valentine’s Day flowers with LEDs

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Want to make your loved ones feel extra special with your handmade Valentine's Day flowers? Nowait shows you how to make inexpensive electronic flowers: Long story short, I get alot of stick for not buying flowers (I think they are a waste of money) so I decided that I was going...

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Geek love: Valentine’s Day robot

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Clint Stevenson and his son built this animatronic robot head for his Valentine's Day treat box for school and wrote up the build on the Casco Logix blog. He relates, "The blog post doesn't talk about or show the body of the robot, just the head. But my son and...

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Happy New Year 2013 from Dangerous Prototypes

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Happy New Year! Thank you for reading the blog and being part of our community in 2012! We're looking forward to more open hardware projects, more how-tos, more videos, more free PCBs, and more hacking in 2013.

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Numato Lab’s New Year’s giveaway

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Numatu Lab is starting a New Year's giveaway. Commenting on their Facebook post guaranties you a random gift from their store. Three randomly chosen winners will get a Elbert Spartan 3A FPGA Development Board. Sharing some of our joy with our readers, we are doing a new year mega give...

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Holiday greetings; Media: assorted molds and fungus

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Holiday greetings grown in a petri dish. Trees and snowman are also very nice. Via Making Electronics Thingies in Amsterdam mailing list.

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Support is available on Christmas

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

I2C giving you the Christmas blues? Need help upgrading your new Bus Pirate or Logic Sniffer? Support is available on Christmas, just give us a shout in the forum. Happy holidays from everyone at Dangerous Prototypes!

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Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. May you find many PCBs and other electronics wizardry under your tree or pole. Remember, support is available on Christmas. Just give us a shout in the forum.

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Twelve Pi’s of Christmas R-Pi charity auction

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The Raspberry Pi crew is in the midst of a charity auction event dubbed the Twelve Pi's of Christmas. The R-Pi crew explains: Last year, we auctioned the very first Raspberry Pi Model Bs to come off the line to raise money for the Raspberry Pi Foundation. We’re doing the...

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Xmas tree with sound-controlled LED animations

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJibWKGt78E[/embed] Sound controlled LED light show for your Xmas tree.  An STM32 microcontroller takes instructions from a PC via Bluetooth and animates the LEDs. This is my Christmas tree, it has over 400 lights (exactly 404) that are all individually controlled by an STM32 microcontroller. The computer plays the music...

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Jingle bells playing Christmas tree

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cH0xqlzUgd0[/embed] Here's a fun project in the Christmas spirit. It's a "Jingle bells" playing card, with the specific notes being signaled via LEDs as they are being played. We have 9 control lines for the LEDs and 1 line for the speaker signal. We want the device to start playing...

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Christmas Tree O’Digital Logic

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Chris from PyroElectro writes about his holiday project. "It's an all-digital-hardware LED Christmas tree we're calling the Christmas Tree O'Digital Logic. The tree itself is composed of 64 LEDs built into a spiral sitting on a piece of protoboard. Underneath, the controller uses shift registers and a 555 timer to...

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Pololu Black Friday sale

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Ryan from Pololu informs us about their biggest Black Friday sale: Pololu Robotics and Electronics is having its biggest Black Friday sale yet, starting this Thursday. You can get up to $30 off your entire order in addition to saving up to 60% on dozens of selected products, including the Pololu...

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