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DIY synth building, part 2

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Here’s a video tutorial on making a sequencer circuits from Casper Electronics: Learn how to make a variety of musical pattern sequencers using a few common electrical components and a breadboard. See the part 1 video on building oscillators here.

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flip-flop/BCF project

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Ray over at the diyAudio forum has been working on his flip-flop/BCF project: I've just finished a project to roll up the developments into a more 'finished' build, feeding the balanced outputs from the flip-flop board into a Broskie BCF buffer stage. I'm using Nicks MJ Statistical Regulator for the B+ and...

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DIY USB volume knob

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Markus Gritsch made a nice USB volume control knob for his computer: After having been inspired by this Instructable [1] I also wanted to make a nice looking volume knob to attach to my computer. It uses the TrinketHidCombo library [2], but on a Digispark board, to have one more...

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INA219 current sensor DIY Breakout board

Friday, January 1st, 2016

A INA219 current sensor DIY Breakout board project from Juan Ignacio: Another small board, this time for a INA219. The INA219 is a high-side current shunt and power monitor with an I2C interface. For testing I used Rei VILO library with a MSP430G2553 and Energia, and I measured the power consumption for...

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Paint Machine, a printer that prints small bitmaps on the street

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Alex Weber has posted a new project on building a DIY Paint Machine, he writes: Here is my latest creature, the Paint Machine. It’s a machine the prints simple bitmaps with spray chalk on the street or sidewalk. Some of the key features: *dimension: width: 220cm, length: 38cm, height: 24cm, weight: 12kg...

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Lab LED constant current controller board

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Ladvien blogged about his Lab LED constant current controller board project he made using DirtyBoard PCBs: A little lab controller PCB I'm working on. It centers around four high-power constant current circuits meant to be driven by an Atmega328's PWM. I hate working on anything mechanical in dim light; comes...

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Arduino Mini CNC Plotter Machine from DVD drives

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

An instructables on how to make an Arduino based mini CNC plotter from old DVD drives by Ardumotive_com: For the X and Y axes we will use two stepper motors and rails from dvd/cd drives and for the Z axis we will use a small servo motor that moves the pen up...

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Logic Sniffer in a 33.6Kbps modem case

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Peter Murray blogged about his Logic Sniffer case made from a 33.6Kbps modem box: I have had my Open Workbench Logic Sniffer for quite a while and I have found it to be a very useful piece of kit. I have recently ordered an expansion to upgrade it to a...

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Building a SmartWatch part 1

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Benjamin Blundell has been working on his DIY smart-watch: I have an issue with smart-watches. Watches in general fall into one of two categories: a tool to tell the time, or a fashion statement. Increasingly, I believe the latter category is larger than the first. With the advent of the iWatch,...

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Beaglebone Black music box project

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Brian's Beaglebone Black music box project:  I would like to thank Miero for his hard work on the linux I2S driver for Beaglebone Black's SOC without the driver this project would not exist. You can see the design in its enclosure here below and in the following video The design is...

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DIY model train controller project

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Ron Hoffman over at Gadgetronicx has written up an article on his DIY model train controller project: Model trains are fun toys which every one of us used to play with in our childhood. Many sophisticated and attractive model trains are available in the market now a days yet the basic principle...

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DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Mike Doughty over at PCBSmoke shared his DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station in the project log forum: This post shows how to build a do it yourself 110 volt soldering station. It is a step by step guide that shows how to convert a regular plug-in soldering iron into a temperature...

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DIY USB line power meter stick

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A DIY USB line power meter stick from Electro-Labs: This is an USB stick which measures the supply voltage of the USB port and current drawn by the device connected to the port over the stick. Then it calculates the power consumption of the device and displays the whole information with...

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Hatching chicks in a hacked mini fridge

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Do you need an incubator for hatching eggs?  avgfitfreak shows you how to easily make a DIY egg incubator out of an unused Monster drink refrigerator: Since an incubator needs to be hot not cold, I installed a piece of heat tape (aka - heat mat for reptiles). This was taped...

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Fiddle Mini – The DIY ‘Portable’ music system

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Rohit Gupta made a portable wood speaker that can play from USB, SD , Aux and has FM. Project details at Rohit's blog. Via the contact form.  

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Matchbox car

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Shane has been working on making small robots and made a prototype of a matchbox car,  a robot car that fits inside a matchbox: This build consists of a tiny DC motors ripped from a pair of 9g servos, a h-bridge motor controller, an el-cheapo 8 bit pic and a...

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Homemade x-ray inspector reveals PCB secrets

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

John McMaster has written an article detailing his homemade x-ray scanner: In some previous posts I talked about getting an x-ray head working, reverse engineering an x-ray sensor, and working with LinuxCNC.  In this post I put them all together so that I can take a bunch of x-ray snapshots...

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Build a drawbot from two CD drives and a Raspberry Pi

Monday, July 20th, 2015

A DIY plotter build using old CD drives and a Raspberry Pi by Norbert Heinz: The battery powered WLAN plotter shown here is composed of parts from two old optical drives, four H bridges, a servo and a Raspberry Pi. Project info at HomoFaciens site. Via Make. Check out the...

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DIY pocket laser engraver

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Photon printer, a 3D printable laser engraver build using DVD drives by Isolt: This is an entry for the Light It Up contest on the grounds that a laser diode is a specialised form on light emitting diode. The Photon Printer started out as a quick weekend project then quickly escalated...

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DIY compost sensor

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Kinasmith wrote this instructable detailing how to build a compost temperature monitoring system, a web connected wireless sensor network: Why Measure the Temperature of Compost? "Composting is the biological decomposition of organic matter under aerobic conditions." Micro-organisms consume organic material and oxygen and create heat as a waste product. By measuring...

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