DIY Heng Lamp

Martin Raynsford shared detailed instructions of how to make a DIY Heng Lamp,  project instructables here: The HENG Balance lamp just successfully funded on Kickstarter, the design is pretty cool and unique so we decided to make a copy of it. At it’s heart it’s just an LED lamp with a simple micro switch to turn it on […]

EMP Jammer build

A how-to on making an EMP jammer from JunezRiyaz, project instructables here: An electromagnetic pulse (EMP), also sometimes called a transient electromagnetic disturbance, is a short burst of electromagnetic energy. Such a pulse may occur in the form of a radiated electric or magnetic field or conducted electrical current depending on the source. EMP Jammer is a device […]

Arduino decision box BE (Attiny85)

nqtronix wrote this instructable detailing the build of his Arduino Decision ‘Box’ BE (Breadboard edition): Pleace notice: This project neither contains a box nor any Arduino* code. I stuck with this name because this project is a modifictaion of Victor8o5’s “Arduino decision box 2.0 (Attiny85)” posted three days ago. I liked the way it looks and works, […]

Portable VCR Raspberry Pi

MisterM wrote this instructable detailing his 1981 portable VCR Raspberry PI media centre: This is an early ’80s Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR that I’ve converted – it now has a Raspberry Pi at its heart, running the excellent Raspbmc media centre software. Other upgrades include a snazzy arduino-based clock and an EL wire “tape” that ejects […]

RUFS, an open source Arduino based robotic farm

Paul Langdon over at BLT Robotics wrote in to let us know about a cool open source project the vertical hydroponic farm, an instructables here: We call our project RUFS, for Robotic Urban Farm System A vertical hydroponic garden -Allowing for high density yields and shorter growth cycles -Reducing resource consumption – water, fertilizer and space -Labor […]

Soldering headers without drilling holes

rampadc shared detailed instructions of how to solder headers without drilling holes: During a moment of weakness and extreme laziness, the idea of soldering a through-hole header as normal SMD components popped up. This method is probably quite old and may had been used by a lot people but since all homemade PCB guides I […]

Freedom freescale KL25Z board

Jan Henrik posted another Instructables, an introduction to the Freedom Freescale KL25Z board: Hello, today I want intoduct you to the Freescale Freedom Board with the KL25Z processor. It is a development board, builded and selled by Freescale. It features a ARM® Cortex™-M0+ , working on 48Mhz. Features: 48Mhz 128KB Flash 16KB SRAM USB OTG An […]

Beach Buddy, a 3-in-1 solar phone charger, boombox, and sunburn timer calculator

An all-in-one, water and sand resistant, solar charger, audio speaker system, and sunburn timer calculator by starwisher.  Check out the project’s instructables page here: This Instructable harnesses the power of Arduino, a UV sensor, and simple mathematics to make one nifty gadget sure to boost your outdoor summer fun – and minimize your indoor summer recovery!

Solar scare mosquito

Here’s a cool Solar scare mosquito project by Gallactronics.  He writes a complete step-by-step instructions here: So I built a device that generates air bubbles at regular intervals and effectively produces ripples up to a radius of 2 meters (sufficient for most urban water bodies). The device automatically switches on when it comes in contact with water […]

Mini LED volume towers (VU meters)

Here’s a cool Mini LED volume towers project by Ben Finio.  He writes a complete step-by-step instructions here:   The inspiration for this project started when I saw a variety of awesome stereo LED towers on YouTube (also referred to as VU meters). Many of the videos showed the end result, and maybe a slideshow of the […]

Attiny25/45/85 police light with Arduino

  Another Instructables by Jan Henrik, a police light with a Attiny25/45/85. He writes: Hello, in this project I want to show you how to build a multi functional Police Light with a Attiny25/45/85 . It will have serval animations , which can be changed with a button on the circuit board, it has 2 channels, […]

DIY fingerprint scanning garage door opener

Nodcah made this Instructables detailing the build of his DIY fingerprint scanning garage door opener: As a person without a car, I don’t need to carry keys around everywhere I go. Because of this, I’ve been locked out of my own house several times. It’s a pain to wait for someone with a key, so I thought I […]

Program your Arduino with a Android device

Jan Henrik wrote this Instructables demonstrating how to program an Arduino with Android device: in this Instructable I want to show you, how you can program your Arduino with your Android device. It is very simple and cheap. Also it allows us to program our Arduino where ever we want, this is usefull for permanently […]