Wireless. Radio. Robot. Sound. USB. List. Computer. Arduino. Automation. Light. Lasers. Sunrise Lamp Alarm Clock. I’ve been wanting a sunrise lamp for a long time, but I’ve never found the perfect one.
Having a free summer, and the knowledge that I would be starting my first full time job in many years in the fall motivated me to actually make something happen. I’m glad I had the whole summer because this project had several learning curves for me — it was my very first electronics project, my first chance to learn how to use a laser cutter, and my first foray back into programming in many years.
It turned out to be a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to doing more projects like this! Read on for build instructions and links to code, patterns, and components. The Design. Build a Dedicated Pandora Wi-Fi Radio. How to Roll Your Own Steam Machine with Windows and Big Picture. Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog. Laser Tripwire Alarm. Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless.
There’s a common problem in interior design that no one talks about.
It’s all very hush-hush, you see. It’s the problem of the lamp cord. (Yeah, I said it.) Everyone always wants to pretend like it’s not an issue. Like they can just plop their desks right down in the center of their room and their lamps won’t even need access to an outlet. Designed by Armonia Decors Like their lamps don’t even come with cords. But let’s talk reality. You get to face the door of the room from where you sit at your desk, which easily earns you an A-plus from the feng shui overlords. But there’s one problem.
And that lamp is going to come with a pesky cord which is a trip hazard and most importantly – of course – an eyesore. But if you’re not willing to compromise the room layout you want (and you want to appease the feng shui geeks), you can have your lamp and light it too… without the cord. This is how we took our sad little rescue lamp, the $1 yard sale find that we fixed up in this post: Lamp. 1. 2. 3. 5. Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future. Hello, and welcome back to today’s episode of “Why?
LOL BECAUSE WE CAN.” Tired of your dumb old microwave that just shoots friggin’ radio waves at food to cook it? Stupid thing probably can’t even play animated GIFs or send Snapchats or download the Fergie. What’s the point? In the coolest mod I’ve seen in ages, developer Nathan Broadbent has hacked away at his microwave to add stuff that any self-respecting microwave manufacturer of the year 2013 should have probably added themselves. Meet the Raspberry Picrowave. Here’s what it can do so far: Clock sets/updates itself across the InternetA barcode scanner pulls cooking instructions from an online database. If nothing else, man oh man do I want that self-setting clock. Magical Location Clock. !!
This is my first instructable. I will be refining this after the contest as necessary but for now, here it is! I got the idea from a popular book and movie (I’m sure you can guess!). Combining Google Latitude with NOAA and Arduino and we can make some magic! Materials: 1. Tools: 1. Steps: Follow the photos and solder 2 leads onto the coil contact of the clock. Wire the clock into your motor shield + arduino. Use the arduino software to upload Clock.pde to your arduino. Next you need to decide on your statuses. Download the software zip file and extract it. My thoughts, exactly. » Our generation’s Legos. First time I heard about raspberry pi was through twitter.
I thought: Oh I bet that's a cute name for a new python module. Didn't look into it. Then I overheard a very dedicated PyLady saying "OMG my Raspberry Pi shipped today! " Wait, a module shipped? She doesn't develop python modules. Then, weeks later, I asked another friend, "What is this Raspberry Pi? " MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone by Jay Silver.
Learning to Build Electronics –- A Challenge. "Not to bragg but, I was quite good at it back then too when you had to do 20wpm to get a extra class license unlike the 5 wpm today where you passed by osmosossss and some luck.
" That's cool, but you're still a coward for not using your callsign. Thats' cool... are you for real!! What a statement LOL Coward huh.... mighty big talk from one that is only 4'-2". Your just the kind of person who turn on their computer to send cw to some poor person learning it by ear, crank it up to 35 wpm, type in the gettysburg address and sit back sipping your soda while the computer is blasting away and the person at the other end is burning up his pencil-- you think its real fun to watch 'em burn... yes sir a real man of men. Did you ever read the articles here or do you just come in to troll, spread hate and discontent, insult others to show your BMOTB of men and then when whipped leave?