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deba168 from India designed and built this Arduino Solar Charge Controller to provide electrical power in areas where the grid can’t always provide power when needed. Code and schematics are provided so you can get some inspiration from the design. ”At first the charge controller will check the solar panel voltage and compare it with battery voltage ,If it is greater then the Arduino will starts sending pulse width modulation(PWM) signals to the mosfet(Q1) in order to charge the battery .When the solar panel voltage was below the battery voltage ,this pwm signals will not send by Arduino . Then next the micro controller will check the battery voltage ,if the battery voltage was below 6.96 v volts then the battery will be charged in boost mode ,that mean the battery will be charged with maximum amperage ,this boost mode of charging will be done by sending pulse width modulation signals with 95% duty cycle .

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Forums - View topic - IR Hit detect, spaceships and pirates. Some build details. Let's start with the most important part, the hit detect (or laser pickup) system. I guess there are a lot of ways you could do this, ultimately, the way I chose ended up being pretty cheap and really simple. AASaver « Rayshobby Update AASaver 2.0 is now available. Buy it from Rayshobby Shop.For details about AASaver 2.0, assembly and usage instruction, please check this blog post. Order

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.

Products - Chicago Electronic Distributors 1.8" 18-bit color TFT LCD display with microSD card breakout - ST7735R This lovely little display breakout is the best way to add a small, colorful and... View full product details » Top 10 Web hacking techniques of 2010 revealed Network World - A Web hack that can endanger online banking transactions is ranked the No. 1 new Web hacking technique for 2010 in a top 10 list selected by a panel of experts and open voting. Called the Padding Oracle Crypto Attack, the hack takes advantage of how Microsoft's Web framework ASP.NET protects AES encryption cookies. FROM THE SECURITY WORLD: Quirky moments at Black Hat DC 2011

DIY Ambilight Clone: Livelight This clone of the Phillips Ambilight system allows you to enhance your video watching experience. It is neat, compact,polished, and gets the job done. All the components fit into a attractively milled and labeled project box that allows for nine USB connectors for RGB LED light strips. The LED light strips are then adhered to the rear of the display screen. The LED strips are controlled by an ATmega32 and an FTDI chip on board. The program reads the color data from the video on the computer screen and sends the info to LiveLight. The Mechanical Vivarium of Dr. Iguana 5V Boost Switching Regulator Here's a little project I put together for a friend. He wanted to build a project that ran off 5V but didn't want to use a 9V battery. I found an interesting part on Digikey that can take the output of 1 or 2 AA or AAA batteries and boost it to 5V. Infact the part can be programed for any output voltage between 1.8V to 5.0V using two resistors. If you leave off the resistors you get a 3.3V output.

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

Malicious Linux Commands - From (This article was originally published in Ubuntu Forums but was removed there. Ubuntuguide feels that knowledge about these risks is more important than any misguided attempts to "protect the public" by hiding their potential dangers or protect the (K)Ubuntu/Linux image. The original article has therefore been re-created (and subsequently edited) here.) DIY Project Inspiration: Weekend Roundup In this post, we’ll feature neat projects which sprung up over the weekend. Unlike our traditional posts of DIY projects, we’re posting these links for your DIY project building inspiration. 1. How to: MC Escher Perpetual Motion MC Escher is famous for his unique art perspectives and not this group has shown how you can build the illusion in real life. Check out the video above for a demonstration and learn how to build your own.

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