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Test Screen
posted August 2 2010 17:57.43

Jasper van Loenen wanted to create an interface designed for a single purpose which would also show the complexity of the code involved, instead of hiding it He managed to do this by using OpenFrameworks and Arduino. Jasper wrote a script to generate a test screen, a seemingly simple thing. But the screen is made out of several objects in 3D space which all need the have exactly the right position, shape, scale and color for the script to do what is was made for.
Each one of these parameters (a total of 93) is connected to a physical switch or dail, enabling the viewer to see some of the complexity and giving him the change to change to script to his or her own liking, thus turning a normally fixed script into a design tool.
More pictures of the project can be found here.

[Link: jaspervanloenen]
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xBee and Macís the easy way
posted July 29 2010 20:16.38

Ashley Hughes despite the belief that xBee cannot communicate with mac, managed to do it and in a clean and neat way also. At the end the mac will think that it is just another serial communication device. The work is still in progress so don't forget to check here often.

[Link: Ashley Hughes]
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Arduino Flip clock
posted July 27 2010 19:42.02

Antoinette took a flip clock's mechanism and gave motion to it by a stepper motor controlled by an arduino. Responsible for the delay is a potensiometer that can really make time fly. :)
Considering the "draft A" on the title and the artistic nature of the creator we wait to see the finals.
Code and details can be found here.

[Link: Antoinette J. Citizen]
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Fart Operated Random Channel TV Remote
posted July 23 2010 22:19.22

User Schmidtn from instructables made an unusual TV remote, a fart activated one!
Using a gas sensor and an arduino this remote changes to a random channel whenever the gas sensor detects methane. :)
Not a huge step for mankink but i know a few people that would feel really uncomfortable near this remote.
All the details can be found at instructables.

[Via: instructables]    [Link: instructables]
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Ping Pong Game with Physical Boundaries
posted July 19 2010 18:30.24

Students at National Institute of Design, India, demonstrate a VR glove they made by playing a "Ping Pong Game with Physical boundaries on an architectural wall" for the course "Embedded Systems and Interaction Design" This is the second version of the prototype glove (a video of it you can see here) and i really don't know what is the most impressive part, the glove or the wall projection with the real wall acting as the game frame.
A serious project with a gaming attitude. :)

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Build own biped robot without a kit, using Arduino
posted July 13 2010 19:14.46

Lars Kristian Roland is building a Biped Robot from scratch instead of using a kit, utilizing some sheets of metal for easy manufacturing at home, 12 standard servos and an Arduino based development environment, the bot stands on its feet and is able to walk a bit.
Of course the job is far from finished but the robot is capable of basic moves such as crouch and stretch, lift a leg etc.
From the first impressions this looks promising and the best part is that Lars is planning upon completion of the software to make it open source!
More info on the project can be found here.

[Link: Disruptive Messaging]
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ShiftBrite Shield Ė A color mixer for Arduino
posted July 8 2010 20:40.48

Sergio Vilches made a color mixer with an Arduino for some MegaBrite leds in order to control them in a more human-friendly way as he says, thus meaning determine a colour by its Hue (tone), Saturation (more or less colourful) and Value (brightness), as it is widely used in colour pickers for computer graphic programs as GIMP.
He also decided to make directly a pcb to house all that and to use only recycled components salvaged from different sources.
Source code and complete info can be found here.

[Link: vlxs]
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I want a 3D printer
posted July 6 2010 21:48.53

Mskvaer shows a taste of his homemade 3D printer from a 30 year old Fishertechnic kit and some update motors driven by an Arduino.
Test run shows the need for a replace in the structure with a new, more "tight" set of bricks and some tuning on the electronics but that's test runs are for. :)
For the whole story and complete info check here.

[Link: iwanta3dprinter]
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Arduino Heart Rate Monitor With LCD
posted July 5 2010 17:04.34

npaltmp was suspecting he had some sleeping disorders, so he decided to build a heart rate and motion monitor himself.
Starting with an Arduino and adding an ear clip pulse sensor from a stationary exercise bike, a home build motion sensor and an lcd screen from an answering machine he managed to do it. And to have no "green" guilts of consu...

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