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DIY QuadroCopter Built with Arduino and Wii Motion Plus!

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Officially (or unofficially), RC helicopters are DEAD as we know it but quadrocopters are become ever more popular.  For those of you who’s thinking about building yourself one, you might want to take a look at this particular setup using Arduino and Wii Motion Plus.

The project uses Wii Motion Plus coupled with I2C communication to Arduino unit to make use of the gyroscopes inside and also save a bunch of money on the setup.

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DIY LED Mohawk Helmet!

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If you are looking for something really cool to wear to your next rave party, here’s a DIY LED Mohawk helmet you can make, which gives you powerful RGB color-changing lights and I am sure everyone will complement you on this for sheezy.

Best of, this LED Mohawk helmet doesn’t just impress you with changing colors but it “syncs” to the music, very well done indeed. via hackedgadgets,

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How to Make a Tree Climbing Arduino Robot!

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Here’s the coolest robot of the week you can build, a tree climbing Arduino robot!  I love this idea and would like to take the concept further by adding some wireless cameras so I can snoop on the baby birds hatching. See Instructables for full instructions on how to make one yourself.

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How to Make DIY Animatronic Mouth Robot!

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Want to make yourself a DIY animatronic mouth robot?  Check out PyroElectro.com’s instructions on how to build one of these using PIC controller and servos.

In this tutorial I will show you two simple methods for building a believable robotic mouth. One articulated and moveable, the other an LCD flashing design. Both animatronic mouth designs create a believable illusion for your animatronic robot and can be built on a modest DIY budget.

via hackedgadgets,

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How to Make a Kid’s Learning Tool, The DIY Counting Box!

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Want to make your 3 or 4 year old get good at numbers super quick? How about building your kids a DIY counting box?

My son—now four, but three when I conceived this project—loves numbers and counting. More than a few times I’ve peeked in at night to find him asleep with a calculator in one hand and a flashlight in the other. And one of his favorite things to do with the calculator is incrementing “1 + = = = = = = = = = =” until he can’t keep his eyes open any more. I decided to build him a dedicated machine that would do nothing but count up and count down.

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How to Make a DIY Homemade Cathode Ray Tube!

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Most of would use cathode ray tubes off junk electronics to make something cool. Well, not this guy, YouTube user Xkcdification has made a DIY cathode ray tube completely from scratch, using wine bottle as vacuum source.

You can catch his full howto guide over at Instructables.com.

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How to Build a Music-Syncing LED Display!

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Next time you listen to your favorite dubstep music (one of my favorite genres btw), you will definitely want to enhance your listening experience by building yourself a music-syncing LED display that will sync to every beat and it’s a great project that anyone can tackle.

See full HOWTO at Wired.com

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TSA Closes Terminals Over a DIY Mint Tin Project!

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TSA recently closed one of its terminals due to a bomb threat (or so they thought it was) and calls in the bomb squad and the FBI.   Of course, this wasn’t actually a bomb but a DIY mint tin project.

The Omaha Police Department’s bomb squad was called after a suspicious-looking item was found in a carry-on bag shortly before noon at the airport’s north checkpoint in Terminal B.

Screening operations were suspended, and the B concourse was evacuated. Operations were not disrupted in Terminal A, according to a Transportation Security Administration official.

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How to Make a DIY PID-Controlled Crock Pot!

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One of the coolest devices for cooking and brewing is a temperature-controlled crock pot.  I actually have a similar project that I am working on using a PID to control the temperature of my Korean rice wine that I brew at home but you can use this example of a DIY PID-controlled crock pot for many applications.

There are some home appliances you simply can’t buy (way too expensive) but you can make them yourself using a PID controller.

What is a PID controller?

PID controller is basically a piece of computer that can control temperature of another electr

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How to Make a Simple DIY Bluetooth Garage Door Opener/Car Starter!

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Using DaisyBoard Bluetooth Module, here’s how you can make a simple bluetooth garage door opener which can be modified to even start your car with your smartphone. Pretty neat.

via hackedgadgets, Project Page

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