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Arduino Hack – How to Read Wii Motion Plus with Arduino!

I just got my hands on the new Tiger Woods 2010 for the Wii, which comes with a Wii Motion Plus.  Well, I have it sitting on my dining table but I guess someone found out how to read the data off the Wii Motion Plus.  Great timing although I have no use for it.

Ok so I, after much research, have been able to read the gyro data of the new wii motion plus peripheral with the arduino microcontroller. With this code and the code previously developed for the wii nunchuck (he

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Nintendo Hack – How to Convert your PowerGlove into a Wiimote-like Thang!

Do you remember when the first Nintendo PowerGlove came out? It was like the tightest game controller ever.

Well, nowdays “nobody” uses a PowerGlove but here’s a guy who hacked it, added an accelerometer, and now functional just like a Wiimote, or maybe even better.

Over the past month, I’ve done just that. I stripped the guts out of an original Power Glove, replaced the ultrasonic sensors with an accelerometer, the proprietary microcontroller with an open-source Arduino, and the wired connection with Bluetooth. I wrote an input manager to get the

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DIY Air Suspension System for Tow Trucks!

As a resident of San Francisco, I can say how much I hate tow trucks since they towed my car wi

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Robotic Dog Fetches the Ball!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy7nRjzTYSg

Remember the Automatic Ball Throwing Machine for your dog?  Well, get one of these Robotic Dogs and you will have a complete dog throwing/fetching automation.  Why not?

This robot uses an Acroname CMUcam2+ for its eye and an Acroname BrainStem GP 2.0 microcontroller for its brain. It chases down a bright pink ball (which I made with a styrofoam ball and neon pink acrylic paint), grabs it with its dual-servo pincher, and brinks it back to its home base by homing in on another bright pink target (conveniently mounted over the iSight

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DIY Duck Cam is a walking Polaroid Camera!

Check out this Duck Cam, a walking Polaroid camera that captures pictures and prints them out for ya.

video after the jump.

Therefore I am making a ‘Magical Image Digesting Duck’, by hacking digital camera, printer,

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Evolux LED Lightbulbs let you control the Lumens!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ppqz6zGCE

Ha, this has to be the most technologically advanced light bulb that consumers can buy right now.  It’s basically got LEDs and a microcontroller to control the whole schbang.

EvoDim allows for maximum energy conservation by allowing the user to cycle the bulb through three different output settings (250 Lumen, 750 Lumen, 950 Lumen) simply by rapidly switching the bulb on and off. The EvoLux R effortlessly goes

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DIY Homemade Gate Controller using Picaxe Microcontroller!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfNrbQoV5y0

Here’s a fun little DIY homemade gate controller for all you DIYers!

here are the gates i put in when we had are first child so she would not run out on the road i had this idea i would put motors on them this was not as easy as i thought i started with a 12v window motor with a rightangle drive but you can not drive the motor backwards so i could open the gates with out power you need to put a cl

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DIY Phone Unlocking – Use Universal SIM Unlock Card

Lol, this little Sim Unlock Card fits between your SIM card and the phone.  There is even a microcontroller on the freakin’ thing, which probably does the unlocking job.

It supposedly works for many phones as listed on the product site at usbfever.com.

This SIM unlock is made of a very thin piece of FPC (0.10mm) with a Microcontroller mounted on, that goes between your Operator’s SIM card & the phone’s SIM socket.

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DIY – How to build your own G-Force Meter!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Al-pWAw3g

Remember I did a G-Force Meter couple years ago? Here’s another cool DIY G-Force meter. The only difference it that it uses 7-segment display and a PIC18F series microcontroller.

After seeing so many applications using acceleromters making a simple project of my own with this cool sensor just seemed natural. The main application of the accelerometer is either for sensing tilt or sensing acceleration. For this application A G-Force met

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Giant Volume Meter!

Wow, check out this GIANT volume meter! So cool lookin’~

Looks like it’s some type of microcontroller with bunch of replays… Looks pretty simple to build… (the controls i mean)

“Volumen”, a giant graphic equalizer built by Argentinian artist, Sergio Avello relays the ambient urban noise levels around the Redgaleria in Buenos Aires. Pretty intense way of visualizing the co

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