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Atmel AVR HACK – Temperature Controller using Microcontroller AVR

Check out the Atmel AVR temperature controller hack, although I made a better one last year that can be controlled via ethernet, the case looks awesome!

Wine doesn’t like subzero temperatures, and during wintertime, my “winecellar” got pretty cold. There was an electric heating element, but the thermostat was broken, so it was either full burn or nothing.


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DIY HACK – HOWTO make some sounds with Arduino! Sound Part 3 – Playing a Melody

Check out the Part 3 of “HOWTO make sounds with Ardunio” and learn to play melody.

Bit-Banging Sound To bit-bang sound we toggle an output pin at the desired frequency. To play a musical note, we need to use specific frequencies and play the sound for a specific amount of time.

Generating the desired frequency big-bang style means figuring out what the period or cycle time of the desired frequency is. This is easy to c

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DIY HACK – HOW TO Control an Arduino remotely with your browser!


This is kinda cool way to control an LCD hooked up to Ardunino with browsers including your mobile phone.

In conclusion, this code may be pretty ragged, but the concept is what is important and it should be enough to get you started. You obviously can’t do anything too intense with this. It could be used to do some simple but cool things though such as controlling your house from your cell phone, or feeding your dog or cat over the internet, etc. Once again, pleas

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make some sounds with Arduino!


So, you want to make some sounds with the Arduino you just bought last Friday? Check out uCHobby as they show you how to do some basic stuff with sound and Arduino including how to make “Hello World” sound using a PC speaker.

This is the second in a series of articles about generating sound with an Arduino. The first article covered the various methods available for sound generation with an Arduino. I

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own 360 panoramic photo-bot


Wow, check out this instructable on HOWTO make your own 360 degrees panoramic photo-bot!

this is my 360 panoramic photo robot, the idea is shooting in 360 degrees in the smaller time as possible without errors, take the panoramic in a hard conditions and fun!.

this project i take a 1 month and i am implementing improvements, and i use parts of bad cd-roms and hard disk drives.

i hope that it serves to construct your

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DIY HACK – HOWTO convert an Arduino into AVR chip programming hardware for use with AVRDude

Into AVR chip programming? Check out how you can convert an Arduino into an AVR chip programming hardware for use with AVRDude!

By the way, AVR is microcontrollers from Atmel. Check out AVRFreaks for good AVR info.

(Thanks David for the tip! 🙂

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DIY balloon sent up 30km

a href=”http://vimeo.com/359554/l:embed_359554″>Launch and Retrieval from natrium42 on Vimeo.Check out this DIY Balloon that made it 30km!

High altitude ballooning is an emerging hobby, since price of GPS and communications equipment has gotten quite low. It is an excellent hobby for people fascinated by space flight and telerobotics and has many learning aspect

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Wii DIY HACK – Wiimote Lego Tank Surveillance Robot


Cool nice little wiimote Robot…

This robot is composed of Legos and uses a handyboard as the control hardware. It has 4 wheel drive each controlled by a lego motor, and a pan tilt mount for directing light and the video camera. The Wii Remote talks to a MacBook Pro over bluetooth to modified DarwiinRemote software, and the computer in turn communicates with the robot over a serial port. This robot was designed for and used in a small scale demonstration of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) as an assignment in Intro to Robotics at

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a Arduino Beer Thermostat

This project deserves an A++ for making something related with beer! As I am gulping a Budweiser 40 down my throat, I find this email in my inbox about HOWTO make a Arduino Beer Thermostat! Cool… Keep up the great work David and thanks for the tip!

I belong to a diverse group of amateurs who have a fascination for brewing our own beer. In addition to the satisfaction of brew

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DIY HACK – HOWTO build An Internet Controlled Security Robot with GPS!



Looks like Shelto has been updating his internet robot project from couple months ago.

Check out this cool internet controlled security robots made with some CUBLOC PLCs and GPS modules.


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