Tag Archives: picaxe

Recommended Picaxe

DIY Homemade Gate Controller using Picaxe Microcontroller!


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 clutch in line

Click Here to Read Full Article

Leave a comment

MedCosm Picaxe blending light

Here’s a cool blending night DIY, very simple and easy to do with your Picaxe. Picaxe is a very cheap microcontroller you can do a lot of cool stuff like this…

had a few multicolor LEDs laying around and wanted to whip up a color-blending nightlight. I built 2 devices, each in its own 20 pin DIP socket without soldering. A 3-pin header is included so I can reprogram the light on-the-fly if desired. On my first build, I used wire-wrap. The next on

Click Here to Read Full Article

1 Comment

HACK – Digitized Doodle Dome using PICAXE and 5.25″ floppy drives

Here’s a real cool doodle dome using a PICAXE and a 5.25″ floppy drive!

The Doodle Dome was a toy made by Tyco in the early 1990’s. It is basically an Etch-A-Sketch type deal, except that instead of a flat rectangle, it is (most of) a sphere. Like an Etch-a-Sketch, there are two knobs that move a little pointer around a drawing surface, and it scrapes some silv

Click Here to Read Full Article