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Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Basically, a VU Meter measures loudness (volume units) of an audio signal. But this blinking VU meter project catches the eye more than the ear. The construction of the VU meter using 12 flashing bulbs is relatively simple. At the heart is a 12...
RC Nerf Gun Tank

RC Nerf Gun Tank

If you were a Nerf gun warrior in your younger days, then you need to make yourself this awesome Nerf tank. Is that Nerf gun still lying around? Then all you need are some extras and a bit of handyman skills to follow this neat project. You could...
DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

Here’s another neat Arduino helicopter project featuring four infrared sensors and one ultrasonic sensor for obstacle avoidance.  We’ve seen an Arduino powered helicopter with four rotors and even one with six rotors too.  This quadcopter,...
How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

Take a piece of steel wool and tuck it into the toilet paper.   Lightly touch the battery to the steel wool.  Blow.  Now put that thing out, before the smoke alarm goes...
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‘69 Pontiac GTO controlled using a iPod Touch

‘69 Pontiac GTO controlled using a iPod Touch

RedEye is great for controlling your home theater, but what about other things? Customers use RedEye to control all kinds of things - Christmas lights, hot tubs, and now, even a vintage 1969 Pontiac GTO. Thanks to Dave Phipps and his son for sharing...
How to: Create a PCB using the Toner Transfer Method

How to: Create a PCB using the Toner Transfer Method

Need to make a PCB quick? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to create a PCB with the toner transfer method using photo laser paper.  This is an "easy and cheap" way to build PCB (printed circuit board) using the toner transfer method....
Build your own Self-Balancing Segway

Build your own Self-Balancing Segway

This DIY Segway-like scooter is an exceptional guide to building your own self balancing transportation machine. Although Dean Kamen was first with his patented Segway scooter, they are actually surprisingly simple to build. We had covered some...
Bicycle Wheel LED Video Displays

Bicycle Wheel LED Video Displays

Monkeylectric has just released the newest version of their bicycle mounted video displays.  Using four strips of  RGB LEDs on each wheel, you can display any video or image on your bike wheels while you ride.  A full video demonstration below...
Home Automation Using the iPhone and X10

Home Automation Using the iPhone and X10

Like most people, we’re huge fans of home automation.  We’ve even covered quite a few ways people have used Twitter to automate your home.  This time, however, we’ll be automating our homes by managing SmartHome’s X10 home automation...
Arduino Robot that Finds and Blows out Fires

Arduino Robot that Finds and Blows out Fires

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