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Nintendo DS LED and Force Feedback Mod

Nintendo DS LED and Force Feedback Mod

Here’s another superb mod from f00f00 detailing the process of adding force-feedback to a stock Nintendo DS using LEDs and a vibration motor.  With limited space inside the DS, he used all surface mount parts and a circuit board smaller than a...
The Green Electricity Turbine using DIY Wind Energy

The Green Electricity Turbine using DIY Wind Energy

Using a motor from an old exercise treadmill and some PVC pipe, learn how to construct your own DIY wind energy turbine. While the electrical power may not be enough to get your home off the grid, but the project clearly explains in simple terms...
Make a Backyard DIY Roller Coaster

Make a Backyard DIY Roller Coaster

If you have a big enough back yard, you too could build your own wood roller coaster just like our friend Jeremy Reid has done. Included on his site are about 6 videos, one of which is shown below. View the Full...
DIY Ambient Light Systems

DIY Ambient Light Systems

Here’s an awesome DIY lighting system for you. This guy set up a wicked system that can be controlled by the colors displayed on his TV (similar to Phillip’s Ambilight) or by controlling it with his BlackBerry. He used and LED-Wiz...
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RFID Enabled Mp3 Player using Arduino

RFID Enabled Mp3 Player using Arduino

This is a fantastic, unique project which uses RFID tagged pictures to select and play album. The system utilizes the easy to use arduino microcontroller platform along with an RFID reader and is also ethernet enabled. View the Full...
Shut Down Your Computer With A Text Message

Shut Down Your Computer With A Text Message

I don’t use Outlook as my mail reader but if I did this would be a cool hack to shutdown computers (or launch other programs). I could see this to be useful to perform backups on demand without having to log into the actual computer. It isn’t...
Twirling LED Sculpture of Doom!

Twirling LED Sculpture of Doom!

“The Particle” is a kinetic sculpture that experiments with color, sound and movement. A sensor monitoring system analyzes the users movements in the exhibition space. Around the space occupied by the sculpture defines a surround sound system...
Using Arduino and Peggy 2.0 LED Display

Using Arduino and Peggy 2.0 LED Display

This is a demonstration of the newer I2C/TWI Video Peggy firmware for the Peggy 2.0 display. Quartz Composer is sending its output serially to an Arduino. The Arduino then sends this via I2C to a Peggy 2.0 display. By doing this no modifications to...
Tiny Color Video Spy Camera Project

Tiny Color Video Spy Camera Project

This is a video camera I designed about ten years ago. Though not tiny by today's standards, about the size of a dice, for a short time it ruled as the smallest commercially available color video camera. Developed completely during my spare time in...
Build a Laser Light Show

Build a Laser Light Show

A laser light show is possible to replicate with the diffraction grating effect. Different laser effects can be created using a variety of materials: small motors and diffraction grating pieces, and mirrors. It's possible to create...
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