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The Flowing Pixels of Time Wait for No Man

The hourglass dramatically depicts the flow of time; gravity pulling grains of sand inevitably downward. So it is with the Bits of Time project by . 164 more words

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There Is No Spoon; Automatic Self Stirring Mug

Sometimes it’s helpful to realize the truth that there is no spoon. At least, not with ’s automatic self-stirring mug. At first it was just a small propeller in the bottom of the mug that turned on by pushing a button in the handle, but this wasn’t as feature-rich as hoped it could be, so he decided to see just how deep the automatic beverage-mixing rabbit hole goes. 156 more words

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Father and Son Fix a Scale

It’s awesome when you can tag-team with your dad to fix stuff around the house. , with help from his dad, did a complete refurbishing of a broken bathroom weighing scale… 306 more words

ATtiny Hacks

A Tiny Servo Motor Controller

If you’re building a moving thing with a microcontroller, you’ll probably want to throw a servo controller in the mix. Driving a servo or two with a microcontroller takes away valuable cycles that just babysit the servo, making sure all the PWM signals are in sync. 170 more words

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ATtiny Does 170x240 VGA With 8 Colors

The Arduino is a popular microcontroller platform for getting stuff done quickly: it’s widely available, there’s a wealth of online resources, and it’s a ready-to-use prototyping platform. 232 more words

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Electronic float valve keeps the horse's feet dry

built this simple device that can best be described as an electronic float valve. He was wasting a lot of water from overflowing water troughs and buckets around his farm. 289 more words

ATtiny Hacks

Simple EEPROM Module for Arduino or other microcontroller

EEPROMs come in handy if you want to store some data without losing it. Many microcontrollers come with some internal EEPROM, but as EEPROMs have a finite (though very large) number of writes before they start becoming faulty, my anal retentive character always had a problem with using that internal EEPROM. 618 more words