BRB BRB Remix

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This is a remix my BRB BRB project using cheaper components, namely a Digispark knockoff instead of a Teensy

My company requires us to lock our computers anytime we step away.  This is easy enough to do in Windows by pressing Win+L, but that isn’t the slack way.  In addition sometimes you have already stood up, taken your hands away from the keyboard when you remember you need to lock the computer.  So I decided to implement the BRB BRB (Be Right Back Big Red Button).  This gives me a nice large button to push that locks my computer.  It has the side benefit of just being fun to mash on.

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Micro Quadcopter CX10

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Do you need a quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand, is very flyable, and costs less than a trip for two to the movie theater (popcorn included)? No, of course not, but you will probably want one.
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HeaterMeter Info

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The HeaterMeter is a Wifi enabled, temperature controller, food temperature monitor for a smoker, that provides remote monitoring, remote configuration, temperapture alerts (email, SMS), historical graphs, and current status.  This is an open source / open hardware project based upon Arduino environment, Arduino compatible hardware, and a Raspberry Pi for Wifi and web interface.

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BRB BRB

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My company requires us to lock our computers anytime we step away.  This is easy enough to do in Windows by pressing Win+L, but that isn’t the slack way.  In addition sometimes you have already stood up, taken your hands away from the keyboard when you remember you need to lock the computer.  So I decided to implement the BRB BRB (Be Right Back Big Red Button).  This gives me a nice large button to push that locks my computer.  It has the side benefit of just being fun to mash on.

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I’m the Moon

Moon in My Room

For Christmas 2012 I received a Moon in my Room. This is effectively a moon shaped night light for kids that includes an IR remote you can use to cycle through 12 unique phases of the moon. It a cool 3D, dome shaped, textured surface representation of the moon. I decided it needed to be a little more aware of the real phase of the moon.

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USBasp/Arduino stepper controller

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This is a 10Pin project, using USBasp hardware connected it to a inexpensive 28BYJ-48 Stepper and ULN2003 driver from eBay, and an Arduino sketch to control the stepper.

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USBasp + NES = Hackaday mashup

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Inspiration

I have been playing around with Betemcu, a version of the USBasp AVR programmer, for a while.  I originally read about Project Ouroboros from the following Hackaday post:

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Dale Wheat Special Order

Just a quick thanks to Dale Wheat at dalewheat.com.  I made a special request, and it came to me quick with an extra dose of special.  If you like things that Blink, then check out his kits on his website and also available at MakerShed.com (and others).

 

 

SARduino from Dangerous Prototypes Free PCB Drawer

SARduino 1284P PCB from DP-Header

 

I just completed my build of the SARduino 644/1284 board from the Dangerous Prototypes Free PCB drawer.  The board was created by Andrew Schamp of Space Age Robotics and made available as a Guest PCB on Dangerous Protoypes.   The picture above shows the completed SARduino running a modified Blink example compiled and loaded via the Arduino IDE.

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Arcade Control Panel

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The primary goal was to do a test cut on the CNC for joysticks and buttons for an arcade cabinet project. As it was initially just a test, I was disappointed in the fact that my end results would be a piece of wood with holes that would be of no use. So I decided to double up the cuts on an inexpensive piece of MDF and end up with the control panel top for a standalone arcade controller (like the X-Arcade). Then I decided it needed a base also, and should be easy to assemble, and easily reproducible. This is the results.

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