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Manga Guide to SMD

Manga Guide to SMD | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
For those that have always felt a bit treppidatious when approaching SMD, you can relax. Here’s a simple guide to walk you through your first shaky steps into surface mount devices.
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Piping micrometer data to a VGA

Piping micrometer data to a VGA | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
[sspence] found himself in need of a way to push the data from his digital micrometer to a VGA panel for easy display. His micrometer had a data port, so he figured he could plug it into a micro controller and have that push data to a VGA.
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Missed calls and SMS Notifier Accessory

Missed calls and SMS Notifier Accessory | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
When at home, I do not carry my phone with me everywhere... so sometimes phone rings or an SMS comes in and I do not hear that.
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RFID door openers

RFID door openers | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
office door hack from Valentin Heun on Vimeo.
MIT Researcher Valentin Heun created the RFID door opener as he was annoyed that he needed both his MIT ID card and a key to gain access to the MIT Media Lab.
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Building a media player with an MSP430

Building a media player with an MSP430 | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
A media player based on an Arduino and SD card has been done to death several times over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate [Matt]‘s MSP430 audio player.
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Sliding camera mount is good enough for amateur photography

Sliding camera mount is good enough for amateur photography | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
[Unihopper] built this sliding camera mount to add some motion to his freestyle unicycle videos. It’s extremely simple, but still pulls off a pretty nice effect as you can see in the clip after the break.
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Open source tracking system gets a Kickstarter

Open source tracking system gets a Kickstarter | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
Many of the hacks featured here inspire others to build on the creator’s work, and on occasion the positive feedback brings the hack to market.
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20 Unbelievable Arduino Projects

20 Unbelievable Arduino Projects | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
Here are twenty amazing Arduino projects that you almost wouldn't believe, if not for that they are the real deal.
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Adam Savage talks about what he saw at Maker Faire

Adam Savage talks about what he saw at Maker Faire | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
 
Adam Savage talks about what he saw at Maker Faire. Most people know Adam from MythBusters but he has a history making movie props.
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Arduino one-terminal touch switch

Arduino one-terminal touch switch | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
With Arduino, using a touch switch often requires two terminal to be touched at the same time. This switch uses one touch terminal and a few cheap components. Total cost HERE.
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Updating your workspace for more organized and efficient hacking

Updating your workspace for more organized and efficient hacking | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever looked at one of [Todd Harrison’s] teardown or how-to videos closely, you would likely notice that his work bench looks like a standard hacker workspace.
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Closing in on Nixie cuff links

Closing in on Nixie cuff links | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
It’s not Nixie cuff links yet, but we’re seeing a lot of potential for a few very classy accoutrements with [thouton]‘s Nixie tube necklace.
The build was inspired by this much clunkier necklace that found its way onto the MAKE blog.
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How To Build The Easiest Motorized Slider

Here is one memorable quote, "It is a slider, not a roller after all". This comes from Dan Colvin, a film maker and a unicyclist that was set to build a slider that would be easy to build, even if you are not a certified maker.
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RC Car brains swapped with an Arduino

RC Car brains swapped with an Arduino | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
 
Randy Sarafan, the Technology Editor at Instructables built this programmable car platform by taking an off the shelf RC Car and swapped its brains with an Arduino. This allows the new car to have sensor capabilities and programmability.
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Slide rule for musical scales

Slide rule for musical scales | DIY ELECTRONICS | Scoop.it
For all those engineers who dabble in music [Magnetovore] has your back. Musicians simply must know their scales and he came up with a papercraft slide rule for major and minor scales.
The system is very easy to use.
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