Category Archives: diy

Conduit, Birdhouse, and Skateboard Become Giant Pen Plotter

If you think you need fancy parts to build a giant robot drawing machine, think again! [Cory Collins] shows you how he built his Big-Ass Wall Plotter v.2 out of stuff around the house or the hardware store, including electrical conduit, gang boxes, scrap wood, and skateboard bearings, alongside the …read more

Continue reading

Posted in 3d Printer hacks, cnc hacks, diy, electrical conduit, pen plotter, plotter | Leave a comment

Spherical Quadruped Arduino Robot

[Greg06] started learning electronics the same way most of us did: buy a few kits, read a few tutorials, and try your hardest to put a few things together. Sound familiar? After a while, you noticed your skills started increasing, and your comfort level with different projects improved as well. …read more

Continue reading

Posted in 3d Printer hacks, animatronics, arduino, astromech, BB-8, diy, droid, first project, instructables, quadruped, robotics, robots hacks, star wars, transformers, Zoids | Leave a comment

Three-Dollar Router Rebooter Has One Job

Sometimes connectivity problems go away by power cycling a router. It’s a simple but inconvenient solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist, but that didn’t stop [Mike Diamond] from automating it for a few bucks in parts. The three-dollar router rebooter may be a simple device with only one job, …read more

Continue reading

Posted in diy, ESP8266, home hacks, power cycle, reboot, state machine, wireless hacks | Leave a comment

Three-Dollar Router Rebooter Has One Job

Sometimes connectivity problems go away by power cycling a router. It’s a simple but inconvenient solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist, but that didn’t stop [Mike Diamond] from automating it for a few bucks in parts. The three-dollar router rebooter may be a simple device with only one job, …read more

Continue reading

Posted in diy, ESP8266, home hacks, power cycle, reboot, state machine, wireless hacks | Leave a comment

Re-used Materials Make Tiny Offroad Track for Micro R/C

What does one do with tiny 1:35 scale remote controlled off-road vehicles? Build appropriately-tiny tracks for them to drive on, of course. That’s exactly what [David] did when he created his fantastic rock crawling track that he has dubbed the ‘4×4 Arena’, and what’s even better is that he used …read more

Continue reading

Posted in diy, offroad, R/C, rc, toy hacks | Leave a comment

Roll Your Own Automation with ESPHome

There are several different paths to a smart home, and [Marcus] eventually settled on using ESPHome and ESP8266/ESP32 based devices to create a complete DIY smart home solution which covers his garage door, sprinklers, LED strips, light bulbs, and outlets. There’s even an experimental (and very economical) ESP32-CAM based camera, …read more

Continue reading

Posted in diy, ESP32-CAM, esphome, home hacks, Microcontrollers, smarthome, sonoff, tasmota | Leave a comment

Learn Arduino In Time And In Tune For Christmas

If you’re one of the lucky ten thousand today who still haven’t tried programming electronics with the Arduino platform, this detailed guide by [Dafna Mordechai] should hopefully give you enough incentive to pick it up now and make a simple bit of Christmas-themed decoration with it.

The guide isn’t exactly …read more

Continue reading

Posted in Arduino Hacks, breadboard, christmas tree, diy, electronic art, guides | Leave a comment

DIY Thermal Imager Uses DIY Gaussian Blur

Under the right circumstances, Gaussian blurring can make an image seem more clearly defined. [DZL] demonstrates exactly this with a lightweight and compact Gaussian interpolation routine to make the low-resolution thermal sensor data display much better on a small OLED.

[DZL] used an MLX90640 sensor to create a DIY thermal …read more

Continue reading

Posted in digital cameras hacks, diy, gaussia, gaussian, Microcontrollers, MLX90640, oled, Thermal, thermal imager | Leave a comment

A Better Embroidery Machine, With 3D Printing and Common Parts

In concept, an everyday sewing machine could make embroidery a snap: the operator would move the fabric around in any direction they wish while the sewing machine would take care of slapping down stitches of colored thread to create designs and filled areas. In practice though, getting good results in …read more

Continue reading

Posted in 3d printed, 3d Printer hacks, android, arduino, bluetooth, cnc, cnc hacks, diy, embroidery, embroidery machine, openbuilds | Leave a comment

The Theremin Gets A Voice

Every once in a while, we come across a project that adds a ridiculously good twist on an existing design. This is exactly what [Xiao Xiao] and the team at LAM research group at the Institut d’Alembert in Paris have done. Their project T-VOKS is a singing and Speaking Theremin …read more

Continue reading

Posted in audio synth, diy, music, musical hacks, theremin | Leave a comment