Binary Clock with Arduino and Plywood

Binary Clock with Arduino and Plywood

“A timepiece that allows to stop and think about the essence of time, and also a fun project to build! Binary Clock Prototype Building a binary clockBackgroundA couple of years ago I wanted to try out some iot-related stuff. I bought a couple of Arduino-boards and some random components and started fiddling around. At first I started out by trying …

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Solar Tide Clock

Solar Tide Clock

“Tides. In Anchorage Alaska we live on a point located between two enormous tidal bays—so big in fact that Captain Cook on his initial survey of the area thought (hopeful thinking) that this entrance would prove to be a “northwest passage”. It is shallow and all boats traversing to the port are aware of the difficulties involved with a …

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ON/OFF Timer for Smart Home

ON/OFF Timer for Smart Home

“One of the problems for an office worker is a very busy schedule, leaving early and coming home late, so they can not turn on lights or other equipment when night falls. Or it could be, they rush to go to the office, so forget to turn off other electronic equipment. Another problem, a company requires timeliness to automatically turn …

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Butterfly Alarm Clock

Butterfly Alarm Clock

“This alarm clock is an attempt to get our toddler to stay quiet in the morning while we try to continue sleeping. My wife asked me, “do you mind if I spend $27 on a toddler alarm clock?” When I figured out what such an alarm clock does, I decided I could make that from parts I had in my …

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DIY Smart Bluetooth Speakers With Spectrum Analyser

DIY Smart Bluetooth Speakers With Spectrum Analyser

“In this instructable, I would like to explain how to build a powerful smart Bluetooth speaker in a very simple way. The radios made a revolution in the 20th century every NEWS including war alerts were sent through the radio communication only. But the due to the use vacuum tubes during those days, size of radios were very big and …

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A look inside the DS3231 real-time clock

A look inside the DS3231 real-time clock

“Dallas Semiconductor, now owned by Maxim Integrated, is well known for making some excellent real-time clocks (RTCs). Take, for example, the DS1307: it’s simple, works with essentially any cheap 32,768 Hz watch crystal, is easily accessible over I2C, and is extremely power efficient (500nA current when running the oscillator on battery power). As great as it is, the …

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