Self-Sustaining Solar Tracker

Self-Sustaining Solar Tracker

“The following project was made as part of the Science 0 class 2018 in UTEC. We took the idea and the main design from another instructable but we added an extra feature to it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Dual-Axis-… We were given the task to build a project which followed one of the following characteristics; it could be an …

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Using Wemos D1 mini to control a brushless motor with ESC and servo signals

Using Wemos D1 mini to control a brushless motor with ESC and servo signals

“I’ve recently become interested in making “machines” of various sorts. I was sorting through some of my RC (radio control) plane “stash” the other day and came across various brushless motors and electronic speed controllers (ESC) like these. In RC, Brushless ESCs are usually connected to a radio receiver which generates servo control pulses. So this morning I thought …

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Knobslider: A Shape-Changing Interface For Knob And Slider

Knobslider: A Shape-Changing Interface For Knob And Slider

“KnobSlider is a shape-changing device that switches between a knob and slider. It enables three different interactions (sliding, clicking, and rotating) on one device. It is originally designed for professional users such as sound engineers who use lots of sliders and dials. KnobSlider aims to bring flexibilities of interfaces while keeping dexterity with physical devices, rather than to use flat …

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Nunchuk Controlled Robotic Arm (With Arduino)

Nunchuk Controlled Robotic Arm (With Arduino)

“Robotic arms are awesome! Factories all over the world have them, where they paint, solder and carry stuff with precision. They can also be found in space exploration, subsea remote operated vehicles, and even in medical applications! And now you can have a cheaper version of them at your own home, office or lab! Tired of doing a repetitive job …

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An Actuated Desktop Lamp

An Actuated Desktop Lamp

“Here Ill show how to make a simple, little actuated desktop lamp using arduino and servo motors. Ill also tell you how you can alter the motors so that you can record manipulations and therefore enact movements with the lamp that the lamp can then repeat. With this you can teach your lamp various movements. You will need the following …

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Raspberry Pi Cam Pan-Tilt Control Over Local Internet

Raspberry Pi Cam Pan-Tilt Control Over Local Internet

“Pan-Tilt Camera position Control over local internet, using Flask and Python. On previous tutorials we explored: How to stream to the internet a video captured by a camera: VIDEO STREAMING WEB SERVER and, How to position a camera (or anything) using: PAN-TILT MULTI SERVO CONTROL In this tutorial, we will combine what we have learned before, controlling our camera …

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Voice Controlled 3D Printed Tricopter

Voice Controlled 3D Printed Tricopter

“This is a fully 3D printed Tricopter drone that can be flown and controlled with voice control using Amazon’s Alexa through a ground station controlled by the Raspberry Pi. This Voice Controlled Tricopter is also known as Oliver the Tri. A Tricopter unlike the more commonly drone configuration of a Quadcopter only has 3 propellers. To make up for …

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Automatic Vision Object Tracking

Automatic Vision Object Tracking

“On my last tutorial, we explored how to control a Pan/Tilt Servo device in order to position a PiCam. Now we will use our device to help the camera to automatically tracking color objects as you can see below: This is my first experience with OpenCV and I must confess, I am in love with this fantastic “Open Source …

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Solar Panel Sun Tracker - Phone Charger

Solar Panel Sun Tracker - Phone Charger

“Fun and easy green robot! Build a sun tracking solar array in under an hour. Bonus: charge your phone with free clean energy! Going Green I have been working in the renewable energy industry in Australia and tinkering with Arduinos for some time now, but its not until this project that I finally decided to combine the two and build …

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