• Electronics
    Motion Control With Arduino: Motorising a Camera SliderArduinostepper preview
    The availability of cheap stepper motors and drivers these days allows ample opportunity for experimenting outside of the more expensive and complicated 2D/3D cutting and printing projects. For this project, I'll take my OpenBuilds camera slider and motorise it. Not only that, but create a self-contained system for controlling the motor.Read More…
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    How to Add an SD Card Data Logger to an Arduino ProjectArduino sd
    Arduino projects can vary widely from home brew managers to weather stations to advanced home automation. Often you'll want to log data from these projects. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to integrate an SD Card and a real time clock module into a project to allow time stamped data logging.Read More…
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    The Raspberry Pi B+ Explored and ExplainedPibplus
    Announced on 14th July 2014, the Raspberry Pi B+ is a revision to the hugely popular model B. Available at the same price as its predecessor, the B+ is the same but different. This tutorial will show you what's new with the model B+.Read More…
  • Electronics
    How to Add a Web UI to the RGB LCD Tweet BoxPreview
    This tutorial extends the previous tutorial, How to build a Tweet controlled RGB LCD, by adding web page control. With this you can change the configuration of the Tweetbox on the fly from your laptop, tablet or phone. You'll learn useful techniques in this tutorial so you can add web page control to your own Raspberry Pi projects. Read More…
  • Arduino
    Using an Arduino as an LCD clockLogo
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to turn an Arduino into a clock using a 1602 LCD screen, an Arduino, a hand full of jumpers and a Real Time Clock, or RTC, chip/module.Read More…
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    How to Install Ruby on Rails on Raspberry PiBrowserpreview tmp
    Ruby on Rails is quickly becoming more and more popular every day. Learning to develop in the Ruby language is a very valuable skill. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install Rails onto a Raspberry Pi.Read More…
  • Electronics
    How to Build a Laser Tripwire With ArduinoLasertripwireicon
    Every mad scientist's lab, or seven year old child's room, needs advanced protection against intrusion by rogue agents or siblings. This tutorial shows you how to construct a laser tripwire that plays an alarm when the laser is interrupted. It uses a photoresistor to sense the presence of a laser beam and use a standard piezo element to play sound straight from an Arduino without an amplifier.Read More…
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    How to Build an Arduino Mood LampMoodlighticon
    The latest generation of addressable RGB LEDs opens a whole world of possibilities for projects. This project will guide you through creating an Arduino controlled mood light that will allow you switch colors, brightness, and even switch to a color craw effect reminiscent of the beloved lava lamp of ages past.Read More…
  • Raspberry Pi
    Using a Wii Nunchuck to Control Python TurtleNunchuck
    The nunchuck is a good multi use input for your Raspberry Pi as they can be picked up cheaply and contains a joystick, a 3-axis accelerometer and 2 buttons in a nice ergonomically friendly controller. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to connect a Wii nunchuck adaptor to a Raspberry Pi and use Python to control the turtle module.Read More…
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    How to Build an RGB LED FlashlightRgb led
    Working with LEDs can range from the simple LED throwie to advanced full-color wall matrix displays to addressable RGB color LEDs. In this tutorial I'll show you how to construct an RGB flashlight where the color of the light, brightness, and blink speed are all controllable with dials on the flashlight. Read More…
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    How to Build a Tweet Controlled RGB LCDFront400s
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use a Raspberry Pi with an RGB LCD to monitor tweets. Tweets containing specific keywords are displayed in defined colours. You’ll learn how to create a Twitter application to use the stream API to push data to your program, giving you an opportunity to learn about multi-threaded Python programs.Read More…
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    How to Take Raspberry Pi Screenshots With VNCPi screenshot
    With a picture you can paint a thousand words and, as a tool for teaching anything relating to computers, a screenshot is an effective way of getting across ideas or information. In this tutorial I'll show you how you can take screenshots on a Raspberry Pi.Read More…