Archive for the ‘Micro’ Category

A Speed Suit Activated with Motion #ArduinoMicroMonday

Monday, June 9th, 2014

speedsuit

Instructables user Beaconsfield posted a great project of a suit controlled by  Arduino Micro, lighting up EL wires when the wearer starts to walk and lights them up completely when the wearer runs or dances:

Most of the time EL wire is used as is, with manual on/off control. However, I wanted to control it with an Arduino, so it would react to results from a sensor. This motion-activated suit flashes when the wearer starts to walk and lights up completely when the wearer runs. Perfect for those late-night runs! (or dance parties – it lights up when the wearer moves, and this includes dancing) (more…)

Swimming Mermaid LED Tail #arduinomicromonday

Monday, April 7th, 2014

glimmer mermeid

Glimmer the Mermaid is an incredible project by Erin St. Blaine:  it uses about 180 Adafruit Neopixels, an Arduino Micro to control them and silicone. To change  animations and brightness she added a bluetooth module to connect it to an Android tablet:

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A binary clock made with an Arduino Micro, GPS and LED panel #arduinomicromonday

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Directly from our Arduino community on GooglePlus: a binary clock by Jamie Booth:

Join us and show us what you made with Arduino!

Playing chiptunes with Arduino Micro #arduinomicromonday

Monday, March 24th, 2014

playerMicro

 

Vespira created a project  forking a previous one made with Arduino Uno. In this case all audio is generated on the Arduino Micro:

If you look closely, you will see that I added a yellow wire going from the TXLED to the empty hole that was drilled over by the reset button. I added a single pin though this hole and epoxied the plastic in place to give myself another bread-boardable pin that has access to the PD5 signal which was not broken out. Simple mod really. (more…)

Using Arduino Micro to make a blinking belt #ArduinoMicroMonday

Monday, March 17th, 2014

microbelt

Making a blinking belt with Arduino Micro, Altoids box, LED and some code:

This project had many ups and downs, sadly ending in a down. My greatest strength caused my demise since my aesthetically pleasing container, the Altoids box, is conductor and my LEDs, connected to the side, failed to blink properly. Even though my project didnt end up exactly like I intended, I still learned a lot from this project and had a bunch of fun experimenting with my Arduino Micro.

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Hack! USB NeXT Keyboard with an Arduino Micro #ArduinoMicroMonday

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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On Adafruit Learning System there are a lot of cool tutorials and this  particular one is based on the Arduino Micro used to upcycles old Next keyboards:

Ladyada and pt had an old NeXT keyboard with a strong desire to get it running on a modern computer. These keyboards are durable, super clicky, and very satisfying to use! However, they are very old designs, specifically made for NeXT hardware, pre-ADB and pre-USB! That means you can’t just plug the keyboard into an ADB or PS/2 port or PS/2 to USB converter (even though it looks similar). In fact, I have no idea what the protocol or pinout is named, so we’ll just call it “non-ADB NeXT Keyboard”

Click and follow the steps to make your own.

 

Bicolor Square Heart/Valentines Necklace #ArduinoMicroMonday

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

ArduinoMicro - heart

 

Bicolor square heart/valentines necklace is a project made with Arduino Micro by Dr_Speed who shared some photos and code  on the Adafruit Forums!

heart_bmp[] =
{ B01101100,
B11111110,
B11111110,
B11111110,
B11111110,
B01111100,
B00111000,
B00010000},

I use a micro, but just about anything will do. There’s some Sugru on there to keep the sharp bits from catching on clothing/pockets. Usb battery powers the whole thing. It’s pretty bright, definitely not subtle.

ArduinoMicro - heart

Prototyping a pressure sensor with Arduino Micro #ArduinoMicroMonday

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Pressure sensor Arduino Micro

  managed to build a pressure sensor to behave like a switch, when it’s in an idle state the LED is off, if you apply some pressure,  light goes on:

The pressure pad doesn’t just work straight out the box – it requires a little bit of craft. What I’ve done is sandwich a pressure sensitive conductive sheet – known as Velostat – between two pieces of felt. I then stitched some conductive thread through each piece of felt – this applies a current to the pad and when the sandwich is put together, the circuit is complete. The Velostat acts like a resistor – the value changes when pressure is applied. It’s then just a case of writing out code that tells the LED to come on when the pressure reading goes over a certain threshold.

 

 

Take a look at the first and  second part of the experiment on his blog.

Arduino Micro USB IR Remote Adapter Board #ArduinoMicroMonday

Monday, February 17th, 2014

ArduinoMicroIR

Steve Yoshida is a systems engineer and worked on a project involving Arduino Micro and Infrared remote adapter:

My new Arduino sat on the shelf for a few weeks before I came up with a quick project that I wanted to use it for.  I use XBMC a lot on both PC and Raspberry Pi and wanted a quick way to get IR keyboard inputs from a remote.  I had used the IR library for Arduino in the past so I was already pretty familiar with the hardware and code involved.    What made the Arduino Micro ideal for this project was the keyboard emulation supported by the board and also its compact size…

 

Take a look at the complete post on his blog with more pics and the sketch.

GPS Powered LED Speedometer #ArduinoMicroMonday

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Adafruit + Arduino Micro and GPS powered LED Speedometer v1.0 by xykobas3rd on Instagram:

speedometer