Archive for the ‘Tv’ Category

Arduino’s cameo appearence in The Following

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Arduino cameo in the  theFollowing


The Following is an american TV Series which premiered last january and telling the story of

 former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and his attempts to recapture serial killer Joe Carroll following the latter’s escape from prison

On the 9th of April Season 1, chapter 12  aired and some of you noticed the unexpected!

An Arduino Uno spotted for the first time in a TV series at 17m 40s: Kevin Bacon jumps over an ArduinoUno-activated device … the red led blinking seems pretty dangerous!

But what kind of device is it exactly?

Arduino-Driven Content-Sensitive TV Mute

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Matt Richardson has a great blog post on Make about using an Arduino to read the closed-captioning stream from a TV using a video experimenters shield, then muting the TV whenever the name of an annoying celebrity is heard. Besides being a great idea, it’s a nicely made explanatory video.  Nice work, Matt!


Matt Richardson's TV muter project. Image from



Nunchuck Controlled 3D Cube On TV

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

[Paul]  took the TVout library, the Wiichuck library and wrote it’s own 3D library. In this way he’s got a nunchuck controlled 3D shape on TV

Movement in the nunchuck is detected by the arduino, then the cube is redrawn according to new angle of the controller. 3d wireframe library header and source. Code to tie everything together

via [Paulsarduino]

MicroVGA and Arduino

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

I got my MicroVGA display circuit today. This lets you output either SVideo or VGA text. The SVideo is in black and white and the VGA is text only and color. This is great to see whats going on and to have some fun ways to display test on tv’s and computer screens without any complications or having to take up a whole avr chip.

check out some successfull attempts to display arduino on a tv/vga screen using a microvga board. code ready

via [rpgDuino]

Arduino TvOUT Library (with PAL support)

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Arduino Forum user [mdmetzle] shared a nice tv-out library for Arduino:

I wrote a small video output library called TVout. It is completely interrupt driven to make writing things that need tvout easier. It runs on a resolution of 128×96 with some basic text printing and line and dot drawing for now.

video and spec after the break.


ATmega 328 based Video Game Project developed in Honduras

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

[Luis] created this game he built using an ATmega 328 microcontroller.

His game is the first video-game system made in Honduras (as he lives there). The news was spread from several local newspapers or TV programs.

“This is a monochrome game with monaural sound I created using an atmega328. The circuit has 3 MCUs (One for composite video, the IR receiver de-codifier, and the last one for sound) and 3 LEDs (R-G-B LEDs) that turn on depending on some events of the game.

The controller has an atmega168, an infrared light emitter diode that transmits the signal to the game, and also uses an Memsic 2125 accelerometer.”

Via  [trickFist] [intelSath]

Arduino Assisted Mind-Controlled TV Using EEG

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I have finally gotten around to re-writing some of my old code and re-recording a proper demo of controlling physical objects using thoughts by interfacing an EEG headset with an Arduino. While this technology is interesting and exciting, before anyone sees this as an endorsement for this particular EEG headset, I strongly recommend reading my full review of the device below. Those of you who have no interest in purchasing such a device can simply enjoy the show  ;) .

We’ve always wanted a remote of the TV-remote. [Paul] realized a mind-controlled TV-Remote which turns out to be more demanding (as we see from the video) in terms of concetration & stress, than his classical step-brother.

Nice EEG headset hack. I wonder how difficoult is to port the usb dongle directly to the Arduino. Check the IR library Paul used.

Read Paul full entry for a nice &  full review of the device below.

Via [killerprojects]

The Arduino Eye Shield

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The Arduino Eye Shield by David Chatting is a circuit board that can be plugged on top of the Arduino allowing it to interpret analogue video (PAL or NTSC) from a camera or other source. It gives the Arduino the power of sight. I can see allot of potential for interesting live video manipulation here

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TellyMate Shield. SnakeDuino on your TV-

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Nice project shield to get your arduino TvOut. For £15.00. Fair. Follow the thread on the Arduino Forum.

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