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Monkey Couch Guardian

Monkey Couch Guardian

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxTsudqfupc?wmode=opaque&w=620&h=349] My cats like to jump on furniture and shed their fur, which ends up on my clothes. To stop them, I’m using a Monkey Couch Guardian. I made it from one of those old-fashioned cymbal-banging toy monkeys, modified with an inexpensive Arduino microcontroller and a proximity sensor. Now when a cat jumps on […]

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The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part VII: The Electronics

The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part VII: The Electronics

This is the seventh of eight guides in a series documenting my build of MakerGear’s Mosaic desktop FDM/FFF 3D printer kit. the frame the Y-axis the X-axis the Z-axis the extruder the build platform the electronics the first print   This part covers installation and wiring of the electronics that control the printer. First, the […]

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Playful Puppy Robot

Playful Puppy Robot

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0CNiFYJC5Y?wmode=opaque&w=560&h=315] This guide will show you how to build a playful puppy robot that can be programmed with the Arduino IDE. Sample code is provided that will let you control the robot with simple hand gestures to perform tricks such as shaking hands and walking on his back legs. The robot is relatively simple […]

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