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ViBracelet

ViBracelet

The goal of this project is to build a vibrating bracelet that alerts the wearer to incoming calls on an iPhone 4S. This device was originally created for a blind and partially hearing-impaired client who could not hear or see her phone ringing and wanted an inconspicuous and wearable device that physically alerted her of […]

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Projects in Motion: Control Three Types of Motors with 555 Timers

Projects in Motion: Control Three Types of Motors with 555 Timers

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJfBJJ2Y1kA?wmode=opaque&w=620&h=349] With an estimated one billion 555 timers manufactured annually, you know this component must be versatile! We’re going to learn how to build and control drivers for three very different types of motors using a breadboard, resistors, diodes, transistors, and some 555 timers (along with a sprinkling of CMOS logic). These motor drivers […]

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