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Arc Reactor

Arc Reactor

Instructions for making your own Arc Reactor, similar to what Tony Stark wears in Iron Man. I’ll give you a general idea of how I built it, along with how it’s wired. Aside from the circuitry, this build is largely up to you, since I used a lot of scrap that I had lying around. […]

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Making Six Channel High Powered LED Controller Shield

Making Six Channel High Powered LED Controller Shield

This project uses IRLB8721PbF MOSFETS. These particular devices are good for the Arduino because the base current required to fully open the gate is less than 5v. I chose to use a power supply case to house this project. The built in fan will supply plenty of airflow over the heatsinks attached to the MOSFET’s. […]

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Using an Arduino to Process Fire Dept. Tones

Using an Arduino to Process Fire Dept. Tones

I’m on the volunteer fire dept. in my town and as such, like to keep tabs on when neighboring towns are dispatched. I came up with the idea to make a large map of my area and put an LED in each town that would light up when they get called out. To do this […]

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