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Using a Kinect as an Infrared Camera

Using a Kinect as an Infrared Camera

The Kinect is a peripheral for the Xbox 360 console that allows a user to interact with the Xbox 360 without touching a controller. A general description of the Kinect is that it is a depth camera. This means that you can place objects in front of it, and it will compute the distance from […]

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A Shook-Up Mouse

A Shook-Up Mouse

After seeing one of those pens that shocks you, I thought about putting something like that into a mouse as a joke. But mixing computers and high voltage is not such a good idea. The idea of using a vibrating motor from an old pager came to mind. So with an old pager, a mouse […]

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Drum Kit Kit

Drum Kit Kit

The kit contains the electronic parts required to make a drum kit. This includes the circuit board, resistors, diodes and pins. You supply the Arduino and the material to make the actual drum pads. Below you will find easy instructions for making traditional-looking drum pads, but you could also stick the piezo elements (the parts […]

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Solar Spinners for Your Windowsill!

Solar Spinners for Your Windowsill!

This is an easy-to-build simple solar engine, also known as a Trimmet. We will construct a direct-drive type (as opposed to a voltage-triggered) spinner that will really go nowhere fast in direct sunlight. Perfect for windowsills and desktops that get a lot of old Sol’s rays. Many different styles are possible, but this is a […]

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Evil Mouse Prank

Evil Mouse Prank

Joe Bowers is sneaky, resourceful, and rotten to the core. Whatever you do, don’t get in a prank war with him. Returning to my desk from a coffee break, I sat down, grabbed my mouse, and … nothing. The cursor was stuck to the left wall of my monitor. I shook my mouse wildly. The […]

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