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Mint Tin Hero

Mint Tin Hero

A friend at work proposed a friendly competition between a few co-workers: to make something cool out of a Trader Joe’s green tea mint tin. Anything – whatever our creative hearts desired. The prize? Nobody cared – we’d figure that part out later. I thought it would be fun to do something electronic with it – maybe even squeeze an Arduino in there. But it would be tough – the tin was pretty tiny. And it had a clear plastic screen on the cover. I had to figure out what to do with that…

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Protect Header Pins During Transport

Protect Header Pins During Transport

Arduino shields are vital, yet their header pins tend to complicate easy storage and transport, and can sometimes be just too pokey. This guide shows a quick fix for the problem by using a rigid Davey binding board and affixing a plastic foam topping.

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Nativity in Outer Space

Nativity in Outer Space

Each year, my grandchildren and I build a different Nativity landscape. The little statuettes are always the same, but the scenery is different. This year my wife asked for Jesus’ manger to be in outer space. This is the result!

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Automatic Pet Feeder

Automatic Pet Feeder

I am going to teach you how to properly set up an Arduino for this configuration and explain some basic programming. I am also going to explain to people how to build the system in a few simple steps.

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The Smart Greenhouse

The Smart Greenhouse

The Smart Greenhouse is based on the vision of a greenhouse that would not rely on any human adjustment while maintaining a perfect micro-climate for a particular crop being cultivated inside. In other words, ideally this greenhouse could be left for a year in any (reasonable) climate and the seeds that were meant to grow […]

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