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Geiger Counter Kit

Geiger Counter Kit

Commercial Geiger counters can cost hundreds of dollars. Build your own at a fraction of the price! This easy-to-solder kit can be built in an evening and it works just like you think it would; clicking and blinking in the presence of radiation. Just follow the instructions here to build it and use it. Your […]

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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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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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Repeat After Me: A Mintronics Memory Game

Repeat After Me: A Mintronics Memory Game

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8aAWJ4x1_M?wmode=opaque&w=620&h=349] In this project, we’ll turn a MAKE MintDuino microcontroller and a Mintronics Survival Pack into a replica of retro electronic memory games like Simon and the Tandy Pocket Repeat game sold by RadioShack in the 1980s. It’s amazing how fun and addictive this simple game is, and it’s a great way to learn […]

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