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Pulse Sensor wearable heart rate sensor

08/10/2011, The Pulse Sensor is a plug-and-play ready component which will hook up to the Arduino platform, making it a portable, wearable heart rate sensor which will be able to open up a doorway of possibilities if one wants to incorporate biometric data into...

Brainwave Disruptor entrainment device built from scratch

08/08/2011, Rich Decibels (this is just a handle of a real person) has a healthy interest in the subject and science of brainwave entrainment, and decided that there is no better way to learn more about it than to built such an entrainment device he can call his own....

Washing machine gets smarter with DIY tinkering

08/08/2011, You know how everything strives to be smarter and smarter these days? Well, our regular home appliances are the same – moving in the general direction of the smartphone industry, although I would go out on a limb and say that smartphones evolve far...

Androcade Doubles As A Controller And As A Stand

07/01/2011, Forget those tiny joysticks that you paste on your screen which also eats into your screen’s real estate. How about taking a look at the Androcade instead? It creator, Scoot2084 made it shaped like the Android mascot and it’s even green in...

Self Made External Display For Nexus One

07/01/2011, Do you wish sometimes that your smartphone could display certain information while running full screen apps i.e. viewing the time, signal or battery strength, notifications from SMS, e-mail or missed calls? Well if you don’t mind carrying a bit of...

“Light Scythe” Lets You Do Huge Light Paintings

06/29/2011, For those unfamiliar with light painting, it’s a photographic technique which uses long exposures and a light source, to “paint” the photo with light. The photo above is a great example as I am sure those who are unfamiliar with...

Jazari makes a one-man band a snap

06/09/2011, Check out the video in the extended post to see the Jazari in action, where the creator relied on a Wiimote as well as a custom Arduino controller that was specially built from arcade buttons, relying on a bunch of gestural sensors and springbok horns...

Vibrotron robot powered by Arduino

04/25/2011, There is just something about Arduino that never ceases to amaze – it does seem to be able to do just about anything and everything, assuming you have a keen programming mind to go along with it. The Vibrotron that you see here is the handiwork of...

MapBag makes sure you don’t get lost on your bike

03/21/2011, While almost everyone has a GPS in the form of a smartphone nowadays, one of the problems with having such devices is that users have trouble reading the maps while on the move at the same time, especially while on a vehicle like a bicycle. A hobbyist...

RoboTouch: an NES controller used to play games on an iPad

03/15/2011, Ever seen a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller used to play games on an iPad? Probably not. Well the folks over at ProtoDojo have come up with one of the strangest iPad gaming controllers ever. Called the RoboTouch, it makes use of an NES...

BeeWi controls Mini Cooper via Bluetooth

03/04/2011, Want to drive a car using a remote device, ala James Bond and his Sony Ericsson phone in the backseat while piloting a BMW 7 Series? Well, here is something less adventurous but equally exciting (for some) – an Android-powered BeeWi which controls a...