I bought a few of these for a motorcycle project. I need to hook it up to a little arduino, but i'm used to breadboards, how does one hook this up? Do I need to solder these little connections? Btw, the project is to make custom signals tail lights for a motorcycle. I bought these hoping they would convert the 12v of the bike to 5v for the arduino.
I have an Arduino, and I want to make it do things. I gather that what I really want is a Raspberry Pi in addition to my Arduino. The trouble is, I don't know Python and my C and circuitry skills are severely rusty. So do you know of any online courses or physical books that will teach me all of this as a general subject of "making devices" rather than individual Python, C, and electrical engineering courses of study? [more inside]
Trying to run a DC motor with an Arduino UNO and a relay shield - need help with the code! [more inside]
What are some good Arduino projects involving Christmas lights for someone new to microcontrollers? [more inside]
ElectronicsFilter: I would like to construct a box with 4 lights that work on a timer. I know lots about software, and little about hardware, please help steer me in the right direction. [more inside]
I am playing with an animatronic toy I got from a thrift shop. Before I started trying to hack it, there was a rocker switch that when pressed in one direction, made the head turn left, and when pressed in the other direction, made the head turn right. I have hooked this up to my arduino by replacing the switch with transistors, but the head now will only turn right. Without knowing exactly how the circuit board inside the toy works, is there enough information to figure out what I'm doing wrong? [more inside]
More gift advice needed! For a 10-year-old science geek with advanced computer and electronics skills for his age, I am looking for cool electronics project kits. He has an Arduino starter kit and has worked with that a lot. He has some soldering skills. He's into digital audio at the moment. He also has a Mac laptop and an iPad, in case it's relevant. Looking for things in the $75-150 range.
I need some help building a gadget with an Arduino board. Specifically, I need help finding a way to dispense very tiny quantities of fluid (10 μL) once an hour. The valve assembly is the part I'm having trouble with... [more inside]
Back in the days of yore, my (almost) 77 year old father was quite the geek and maker, but never a programmer. Fast- forward to today and he can no longer work on big building projects and spends much of his time with his iPad and TV. We've been discussing what kinds of "doing" projects he'd like to work on, but the obvious contender of an Arduino is maybe a little difficult as I'm not in Australia to help him out with the programming side of things. What great projects have you known senior geeks to get into? [more inside]
I've got a costume that incorporates LED lights cued to music. I need to re-setup the costume and am trying to find the best Arduino (if possible) tech for them. How do I do so? [more inside]
What could/should my friend and I build first with an Arduino starter kit or two? [more inside]
I'm making my first electronics project: a super-simple musical sequencer controlled by an Arduino and SNES Super Advantage. Can you help me out with some logistics/feasibility questions? [more inside]
What are some cool things I can do with an arduino, Python and stuff I already have, with only a few new parts? [more inside]
What interesting projects can I make with my Arduino and scavenged radio parts or other household items? [more inside]
I need an easy, yet cool-looking electronics project. In around one month, I'll be visiting Tokyo, including a day-long trip to Akihabara. Inspired by this post I think it would be really, really cool if I spent part of that day buying parts in order to create something electronic. Difficulty: I have close to zero experience with electronics. [more inside]
I want to make little machines that do cool things. I've been daydreaming and doing moderate "research" for years and years. How do I make this into reality? [more inside]
I'm interested in self-tracking/home automation. What products (or DIY projects) are out there in the same vein of "Withings" and "FitBit" that will semi-passively track data about myself? [more inside]
What are some cool arduino music projects, especially guitar effects?
Help me plan the electronics and software for an interactive art installation involving buttons and a webcam and a monitor. [more inside]
Looking for an electronics supply store in NYC. LEDs, resistors, kits. Not boomboxes, televisions and Playstations. Suggestions? [more inside]
What's the best way to make a Crackle Box-type circuit (where the user touches and closes the circuit with their fingers)? [more inside]
Where should I look to find good, low voltage electric motors for projects? [more inside]
DoesorwhydoesntthisexistFilter: A very simple guitar synth. [more inside]
Where around socal can I meet other aspiring electronic do-it-yourselfers? [backyard imagineering] [more inside]