Category Archive: Arduino

Dec 12

GE G-35 LED Lights with EQ Quick Build

GE_Cabling

Another build based on the hackable GE G-35 LED Christmas lights and the MSGEQ7 Equalizer chip. This time another friend of mine wanted to put up 2 sets of the GE lights on his house for Christmas, so he asked me if I could build him a copy of my GE light controller box. I …

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Sep 17

EQ Pixels

Schematic

First a little background… Last year I built a color organ type project using the hackable GE RGB LED Christmas lights and the MSGEQ7 Graphic Equalizer Display Filter. The project changed the lights based on the audio signal presented to the MSGEQ7. I wrote several effects for the lights and changed them based on pressing …

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Jun 28

AlarmingTweet Entered in Make it Tweet Contest

AlarmingTweet

I built a new project I called AlarmingTweet for the Adafruit Make it Tweet contest at Instructables.  The project adds tweeting capabilities to the GE 45142 Choice-Alert Wireless Control Center Alarm system. The Choice-Alert system allows you to wirelessly connect up to 16 different sensors across 4 zones. You can purchase door/window sensors, motion detectors, …

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Jun 19

Waterproof DS18B20 probe at Adafruit

As luck would have it, about a week or two after building the DS18B20 temperature probe from scratch since I didn’t want to wait for it to ship from China, Adafruit has added a similar probe to their product lineup. The Adafruit probe looks very similar to the Arduino-Direct one, but Adafruit is US based …

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Jun 06

DS18B20 Temperature Probe

Solder and heat shrink wires

Although the form factor for the DS18B20 1-Wire sensor boxes I built for the Easy Arduino 1-Wire Sensor Network are relatively small my friend thought an even smaller probe type version would be nice to have for using in places where the phone jack box would be too obtrusive. It would also be nice to …

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