Category Archive: Sparkfun

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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Apr 25

ThingSpeak Contest Winner!

My project was selected as one of the 20 winners of ThingSpeak’s Internet of Things Contest (aka The Easiest Contest Ever). For my winning entry I received a $50 gift certificate to Sparkfun.You can read more on the Contest Update post over at ThingSpeak.com. Thanks again to ThingSpeak for building such a great service. willnue …

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Apr 21

First SMT solder job

SMT DS2438A

I am working on a new sensor for my 1-Wire network using the Maxim DS2438A, which is only available in the SOIC-8 package. I haven’t done any work with SMT devices up to this point, so this was first for me. I ordered a SOIC to DIP Adapter from Sparkfun to go with the DS2438A …

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Apr 17

Easy Arduino 1-Wire Sensor Network

Arduino 1-Wire sensor network

A few months ago a friend of mine asked me if I could help him build a temperature monitoring solution for his home. After several failed attempts with various wireless temperature sensors/strategies I decided a wired solution was a better way to go. I built a solution based on an Arduino utilizing Maxim’s 1-Wire DS18B20 …

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