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Page history last edited by Adrian McEwen 8 years ago

What sort of projects do people want to hack with at IoTHowduino?  You're more than welcome to bring your current project along with you, but we expect lots of you will be looking for something to do.  Use this page to brainstorm ideas about what we could build.



There are loads of hardware hacking projects around on the Internet.  Add links to your favourite projects here to show the rest of us what's possible...


Beginners Projects

Ideas for projects that someone with little or no hardware or software experience could get up and running.  We'll probably run at least one of these projects in a workshop format to help people get started.

  • Basic toy hacking.  Bring along a simple electronic toy and make it respond to twitter like the one in my Alertuino talk [suggested by Adrian McEwen]
  • LED throwies.  If we can get hold of some of the strong magnets, these are a pretty simple but cool project [suggested by Adrian McEwen]
  • A Bristlebot
  • Camera Triggers - most decent cameras have a remote trigger function which is usually quite easy to wire up to an Arduino, then the camera can be triggered by a whole host of different kinds of sensors, or be triggered in sync with some other action
  • IR Control - many gizmo's, including some cameras, TV's, Toys ... have an Infrared remote control. If we can find what to send, an Arduino can drive the IR LEDs. It's 60p in parts, is not invasive, and can use sensors to control gizmo's. We've data for Nikon DSLRs. Look at TV-Be-Gone. Google for gizmo's IR.


Is it possible to...?

Got a rough idea of something you'd like to make real, but no idea of how to make it happen? Let us know what you're thinking and maybe someone can point you in the right direction


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