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This bot will solve the Rubik cube in record time (sort of)
posted January 11 2011 21:10.21 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I do not think that there is someone that doesn't know the world's most popular puzzle: The Rubik's cube, even if he/she does not know it by...

[Link: Rowan University]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   mechanical   games and fun   

How to interface a DC motor with PICMicro
posted January 11 2011 19:51.39 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Rajendra Bhatt from embedded-lab sent us his latest interesting tutorial. In this page, he explains how can someone interface a DC brushed motor to a PIC microcontroller. You will...

[Link: embedded-lab]
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Tags: electronic project   microcontroller   pic   theory/tutorial   

Homemade C-Discharge point welder machine looks pro
posted January 10 2011 21:33.15 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Herctrap sent me another interesting video from youtube. User Fritz9111 made an excellent dual pulse capacitor discharge point welder machine. The circuit is based on the PIC...

[Link: frikkieg]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   microcontroller   pic   tools   

Cycle through Google earth with this bike!
posted January 10 2011 21:15.30 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Now, here is something for those who want to exercise with a static bike, but want to spice it up a little bit. Instructables user braingram made this mod of a regular bicycle...

[Link: instructables]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   microcontroller   arduino   games and fun   pc related   google   

ATmega644 plays full screen S-Video!
posted January 9 2011 11:00.29 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is an excellent full screen movie player, based on the ATmega644! It can play a movie at 30fps (160x96) with 15Khz sound. Video and sound...

[Link: uze6666]
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Tags: electronic project   microcontroller   vga   monitor   

A PIC programmable digital timer
posted January 7 2011 16:58.33 by Giorgos Lazaridis

R-B from embedded-lab send us his latest project. This time, he made a programmable ON-OFF timer for electrical appliances, based on the PIC 16F628. The visualization is done with a...

[Link: embedded-lab]
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Tags: electronic project   clock   microcontroller   pic   

8x8x8 LED cubes are so awesome
posted January 6 2011 11:45.15 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here are some 8x8x8 LED cubes, made from different people. Just for info, an 8x8x8 cube has 512 LEDs, each one controlled separately (by an 8 by 8 by 8 matrix). To build, control...

[Link: pcbheaven]
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Tags: electronic project   microcontroller   led   arduino   pic   games and fun   artistic   3D media   animation   

Drive 8 digits retro train station split-flaps
posted January 4 2011 20:22.56 by Giorgos Lazaridis

You have certenly seen before such digits, maybe in train stations or airports. Here is a DIY controller for them, built with PIC microcontrollers...

[Link: jave]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   clock   microcontroller   pic   mechanical   

A fully functional Lego Camera
posted December 30 2010 21:58.11 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Sometimes i wonder myself, if anyone has ever tried to make a space shuttle or a nuclear reactor with Lego. Youtube user bshikin made a camera...

[Link: bshikin]
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Tags: lego   electronic project   diy   crazy photo/video   

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