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mainIn this project, I'll show you how to set up some simple infrared remote controls for effects that you can use in your haunted house this year.

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The post Control Halloween Effects with DIY Infrared Remote Controls appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

14 (2)Most of us spend far too much time in front of the TV. So I designed a system that will automatically limit when and how much the TV can be on.

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The post Limit TV Time with an Arduino-Controlled Relay appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

rImg_6372Make an automatic camera rig for shooting high-resolution panoramas with a point-and-shoot camera.

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The post Build an Automatic Photo Rig for Perfect Panoramas appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

vlcsnap-2015-07-30-14h43m03s148Everyone loves dessert, but what if they could light up and play animations? I'll show you how to make a dessert tray with a built-in LED matrix.

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IMG_6024Shields are great for connecting external circuits to your microcontroller board. In this project, you'll learn to make your own custom shields for Arduino.

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The post How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontroller Board appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

main imageBackyard games like Cornhole are a lot of fun. But you can make them even better by adding lights and sounds. By hooking up some simple electronics, you can make the board light up and play a victory fanfare whenever someone scores. Here is how to make it.

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The post Add Light Up Effects to Backyard Games appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

IMG_4676I designed a DIY motion-sensing alarm that is controlled by a resistor. When an intruder is detected, a siren sounds that can be deactivated by touch.

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The post Build a Motion Sensing Alarm You Can Disable with a Resistor appeared first on Make:.

vlcsnap-2015-01-23-15h12m16s206Just for fun, I designed my own variation of a treasure hunt game

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Img_0055When working in extreme temperatures it is important to monitor your body temperature. In freezing weather, your fingers and toes get numb and you can develop frostbite without even noticing it. Likewise, if your core body temperature drops too low, you can start to start to suffer the effects of […]

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IMG_9924I decided to make programmable version of The Clapper using an Arduino microcontroller.

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