It's time to bounce that old tennis ball out of your garage, and up your game with this simple project that lets you know exactly where to stop when pulling in to your garage.

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Check out this distance sensing Halloween prop designed to spook the willies out of trick-or-treaters.

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How do you build a better laser? Maybe this way.

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With just a handful of parts and a couple of hours of work, you can easily repulse all of your co-workers at this year's office Halloween party!

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What type of proximity sensor is best suited to your next project? We've put together a Proximity Sensor Comparison Guide to help you choose the right tool for the job!

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Let's add some electricity to your favorite things. I take a LEGO® speeder from Star Wars® and use Arduino to give it a little something extra.

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Let's take a look at how LIDAR works and how we can use it in robots.

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Wherein we put several sensors through their paces against this year's course.

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There is an IR interface for X-10 (IR543 or IR7243), I imagine this would work with it.
I was right! It IS entertaining! But regarding the IR Blaster… what I’d really like to see is one that interfaces with the venerable…
For all those looking at doing Arduino in Visual Studio Code, check out the Arduino Extension:…
There was a spelling error in the previous version of the video so we corrected it and updated the link. Should be up and viewable now!…
When I click on the IR Blaster video, I’m getting a message that it’s been removed by the user! Bummer… SF videos are (almost) always…
I’ve been using VS Code and PlatformIO for about a year. Is this better?
Thanks for the post! I’ll have to check out the stuff you’ve suggested! I’ve been “doing” software since shortly after Neil Armstrong took…
Thanks for adding that. I just know it as “that thing I had to write a driver for” and have seen more of that datasheet than I care to…
I built my parking sensor with a HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor, ESP8266-12E (NodeMCU v3), and a RED/GREEN LED. I used the ESP8266 to enable it…
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