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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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This week, we take a look at the amazing new Xbox Adaptive Controller, and throw together a ridiculous project that barely scratches the surface of its capabilities.

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Meet SparkFun's newest creative technologist!

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How about some drone-style footage, indoors and without a drone? With a 3D printer and a few simple components, it might be easier than it sounds!

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  • Hmmm. I just reloaded the code, and it seems to work fine for me. I would say check your wiring, and make sure that you’ve copied all of the code. If you’re still having trouble, you can always reach out to support@sparkfun.com. If you’re getting an error message in Arduino, let the support team know what that message is, that will help them to help you.

  • It’s more common to just say


    Yes, thank you! As I was finishing up the code for this project at about 2:45am on the first day of my vacation, I knew there was a more succinct way to code it, but could not for the life of me remember it. I had considered randomizing, too, but again, at 2:45am, I was willing to let that go!

  • Um… yes!

  • For those of us slightly past the age of having a locker, this might also be useful in the cookie jar!

  • I was still in the sling when I started this build, knowing that I could still pin the upright between my arm and my body. But then my surgeon cleared me to lose the sling, and I felt it would be disingenuous of me to use is in the video. So no, the injury was not a result of this ridiculous build. Although I was mildly concerned about shooting myself across the room and re-injuring it!

  • Good eye, that’s exactly what I based this monstrosity on. I considered building a housing for the base and a button in the corner to really recreate the original look, but as so often happens, my deadline superseded my grandiose plans.

    We haven’t tried it with Linux yet, but if we do, you can bet we’ll post something about it!

  • You are absolutely correct. Thanks for the heads up! (Plus, now I know at least one person read it all the way through! Thanks!!)

  • Definitely, I’d love to chat about “the old days”! I worked on builds from the sublime to the ridiculous, and I’m sure I have drawings and possibly even some video of some of them.

  • Hey, thanks alot!

  • Thanks!

    I think because I was running the travel motor pretty much non-stop, there was enough power being drawn to keep the battery from powering down. (During the design/build phase, that was a concern I had as well.) As long as the battery’s circuit detects a certain amount of current draw, it will remain powered up. It would stink if the entire thing powered down mid-span!


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