Whac-a-Veggie using PIC18F4550 microcontroller

Whac-a-Veggie For this year’s Trunk ‘O’ Treat game I wanted to make a something fun and exciting for kids to play so I choose a Whac- a-Mole type game called Whac-a-Veggie using the Veggie Tales characters.   The Whac-a-Veggie game is played with a foam hammer in your hand and the veggie characters randomly popping-up quickly and you have to hit them on the head before they go back in there holes to sc ...

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A remote controlled power RGB LED mood light using PIC16F627A

A remote controlled power RGB LED mood light. Control the colour of a powerful LED light beam with a remote control, store the colours and recall them at will. With this thing I can control the colour of a bright light into many different colours using the three fundamentals colours : red green and blue. Adding them toghether with different intensity can yeld very great a range of colours from the visible s ...

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Mini F1 race track Grid Start Lights using PIC12F627A

(See big LED version here) My nephews got a Scalextric slot car racing circuit from Santa for Christmas. This was a blast-from-the-past for my brother and me and we were soon showing the kids how to race. However it quickly became apparent that "3-2-1-Go" wasn't the best way to start a race so I put this together to simulate the gantry lights used for starting F1 motor races. When the circuit is first power ...

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The Trickster – USB Computer Prank using PIC18F14K50

The Trickster - USB Computer Prank Plug The Trickster into your victim's computer, and it will randomly move their mouse while playing a game or using the desktop; Compatible with all operating systems Harmless fun: Acts as a second mouse, and goes away when you remove The Trickster from their computer Even if you victim is computer literate he will suspect a virus or a remote control software in first plac ...

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Teddy nightlight multicolor using PIC16F84A microcontroller

Teddy nightlight multicolor A nice night light multicolor, ideal for baby's room. For the realization I used: - Out of a pack of bubble bath for children in the shape of teddy bear - a nightlight with positive economic pressure - Complete circuit with a PIC16F84A (I was at home, but you can use any programmable microcontroller) - LED multicolor I started preparing the teddy bear, all the markings on the pac ...

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POV Toy

I recently had the urge to create some “eye candy”; Thinking along the lines of my LED Sign (it’s not dead, just waiting on parts!), I chose to create a similar effect, using only a single line of leds, instead of a 5×7 array. Persistence of Vision is some sort of effect, either psychological or biological in nature, that allows our eyes and brain to ‘see’ motion and patterns in a sequence of rapidly stills ...

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Minidot 2 – The holoclock using PIC16F88 microcontroller

Minidot 2 - The holoclock Well maybe holoclock is a little bit inaccurate....it does use holographic dispersion film on the front to give a bit of depth. Basicaly this instructable is an update to my previous Minidot located here: http://www.instructables.com/id/EEGLXQCSKIEP2876EE/ and re-using a lot of code and circuitry from my Microdot located here: http://www.instructables.com/id/EWM2OIT78OERWHR38Z/ Eag ...

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Aurora 9 bar – The Essence of Aurora using PIC24F08KA microcontroller

Aurora 9 bar - The Essence of Aurora Since the introduction of Aurora 9x18, I received many requests for the kits and PCBs. I'm still quite undecided about making those available for a few reasons. However I really want other LED lovers (ok that might sound too much to be able to build one themselves. So I came up with Aurora 9 bar. It's a bare essential version of Aurora 9x18. In fact the circuit is almost ...

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PC Interfacing a GameBoy Camera using PIC18F4620 microcontroller

PC Interfacing a GameBoy Camera Here's another past project of mine from a couple of years ago. At that time I was looking for a low-res camera for simple robotics image processing, and all I had experience with was PIC (12, 16, and 18) microcontrollers. So I didn't really get to work on the images real time (not enough RAM or speed, and I could not find any suitable SRAM around at that time). I think I'll ...

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The Ultra-QP An Ultrasound QSO Party Rig Fun & Educational!

Imagine veterans and potential radio licensees gathered in a classroom, seated side-by-side facing the front, headphones on and a key at hand – both plugged into their QSO Party Rigs they each built the previous week - exchanging code as directed by designated net control! They’re not just sending in a vacuum or listening to a code practice oscillator; they’re communicating! Eric, 13 and a cell texting mast ...

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