Tag Archives: open source

House Temperature Monitor

Recently a family member had his furnace fail while he was away from his house for a long period of time in the winter. His pipes burst and caused quite the mess. This project describes a temperature sensor that broadcasts the temperature … Continue reading

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Netbook Telepresence Robot Controlled with Ubuntu and SSH

Anyone who has tried to build an autonomous robot will appreciate how difficult even the simplest tasks like moving around an indoor room can be. By utilizing a human in the control loop, via a web cam, navigation becomes significantly easier.  This project details the creation of … Continue reading

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Time Lapse Animation Technique

Recently I stumbled across a time lapse animation technique created by Cognitive Media in the U.K. for the Royal Society of the Arts. In their work (example, highly recommended) they use a stop motion animation technique to illustrate a lecture … Continue reading

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Time Lapse Digital Camera

Following the instructable here, I was able to turn an old digital camera into a time lapse camera using an arduino, a relay, and an open source software program called makeAVI (windows). To modify the camera I disassembled the camera cover … Continue reading

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Open Source Hearing Impaired Alarm Clock

Activities of daily living (ADL) are self-care activities that are usually taken for granted, since as the name implies they are performed on a daily basis. If you have ever ended up in a cast, or on crutches you can empathize how menial daily … Continue reading

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