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Month: June 2015

The Arduino Powered Lighthouse

I was helping a friend build a 3′ lighthouse, and he felt it could use some “animation”. I suggested a Arduino controlled beacon. We didn’t want to go to the hassle of building a motorized unit, so I designed a

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Arduino Hx711 Digital Scale

After finding a broken scale in the trash at work, I decided to remove the load cell and build a digital scale with an Arduino. The output of the load cell is too minute for an Arduino to read on

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Arduino Westminster Chimes Door Bell

I was repairing a Heath Zenith SL-6180 wireless doorbell, in the process, figured out how to manually trigger the bells without using the remote. I then thought, why not have an arduino trigger the bells based on motion sense, floor

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Wifi Weather Web Server

It’s Alive, It’s Alive. Ok, sounds better if done with a Dr. Frankenstein accent, but the Arduino WiFi wireless weather Server is alive. Starting with a Arduino UNO, we then stacked a Arduino WiFi shield, a adafruit Lithium Polymer battery

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Upgrading Arduino WiFi Shield Firmware

I have a couple of new wifi projects I’m working on, and was getting the message to upgrade my firmware on the WiFi shield, as well as the browser was not able to load the web page on the Arduino.

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