Basic Stamp based DIY Laser Light show makes use of scrap parts

Most of us has a lot of scrap parts lying around, most are just taking dust and space. This project takes the junk away and replaces it with a dangerously beautiful light show. Now why dangerous? This project uses a laser from an old DVD player – and yes if your eyes gets exposed to its light it could damage your retina. After building one these make sure to direct it to a wall and no eyes should be in its path. A Basic stamp is used to  control the speed of 2 motors, each motor is driven by an NPN transistor. The first motor is agled at 4 degrees while the second is at 6 degrees – Varying these angles would also vary the size of the projected laser image. Each motor has a mirror and they are spinned in a random fashion – which produces the amazing projected pattern. I hope you guys  find a safer laser source than a DVD and a more controllable light show like the ones where you can load patterns into.     Continue reading

Automatic slate camera using a basic stamp

To spice up his daughter’s birthday party PeckLauros fashioned a tricky contraption that seems to come from an old movie house. It’s actually a replica of a camera that sits in one of the corners of their party place – but this one is not an ordinary camera replica – this one actually roles the reel when someone comes into its range of vision. To make it clear it only roles the reel not really recording things – but kids love it. This neatly constructed piece of work was made using PVC tubes, elbows, a servo moto, a couple of DC motors and of course who would miss out – the microcontroller.  PeckLauros used a basic stamp in conjunction with a servo motor and an ultrasonic range finder. The ultrasonic range finder emits ultrasonic waves when an object comes near enough the echoed waves will be detected at the receiver which will trigger the basic stamp to send pulses to the servo motor for the slate and also triggers the DC motors that will turn the reel. Cool huh? Continue reading

The BalloonSat Extreme – The Easy Way to DIY Your Own Space Program!

As a human being, we’re only a very tiny part in this universe. Hence, many people, especially the scientists and astronauts are trying their best to explore the unknown space territory and unveil the mystery behind the universe! Well, people always thought it’s hard to reveal the truth of the universe, as we need to have some very high-end equipment to perform this task! Believe it or not, there’s an easy way for the ordinary civilian like us to experience the fun of space. Yep, all you have to do is developing your very own “The BalloonSat Extreme” device. To be honest, the goal behind the BalloonSat is to give opportunity to an individual who want to create an experiment for near space. The greater part about this project is he/she didn’t need to worry about the launching, tracking or recovery processes, but just rather focus on developing a great experiment, which is suitable for the flight into the near space. For your information, the BASIC Stamp 2pe (BS2pe) is the main part of the BalloonSat Extreme. The BASIC Stamp… Continue reading

The Astounding Nickel-O-Matic Robot!

Robotic is always a very fascinating stuffs, as it can be used to perform different kind of tasks after you’ve well-programmed it. If you’re one of the loyal fans of robotic, then you must check this Nickel-O-Matic robot. The main goal of this Nickel-O-Matic robot is to print a cool message on a wooden token. It’s as easy as ABC to develop this Nickel-O-Matic robot. It uses inkjet technology to print a custom message on both sides of 1-1/2″ diameter blank wooden nickels. A BASIC Stamp 2 is being used to control the mechanical movement while a Propeller Chip is for controlling the inkjet system. Both of the controllers run a total of four hobby servos, three stepper motors, one DC motor, one DC vacuum pump, one inkjet head and five IR sensors. In this project, the inkjet system is the most complex part of the modules. A spindle rotates the wooden nickel under the inkjet head right at the center of the inkjet module. Beside that, a Propeller Chip is requiring to control all the elements of the inkjet… Continue reading

The World’s First Talking and Fastest BASIC Stamp Supercomputer is Arrived!

Computer has becoming one of the most important gadgets in this 21st century and people cannot live without the existence of computer at all! If you’re bored about the ordinary computer, then it’s time to have something more thrilling in your daily life. Guys, let’s meet the world’s first talking and fastest BASIC Stamp Supercomputer! Basically, this BASIC Stamp Computer is a simply project and it’s using 12 Parallax BASIC Stamp microcontrollers. The components are fully connected together for hardware/software clustered parallel processing. The BASIC Stamp computer is can be communicated by English and Chinese voice (EMIC TTS board), lights (21 LEDs), vision sound (12 speakers), motion (PIR), ports (176), infrared, Vibra Tab Mass detector, accelerometer, temperature chip, ultrasonics (PING), LCD, and a tiny uOLED color monitor (Isn’t this longer than you thought here? lol) This supercomputer has 22 switches, where 11 switches are toggle and another 11 switches are pushbutton. Don’t be fooled by its appearance, as this only weighted a few pounds and it’s very portable. This supercomputer can be disassembled easily for international travel too! The individual… Continue reading

The Smart Garage Parking Assistant Means No More Bang Bang Sound!

Are you always having the problem to park your car inside the garage? You just don’t know where the limit is and often gets the car banging on the garage’s door? Ok, you did feel the frustration and would like to get rid of this problem as soon as possible. Well, this “Garage parking Assistant” might be the permanent solution for you here! The specialty about this system is it can give you the right signal with a traffic-light style display of when to pull in (Green light), slow down (Yellow light) and Stop signal (Red signal). These lights will ease the parking work for sure! There are four different zones for this project and each of the zones has the different function. Zone 1: This zones close to the sensor or wall and will indicate the area you can’t park with. This mean if you’re getting too close with the zone, then the Red LED will flash on/off continuously to give you a warning. Zone 2: This is the zone, where you know how to park the front of… Continue reading