Category: Lights, Motors, & More

Cymbal Monkey

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Need your alerts noticed? How about a crash of cymbals followed by the insistent screeching of an agitated ape? It will certainly catch attention faster than a softly blinking light. Here’s how to make an incomparable wireless alarm by triggering a clamorous cymbal monkey via an XBee radio.

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7-Segment Number Display

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Number communicate clearly. With a simple 7-segment numeric display you can show how many, how much, which one or when with precision. It’s a snap to display numbers wirelessly with an XBee radio.

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XBee Scent Generator

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What does information smell like? Now you can savor the bouquet of your data with an XBee Scent Generator. We show how to connect easily connect a battery-powered air freshener to the wireless web, using an XBee radio.

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LCD Text Display

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Words are how humans communicate. An inexpensive LCD text display can be the most economical way to make your project talk to people, and it’s easy to make a wireless one with an XBee radio.

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Wireless Control of AC Devices with a PowerSwitch Tail

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Wirelessly control high voltage AC devices with an XBee 802.15.4 connected to a PowerSwitch Tail relay.

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Wireless Panel Meter

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Watch the needle go back and forth as you satisfy your nostalgia for analog outputs with this tutorial on making a wireless panel meter.

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802.15.4 Digital Output with an LED

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Making an LED illuminate is one of the first things many people do when they start learning electronics. We’re putting a wireless spin on that achievement by hooking up an LED to one of the XBee’s outputs.

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802.15.4 PWM Output with an LED

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XBee radios have two PWM outputs and in this tutorial, we’re going to connect an LED to one of them. When we do that, we can control the brightness of the LED wirelessly.

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Light Switch XBee

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The Light Switch XBee is a wireless wall switch that can control lamps, fans, motors or your homemade robot. This project can serve as a model for almost any digital input device you’d like to build.

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