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Do you remember those first 8 bit computers and video game consoles? Do you remember how beautiful music they were able to play? This unusual device is a combination of modern technology and charm of 90’s. A seemingly simple plug, hiding a very small attiny10 microcontroller and two watch batteries inside – plays 2 minutes long Chiptune track, after plugged into the amplifier input.
400W car power amplifier. Based on a push-pull converter with TL494 (KA7500) driver, 500W of power is enough for four TDA7294 integrated amplifiers. Three three-digit multimeters on front-panel shows actual battery voltage, temperature, and estimated output power.
Acoustic spectrum analyzer for HD44780 LCD. This is version 2 of this device, version 1 was popular and you asked for some effects and options, so here it is :)
This project is a remake of an old discolights pod. Original 24V 5W bulbs are changed to 230V 40W with E14 thread. Original driver board has non-typical signal input. This driver is based on the FT245RL chip, a USB-LPT converter – so you can use it with PC applications such as discolitez. Low voltage part is supplied directly from the USB so there is no need to to use any transformer…
The “not-ordinary bulb”, as title say, typical glass and metal bulb with electronic inside. Powered from miniature AC-DC converter – i have used that one from 230-5V USB chargers – it has enough power (about 500mA) for few RGB leds. Next is Attiny13 (SOIC8 package) based RGB driver, it not only can change colors, but has 3 modes and an automatic color and mode saving to eeprom memory – so after power up you always will see last seen mode and color.
Electronic business card / scroll display. 85 SMD 0805 led’s matrix display, Atmega88V uController, and couple of other smd parts. Dimensions are 24mm x 85mm, supplied from 3V small coin battery. It will work for long time, even on discharged battery (2V). After button is pressed, device is waking-up from power-down mode and start scrolling text equivalent to pressed button. 4 text’s are saved in eeprom memory, each one can be 127 character length (128 cell is used for holding special end-char).
High-power flashlight version of TV-B-GONE (v1.2). It uses 1W infrared emiter diode, 940nm wavelenght. Note that other wavelenght (like 850nm) will strongly decrase range of device. Led requires a collimator, i have used 25*. Note that if you want to shoot from higher distance you must put a 15*, and 45* for switch-off mane tv’s at once. Supply as in original flashlight, 3x AAA batteries. Resistor R1 is for region select, solder for EU or leave-it for US. PCB diameter is 20mm, can be sawn to 18mm.
Interactive mug coaster, thanks to analog temperature sensor LM35 and uC builded-in analog-digital converter, device can read temperature from standing on it glass. Device calculates temperature and smoothly light-up our drink with slowly changed RGB colours. When temperature is under 20*C then displayed colors are cold, and when temperature is above 28*C then colors are hot. When nothing stands on device (temperatures from 20*C to 28*C) then it automatically swich off. Fusebits are: 4,8Hz internal clock, not divided by 8. Supply voltage is stabilized by 1117 type stabilizer to 3.6V. The red LED requires lower voltage, and current on that…
3W RGB mood lamp, a “mylonit” lamp from ikea. Powered from TNY245 based AC-DC converter. Next is Attiny13 based RGB driver, it not only can change colors, but has 3 modes and an automatic color and mode saving to eeprom memory – so after power up you always will see last seen mode and color.