An amazing system that uses LED light strips to “slice and dice” a vinyl record collection, pointing the way to particular genres, years, or even individual albums in the collection. I could see this being useful for any collection where you have created a database for tracking including book libraries, archives, collections of objects and more. What I like best is this is a great way of creating an interactive way finding system that anyone could easily use for a collection. I an imagine that there are a lot of researchers who would love to be able to click a link and get directions to a specific resource no matter where it might be in a library or archive. What a great time saver. Sure, it is a lot of work to create the database and then install the technology, but if you already have a database, what a great way of making even better use of it. Project: Use a Raspberry Pi to Power a LED-Based Record Finding System from Hack A Day I wanted to create a system to help me find spe
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I was recently loaned a Raspberry Pi 2 from a friend and I immediately dove in and started playing around. Of course, as is always the case, when you start fiddling about with something new, you're almost guaranteed to mess something up. In fact, I have done just that one at least 2 occasions. In my case, the first boot failure came after I updated my initial Raspbian installation and the second after I tried to choose the maximum overclocking speed for my Raspberry Pi. In both cases, the Raspi started to boot but then hit an issue when loading display drivers or something around there in the boot cycle. After the first failure -- since I hadn't done much configuration of software installed, I simply rebuilt the SD Card and started over. On the second, more recent, boot failure, I really didn't want to start all over again, so I looked for some additional remedies. Use your PC to rewrite configuration files Since the Raspi wouldn't boot, there was no di
Get ready to hack your world and all the things in it! In the IoT Builders Contest , we want you to build internet-connected solutions for your smart home, health, recreation, devices, apps, and all other "Internet of Things" ideas you can come up with. Prizes are generously provided by IBM Watson IoT, with two judges' prizes for projects that use the IBM Watson or Watson IoT Services , or open source Node-RED visual programming tools. Top projects will win a MakerBot 3D printer, Autel drone, GoPro camera , and much more. Projects will be judged on creativity, originality, and documentation of the Instructable. Good luck and have fun bringing your IoT projects to life! Learn more about IBM Watson IoT at www.ibm.com/iot , and start building now. Want to explore Node-RED? Check it out here . IBM employees are not eligible to win; however, we encourage you to join the fun! Your builds could be featured as the best IBM-crafted hacks on ibm.com/iot (otherwise, void
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I have some ideas knocking around for art-related STEAM projects and this one gives me a lot of good ideas. Some thoughts I have had are using input from nature -- like swaying trees, ambient light and wind movement -- to create artworks. I think I can gain some useful lessons from this project. Read An electro-mechanical drawing machine driven by music via Arduino Blog An interesting link found among my daily reading Build your own projects with these Arduino parts and more! Arduino Boards and Components via Amazon Arduino Boards and Components via eBay
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