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Arduino cellphone signal booster

Arduino cellphone signal booster

Tecwyn Twmffat built an Arduino-based Cell Phone 4G Signal Booster. Living on an island in the middle of nowhere, mobile/cell phone reception can be rather intermittent and it seems that there is currently no reliable open source gadget that could help me solve this problem on my kind of budget. I do have the option of using ‘cable phone’ but being of a general ‘Pirate’ disposition I thought it would be a better idea to do all my phone calls, emails and data transactions by cell phone and save a whole bunch of dollars by not having to pay for land

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IoT enabled background radiation monitoring device

Radiation monitoring system using Arduino and ESP8266

DIY Geiger counter projects are very popular among hobbyists. Geiger counters are used to detect beta particles and gamma rays radioactive emissions.They all use a Geiger-Muller (GM) tube, which is a glass tube filled with an inert gas such as helium, neon, or argon at low pressure, to which a high voltage is applied. The tube becomes conductive of electricity when it is impacted by a high-energy particle or photon. We have seen radiation monitor builds before based on 555 Timer IC and ESP8266. Brett Oliver‘s IoT enabled Radiation Monitor is Arduino-based and WiFi-enabled using ESP8266 and it continuously monitor the surrounding radiation and log the

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Arduino Flappy Bird game

Flappy bird game using Arduino

Dejan Nedelkovski from How To Mechatronics explains in this tutorial how to replicate the Flappy Bird game using an Arduino board and a TFT touchscreen. Here’s the working principle of game: we have 50 pixels wide pillars which move from right to left and every next pillar has a different random height. In order to make them moving, logically, after each iteration we need to clear the screen and redraw the graphic with the pillars at their new position. However, we cannot do that because of the low refresh rate of the screen, which would cause flickering of the graphics. In

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DIY telescope controller based on Arduino Due

Arduino Due powered GoTo controller

GoTo telescopes are very desirable among stargazers because of their ease to use. They are powered with microprocessors and bunch of motors to allow automatic access and tracking of sky objects with a handheld remote or a smartphone app. rDUINOScope is an Open Source, Arduino Due based Telescope Control System (GOTO) that uses database with THE BEST ~250 stellar objects ( Messier and Hidden Treasures Catalogues) and 200 stars, calculates their position on the sky and points the telescope. With a TFT touchscreen display, it is a standalone controller. It also supports Bluetooth and LX200 protocol to connect and be controlled by smart

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