Projects

Here we post various fun projects related to our products.  Some of them are our original designs, and some of them are quoted from other websites.  In the latter case we will provide a link to the original source.


Arduino Nano


 

 


5mm LEDs


 

 

 


TCS3414 Color Sensor


 

 

 


Optical Linear Polarizer


 

 

 

Project Descriptions


World is colorful, part 1 of 3.


In this simple project, an Arduino Nano board is used to control an RGB LED to generate millions of colors.  In fact, many color mood lighting products are just extensions of this simple idea.  Please click here to go to the original post.

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World is colorful, part 2 of 3.


In this project, a TCS3414 sensor was used to detect the output of a first RGB tri-color LED, and an Arduino Nano board was used to obtain the detected information, and then drive a second RGB tri-color LED accordingly, to reflect the color of the first LED.  Please click here to go to the original post.

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World is colorful, part 3 of 3.


In this project, a white LED was used as the illumination source and a TCS3414 digital color sensor was used as the detector to find out the color of several color cards. The goal of this project is to identify each card.  The Serial Monitor coming with the Arduino IDE was used to communicate with Arduino Nano board and receive the measurement result.   Please click here to go to the original post.

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LED as both photo-detector and emitter.


LED is now so widely used in our life to provide various illumination that we almost forget that LED is essentially a photodiode, that is, it can respond to light.  In this project an Arduino Nano board and a single LED were used to demonstrate that LED can be used both as a light emitter and a photo-detector.  This allows to realize low-cost two-way communication with a single LED.   Please click here to go to the original post.

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Check your stress – linear polarizer.


Linear polarizer has many applications. For example, many sunglasses are made of linear polarizers. Your LCD screen is also highly polarized. If we put two linear polarizers in such a way that the two transmission axis are perpendicular to each other, light cannot pass through both of the polarizers. Therefore, the pair of polarizers become dark. However, if you put some highly stressed transparent material between the two linear polarizers, guess what will happen… Please click here to go to the original post.

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LED-lighted pumpkin for Halloween.


Instead of putting a normal candle into a carved pumpkin lantern, an LED lamp controlled with an Arduino Nano board is used to light up the pumpkin, and a push button is used to add different modes.  Please click here to go to the original post.

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Charliecube-4x4x4 RGB LED Cube controlled with an Arduino Nano board.


Charliecube introduced here is a 4x4x4 tri-color LED Cube designed and created by Asher Glick and Kevin Baker. It can be run using only 16 digital pins of Arduino with no extra components. The RGB LEDs and Nano board can be bought from our eBay listings. Please refer to our product page for more details.

To read the original post, please visit http://aglick.com/charliecube.html

They also have a cool Youtube clip demo.

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