Here’s a project that uses the serial port on a cell phone to let you talk to your props and gadgets via SMS. It’s not the fastest remote control in the world but it will let you control things from a distance. [Read Article]
Archive for September, 2008
Learn what DMX512 is and how to use it. Part 2 gets into some of the more technical details of the DMX512 protocol.
DMX512 us used for controlling all kinds of lights and effects. This DMX512 tutorial tells you what it is and how to use it. Part 1 gives a basic overview of the protocol and what it does.
If you’re using NSI Multiplex to run your stuff, it’s pretty easy to daisy-chain devices even if they don’t have an output jack. This article shows you how. [Read Article]
Shows you how to hack an el-cheapo MP3 player and run it from a timer. [Read Article]
This hack uses a motion sensor and a microcontroller to trigger an el-cheapo MP3 player. [Read Article]
Use a Parallax motion sensor as a prop trigger. This method gives you more options and more control than some other methods, but requires some electronics knowledge. [Read Article]
Find out how to use an X10 Motion Sensor to play sounds or trigger props. [Read Article]
Learn how to hook up a wall switch type motion sensor to use it as a prop trigger. It is recommended that this one is used indoors only. [Read Article]
Learn how to wire up a common hardware store motion detector to use it as a prop trigger. [Read Article]