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Archive for September, 2008

Talk To Stuff Via SMS

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]

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DMX512 Tutorial – Part 2

Learn what DMX512 is and how to use it.   Part 2 gets into some of the more technical details of the DMX512 protocol.

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DMX512 Tutorial – Part 1

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.

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NSI Multiplex Daisy-Chaining

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]

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MP3 Player Timer Hack

Shows you how to hack an el-cheapo MP3 player and run it from a timer. [Read Article]

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This hack uses a motion sensor and a microcontroller to trigger an el-cheapo MP3 player. [Read Article]

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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]

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Find out how to use an X10 Motion Sensor to play sounds or trigger props. [Read Article]

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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]

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Learn how to wire up a common hardware store motion detector to use it as a prop trigger. [Read Article]

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