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Simple Super Awesome Arduino

Submitted by Super-Awesome Sylvia on August 31, 2010 - 9:38am

Sylvia poses with an Arduino MicrocontrollerHey guys! After almost 2 months of waiting, my new favorite episode of Sylvia's Super Awesome Maker Show is here! Super Simple Arduino!

I show you how to build two super simple projects for Arduino with code I helped write! A Super Simple Strobe for looking at things in slow motion, and the Randomly Influenced Finger Flute (or, the RIFF). And with the help of our electronic puppet friends, we explore how the Arduino does some of it's magic. It was a blast to make and I hope you have a blast watching it. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks for watching!

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Super Simple Adjustable Strobe for Arduino

Submitted by TechNinja on August 30, 2010 - 10:55pm

Welcome to the official project page for Super Awesome Sylvia's Adjustable Strobe for Arduino. If you haven't, be sure and check out the official blog post and video for this project here!

The learning version of the code for the Super Simple Adjustable Strobe can be downloaded directly in it's raw format from github here:

Get the code!
(paste this directly into the Arduino IDE)

Otherwise, the top level repos for the project in both a Learning version, and a Super Awesome version can be found here:

Fritzing view of the Super Simple Adjustable Strobe.

The Super Simple Adjustable Strobe for Arduino will allow you to stop time! Ok, not really, but it will let you see things that move really fast like fans and water droplets. By timing the flashing LED to turn on at the exact time that the moving thing happens to be in the same position it was in the last time the LED was on, it makes the subject look motionless! This project is less than perfect for stopping things in their tracks, but it'll get you started and experimenting in no time. All it takes is a bright LED and a potentiometer! And if you're feeling really adventurous, fork the code on github and add your own features!

Be sure and check out Nate True's Time Fountain for a great example of a cool home use for stroboscopes.


This software is licensed under the CC-GNU GPL version 2.0 or later.

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