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An autonomous water rocket launcher

By martinm, in Internet of Things and DIY, november 15,2013.

You probably heard of water rockets and might know that it's quite easy to build them yourself with soda bottles and hose nozzles. This type of "toy" can be propelled to quite breathtaking heights, which makes it a rather fun hobby. Well, Yoctopuce looked into it...

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How to build an USB pluviometer

By martinm, in DIY, july 18,2013.

If you're interested in autonomous weather measurement stations, you may have wondered how to build a digital pluviometer. You probably though about a complex solution based on a container and water level detectors. Actually the solution is much simpler, you can even do it yourself...




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How to build a rain sensor

By martinm, in DIY, july 04,2013.

Most recent cars include a cool gadget: automatic windshield wipers, which start to wipe as soon as it rains. As we are curious by nature, we wondered how car rain sensors work and whether it was possible to build one ourselves, without needing to put a windshield in the middle of the garden.

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Yocto-Boom

By martinm, in DIY, may 10,2013.

After the article on the remote controlled camera, we were asked if the Yoctopuce modules could be used to take pictures of scenes notoriously difficult to capture, such as a bursting balloon. We had to respond to the challenge!

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How to control a desk lamp by USB

By martinm, in DIY, april 12,2013.

Using a Yocto-PowerRelay to switch on a desk lamp from a computer is quite easy. However, to have to power on a computer to switch a lamp isn't really convenient. This week, we present a wiring allowing you to control a lamp both from a computer and from a simple switch, followed by a very handy application: a desk lamp controlled by a screen saver.

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