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Zenith DIY "Radio"

Arduino music

Zenith Radio We happened to find an old Zenith radio at a yard sale for not much money and decided to upgrade it.  
We removed most of the insides but keep the speaker and all the controls.  Read on to see what we did with it.

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Stand Alone Arduino

Arduino

Stand Alone ArduinoMaking a stand alone Arduino is actually not all that hard.  Five years ago I bought enough parts to make 10 of them.  The reason for choosing 10 is that at most parts suppliers you get a discount for buying 10 or more of an item.
We followed this tutorial to make them and spent about $13 - $14 on each one, which was cheaper than buying an Arduino Uno at the time.

Now you can get an official Arduino Uno for $24.95 , so let's see if making your own is still cheaper. 

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Colorful Leds

Now stocking 10 packs of 5mm leds in yellow, red or green. Perfect to throw in any project. Only $3.50 per 10 pack.  Buy now.  

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Weather Station Roundup

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Solar Powered Weather Station

After going over our old weather station recently we discovered so many other good ones we thought we would round up a few.  Once your station is all setup you can connect it to a service like the Weather Underground so you and others can see it online.

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Lucky Panda Fortune Teller

Arduino Projects

Lucky Panda Fortune Teller Several years back we made a large fortune teller.  We wanted to mimick an arcade cabinet.  Instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the fortune is printed out on the thermal printer.
 

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