How do you make a pair of Macetech RGB Neopixel LED Shades even better? Custom hardware, sensors, and bluetooth from Adafruit of course! Read on to learn how to turn a pair of "Hacker Edition" Macetech Shades into fully controllable "smart shades" with the Adafruit Bluefruit app for iOS and Android and some clever Arduino programming!
Livestream Studio is an incredibly robust streaming software. Regular keyboards and mice work, but for fast action and ease of use, you can't beat a dedicated piece of switching hardware with arcade buttons. Bluetooth and LiPo-battery powered, have access to everything you need to get your show switching with gusto.
Inventables' web based digital CNC software, Easel, currently requires a constant connection from a Mac or Windows based machine in order to send commands to the X-Carve over a serial port. This tutorial will show you how you can free up your main computer while the X-Carve is running by using a Raspberry Pi as a bridge to wirelessly send commands to the X-Carve's Arduino Uno. We will also use a Powerswitch Tail to automatically control the main power to the X-Carve when Easel launches in your web browser.
Kung Fu video games are only as good as the controllers used to interact with them. One Finger Death Punch (OFDP) for Steam on the PC is one of those games that's OK to play with a mouse or an XBox controller, but with Wii Nunchuks the fun meter is maxed out! This project shows how you can transform Wii Nunchuks into custom nunchuck controllers for the OFDP video game on a PC using a Nunchucky adapter and Pro Trinket creating what we call the iTapStick!
Ever wanted to create your own game show environment. Hack a Duo Pop Game infrared (IR) receiver so you can create your own game show system using wireless poppers with a PC or Mac computer. This modification allows the IR receiver to interface with both PC and Mac game show software via the USB. This project leverages lessons learned from previous tutorials at adafruit.com involving 1) IR decoding and 2) the virtual USB library. This is a great weekend project for learning about wireless IR protocols and USB communication using the Pro Trinket.
Adafruit's Bluefruit HID controller is the easiest way to instantly add an HID keyboard or mouse interface to your project, even without a microcontroller. Did you know that you can also use it to convert a normal wired keyboard to supporting Bluetooth? In this project you'll learn exactly how to do it.. and in the process you'll bring an iconic piece of computing hardware into the modern age. Time to start digging around in your closet for that old IBM PC you haven't seen for a few years, because with Bluefruit and the Model M, "it just clicks".