AdruinoElectronicsJust for funOur Projects

Analog Meter Clock

Intro This is a fun little project I did a few years back that I thought was worthy to publish here. This project is an Arduino controlled analog meter clock. With its sexy acrylic chassis and retro look it’s a great addition to any bookshelf. Powered via the USB cable …

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Burning ManOur Projects

The Burning Army

AndoAuthor: Jared Bouck Project Cost: $20.00 – $25.00 Per Soldier Est Construction Time: 2.5 Hr Each Required Skill Level: All basic, but you need to be careful.   Overview: In May of 2008 I had one of the most transformative weekends of my entire life. But it all started months …

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AdruinoElectronicsOur ProjectsProduct Development

Micro Monitor

Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost: $20.00 – $25.00 Est Construction Time: 1.5 – 2.5 Hr Required Skill Level: You’re going to need to be able to solder… Overview: This is a project I did a few years ago that I am dusting off for all you makers out there. This …

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Algae Research Lab

Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost:200.00 – 400.00 Est Construction Time: 1.5 Hr Required Skill Level: Scissors and Screwdriver Overview: I’ve been playing with algae and Bio reactor design for the past few years and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it. Our sister site algaegeek.com we have several different …

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Arduino Automated Nursery

Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost:150.00 Est Construction Time: 1.5 Hr Required Skill Level: Basic Soldering Skills Overview: This project is near and dear to the sprout board crew. Ultimately this concept was the genesis of a flexible platform with many applications. As our designs evolved we realized the tremendous opportunity …

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hacksOur ProjectsProduct Development

Simple Solder Fume Extractor

Project Cost:20.00 Est Construction Time: .5 Hr Required Skill Level: Scissors and Screwdriver   Overview: With all the inventing and tinker and I do I tend a burn through equipment faster than most people. So when my $100 solder fume extractor gave up the ghosts I wasn’t really willing to …

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HydroponicsOur Projects

Floating Raft Deep Water Culture

Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost: 20.00 Est Construction Time: 1.5 Hr Required Skill Level: Can you use scissors safely? Overview: So I’ve been on a hydroponics kick it seems lately. it’s not that I’m some sort of vegan hippy tree hugger… I still play with my Arduino’s, blow stuff up …

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HydroponicsOur Projects

Ultrasonic Aeroponic System

Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost:22.00 Est Construction Time: .5 Hr Required Skill Level: Basic Hand Tool Skills Overview: This simple low cost system provides amazing results in plant and root development. utilizing low cost and low power usage ultrasonic foggers we atomize a nutrient solution in a high oxygen high …

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HydroponicsOur Projects

Deep Water Culture System

Deep Water Culture System Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost:22.00 Est Construction Time: .5 Hr Required Skill Level: Basic Hand Tool Skills Overview: Every geek gardener loves the idea of simplicity in there apparatus and equipment. The DWC (Deep Water Culture or Direct Water Culture) system is the true embodiment of …

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DIY General Hydroponics Drip System

Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost:28.00 Est Construction Time: 1 Hr Required Skill Level: Basic hand tool Skills Overview: One thing that kind of pissed me off in my hydroponic research early on was the number of people that are taking advantage of unaware growers and people just starting into the …

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DIY CFL Grow Light

Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost: 25.00 Est Construction Time: .25 Hr Required Skill Level: Can you screw in a lightbulb? Overview: This project was a personal experiment that i did to learn about lighting options for the growing environment. And as it usually turns out, the results were better than …

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AdruinoOur ProjectsProduct Development

The Sprout Board

Overview: Recently we designed and produced a very interesting product called the “Sprout Board”. This kit based circuit board project is designed to help the arduino platform take a step towards more practical final product based projects. This circuit board acts as more of a motherboard than a shield and …

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AdruinoComputersOur ProjectsProduct Development

Open Source Server Room Environmental Monitor

Author: Jared Bouck Project Cost:150.00 Est Construction Time: 1.5 Hr Required Skill Level: Basic Soldering Skills Overview: This project is near and dear to the sprout board crew. Ultimately this concept was the genesis of a flexible platform with many applications. As our designs evolved we realized the tremendous opportunity …

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Ultimte Geek Scooter

While working for a former employer I had the opportunity to use my 20th level geek skills to produce an extremely high density mobile computing platform in a scooter for a promotional campaign we created for a client we had at the time Plaza Cycles. The end result was a …

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AdruinohacksOur Projects

Humidity and Temperature Sensor Board

Overview: Today I realized that we haven’t published many articles this year on invent geek because the articles and projects we are working on are larger in scale and require a lot more time and resources that our typical past articles. However I wanted to publish a simple article detailing …

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