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* [[http://507movements.com| 507 Mechanical Movements]] an online version of Henry T. Brown's classic illustration of mechanical movements, with illustrations. Useful if you're trying to figure out how to make something move.
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[[ Asterisk ]] Some notes for getting started with asterisk.
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'''Useful External links'''

* [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:IC_Pinout_Diagrams | pinout diagrams ]] for many common logic chips
* [[http://www.kingswood-consulting.co.uk/giicm/| Another set of pinout diagrams]]

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[[ XBee Internet Gateway Addresses ]] so you can pick a unique address for the new Internet Gateway

[[ MAC Addresses for Wiznet ]] get a unique ID for your Wiznet Ethernet Shield or Arduino Ethernet Shield

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** [[ Solar Cells ]] How to use them and where are some good places to purchase them.
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[[ Solar Cells ]] How to use them and where are some good places to purchase them.
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[[ Batteries ]] What you need to know about them, where varieties exist, and how to use them in your work.
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[[ Batteries ]] What you need to know about them, what varieties exist, and how to use them in your work.
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[[http://www.jamesnsears.com/2007/02/digikey_opensearch_plugin.php|Digikey OpenSearch Plugin]] - a Firefox browser search plugin from James Nick Sears (ITP '07)
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Rob Faludi made an [[http://itp.nyu.edu/~raf275/meshnetworking/XBee/XBee_example.html |example for the Xbee and Xbee Pro]] zigbee radios from Maxstream.
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Rob Faludi made an [[http://itp.nyu.edu/~raf275/meshnetworking/XBee/XBee_example.html |example for the PIC w/ an Xbee and Xbee Pro]] zigbee radios from Maxstream.
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[[http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tutorial_info.php?tutorials_id=36 |Surface Mount Soldering Tutorials]] A good tutorial on surface mount (SMD) soldering from Sparkfun.

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[[http://www.webelectricmagazine.com/98/3/smd.htm |Surface Mount soldering]] Notes on surface mount soldering using standard components.  Kind of a useful way to start doing surface mount soldering, though it won't necessarily result in smaller boards. Thanks to Mark Argo for the link.

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[[http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tutorial_info.php?tutorials_id=36 |Surface Mount Soldering Tutorials]] A good tutorial on surface mount (SMD) soldering from Sparkfun.

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[[ SMT Soldering Notes ]] for a hacky technique using the tools in the equipment room.
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[[ SMT Soldering Notes ]] A hacky technique that uses the tools in the equipment room.
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[[ SMT Soldering Notes ]] for a hacky technique using the tools in the equipment room.
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[[ XBee PAN IDs ]] so you can pick one that's unique for use on the ITP floor.
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Notes on the [[ ALD EH300 Energy Harvesting Modules ]]
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Rob Faludi made an [[http://itp.nyu.edu/~raf275/meshnetworking/XBee/XBee_example.html |example for the Xbee and Xbee Pro]] zigbee radios from Maxstream.
 
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[[http://stage.itp.nyu.edu/~df785/advtech/index.html| Window Shade]] Doria Fan's notes on the window shade project she did with Michael Jefferson and Jae In Lee (a really nice project) includes some useful notes on solar panels and solar charging circuits. 
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[[http://del.icio.us/grayfuse/usb|USB and the PIC]] Jeff Gray's del.icio.us links on USB and the PIC.

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[[http://www.grayfuse.com/blog/?cat=2 | Interrupts on the PIC]] Jeff Gray's notes on using interrupts on the PIC, both for timing and for serial input.
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[[http://www.goodnotes.org | Goodnotes]] - a Firefox browser plugin from Christina Goodness (ITP '05) that allows group annotation of websites. Useful for sharing your notes on resource websites with friends.
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[[http://www.jasonbabcock.com/breadboard.html | Jason Babcock's physical computing notes]] Jason covers a number of really useful techniques in his notes, including how to wire stepper motors, how to connect a PIC to a Lantronic serial-to-ethernet device, and more. Jason's also an eye tracking expert, and has some notes on his site as to how it works.
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[[http://www.jasonbabcock.com/breadboard.html | Jason Babcock's physical computing notes]] Jason covers a number of really useful techniques in his notes, including how to wire stepper motors, how to connect a PIC to a Lantronic serial-to-ethernet device, and more. Jason's also an [[http://www.jasonbabcock.com/eyetracking.html | eye tracking]] expert, and has some notes on his site as to how it works.
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[[http://www.jasonbabcock.com/breadboard.html | Jason Babcock's physical computing notes]] Jason covers a number of really useful techniques in his notes, including how to wire stepper motors, how to connect a PIC to a Lantronic serial-to-ethernet device, and more. Jason's also an eye tracking expert, and has some notes on his site as to how it works.
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[[http://www.jasonbabcock.com/breadboard.html | Jason Babcock's physical computing notes]] Jason covers a number of really useful techniques in his notes, including how to wire stepper motors, how to connect a PIC to a Lantronic serial-to-ethernet device, and more.
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[[http://www.droolcup.com/pictv/ | Video from a microcontroller]] Everything you ever wanted to know about generating video from a microcontroller, thanks to Scott Fitzgerald.
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[[http://homepages.internet.lu/absolute3/tronic/opsup.htm |Op Amp Circuits]] A good page on op amp circuits. Thanks to Gary Schober for the link.
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[[Sound Synthesis on chips]] Excerpts from a discussion on the phys comp list about sound synthesis
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[[Sound Synthesis on chips]] Excerpts from a discussion on the phys comp list about sound synthesis

[[http://www.webelectricmagazine.com/98/3/smd.htm |Surface Mount soldering]] Notes on surface mount soldering using standard components.  Kind of a useful way to start doing surface mount soldering, though it won't necessarily result in smaller boards. Thanks to Mark Argo for the link.

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[[http://www.walking-productions.com/school/adtech/| I2C in PIC CCS C]] Shawn Van Every got I2C communication working from one PIC to another. Here are his example files.
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[[http://www.walking-productions.com/school/adtech/| I2C in PIC CCS C]] I2C in PIC CCS C. Shawn Van Every got I2C communication working from one PIC to another. Here are his example files.
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[[http://www.walking-productions.com/school/adtech/| I2C in PIC CCS C]] Shawn Van Every got I2C communication working from one PIC to another. Here are his example files.
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