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    GCSE Electronics Ideas

    Does anyone have any ideas for anything i could make for my GCSE Electronics project. Im pretty stumped as for what to make cause i dont want to make something simpily stupid like a money box with a flashing light, like everyone else lol.

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    I remember that..heh.

    I did a battery powered proximity alarm with an IR diode..fairly sure it ran as well!

    My all time fave lessons..the smell of burning silicon never gets dull.

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    I made a variable tempo/variable time sig metronome.

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    I think mine was a chess clock, and because I was sad, an extra-curricular stage cue-light system over CAT5e.

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    radio

    I remember making an AM / FM radio that had an amp circuit to amplify it. Worked a treat until I tried to combine the circuits into one as originally had the circuit in about 2 or 3 parts / boards / circuits.

    One bit was the radio circuit with the relevant IC's etc, one bit was the amp and another bit was a step down circuit to step down the voltage etc from a 9v battery to the correct voltage / current.

    Still got photos of it

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    There are some interesting things you can do with PICs (PICAXE) I built a maths education toy for my GCSE using a picaxe chip.

    Jona

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    Ah, PICAXE. Yes, we use it in DT now.

    I was pre that..heh. Quite a bit pre that, too.

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    I made a personal attack alarm which in the end turned into something so huge it could have been a house alarm!

    Still got a C or something though

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    Your own personal wifi network detector? A friend of mine suggested it to his lad on the course and with a bit of work he made one and it was about the size of an ipod nano.
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    Ha, I am making a money box, my first idea was an electronic safe but it didnt work out.

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    How good is your programming? You could make an environmental monitering sensor for use in server rooms, Just a temperature sensor hooked up to a microcontroller that outputs the current temperature via a serial port.

    Might be a bit lame but from some of the posts around the forum you could probably sell a couple.

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    I made a wall thermostat with adjustable temperature range. Good times!

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    Does your school do theatre stuff? I keep hearing of places who want/need a cue light system. PM me if you're interested, and I'll give you some pointers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackd View Post
    Does anyone have any ideas for anything i could make for my GCSE Electronics project.
    An auto-on water pump to pump water from a small, enclosed space (say, just as an example, the courtyard in the middle of our prep school) when the water level reaches a given height (say, somewhere below window level...). Given prevailing weather conditions, could be a best seller.

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