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5th September 2008, 04:44 PM #1
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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5th September 2008, 04:58 PM #2
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.
5th September 2008, 05:10 PM #3
I made a variable tempo/variable time sig metronome.
5th September 2008, 06:48 PM #4
I think mine was a chess clock, and because I was sad, an extra-curricular stage cue-light system over CAT5e.
5th September 2008, 07:39 PM #5
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
5th September 2008, 09:04 PM #6
There are some interesting things you can do with PICs (PICAXE) I built a maths education toy for my GCSE using a picaxe chip.
6th September 2008, 01:02 PM #7
Ah, PICAXE. Yes, we use it in DT now.
I was pre that..heh. Quite a bit pre that, too.
6th September 2008, 01:17 PM #8
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
6th September 2008, 02:07 PM #9
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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7th September 2008, 02:16 AM #10
Ha, I am making a money box, my first idea was an electronic safe but it didnt work out.
7th September 2008, 10:22 AM #11
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.
7th September 2008, 11:32 AM #12
7th September 2008, 11:59 AM #13
I made a wall thermostat with adjustable temperature range. Good times!
7th September 2008, 02:25 PM #14
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.
8th September 2008, 10:41 AM #15
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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