Arduino Fortnite Boogie Device

Dance dance.

Thanks to DFRobot for providing the parts for this!

There was a point earlier this year where pretty much every YouTube advert for me was a trailer for Fortnite, the one with the Boogie Bomb in it.

This bad boy:

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Which essentially you throw into a group of enemies and it blasts out light and music and they all dance, at which point you comedically take them all out while they are entranced.

So I thought, well, I can probably make something that looks and works a bit like that and the awesome people at DFRobot agreed!

You can also catch this project on my Hackster page.

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Franken PC

I never saw a more interesting creature.

Thanks to Banggood for this project! They contacted me a while back about doing another project after the Holo Cube, so I had a look through their site and found this Mini PCI-E to PCI-E adaptor and thought about combining it with one of my old laptops I have laying around to put a newer graphics card in it and see if it can, what else; run Crysis.

You can also catch this project on my Hackster.

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Pocket Pi

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Reasoning.

I’ve seen some really good Portable-Pi builds such as Ben Heck’s Portable Pi and stuff like this and thought I’d try one out myself using parts I have laying about as a quick mid-week project to take my mind off the nasty cold I currently have.

The main part I had laying around was an ESD box I got from somewhere. Not sure where and I can’t find it anywhere else online so I have linked below to the closest I could find online.

Lets take a look how it went!

You can also check this out on my Hackster.

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Original Xbox RGB Ring Mod | Arduino

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The other day my original Xbox i originally got in 2003 started turning itself on again – which means it’s due for an open up and some maintenance as this is usually caused by some degradation of traces on the board.

I thought well this is a perfect time to mod it a bit more and use some of my recently acquired Arduino skills to turn the front LED ring into an RGB light show!

You can also catch this at my Hackster.

Key Goals.

  1. Upgrade my original Xbox with an RGB LED ring.
  2. Use an Arduino for the job.

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Holo Cube

Photons Be Free.

First up thanks to Banggood for sending me the screen for this project – you can grab one here!

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I’ve always liked the idea of holograms and while we are quite far away from having full on Star Trek holodecks, there are some cool things that can be done in the 21st.

So a while back Banggood contacted me and asked me if I wanted to do a project, I had a browse through the store and saw the above 800×480 screen and remembered I had a holographic pyramid laying around and came up with an idea for the HoloCube!

You can also catch this on my Hackster profile.

Key Goals.

  1. Have a ‘cube’ able to display a holographic real-time 3D image.
  2. Ensure that the 3D image being displayed can be viewed from different angles depending on the side of the cube.
  3. Have it be manipulable by hand movements/gestures using a Skywriter HAT.

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