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Margarita Drip Infuser
A semi-traditional Margarita pour requires vigorous agitation in an attempt to blend the varying viscosity fluids constructing the cocktail. As an alternative, less abusive and theoretically smoother method, we affixed an Arduino Uno to an 8 channel relay controlling 8 solenoids to drip each ingredient, of any varying recipe, one drop at a time; allowing the blend to occur in real time. The glass is held in a copper wound that a coolant fluid is pumped through. Forgive the impoverished components, both mechanical and delicious.

YouTube - Project MDI "Dry" Run
HackADay - Margarita Drip Infuser Ensures a Perfect Mix
Kyocera Shop Sink 3530 (SS3530)
Kyocera Shop Sink 3530 (SS3530)
Switch Control and Warm Up Alert
Adjustable Temperature and Display
Lighted Hand Washing Basin
Dry Towel Warmer Tray
(Ardunio Uno)

HackADay Links: September 28, 2014
The Death of The Little Dutch Boy
For the extent of organized humanity, menial voices were quelled thanks to a lack of domain to preach. Our modern era has technologically unthumbed the dam of lesser wisdoms upon all and to a burden and loss to our unsullied brute order. As the voiceless were often the oppressed meek, now they sway and connect to a larger audience of theirs in similar vain, giving the appearance that emotional conjecture is validated by quantity.

Twitter is such a forum where the benign are allowed their moment in the sun. Aside the wasted breath of sentimental litter, we find a more debilitating uncivil condition of the irrational, given sanctuary. Click the image below for a @CNN tweet accompanied by quips relative to each replied pander (new window).

Project 47 Ensign Color Codes

336633 Hex
51,102,51 RGB
0.50, 0.00, 0.50, 0.60
255,255,255 RGB
0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
002239 Hex
0,34,57 RGB
1.00, 0.40, 0.00, 0.78

Bed In A Cell
Professional wrestling mark? Smark? Worker? Jobber? Um...fan?
Then this bed is for you...for perverse maneuvering.

Arduino Flush-Less (Version 1.0)
California is suffering from a debilitating drought.
When hasn't it, am I right?
Convert grass to gravel and ficus to cacti are all proposed options.
The absolute solution?
Desalinization pla--er, I mean, stop pissing away water!

Standard toilets use up to 6,500 mL (1.6 gal) of water to flush
a standard person's 400 mL of urine twice a standard day.

Hack most existing toilets with the Arduino Flush-Less
and reduce waste by up to half with out replacing a single toilet.

With just 1,825 AFL units installed, we could save 1,000,000 gallons a year, exclamation point.


// Arduino Flush-Less (1.0) _ TV Miller
// CapacitiveSensor Library _ Paul Badger
// PFOD _ Dr. Matthew Ford

#include <CapacitiveSensor.h>
#include <Servo.h>
#include <pfodParser.h>
#include <Stream.h>
pfodParser parser;

// Pin 6 (10M) and 5 (1K)
CapacitiveSensor deucetouch = CapacitiveSensor(6,5);
// Pin 7 (10M) and 8 (1K)
CapacitiveSensor flushtouch = CapacitiveSensor(8,7);

Servo tankservo;
Servo flushservo;

int tankOFF = 120; // Tank Servo Position OFF
int tankON = 0; // Tank Servo Position ON
int flushOFF = 180; // Flush Servo Position OFF
int flushON = 0; // Flush Servo Position ON
int bowlvalve = 10; // Bowl Pin 10
int pooLED = 9; // LED Pin 9

void setup()
for (int i=5; i>0; i--) { // Wait
Serial1.begin(9600); // Serial1 BlueTooth (Micro)

pinMode(bowlvalve, OUTPUT);
pinMode(pooLED, OUTPUT);

tankservo.attach(3); // Tank Pin 3
flushservo.attach(4); // Flush Pin 4

digitalWrite(pooLED, HIGH); // Setup Alert
digitalWrite(pooLED, LOW);
digitalWrite(pooLED, HIGH);

void loop()
// Turn OFF All
flushservo.write(flushOFF); // Flush CLOSED
tankservo.write(tankOFF); // Tank CLOSED
digitalWrite(bowlvalve, LOW); // Bowl CLOSED
digitalWrite(pooLED, LOW); // LED OFF

// Read Sensors
long tank_touch = deucetouch.capacitiveSensor(30);
long flush_touch = flushtouch.capacitiveSensor(30);

// Deuce, Flush or Stand By
if (tank_touch > 1500 && flush_touch < 500){ numbertwo(); }
else if (flush_touch > 1500 && tank_touch < 500){ emptybowl(); }
else ( delay(10) );

// Print Sensors (Testing)

// Write Bluetooth Menu
if (Serial1.available()) {
byte in = Serial1.read();
byte cmd = parser.parse(in);
if (cmd != 0) {
if ('.' == cmd) {
Serial1.print(F("<gy>HackADay Prize"));
Serial1.print(F("|A~<bg o><+8>Deuce"));
Serial1.print(F("|B~<bg n><+8>Flush"));

// Handle Bluetooth Buttons
} else if('A'==cmd) { // Deuce
Serial1.print(F("{}")); // Update
} else if('B'==cmd) { // Flush
Serial1.print(F("{}")); // Update
} else {


// Deuce
void numbertwo() {
digitalWrite(pooLED, HIGH); // LED ON
digitalWrite(bowlvalve, HIGH); // Bowl OPEN
tankservo.write(tankON); // Tank OPEN
delay(13000); /* Adjust Per Model */
//Code To Lock Out NumberTwo()?

// Flush
void emptybowl() {
digitalWrite(pooLED, HIGH); // LED ON
flushservo.write(flushON); // Flush OPEN
digitalWrite(bowlvalve, HIGH); // Bowl OPEN
tankservo.write(tankON); // Tank OPEN
flushservo.write(flushOFF); // Flush CLOSED
digitalWrite(bowlvalve, LOW); // Bowl CLOSED
delay(15000); /* Adjust Per Model */

// BlueTooth Tasks
byte cmdByte;
byte parserByteCounter;
byte parserState;
static const byte pfodMaxMsgLen = 0xff;
static const byte pfodStartMsg = (byte)'{';
static const byte pfodEndMsg = (byte)'}';
static const byte pfodWaitingForStart = 0xff;
static const byte pfodInMsg = 0;

void parserSetup() {
parserByteCounter = 0;
cmdByte = 0;
parserState = pfodWaitingForStart;

byte parse(byte in) {
if (parserState == pfodWaitingForStart) {
if (in == pfodStartMsg) {
parserState = pfodInMsg;
parserByteCounter = 1;
return 0;

if ((parserByteCounter == pfodMaxMsgLen) &&
(in != pfodEndMsg)) {
return 0;

if (in == pfodEndMsg) {
byte pfodMsgCmd = cmdByte;
return pfodMsgCmd;
} else if (cmdByte == 0) {
cmdByte = in;
return 0;

Did we mention Arduino Flush-Less (Version 1.0) is BlueTooth enabled?!

Despite the plethora of HackADay logos ala our futile attempt for favoritism amidst our submission unto the HackADay Prize-contest, the Arduino Flush-Less and TV Miller are not affiliated with HackADay or their unscrupulous, dubious, down-right-under handed ways. Heathens.

All claimers about HackADay are untrue, unless other wise true, to which, see?!

HackADay - Arduino Gives Your Toilet Options
Atmel - Arduino Flush Less Saves More
Embedds - Arduino Controlled Toilet Saves Gallons Per Day
Formerly HLTBAL1 due to budgetary restraints, HLTSCT4X is a ground based rocket launch utilizing an experimental propulsion. It performed precisely as predicted.

FleshliPad Becomes Fleshlight LaunchPad
What was once a novelty engineering project, today has become what will certainly be an evolution of the medium of electronic interactive adult entertainment and subsequent gratification.

Three years ago, we pitched a product design to an executive at Fleshlight d.b.a. Interactive Life Forms. Less than a year later, it manifested in to a viral sensation, pun intended. The FleshliPad was chortled in discourse on programs like Playboy Radio and featured in gadget blogs to the likes of Gizmodo. It became a hypothetical global perv-nomenon.

The highly anticipated apex of this journey now cedes. Earlier today, Fleshlight released the following advertisement on YouTube which unveils their new product, the Fleshlight LaunchPad.

We here at TV Miller applaud it's finality and tip our hat with an affable watch yer top knot.
Resistance Theory (Pass 0.1 Sample)
Simplified for documentation, the upper diagram is a standard model theory of a photon transit via absorption and expulsion. The lower diagram is a two-dimensional spherical wave with oscillation disturbance transit and supplementary wave pattern representation under lay. The Resistance Model demonstrates wave field resistance nodes (particles) and subsequent containment prior to demanding frequency change, suspended in a three-dimensional compression mass.

555 Timer Delay On Relay Fritzing
Having scoured the internet for a visual 555 timer delay on relay or 955 timer delay on relay schematic, most did not display a fritzing'd version which for some is much more easily translatable.

IC1 555 Timer (955 Timer)
B1 9 Volt Battery
C1 47uf Capacitor (Electrolytic)
C2 0.1uf Capacitor (Ceramic)
R1 470K Resistor
RL1 5 Volt Relay
S1 Toggle Switch

The fritzing displayed below operates after a 24 second delay.
To alter the delay-on time, increase or decrease C1 and R1.
The greater resistance of R1, the slower the current to fill C1.
The greater volume of C1, the longer to fill by R1 current.
IC 3 provides a positive voltage when triggered and stays high.