Make a simple platform and give mobility to your computer using arduino

A computer is a very handy thing to use in your robots. If you start listing all the features that can be used for robotic purposes you'll find that it is cheaper to buy a netbook than buying LCD, wifi and bluetooth modules, cameras, speech synthesizer modules, keypads, memory card readers, speakers and many other stuff. Thats why I decided to make this platform to my netbook.  To let the computer control t ...

Read more

Computers are Dumb

Objective: Overcome your fear of computers! If you can count to two, then you can master the basics of computers. If you think computers are smarter than you, you are wrong and I will prove it. For normal people, just follow the LOG: comments. Computers are dumb:  comments tell you the computer’s point of view. For the GEEKS, hackers, programmers, experimenters, and Arduinoites add the GEEK comments for a m ...

Read more

A Study in Non-Standard Distributed Computer Architecture using Arduino

In the following tutorial, directions are given for creating a single node for the DoHas (Distributed Optical Harvard Architecture System). After constructing two of these nodes, a small distributed computer can be implemented which uses one node for sending instructions, mimicking input and the instruction set to manage it, and another node which will act as memory. One unique feature about this system is ...

Read more

Arduino desktop application on java in LAN

Description: here we have created an java desktop application using neatbeans. this application turn on led on arduino. this application also work in your LAN. Step 1: Assigning MAc and IP to Arduino board UPLOAD THIS PROGRAM TO  ARDUINO. ALSO CHANGE YOUR MAC AND IP ACCORDING YOUR NETWORK. /* UDPSendReceive.pde: This sketch receives UDP message strings, prints them to the serial port and sends an "acknowled ...

Read more

Use foot switch to open Linux terminal using an Arduino

So here is how i made my foot pedal used to start Linux terminal using an Arduino. It's made because I am board of pressing the terminal icon with my mouse. P.S. Sorry for my English. I am from Croatia. Tools needed: -Soldering iron and some solder -Wire clippers or any other cutting tool -Screwdriver Parts needed: -Arduino system -Foot switch (I found mine in my workshop) -Wire -10k pull-down resistor or y ...

Read more

How to Control arduino by bluetooth from PC

I wanted to make it possible to control an arduino board from my phone. So that I could control other devices. the easiest way seemed to be using bluetooth. but when I received the parts needed I found it want quite as simple as I had hoped. And after looking on the Internet I didn't find much information to help. so I have decided to write this guide to help other people that are thinking of doing the same ...

Read more

Bootload an Arduino with a ZIF Socket

Bootloading an Arduino with a ZIF socket allows you to easily program a lot of chips at once without worrying about mangling the pins. The reason for this is that ZIF stands for "zero insertion force," and as the name implies, ZIF sockets don't require any force to take the chip in or out. This means that you do not have to worry about any of the pins bending when you take the chip in and out of the socket. ...

Read more

Visual Computer Stress Meter using an Arduino

Have you ever wanted to, without going out of your way to clock your processor, see how much stress your computer is under? With this project you will have a simple bar graph that constantly shows how much stress your computer is under. If the graph reads 0, your computer isn't working too much. If it reads 8, the highest, your computer is working very hard, and you probably should give it any more of a loa ...

Read more

Sonic Switch: Use a Sonic Screwdriver to turn on your computer!

What it is: An Arduino-based light-sensitive switch for turning on a desktop computer. Why its cool: Use a Sonic Screwdriver to turn on your computer! Story: This project started, as I'm sure a lot of them do, as a result of boredom and the thought "Wouldn't it be cool if...". I am a fan of Dr. Who. Enough of a fan, I suppose, to spend money on a plastic replica of the good Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver (http: ...

Read more

Arduino temperature controlled PC Fan

Oscar Gonzalez gives us a simple tutorial for speed controlling a PC FAN and reading a LM35 temperature sensor with an Arduino microcontroller. He covers the use of an optocoupler, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) and reading analog voltages with the Arduino. He even has a video showing the fan speed control in action. This article was submitted by Oscar Gonzalez as part of the “Hobby parts for articles” progra ...

Read more
Scroll to top