Data-logging made simple with Arduino

One of the best capabilities provided by Arduino regards its very high modularity, which helps users to quickly translate ideas into physical artifact, as practically demonstrated by Mauro, which shows on his blog how to build a simple data-logger by properly combining different shields. By using few additional components (mainly resistors and buttons) a fully-functional data logger can be easily implemente ...

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Let’s go creative with lighting on a DIY laser device

Last year MediaInteractiveDesign and PlayModes , two interactive design and creative technology studios based in Catalonia, collaborated to develop a system to control DIY Laser robot. They created a new shield  to control Dinamyxel servomotors  to work with PWM laser drivers. The shield works using Arduino Ethernet programmed with a specific firmware to control laser and motor using Open Sound Control. The ...

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Learning Game Programming with Esplora at the Iron Yard

Anne Mahaffey is an engineer with Analog Devices and was one of the beta testers for the Arduino Due. Anne’s been an ardent advocate for Arduino at Analog, and recently contacted us about a workshop she was planning with the Iron Yard, an accelerator in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. The workshop was to introduce kids to programming in Scratch, and to let them build their own game controller wi ...

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Arduino meets Wearables workshop at Codemotion Berlin

After  participating to Codemotion Rome last month, from the 9th of  May we’ll be spending a couple of days at Codemotion Berlin,  an innovative tech event engaging developers of all languages and technologies. We’re having an Arduino wearables workshop organized together with Kobakant duo (Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson) and focused on the use of Lilypad. In these 8 hours workshop we’ll explore how c ...

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DIY Air Quality Sensing from HabitatMap and Sonoma Tech

High-precision air quality monitors are normally very expensive, but Tim Dye of Sonoma Technology is on a mission to change that.  He’s been working with Michael Heimbinder and habitatmap.org to create a low-cost sensor system that when designed properly and integrated into a software platforms can provide valid data. AirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data ...

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Othermill on Kickstarter: a robust, personal CNC machine for milling circuit boards and more

My friend Jonathan Ward and the rest of the team at Otherfab have posted their new CNC milling machine, the Othermill, to KickStarter. This is a robust, low-cost machine for milling circuit boards, wax molds, wood, aluminum and more. The machine is made from high density polyethylene with an ingenious snap-fit mechanism that’s strong, reversible, and easy-to-assemble (although the machines will come fully a ...

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RepRap Workshop a Officine Arduino

We are happy to announce the upcoming Josef Prusa’s and Alessandro Ranellucci’s workshop @ Officine Arduino / Fablab Torino, on February 16th and 17th. This two days workshop will cover the making & fine-tuning of the latest Prusa I3 with Prusa nozzle AND Ranellucci’s how-to slic3r lesson on Sunday. If you ever want to jump on the reprap world, this may be the best opportunity. If you don’t feel like bu ...

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Bleuette, the hexapod robot

Bleuette project is hexapod robot equipped with 6 legs that can be operated without any external guidance. The french project is fully open hardware (made entirely with  an Ultimaker 3D printer) / opensource and operates on a Arduino Leonardo board with a custom shield developed for it and available on Hugo’s website, the author of the project. It is used mostly to control the 12 servos (+ 2 optional) for t ...

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Tinkering and coding with teens for a future of digital making

At the beginning of march Christopher Martin, researcher in applied computer,  wrote us an email to tell us that he got involved in an ambitious plan taking place:  100 school pupils, 5 different digital-maker themes in 1 day for 4 subsequent weeks across Scotland. The event called “One Day Digital” started on the 2nd of March at the Dundee University, where he is based,  and is organized by Nesta, supporte ...

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Kids and parents discovering the wonders of 3d printing

Last weekend Arduino and Officine Arduino participated to  the third edition of Codemotion Rome, the international event focused on the art of programming. During the three-day event we organized presentations and lab sessions: Federico Vanzati gave a great talk on the Internet of Things world and the new Arduino Gsm Shield, plus a live coding session on how to use it; then Davide Gomba introduced Processin ...

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Let’s go german with Arduino video Tutorials – auch auf Deutsch

Today we are announcing the first of a series of video tutorials in german created in collaboration with our friend Max, founder of MaxTechTV and published on Arduino channel on Youtube. The tutorial of this month explains how to turn your Arduino Esplora into a customized computer gamepad to play any of your videogames. And it’s just the beginning to start the real fun of personalizing the controller: what ...

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Arduino in action from Memphis, Tennessee

This is a submission about an Arduino in Action from Memphis, Tennnessee by Guy Cobb. Here is what he posted: Hello from Memphis, Tennessee. I wanted to send all of you at the Arduino headquarters this photo of my office with my Arduino “wallpaper” and Arduino earthquake detector. My Arduino project incorporates a Mega, Uno, and Duemilanove with a cell phone shield for remote control. Do you have an arduino ...

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