Introducing the Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400

First unveiled over the weekend at World Maker Faire New York, Arduino has introduced a pair of new IoT boards with embedded LoRa and GSM capabilities. The Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400 are designed to offer a practical and cost-effective solution for developers, makers and enterprises, enabling them to quickly add connectivity to their projects and ease the development of battery-powered IoT edge a ...

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Intel Edison Spectrophotometer

This instructable will explain how to build a fairly basic. Of course, this device is nothing compared to a commercial spectrophotometer, but it will allow the builder to understand how such a device works to using it for DIYbio. Know-how The spectrophotometry is the quantitative measurement of the reflection or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength. Aspectrophotometer is commonl ...

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Arduino Is Slow – and How to Fix It!

Arduino is slow? What? This instructable will show just how slow a part of Arduino is, and how to fix it.  It’s true – more specifically, Arduino’s digitalWrite command takes a considerable amount of time. If you are just switching on a LED once or something, you won’t be able to notice it. However, I realized how slow it was while I was trying to use a TLC5947 PWM driver. That requires the microcontroller ...

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BIG AND GLOWY TETRIS VIA ARDUINO

Tetris was a breakout hit when it was released for the Nintendo Game Boy in 1989, in much the same way that Breakout was a breakout hit in arcades in 1976. Despite this, gamers of today expect a little more than a tiny monochrome LCD with severe motion blur problems. Enter the LED Tetris build from [Electronoobs]. The build relies on a hacker favourite, the WS2812B LED string. The LEDs a ...

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App note: Lithium ion battery charger using C8051F300

Introduction Driven by the need for untethered mobility and ease of use, many systems rely on rechargable bat- teries as their primary power source. The battery charging circuitry for th ese systems is typically implemented using a fixed- function IC to control the charging current/voltage profile. The C8051F30x family provides a flexible alterna- tive to fixed-function batt ery chargers. This appli- cation ...

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Arduino Nano to Arduino Uno Adapter

Arduino Nano is a nice, small and cheap member of the Arduino family. It is based on the Atmega328 chip, what makes it as powerful as the biggest his brother Arduino Uno, but it can be obtained for less money. In Ebay now Chinese versions can be bought for less than 3 USD. Additionally to its smaller size comparing with Arduino Uno, the Nano board has also the advantage to have two more analog inputs A6,A7. ...

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Researchers Develop Long Range Backscatter Sensors That Consume Almost No Power

Researchers at the University of Washington developed a new backscatter sensors that can operate over long ranges with very little power. The researchers demonstrated for the first time that the device runs on almost zero power and can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers. Backscatter communication works by emitting a radio signal and then monitoring the reflections of that signal from sen ...

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KINETIC LAMP SHEDS LIGHT ON SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES

This thing right here might be the coolest desk toy since Newton’s Cradle. It’s [Stephen Co]’s latest installment in a line of mesmerizing, zodiac-themed art lamps that started with the water-dancing Aquarius.  All at once, it demonstrates standing waves, persistence of vision, and the stroboscopic effect. And the best part? You can stick your finger in it. This intriguing lamp is designed to ...

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Internet connected smart humidifier

I worked on creating a Internet connected last week using my open source WiFi relay project as platform. We observe quite dry air at our house, I suspect this is due to the fact that we use fan coils for heating/cooling. Humidity levels at home are usually below the 30% mark, which poses a health risk along with uncomfortably dry air. I’ve found these interesting charts that got me convinced I need to do so ...

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Arduino LED Exploration

Arduino LED ExplorationMy program shows you all of the data on your Led from the first light to the normal operation light. From that data you can pick an RS that is good light, but lower in current. You must build the circuit to run my program. You must open a terminal window when you run my program. Bright led can waste a lot of current. Using a higher RS like 470 to 1k you can save almost half of the cur ...

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AN ARDUINO PRO MICRO WITH USB-C

USB-C versus USB Micro connectors are turning into one of the holy wars of our time. Rather than be left on the wrong side of the divide [Stefan S] has come up with his own USB-C version of of an Arduino Pro Microto avoid having to always find a different cable. Home made Arduinos come in all shapes and sizes from the conventional to the adventurous, and from the pictures it seems that this one is firm ...

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Friwo LED drivers will light up your LEDs as much as you just want

LT series LED drivers with 10-100W power represent a complete solution with wide possibilities of control. Exceptionally narrow and slim design, remained even at high-power versions, provides a high flexibility of use. Power supplies for LED lighting (so called drivers) are available from many producers, in a various qualitative level. Why to decide just for the LT series from German company Friwo? Here are ...

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