Arduino Yun SBC adds Wifi and Linux to Leonardo features

[Updated Sep 30] — Arduino announced the first open source Arduino hacker board with built-in WiFi, and also the first to run Linux. The $69 Arduino Yun integrates the functions of an Arduino Leonardo, featuring an Atmel ATmega32U4 microcontroller and 14 GPIO pins, with an Atheros AR9331 WiFi SOC running OpenWRT embedded Linux on a 400MHz MIPS processor. Arduino, the Italian-based project that designs the o ...

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Internet Datalogging With Arduino and XBee WiFi

Introduction Are you looking to get your data gathering project hooked into the “Internet-of-Things”? Then check out data.sparkfun.com! It makes posting data to the web as easy as constructing a URL and POSTing it to a server. I wanted to create a quick project to test out SparkFun’s data logging service. Combining an Arduino, XBee WiFi module, and a variety of gas, temperature, and light sensors I built an ...

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Tutorial 18: Two Wire Arduino Knight Rider

This tutorial shows how to interface eight LEDs to an Arduino using only two Arduino pins. This is made possible by using a PCF8574 I/O expander IC. A "Knight Rider" display is shown on the LEDs. Prerequisites Complete tutorial 4 – Arduino Knight Rider. Be able to use DIP IC packages, e.g. from tutorial 17. Components In addition to an Arduino Uno board, USB cable, wire links and a breadboard, you will need ...

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Weather Monitor

This Instructable shows you how to build a micro-controller based weather monitoring device. Built on the Arduino Uno board it can easily be extended and modified should you have additional sensors at hand. Main requirements: - Measure temperature (accuracy +/- 0,5 degree Kelvin) - Measure barometric air pressure (+/- 0,1 Pascal) - Display measured values on a LCD on demand by pressing a button Main compone ...

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Clear polycarbonate enclosures using Arduino

So about a year ago I decided that I wanted to get into AVR microcontrollers. After ordering an AVR pocket programmer from Sparkfun , I soon realized that it was too delicate to be sitting on a workbench full of wire clippings. I knew I needed a small enclosure to put it in, but couldn't find anything I really liked. My final decision was to make my own. This instructable will explain the steps necessary to ...

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Tutorial 15: Arduino Serial Thermometer

The Arduino reads temperature from a MCP9700 temperature sensor IC and displays the temperature in the Arduino IDE serial monitor window. Also see the Arduino LCD thermometer tutorial (tutorial 14). Prerequisites Complete Tutorial 9: Using the Arduino Serial Port before attempting this tutorial. Components Besides an Arduino Uno board, USB cable, wire links and a breadboard, you will need: Qty Part Designat ...

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Make Telecran with Arduino

I came across a bunch of stepper motors and I have since been looking for a project to do with the kids. An old Telecran (French for Etch-a-Sketch) later, we are in business ! Optional parts: - a sensor shield + 2 push buttons - a Nintendo Wii Nunchuck - a WiiChuck adapter And also: - hot glue gun Step 1: Mechanics The mechanical part has been done with some Fishertechniks parts. I had to drill into the ste ...

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What is Arduino – Introduction to Arduino for Beginners

In this article, we explain the basics surrounding arduino. As the title indicates, this article is for absolute beginners in the world of electronics and for people who are beginning with arduino boards. Arduino is an electronics prototyping platform based on a micro controller. Arduino boards are usually made using Atmel’s Atmega series micro controllers or ARM micro controllers. Arduino is an open source ...

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Easy Bluetooth Enabled Door Lock With Arduino plus Android

Thanks to everyone who supported this project and voted for it in the Arduino Challenge! I was awarded second prize and hope to participate in more Arduino contests in the near future. This tutorial will explain a simple way to make a password protected bluetooth door lock using your Arduino, which can be unlocked by sending a four digit pin from your Android phone!  The hardware setup is quite simple,  and ...

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Speech Controlled Quadropod

This is my first post on Instructables and I am super excited to share my knowledge! My original robot post is here: Spryo SpoonTail which is just my robot showing some tricks but with a tethered control. In this Instructable I am going to show you how to make a quadrapod of your own and using speech recognition via bluetooth to control your bot. Gotta thank Oddbot for introducing me to robotics and helping ...

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Solar-Oriented, Arduino-Powered Clock

This is a clock designed to keep accurate time (independent of atomic or GPS), display local sunrise, sunset and solar noon, and also adjust itself for daylight savings time. I wanted the clock to be easy to use and be flexible. The setting functions are menu-driven, you set each parameter one digit at a time (with live data validation) and you can abandon changes if you want. You can have 12 or 24-hour tim ...

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DIY Low Cost Arduino Mobile Development Platform

I have wanted to build my own robot for awhile now. But after many tried and failed attempts, I was losing hope that may ever happen. I discovered that there wasn't a small, robust, super easy to add-on to, robot that was within my budget to get. After hours of research and many robot kits later, i decided to build one from scratch. This includes building the base and electronics myself. I was always a fan ...

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