The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level

>>> The Internet Of Things It’s concept is quite simple; the idea is to provide intelligence to everything that surrounds us, connect it to the internet, bring it to life, and make lots of cool things happen. Sounds nice, but how do you that? Here is the answer… >>> Meet the WiPy A small, super low power, inexpensive, and 100% Python programmable IoT development board. The WiPy takes the w ...

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3D AIR mouse | Arduino + Processing

3D AIR mouse | Arduino + Processing I'm an Industrial design student, and last year as part of a course called "Technology as RAW materiel" I built this project as my final work. I work most of the time with SolidWorks, a CAD software for design and engenering. Rotating a solid body on the screen is done using the middle mouse button. I was looking for something more intuitive. This is how I ended up doing ...

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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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Arduino Chiptunes usnig arduino

I am not a big fan of programming. I may like it but, I try to keep it down to a 555 timer like in this ible. However, when it comes to synths, well, I just NEED programming. One day, while exploring Synthesizers, I came across something known as chiptunes. I decided to listen and found the music just totally awesome. And so I tried to make it with Arduino. Unfortunately, it didn't fit the Arduino code. For ...

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LilyPad Arduino – the wearable technology using arduino

Introduzione LilyPad Arduino is one of the many Arduino microcontrollers, but unlike the more well-known Arduino UNO, MEGA and Yun, this little board has very specific characteristics that make it unique. In fact, the LilyPad can be sewn on fabric. In fact, with only 19 € you can add technology to our garments, but also bags, shoes, diaries, and so on. In this article we will know in detail this board and w ...

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Domino IO – An Open Hardware WiFi Platform for Things

About this project Are you a maker?  Have you got a nice idea but could not verify it with a limited budget? Do you have a headache to design Wi-Fi products but cannot find a good support? Have you built a nice prototype ready for manufacturing but could not find the resources for mass production? This is why we launch the Domino.IO project – with everything you need to build Wi-Fi products and full life-cy ...

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Testing switch mode voltage regulators

There are different types of DC-DC regulators. The most common are linear and switch mode regulators. Everyone that has tinkered with electronics has probably used a 78xx series linear regulator. They are easy to use since they don’t need any special components. With most linear regulators you just put a capacitor on the input and one on the output and they will work. Always check the datasheet to see which ...

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Twitter Poem Box

This is a project that was inspired by Marc de Vinck's Kitty Twitty Cat Toy http://makezine.com/22/kittytwitty/ . It incorporates an RFID reader and the BlinkM, a programable RGB LED. The lamp tweets random colored poems when it detects one of the three RFID cards which each represent one of the primary colors of light. These colors can be mixed allowing you to make seven different colors of poems. An examp ...

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Spining BLDC motors at super Slow speeds with Arduino and L6234

First of all You won’t find here any information on high speed BLDC motor driving. For that purpose You need to know rotor’s position, so You have to measure back-EMF or use Hall sensors (not needed here). For basic info about driving BLDC motors here is best “classic” articles on internets: Driving a three-phase brushless DC motor with Arduino – Part 1. Theory Driving a three-phase brushless DC motor with ...

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Smart Relay Power Box(SiriProxy Compatible)

If you have ever wanted to control high voltages/currents with an Arduino, setup up a complicated light timer, or even have Siri turn on a Lamp. Then this is an instructable for you! In this instructable in a few simple steps we will build a self-powered smart relay (Arduino style) power box. This box will allow you to safely switch high voltages/currents and since it contains an Arduino compatible board yo ...

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BennyP’s Light Contraption using arduino

Introduction Disclaimer: I am not an expert in any of this. There is lots of information online regarding such designs. Although this setup worked for me, do not trust any of my calculations. Please work all this out for yourself and consult many other sources, or it may spontaneously burst into flames. The contraption is a board containing two lights and a receptacle that are controlled by a computer commu ...

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ST7565 LCDs: Graphical LCDs

What it is... Type: Graphical (128x64) monochrome LCD with LED backlight Interface: Serial / SPI This is a good time to read the datasheet Available from: Adafruit, of course! Introduction: This mini-tutorial will go through the process of setting up a ST7565 LCD. These LCDs are   graphical which means they can display pixels, not just text. This type of LCD in particular has 128x64 pixels, which appear dar ...

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