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Playfield :: Hardware :: Flippers

If you are contemplating building your own machine, then you probably already know a good bit about how pinball machines work. It’s basically series of electro-mechanical events where a steel ball activates a switch, which in turn fires a solenoid that drives a mechanism, sending the ball off in some other direction where it most likely hits another switch, and so …

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Stage 4: Complete Beginner’s Guide For Arduino Hardware Platform For DIY

Contents 1. Background 2. Setting up Arduino Development Environment 3. Arduino Power Management 3.1 Powering Up Arduino Board 3.2 Output Power of Arduino 4. Indicators And Switches 4.1 LED 4.1.1 Working With Onboard LED 4.1.2 Connecting and Controlling External LED 4.2 Buzzer 4.3 Switches 5. Arduino With Display 6.Arduino With Sensors    6.1 Sensor Principles …

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Hardware and Arduino Code for DIY WMRP-Solder Station

Features: low offset op amp for soldering tip temperature measurement with type c thermocouple cold junction compensation using the PTC (KTY82-210) included in the WMRP soldering pencil input voltage measurement (for use with 3 cell lipo battery) soldering pencil current measurement recognizing if the soldering pencil rests in the stand (–> standby) 3 buttons for …

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RFM12B – Part 1 – Hardware Overview

To see how RFM12B wireless compares to other similar wireless options (e.g Xbee, XRF etc..) check out this well compiled comparison overview by Stuart Poulton: http://blog.homelabs.org.uk/wireless-connectivity/. Overview Made by Hope RF, re-branded by RFsolutions in the UK. Sometimes called ‘Alpha RF’ Low cost RF transceiver (from Rapid, Farnell, or RS in the UK) Up to 300m transmission Up …

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Arduino goes to Shenzhen: the Hollywood of hardware products

Last week-end we just had a good time at the Maker Faire of Shenzhen, hosted in the wonderful OCT District. We were invited by Eric Pan from Seeedstudio (thanks Eric for the good time!). The Maker Faire has been a priceless experience to get in touch with the chinese maker community, as well as networking …

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