Control your MKR1000 with aREST Framework

You can control your MKR1000 remotely with a RESTFUL interface. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 LED (generic) × 2 Resistor 220 ohm × 2 Jumper wires (generic) × 5 Software apps and online services Arduino IDE Story It would be nice to communicate with an Arduino thru RESTFUL interface and I found this aREST framework.  As described on its website (arest.io), the aREST fram ...

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Arduino MKR1000 & Thinger

A simple Internet of Things experiment, using an Arduino MKR1000 board to control two LEDs and monitor a potentiometer, via Thinger.io. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 LED (generic) × 2 Rotary potentiometer (generic) × 1 Breadboard (generic) × 1 Jumper wires (generic) × 5 Software apps and online services Thinger.io Platform Arduino IDE Story A simple IoT (Internet of Thi ...

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Arduino MKR1000 & Blynk

A simple Internet of Things experiment, using an Arduino MKR1000 board to control two LEDs and monitor a potentiometer, via Blynk app. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 LED (generic) × 2 Rotary potentiometer (generic) × 1 Breadboard (generic) × 1 Jumper wires (generic) × 5 Software apps and online services Arduino IDE Blynk Story A simple Internet of Things (IoT) experiment ...

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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CIRCUITS

First steps in circuit design for the budding electrical engineer. San Francisco, CA (October 25, 2018)—A Beginner’s Guide to Circuits ($17.95, 80 pp., October 2018) introduces beginners to the magic of electronics. With easy-to-follow instructions, it’s sure to be the perfect book for young readers who want to understand the everyday electronics around them and gain the skills and confidence needed to vent ...

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Arduino MKR1000/Zero Neopixel Throwie

A WiFi controlled NeoPixel display. Designed for the MKR1000 but should work for the Zero too. A little rough around the edges but works! Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Adafruit NeoPixel Ring: WS2812 5050 RGB LED × 1 Adafruit Flora RGB Neopixel LEDs- Pack of 4 × 1 Breadboard (generic) × 1 Capacitor 1000 µF × 1 Jumper wires (generic) × 1 Resistor 475 ohm 470 Ohm resistor ...

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4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

This article describes how to build a 4x4x4 RGB LED CUBE (Fig. 6) that is controlled by Arduino. Cube construction We need 64 common cathode RGB LEDs for our cube. Test all LEDs before soldering. Bend all the leads out 90 degrees apart as shown in fig.2. Now construct a jig as shown in fig. 1. Insert LEDs in to jig then solder all 4 red led anode leads then green and then blue. Slowly remove this pile from ...

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Internet connectable LED Matrix from $29

Makers, developers and electronic enthusiasts may be interested in a new Arduino programmable Internet connectable LED matrix display launched via the Crowd Supply website this week, which is now available to back with early bird pledges available from just $29. The LED display is available in six different colours including white, blue, red, orange, green and purple. Watch the demonstration video below to ...

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MKR1000 RGB Strip Controller

Using the power of a winning idea, an MKR1000, and a TLC5940 to add RGB lighting to my workspace. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 Texas Instruments TLC5940 12V 30A Power Supply Software apps and online services Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Arduino IDE Hand tools and fabrication machines Soldering iron (generic) Story Created for the World's Largest Arduino Maker's Contest Bac ...

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Circuit Board Design for Beginners

By: Alex Danovich,President San Francisco Circuits We live in an exciting time where we see a resurgence in electronics as a hobby. Mass production has wiped out a generation or two of kids learning to build radios from scratch with their mom or dad. In the good old days, not sure when, you had companies like Heathkit walk you through building a full size color TV at home, for example. “Yes, I made that!” y ...

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A Christmas star with Neopixel LEDs

A tech Christmas decoration, created by means of Neopixel LEDs and controlled via an Arduino Micro board, that takes up a minimal amount of space. With the Xmas holidays approaching, we always try to propose a solution or another, one that is capable of combining tradition and innovation, so to avoid the usual or the trivial – even if always welcome – gadget, that is used as a Christmas decoration: and they ...

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Smart IoT Postbox with Arduino, ESP-01, and idIoTware Shield

When you are waiting for a very important letter to come, it’s really bothersome to go and check the post box again and again. The problem gets worse when you are not at home and anxiously thinking if the letter arrived or not. Well, now IoT or Internet Of Things is your savior. Following this project by CuriosityGym, you can make your own smart IoT post box that sends you an email as soon as a letter is dr ...

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Arduino Beginner’s Course Lesson 5– Installing and Using Libraries

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link Libraries are an essential part in the Arduino world. They are what makes Arduino so easy to use. Libraries are written to encapsulate complex functions and expose them as simple function calls to the user. For example to switch a pixel on and off in an LED monitor. This is relatively very complex but, fortunately some folks at Adafruit created a li ...

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