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TWANG, an Arduino-based dungeon crawler

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Bdring built his own Arduino-based 1D dungeon crawler inspired by Robin Baumgarten's  Line Wobbler: I have been a Patron of Robin Baumgarten for a while. He makes experimental hardware for games. His Line Wobbler one dimensional dungeon crawler is my favorite and I have always wanted to play it. It...

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Yield function, printable class and mapping arrays: Useful but unknown features from Arduino core

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Yahya Tawil over at Atadiat wrote a new tip for Arduino developers about three hidden and useful features in Arduino core: Arduino core, the source code of Arduino API functions and classes, has three useful features that can be used effectively. As the Arduino core documentation doesn’t mention them (at least...

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Arduino Tutorial: Adding sensors to your data logger

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Edward Mallon writes: This post isn’t another How-To tutorial for a specific sensor because the Arduino community has already produced a considerable number of resources like that.  You’d be hard pressed to find any sensor in the DIY market that doesn’t give you a dozen cookbook recipes to follow after...

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Arduino controlled Dual Mono AK4490 DAC (part 2)

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

An update on Arduino controlled Dual Mono AK4490 DAC project we covered previously: After I was certain that everything related to the software was working the way it should, I designed a “motherboard” that would take care of the following: Accept the STM32F106 board Accept the 3.5″ TFT Accommodate an...

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Weather logger with Losant and Amazon Alexa

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Steve documented his experience experimenting with home weather logging: Like a million other people on the Internet, I’ve been experimenting with home weather logging. I roll my eyes at the phrase “Internet of Things”, but it’s hard to deny the potential of cheap networked sensors and switches, and a weather...

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Arduino controlled Dual Mono AK4490 DAC (part 1)

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

This article is the first of a series detailing the design and build process of an Arduino controlled Dual Mono AK4490 DAC by DimDim: The design goal was to do a dual mono design so as to maximize SNR and channel separation. A 4-layer PCB design was chosen so as to...

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How to configure I2C sensors with Arduino

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Edward Mallon writes: I’ve spent the last year in the ‘uncanny valley’ of the Arduino. That’s the point where you understand the tutorials at Arduino.cc, but still don’t get much from the material on gitHub because trained programmers would never stoop to using the wire.h library when they could just...

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ESP8266 Deep Sleep with Arduino IDE

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Rui Santos has written a great guide shows us what’s Deep Sleep and how to use it with the ESP8266 in the Arduino IDE. With most of the ESP8266 modules, you can’t change the hardware to save power, but you can write software to do it. If you use the...

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Pulse Oximeter functionality for a medical device

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Alexander Lang writes: The gentlemen for whom I'm developing this hardware for has requested some additional functionality. The additional functionality requested is a Pulse Oximetry measurement.  Pulse Oximetry is the measurement of a person's pulse along with how much oxygen is present within their blood.  It is a common measurement...

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Solid-state joystick

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Paul Gardner-Stephen writes: Early in the year, one of my colleagues, Damian, showed me one of these strain-gauge solid-state joysticks that they were using as part of the undergraduate engineering curriculum. Their goal was to teach the students how to read strain-gauges. But I immediately saw the applicability for making...

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Building a single pixel scanner

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Kerry Wong published a new build: A flat bed scanner typically uses three rows of CCD sensors (RGB) to capture images placed directly on top of the glass bed. When the CCD array scans from one end of the image to the other, the digitized color image is formed. So...

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Arduino data logger update

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

An update on Edward Mallon’s Arduino data logger project we covered previously: If you need a logger with a cheap durable housing, it’s still hard to beat the Dupont-jumper build released in 2016. But sometimes I need more of a bare-bones unit for bookshelf test runs while I shake down...

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Switching off SD cards for low power data logging

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Edward Mallon writes: I saved SD power control to the end of my quest for low power logging, because of all the potential weirdness that could arise with the Arduino libraries. But after a reasonably thorough round of testing it all seems to be working OK with a BJT switching...

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TB timer – Timed camera cable release

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Steve Smith has published a new build: It’s taken some research but I have built a prototype with my trusty ARDX Arduino Uno kit Currently, the device changes mode with a press of the mode button which will later be incorporated in a suitable rotary encoder. I modified the prototype’s...

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Build your very own drink mixing robot

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

https://youtu.be/V-PAW3KoB_A Yu Jiang Tham designed and built his own bartender robot named Bar Mixvah, that is available on Github: I built a robot that mixes drinks named Bar Mixvah.  It utilizes an Arduino microcontroller switching a series of pumps via transistors on the physical layer, and the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js,...

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Pool playing robot

Monday, May 8th, 2017

BVarv  wrote an instructable detailing the build of his pool playing robot project with Arduino: I redesign the prototype with servos, belts and gears at the points of rotation to add programmable motion. While doing so, I stumble across an easy win. It turns out that the "parked under the table"...

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Calibrating Thermistors on a 3.3v Arduino

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Edward Mallon writes, "I’ve managed to get cheap thermistors calibrated to about to +/- 0.2C with 3.3v Arduinos. Instead of playing whack-a-mole with the various sources of error, I simply rolled them into some synthetic Steinheart-Hart constants, and I was able to get the therm’s output onto the reference line...

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Lift: Millimeter-level finger tracking with Arduino and light sensors

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Researchers at the UC Irvine and the FX Palo Alto Laboratory present Lift, a visible light-enabled finger tracking: By projecting encoded visible patterns onto an object’s surface (e.g. paper, display, or table), and localizing the user’s fingers with light sensors, Lift offers users a richer interactive space than the device’s...

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GMLAN sniffing with Arduino + MCP2515 board

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Dimitar writes: If you are reading this I suppose you are already familiar with GMLAN. In short, GMLAN is a communication protocol based on CAN-BUS to send data between different Electronic Control Units (ECUs) in the car like BCM (Body Control Module), IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster), EHU (Entertainment Head Unit)...

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ESP32 web server – Arduino IDE

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Rui Santos from Random Nerd Tutorials has posted a detailed tutorial on how to create a standalone web server with an ESP32 that can toggle two LEDs using the Arduino IDE. Full details at Random Nerd Tutorials homepage. Check out the video after the break. (more…)

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