Teensy 3.6 as standalone mediator between USB MIDI and Eurorack

Sebastian writes: USB MIDI controllers (such as Launchpad Mini Mk II for example) are common and often quite low in cost. To interface such a controller with a Eurorack synth system, often a host computer and a MIDI to CV interface might be used. The host computer would take USB MIDI data from the MIDI […]

Use sublime text 2 to replace Arduino IDE

Kathy Yang over at Elecfreaks writes: We could often feel frustrated when programming using the Arduino IDE. Why? Not because of how many errors we encounter in the program, but it is so difficult to find out the errors in source code, which is really something freaking out. For example Arduino IDE does not seem […]

Arduino 1.0 released

The Arduino team has released the official version 1.0 of the Arduino IDE. New features include changing the file extension for sketches to “.ino”, new toolbar icons, the Serial class (as well as other classes inheriting from Stream, like EthernetClient, SoftwareSerial, Wire and more) now contains functions for parsing incoming data, support for DHCP and […]

Open-source energy monitoring system

Open-source energy monitoring system is being developed. This is a project to develop and build open-source energy monitoring, control and analysis tools for energy efficiency and distributed renewable microgeneration. The design uses the Arduino to read pulse signals from the utility meter to get information about overall consumption. It also uses current transformers to read […]

Arduino IDE hack speeds up code compile

Paul Stoffregen over at PJRC sent us a link to this video highlighting how to modify the Arduino IDE by editing the boards.txt file to allow the compiler to use precompiled files. This helps to speed up the overall compile and upload process. A cool enhancement originally developed for the Teensyduino board. Paul submitted this […]