Posts Tagged ‘Make’

ESP8266: Arduino compatible $5 MCU with WiFi

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

MAKE has posted Alasdair Allan's three part series concerning the ESP8266 MCU. Alasdair highlights the capabilities and limitations of this chip, the installation and use of a supporting version of the Arduino IDE, and how to create a breadboard adapter for the ESP-01 breakout board (pictured above.) Via MAKE.

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Posted in Arduino, components, wireless | 1 Comment »

OpenERP tutorial shows how to organize your projects

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Make Magazine has a tutorial on the OpenERP enterprise resource planing tool. It's a project manager for tracking a project from an idea to fulfillment. The tutorial runs through one project example and explains how to setup all the steps along the way. ERP systems have been around for several...

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New book: LEGO and Arduino Projects

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

We've been informed of the new MAKE publication by authors John Baichtal, Matthew Beckler and Adam Wolf entitled LEGO and Arduino Projects: Projects for extending Mingdstorms NXT with open-source electronics. The purpose of the book is to acquaint beginners with the both Mindstorms and the Arduino platform and how they...

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Posted in Arduino, documentation, open source | No Comments »

MAKE How-To: Get Started with the BeagleBone

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Matt Richardson from MAKE provides this introduction to the BeagleBone dev board. BeagleBone is an TI AM3358 ARM Cortex-A8-based microprocessor board that ships with a 2GB microSD card with the Angstrom Linux Distribution with node.js and Cloud9 IDE. It retails for $89 from MAKE and Adafruit. (more…)

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Posted in code, dev boards, how-to, Linux | 13 Comments »

iOS communicating with Arduino demonstration

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

This video from OSCON, the Open Source Convention, features Alasdair Allen demonstrating the use of Maker Shed’s RedPark Breakout Pack for Arduino and iOS. This demo the Redpark Serial Cable for iOS, which is an Apple-approved cable for connecting your iOS device to almost anything using serial communication. For more...

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Posted in Arduino, data transfer, demonstrations | 1 Comment »

Christmas Tree email alert

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Matt Richardson from MAKE presents his take on the traditional CHristmas tree email notifier utilizing the Arduino and the Ethernet Shield. He says: "On a set interval, the Arduino will connect to a PHP-enabled web server which will, in turn, check for new email. The PHP web server will return...

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Posted in Arduino, Holiday | 1 Comment »

MAKE Holiday Kit-A-Day Giveaway

Monday, November 28th, 2011

MAKE has started their 2011 MAKE Holiday Kit-A-Day Giveaway. To celebrate the release of their latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), they’re giving away one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season. Check out the MAKE giveaway...

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Posted in contest, kit biz | 1 Comment »

Introduction to switches

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

[embed][/embed] Make has an introduction to various switches: Easily overlooked, but elemental to electronics hardware, the manually operated switch is the simplest of electromechanical devices — and likely the most familiar. While the most basic switch is… well, quite basic, there’s a crazy-huge variety of switch types and sizes available...

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The MAKE Volume 27 Robot Contest!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Tinkering with a cool robotics project? Then polish off your creation and submit it to the MAKE Robot Contest! In preparation for Volume 27 (the Robot issue) MAKE is holding a contest for robot enthusiasts to see who can build the "most entertaining" robot. The rules are: 1. Come up...

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Posted in News, robotics | No Comments »

MAKE Oscilloscope tutorial

Monday, April 4th, 2011 Here's a short video tutorial posted recently by MAKE explaining the functions and uses of the the oscilloscope.

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Posted in how-to, measurement, oscilloscope | 1 Comment »

Interfacing Arduino and Python: Guide to Semi-advanced Serial Programming

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Chandler has posted this tutorial on Interfacing Arduino and Python as it relates to serial programming. For this tutorial, you will need (or at least it is helpful) to have a knowledge of the Python programming language. You will also need an Arduino, and other components depending on how many...

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Vienna hackerspace autoposts realtime project videos

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

It seems like every hackerspace has their own means of communicating status messages to their members. The hackers at MetaLab in Vienna have put together a rather novel way of letting the world know they have completed a project. While some hackerspaces simply notify their members that they are open...

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Getting Started with Arduino Kit Giveaway

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

MAKE is holding a drawing for a Getting Started with Arduino Kit. To be eligible for this drawing, all you have to do is tell them why you want to learn Arduino and maybe what projects you might like to do with it. Eligible entries will end at 11:59 PST,...

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Posted in Arduino, kit biz, News | 3 Comments »

Make Tokyo Meeting Nov. 20 & 21

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Tayken will be at the Make Tokyo Meeting happening this weekend. If you'll be there give him a shout: I will be attending the Make: Tokyo Meeting 06 on November 20 & 21st at Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama Campus. If you manage to come, just drop by Tokyo Hackerspace...

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Week in (p)review: July 18, 2010

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: Bus Pirate firmware v5.3 was released with bug fixes and enhancements. We can't buy ad space in Make this time. Add 16 more buffered channels to your Logic Sniffer with the Gadget Factory's buffer wing. Sjaak demoed an...

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Advertising: Make update

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Of the three publications we initially targeted for advertising, Make was the only one that doesn't publish their rates online. We contacted them and got a price sheet. When we opened the Make ad rate PDF in Acrobat the embedded font wouldn't display, but despite the totally garbled text (seen...

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Posted in advertising, kit biz | 3 Comments »

Advertising: Options for a kit biz

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Dangerous Prototypes has always been a word-of-mouth operation. We survive on the traffic we get when you submit our projects to your favorite blog. Over the next few months we're going to document our experience buying advertising, and try to figure out if it makes sense for us. We'll share...

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Posted in advertising, kit biz | 9 Comments »

Understanding seven segment displays

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

John Park at Make has a really nice introduction to 7-segment LED displays and reverse engineering. He maps the relationship between bits in a byte and each LED segment connected to an SAA106 driver.  This is a real-world introduction to the tedious art of poking at hardware to reverse engineer...

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Make's 2009 open source hardware guide

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Dangerous Prototypes made it into Make's open source hardware guide 2009! We got interested in open source hardware while reading Make and Hack a Day, this is a really special accomplishment for us. Our hackable LED Christmas ornament is featured on the cover. The web platform, #twatch, and Bus Pirate...

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Posted in idle, News | 2 Comments »

Recent Comments

  • gant: They still have a couple of the more expensive (but still considerably cheap) 5S-I-S01 in stock...
  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!