DIY Santa Claus Singer with Flyport

Stefano has completed work on a holiday project known as the DIY Santa Claus Singer with Flyport. It is built around an animated Santa Claus decoration with the control switch bypassed with an NPN transistor. The switch is controlled over the internet via the Arduino/ethernet shield combo which responds to Twitter messages. Part one of […]

OpenPicus WIFI development board winner

Today we announce the winner of the OpenPicus WIFI development board. There were lots of creative project ideas, thanks for your submissions. Congratulations to Tom, his idea for WIFI-controlled theater props scored him the OpenPicus starter kit: I build custom lighting, props and scenic effects for the theatre.As these things are very mobile on the stage, […]

OpenPicus WIFI development board giveaway

OpenPicus gave us a Nest starter kit WIFI development platform to give away.  Leave a comment on this post with a project idea, and it could be yours on Thursday. OpenPicus is working on open source wireless hardware and a free application development platform. The current WIFI hardware has a PIC 24FJ256GA106 microcontroller, and an […]

OpenPicus wireless development platform

OpenPicus is working on open source wireless hardware and a free application development platform.  The current WIFI hardware has a PIC 24FJ256GA106 microcontroller, and an MRF24WB0MA module provides the wireless. An Arduino-like IDE has libraries and frameworks to simplify wireless development. If you have the grit to develop a wireless app without a proper debugging […]