Category Archives: sensors

Open source data logger for biodiversity research

Ed Baker of the Natural History Museum, London, UK, has published a paper outlining his build of an open source hardware data logger for scientific purposes. “Proprietary data loggers can be expensive – for example a three channel data logging … Read more

LuxBlaster: Arduino controlled light sensor/response device

Techbitar writes, LuxBlaster is an Arduino gizmo that detects and tracks the most intense light source then sends back an intense light in the same direction. Beware, rude drivers. The LuxBlaster is coming!! When you drive at night, every once … Read more

DEFCON 21: Arduino based vehicle tuning device

In this presentation from DEFCON21, Albert Garcia Illera and Javier Vazquez Vidal discuss the development and operation of an Arduino based device for controlling automotive functions in 2010 and newer model vehicles that use the K-Line protocol (although we’re told … Read more

Arduino Bot tweets temp/humidity updates

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While testing out various sensors, Steve from Hackshed.co.uk thought it would be fun to make the Arduino actually tweet out what the current status of our office is. “The Arduino records the current, minimum, maximum and temperature change as well … Read more

SquareWear Mini chainable color LED matrix and animation design tool

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Ray Wang writes about his recently completed project, the SquareWear Mini with All-New Chainable Color LED Matrix, and an Interactive Animation Design Tool. The goal is to make standalone programmable color display gadgets. The LED matrix is chainable and can … Read more

MSP430TCH5E MCU integrates haptic and cap touch sensors

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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player TI has announced their new MSP430TCH5E microcontrollers which include haptics and capacitive touch capabilities on one chip. This allow users to add vibrational feedback on capacitive touch buttons, sliders and wheels, as well as capacitive … Read more