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Changes at Arduinotronics!

We have greatly expanded our Projects page where we provide schematics, instructions, and code for our more popular projects, and added a new …

Rotary Encoder Controlling Servo Position, With Last Position Memory

Ok, that was a long title, but what does it mean? I have a ham radio buddy that wants to control a variable capacitor with his Arduino. I'm using a …

Web Based Weather Server Version 2

I have added a Barometric Pressure Sensor to our Web Based Weather Station, and added calculations for Heat Index and Dew Point. You can read about …

Weather LCD Shield

We took our LCD Keypad Shield, and added our Weather Shield that we used with the web server project. Now we have temperature, humidity, pressure, …

SainSmart I2C LCD

It seems a lot of folks are having problems getting the SainSmart I2C LCD working. This is a shame, as the I2C LCD only uses 2 data lines, A4 (SDA) & …

The Arduino LCD Clock

Lots of projects require a battery backed time and date display or stamp. In this project we took a SainSmart DS1307 RTC Module and connected it to a …

Arduino Internet Time Client

<b>UPDATE!<br>Added 12h/24h switch and Standard / Daylight Savings Time Switch! See steps 7 & 8.</b><p>Typically computers get their internal clocks adjusted by …

Arduino based SQL Queries

We are successfully performing SQL queries on two Arduino's, one in the US, one in Italy, inserting data into a HostGator hosted MySQL server …

Getting Kids Interested in Electronics

When I was a kid, my parents got me the 300-In-1 Electronic Project Lab from Radio Shack. Elenco now makes similar units. Although this really …

Creating the Super Simple Library

Functions allow you to remove repetitive routines from your main code, and call them when needed. There are times when you would like to move …

A Better Arduino IDE?

Everyone pretty much agrees that although the Arduino IDE is simple to use, for professional programming it's just not up to par with mainstream code …

Arduino Bar Code Reader

Use Bar Coded ID Badges in your time card or security application? Want to teach your Arduino to read Bar Codes? Get a PS/2 style card reader, and …

Arduino, or a Raspberry Pi, What's better?

Well that question is like asking what's better, a hammer, or a saw? It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are trying to read …

Constant Current, or Constant Voltage?

I needed a Constant Current power supply for my bench. Now I don't know if you have priced bench power supplies lately, but they can be several …

Put the Physical into Physical Computing!

The whole point of microcontrollers and physical computing is doing something with the data sensed. If you sense a temperature, if you sense motion, …

GPS on LCD

We took the Neo-6M GPS module from a previous tutorial, added the LCD Rotary Encoder shield, and are displaying the GPS data (lon / lat, time / date, …

Dual RFID Readers

I have an application that needs two RFID readers. Because these RFID readers are SPI devices, they can be connected to the same two data pins (MISO …

Control a 5V Motor with the Arduino

This guide will introduce motor control using the Arduino.<p>All required parts are included in the Maker Shed’s Ultimate Microcontroller Pack.<p>Step #1:<p>NextPrev<p>Make sure you have all the required parts before starting. Everything you need is included in the Ultimate Microcontroller Pack.<br>• First, install …

Arduino Mail Notifier

Using cheap 315MHz wireless radios, I will show you how to create a wireless snail mail notifier.<p>Many inventions/hack<p>s often arise out of the need to solve a problem. The Arduino mailer notifier project was no exception. My workshop is in my backyard. During the day, I am far away from my mailbox. …

2-Player Pong Game with Arduino Uno

Classic Pong game using an Arduino Uno and a Nokia 5110 screen.<p>Classical Pong game implemented on an Arduino Uno using a PCD8544 LCD screen which is better known as the Nokia 5110 screen.<p>Player bars are controlled by a potentiometer for each player. If you want the bar to go left, just turn the …

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DIY 3D Laser Scanner Using Arduino

Maker Alessandro Grossi sent us this great DIY build for a 3D scanner built using a laser, a DSLR, and an Arduino controller. Allesandro is a Mechanical Engineer, holding a Ph.D. in product design. His day job involves helping designers and manufacturing firms develop and optimize products by means …

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testing – Join us!

Last May at Maker Faire Bay Area Massimo Banzi introduced our new board to the open source community:<p>The Arduino Zero, developed in collaboration …