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Rainfall Measured Using Arduino

Things used in this project<p><b>Hardware components:</b><p>water sensor<p>×<p>1<p>Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from MCM Electronics<br>• Buy from Newark Element14<br>• Buy from …

Data Science Cardio 1 - Weather

I'm going to shamelessly borrow the idea of programming cardio from Wes Bos's JavaScript30 course. I thought you folks might like it if I present a …

Python Programming

Baremetal Rust On the Horizon

Rust Programming Langauge has grown by leaps and bounds since it was announced in 2010 by Mozilla. It has since become a very popular language owing …

Rust (Programming Language)

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Setting up a Python Development Environment in Atom

Of course there are a lot of great text editors out there. Sublime Text, Brackets, Atom. I’ve always personally been a fan of Atom because it is …

Python Programming

Garage Door Opener Logs to Google Drive

A garage door opener is a pretty classic hack around these parts. IR, Bluetooth, WiFi, smartphone controlled, web interfaces — we’ve seen it all. But …

Hack This: An Overdue Python Primer

A very short introduction.<p>In writing the most recent Hack This ("Scrape the Web with Beautiful Soup") I again found myself trapped between the competing causes of blog-brevity and making sure everything is totally clear for non-programmers. It's a tough spot! Recapping every little Python (the …

Python Programming

Made Metal Brake

Sometimes, the appropriate application of force is the necessary action to solve a problem. Inelegant, perhaps, but bending a piece of metal with …

17th-century Ruins Could Unravel Mysteries of Earth’s Magnetic Field

It seems safe to say that the laborers firing clay pavers, bricks and tiles to build the Jesuit mission of Santo Ângelo over 300 years ago had no …

Earth Science

How to Build a Low-Budget Roomba

If you hate vacuuming as much as you hate spending money, it turns out you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on an autonomous robotic vacuum …

Get an Arduino and teach yourself to program

Programming is more than just picking a language and framework. Programming means understanding how code interacts with actual computer hardware. If …

Arduino

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM Supports IoT-Targeted MCUs

IAR Systems recently announced that IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM now supports microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex-M3/M4 and ARM Cortex-A15 that …

Internet of Things

Fence-climbing robot could be priced within your reach

Four-legged, go-anywhere robots aren't really affordable... not unless you're willing to spend as much as you would on a used car, anyway. Ghost Robotics, however, thinks it can do better. It's working on the Ghost Minitaur, a dog-sized quadruped bot that could cost $1,500 or less when it hits mass …

Pigeons Can Kind of Read

Step aside lizards, looks like we have a new animal overlord. A recent study published in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> found that …

How to build a $200 smart drone with the Pi Zero

Sure, you could buy a drone from DJI. Or you could build and customize this one.<p><i>Quick note: This project uses components from</i> Erle Robotics<i>. I'm not</i> …

How to Build a Self-Balancing Autonomous Arduino Bot

Build a balance bot with GPS and autopilot, and send it on fully autonomous missions!<p>Ready to level-up your robot skills? ArduRoller is a self-balancing, inverted pendulum robot that’s also capable of autonomous navigation indoors or out. I created it as an entry for the annual SparkFun Autonomous …

$2 Arduino. The ATMEGA328 as a stand-alone. Easy, cheap and very small. A complete guide.

In this instructable you will learn how to use the Arduino ATMEGA328 microcontroller chip as a stand-alone microcontroller. They cost only 2 bucks, …

Arduino

Build an IoT Rover with Arduino Mega and FONA

For his end of the year project at the University of Valencia, Maker Jorge Crespo built an Internet-connected, GPS-enabled rover using an Arduino …

Arduino

Japanese team unveils moon rover design for Google Lunar X Prize

Japanese space race team Hakuto unveiled its lunar rover design on Monday for next year's Google-sponsored Lunar X PRIZE competition.<p>At 58 …

Space Exploration

Why You Should Learn Python

Introduction<p>My first encounter with Python was a part of the introductory course to programming. Well, I actually played with it on my own before, so …

Python Programming

PlatformIO: An Alternative Arduino IDE

When developing an Arduino sketch we mostly use Arduino IDE. But it's important to note that there are several alternative Arduino IDEs. In fact, …

A Guide to TF Layers: Building a Convolutional Neural Network

The TensorFlow layers module provides a high-level API that makes it easy to construct a neural network. It provides methods that facilitate the …

MicroPython on the ESP8266: Kicking the Tires

Scripting languages are for large computers, right? “Real” embedded device work is a hellish, never-ending cycle of code, compile, and re-flash. …

Microcontroller

Getting Started with JavaScript Robotics

When I attended my first conference at the end of last year, all of my expectations have been exceeded completely. One thing that especially blew my …

Meet Scubo: the ridiculously agile robotic sub that’s helping scientists explore the ocean

A team from ETH Zurich has created a 55 pound, Arduino-powered miniature submersible robot loaded up with an impressive six webcams for exploring the …

Robotics

Running Python on a Microcontroller With only 240kB Memory Footprint!

Don't get me wrong. C language is also easy to learn and it's definitely not as tedious to learn as Assemby language, which is another low level …

Introduction to Genetic Algorithms with Python - Hello World!

A hands-on, step-by-step introduction to machine learning with genetic algorithms using Python.

Programming

Adventures in Signal Processing with Python

<i>Author’s note: This article was originally called</i> <b>Adventures in Signal Processing with Python (MATLAB? We don’t need no stinkin' MATLAB!)</b> <i>— the</i> …

Python Programming

The new 'Doom' hides sinister images in its soundtrack

It's no secret that the new <i>Doom</i> is chock-full of Easter eggs and other surprises, but the latest is one you wouldn't find just by wandering around the game's tortured halls. Intrepid fan TomButcher has noticed that at least one tune in the soundtrack, "Cyberdemon," shows both pentagrams and the …