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By ubIQio | Robotics, IoT and Code for Raspberry Pi , Arduino and compatibles

Turning your Raspberry PI Zero into a USB Gadget

Go Go Gadget Pi ZeroThis tutorial is a writeup of how you can follow along and turn your Pi zero into a Usb Serial device or Ethernet device. That's …

Inventor Builds a Self-Balancing Stick That Can Hold Itself Up on a Point

Inventor Mike Rouleau built an Arduino-controlled self-balancing stick that uses two motorised reaction wheels to hold itself up on a point. Rouleau …

Cool Stuff

Google puts a science lab in an app

Google has created an app to turn Android devices into mobile laboratories, in the hopes it will inspire young scientists to explore, measure and …

Star Track is an Arduino-powered star pointer and tracker

Maker and astronomy enthusiast Görkem Bozkurt has built a GoTo telescope mount-inspired system that points and tracks any object in the sky using its …

Arduino

Node.js? Raspberry Pi? Beginners Guide!

So you've heard and seen that node.js is the new thing the cool kids are working with. You've heard and seem that IoT and the Raspberry Pi are the …

Raspberry Pi

The Nebulophone : An Open Source Arduino Based Synthesizer

It’s amazing how such cool sounds can be made using the minimal amount of hardware. The Nebulophone, an Arduino based synthesizer made by Bleep Labs, …

Blackmagic Goes a Little DIY with 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

It just got easier for engineers to build custom controller devices for cameras from Blackmagic Design with the release of the $95 Blackmagic 3G-SDI …

Building a Simple DIY USB MIDI Controller using Teensy

When teaching DIY MIDI controller development I usually recommend using the Arduino platform due to its large user community and the extensive amount …

Raspberry Pi Zero – Programming over USB! (Part 2)

<i>This is a follow on post from the older, more detailed documentation in an earlier post.</i>SummaryAn extremely simple new way to setup Raspberry Pi Zero …

Raspberry Pi Zero 360 Degree Panorama Camera Zero 360

Photographer and maker James Mitchell has created an awesome 360 degree panoramic camera, using 10 Raspberry Pi Zero mini PCs and aptly named the new …

Project Bloks: Google's latest effort to encourage kids to code

From scribbling robots to music-making devices, tech giant’s initiative hopes to spark a new wave of ‘tangible programming’ toys and kits for children<p>“How many robots can I control with this? In theory, up to 255 at one time. That really <i>is</i> a robot army.”<p>I’m in a room at Google’s London headquarters …

Kids

RuuviTag - Open-Source Bluetooth Sensor Beacon

The Internet of Things, beacons and The Physical Web are today’s hot topics. Soon we'll be surrounded by small intelligent sensor nodes that analyze …

RuuviTag Open-Source Bluetooth Internet Of Things Sensor Beacon Hits Kickstarter (video)

Sharnon Tulabadi based in Finland has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for a new open source Bluetooth Internet Of Things sensor beacon called …

New Enviro pHAT for the Raspberry Pi launched by Pimoroni

Teased in a video stream some weeks ago, the Enviro pHAT has now been launched by Pimoroni. It includes the following: BMP280 temperature/pressure …

Raspberry Pi

Pi Zero Digital Frame Kiosk Uses OTG Right

USB On-The-Go (OTG) is one of the fun aspects of the USB standard. There are feelings about the other aspects, but that one is alright. Regardless, …

Awesome Raspberry Pi Electric Skateboard (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are looking for a project to keep them busy for a few weekends, that also enjoy a little skateboarding, may be …

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Car Speed Detector

<b>Speed cameras</b> are there to measure the speed of the vehicles running on the road, and are used to find out the people violating the Traffic rules. …

An engineering student’s awesome graduation cap

Graduation season is now underway across America, and Western Carolina University student Michael King wanted to be sure he’d stand out from the …

Arduino

[Update: Out of beta] Developer Joaomgcd lets you control your Arduino from Tasker with new AutoArduino Tasker plugin

• Update 1: 2016/06/27 10:50am PDT After roughly 3 weeks of testing, AutoArduino is now out of beta.<p>João Dias — better known to the world as joaomgcd — …

Arduino

FriendlyARM: A Different Flavor of Raspberry

A lot of old science fiction movies show people wearing the same–or nearly the same–clothes. We’re left guessing if this is because there is a single …

Raspberry Pi

Compact Controllers Automate Window Blinds

Commercially available motorized window blinds are a nice high-end touch for today’s automated home, but they tend to command a premium price. Seems …

Automation

The New “Arduino Create” Makes for Easier IoT Dev, Better Collaboration

Announced during the Arduino Day festivities earlier in the year, the new Arduino Create environment is finally coming out of private beta, and opening the gates to new users this weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area.<p>Although I’m sure both environments will be coexisting for some time to come, the new …

Case Study: Word Clock Maker Project Canvas

Exploring the Form and Function of an innovative clock design<p>This article is a case study of the popular Word Clock project using the Maker Project …

Arduino

Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab

Google believes there’s a scientist in all of us, so it’s launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.<p>Called Science Journal, the app uses the sensors in your phone to measure and record data in real time, including movement, light and sound:<p>See something you want …

Science

Making Science

Check out Science Journal-- a digital science notebook to inspire kids and adults explore the world around them using sensors and data!

Raspberry Pi Temperature data recorder - Part I: Hardware

The Raspberry Pi seems ideal for all kinds of "physical computing" applications, as it is small, cheap, low-powered and yet more powerful and feature …

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Zero gains camera support, keeps the $5 price

When the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the credit-card sized Zero, it stressed that the DIY computing board would not be as capable as the rest of the Pi family. But if there's one thing we've learned about the Raspberry Pi, it's that there's always room for improvement. Today, the Zero has …

Raspberry Pi

plotly + ESP8266

Description<p>I was recently asked to create a wireless sensor node for which it's data can be real-time graphed. I came up with several different low …