Arduino

Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch

For only $15, you'll be learning by doing.<p>It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining …

DIY

How to use stepper motors from old printers

I have been using stepper motors for a while now, and they are fantastic for all sorts of robotic projects.<p>Today I will share the things I have …

DIY

Arduino Widens Wireless Offerings With Two New Boards

Today at World Maker Faire New York, Massimo Banzi took stage to unveil two new Arduino boards, the long-range radio (LoRa)-equipped MKR WAN 1300 and the cellular-capable MKR GSM 1400.<p>The boards come in with the smaller MKR form factor that Arduino has been utilizing of late, measuring 67.64 x …

Gear & Gadgets

The Tiny, $25 PocketBone

It was announced a day or two ago, but now the PocketBone has made its first real-world appearance at the World Maker Faire in New York this weekend. …

Raspberry Pi

Arduino Bootcamp - Learning Through Projects

The best way to learn is by doing. That’s why today’s Daily Deal, Arduino Bootcamp – Learning Through Projects, is a great way to learn to work in …

Boot Camp

Playing Mario on an Oscilliscope

Any display can be connected to a microcontroller and used as a display if you know the protocol to use and have enough power in your micro. …

Gear & Gadgets

Cheap, Full-Duplex Software Defined Radio With The LimeSDR

A few years ago, we saw the rise of software-defined radios with the HackRF One and the extraordinarily popular RTL-SDR USB TV tuner dongle. It’s …

DIY

Need to convert RGB to hexadecimal color code? Here's a handy chart!

When you are adding colors to a website, you are likely doing so with either RGBA color values or with good old fashioned hexadecimal code. While …

Journalism

Customizable PCB Business Card

[Corey Harding] designed his business card as a USB-connectable demonstration of his skill. If potential manager inserts the card in a USB drive, …

Gear & Gadgets

Building This TARDIS Is Anything But A Snap

As an avid fan of the show Dr Who, [Adam Sifounakis] saw a model for a laser-cut TARDIS that piqued his curiosity that eventually grew into a …

Doctor Who

Network Analysers: The Electrical Kind

Instrumentation has progressed by leaps and bounds in the last few years, however, the fundamental analysis techniques that are the foundation of …

Gear & Gadgets

Stackable IO for the Raspberry Pi

One thing that surprised the Raspberry Pi Foundation, after they’d got over being surprised about how popular it was in the first place, was how much …

Raspberry Pi

Arduino Pocket Reminder Helps You Build Positive Habits (video)

YouTuber YellowRobot.XYZ has created a handy new pocket -sized gadget which is powered by Arduino and uses NFC tags to help you build positive habits …

Gear & Gadgets

LittleBits Droid Inventor Kit

<b>Pros</b><p>Encourages creativity and interest in electronics, coding, and robotics. Expandable; works with all other Bits modules.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Initial instructions …

Gear & Gadgets

36V Ultralow Noise Precision Op Amp Features 30nVP-P 0.1Hz to 10Hz Noise

Linear Technology introduces the LT6018, a precision op amp featuring 30nVP-P 0.1Hz to 10Hz noise and 50μV max input offset voltage. Designed …

Electronics

Arduino Blog » Create a gesture control unit for your PC using Skywriter and Arduino

While keyboards are great, and custom shortcuts can make things even better, why not do away with buttons and knobs altogether, controlling your …

Gear & Gadgets

AXIOM Beta/AXIOM Beta Hardware

[edit] Electronics<p>[edit] AXIOM Beta PCB Stack<p>Version 4:<p>All dimensions are still not final! Work in progress...<p>[edit] Printed Circuit Boards<p><b>Boards:</b><p>4K …

Gear & Gadgets

Review: LEGO-compatible Mabot modular robot kit proves fun for kids of all ages

We received a pre-production Mabot starter kit for evaluation, which looks largely finished in quality, though a few items mark it as pre-production. …

Robotics

Prada SS18 Womens Runway Collection

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Fashion (Australia)

Post Stroke Spasticity Rehab Helper

A stroke is caused when poor blood flow to the brain causes cell damage, causing that part of the brain to stop functioning. Common causes are either …

Gear & Gadgets

Arduino and Pi Breathe New Life into Jukebox

What do you do when someone gives you a Wurlitzer 3100 jukebox from 1969, but keeps all the records? If you are like [Tijuana Rick], you grab an …

Raspberry Pi

Hacking into Internet Connected Light Bulbs | Context Information Security

The LIFX project started off on crowd funding website Kickstarter in September 2012 where it proved hugely popular, bringing in over 13 times its …

Information Security

Arduino Blog » Build an affordable telemetry system with Arduino

While Arduino boards are useful for simple robotics and control applications, as outlined on William Osman’s blog, they can also be employed for data …

Gear & Gadgets

Multipurpose silicon photonics signal processor core

Altmetric: 10<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Daniel Pérez,<br>• Ivana Gasulla,<br>• Lee Crudgington,<br>• David J. Thomson,<br>• Ali Z. Khokhar,<br>• Ke Li,<br>• Wei Cao ORCID: …

Quantum Mechanics

Emulating Legacy Interfaces

<b>Do It with Microcontrollers</b><p><i>There’s a number of important legacy interface technologies—like ISA and PCI—that are no longer supported by the</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

EVGA Releases the EPOWER V Standalone VRM Board

EVGA for quite some time now is well known for its overclocking friendly products, from VGAs to mainboards. Besides the normal product categories …

Gear & Gadgets

Fun-Size Geiger Counter Sits atop a 9-Volt Battery

Want a little heads-up before walking into a potentially dangerous radioactive area? Sure, we all do. But the typical surplus Civil Defense Geiger …

Gear & Gadgets

An Unconference Badge That’s Never Gonna Give You Up

When your publication is about to hold a major event on your side of the world, and there will be a bring-a-hack, you abruptly realise that you have …

Gear & Gadgets

MOLBED Braille Display

Electromechanical braille displays, where little pins pop up or drop down to represent various characters, can cost upwards of a thousand dollars. …

Gear & Gadgets

SparkFun publishes app to detect gas pump/ATM card skimmers

Generally speaking, a skimmer is a small device used to steal credit/debit card information. Thieves will place them on top of card insertion slots …

Identity Theft