000Plasma000 @ youtube writes:
Working on a project where you need to display something (like data/debugging info)? Why not use an LCD! In this video, I go through various aspects of controlling the device with an Arduino, including setting different types of cursors, toggling the display and even creating custom characters!
How to Control LCD Displays – Arduino Tutorial - [Link]
If you have a simple Arduino project that uses only a few pins, you might be able to shrink it down to a single 8-pin ATtiny chip. In this video, Matt Richardson shows you how, based on a tutorial from MIT Media Lab’s High-Low Tech Group. The best part is you can use the same Arduino code and development environment that you’re already used to.
How-To: Shrinkify Your Arduino Projects - [Link]
Check out the world’s first open-source Bitcoin ATM:
Open Bitcoin ATM is the worlds first open-source automated teller machine for education and experimentation.
Want to make one? Here’s a step by step tutorial. It takes about 7 – 10 hours to build with simple tools. Cost of components are less than $500 new but used parts can be purchased for even less on eBay.
Open Bitcoin ATM - [Link]
ArduControl GUI let you control your Arduino pins using this simple GUI. Just specify your serial connection parameters and you are able to read the Analog port values, write the analog output values and toggle Digital ouput pins.
ArduControl GUI – Control your Arduino via PC GUI - [Link]
zmashiah @ instructable shows us how he build a display to easily check for his phone status, like battery remaining charge, missed calls and unread SMS. Data is transfered to an Arduino board via bluetooth. He writes:
When at home, I do not carry my phone with me everywhere… so sometimes phone rings or an SMS comes in and I do not hear that. With the volume of music played by the teenagers at home, that is not a surprise so I decided to build a small accessory that will show up the number of missed calls and unread SMS. In order to ensure it is very visible I use a 7 Segment LED display so it can be viewed from distance.
Bluetooth mobile phone accessory for Missed calls and SMS - [Link]
GodsTale build an OLED wrist watch using Arduino Pro mini and a Bluetooth module. He writes:
Retro Watch is an open source project to let you make a smart watch based on Arduino and Android. This text explains about modules, blueprints, how to install and use the Arduino and the Android source codes step by step.
RetroWatch: A DIY Smartwatch using Arduino - [Link]
Ralph shared his auto-reset feature of his Arduino board. He writes:
Various versions of the Arduino will reset the board by toggling the serial DTR line, a feature called auto-reset. Since it relies on the DTR line, it won’t work with TTL serial adapters that don’t break out the DTR line. After writing my half-duplex serial UART, I thought of using the TTL serial break signal which holds the line at 0V for several ms. Normal serial communications would also send 0V, but at 57.6kbps, it would never last more than 160us before returning to the idle high voltage state. So what I needed was a circuit would not reset when the line is low for 160us, but would reset when the line is low for 100ms or more.
Zero-wire serial auto-reset for Arduino - [Link]
Boris Landoni @ open-electronics.org writes:
Since now on, it will be easy to provide your Arduino with Internet connectivity by using this shield. The shield sports a TCP/IP stack manager, in order to free up the Arduino from some basic tasks. It’s also essential to equip the board with a library, that communicates with the TCP/IP manager and makes it easier to program the Arduino and to let it communicate with other computers via the Internet.
Despite the proliferation of hardware to connect Arduino with the web, and especially despite YUN, we considered useful to design and propose a new WiFi shield for Arduino, which replaces the one already presented.
A new Wi-Fi Shield to connect your Arduino to the Internet - [Link]
Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe – Paper Arduino, on Instructables. [via]
What if making an Arduino, or wiring up an Arduino was as easy as printing one out? In this tutorial we printed our own Arduino Pro Mini board using a pen plotter and the Electroninks Circuit Scribe (a rollerball pen with highly conductive ink). Within 15 minutes we printed the board, placed components down with glue or tape, and uploaded a sketch.
Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe – Paper Arduino! - [Link]
In this article read about how to build an AVR ISP Shield for Arduino. phenoptix writes:
This Instructable is for the build instructions for our new AVR ISP Shield Kit for Arduino. Its development owes a great deal to Instructables and our own community (particularly Nick!) and I hope to explain some of that along the way.
Let me start by saying to program an AVR chip with an Arduino you don’t need a shield or even a crystal if you’re programming Arduino bootloaders. But if you plan on doing it more than once a shield is going to save you some headaches as setting up a breadboard each time and then worrying about debugging is a pain…
Building an ISP Shield for Arduino - [Link]