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11 Feb 2014

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]

30 Jan 2014

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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]

29 Jan 2014

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randofo @ instructables writes:

The 8-Pin Programming Shield allows you to program ATtiny series chips using the Arduino itself as the programmer. In other words, you plug this into your Arduino and then you can easily program 8-pin chips. These small microcontrollers can then be incorporated into any project that you want. Follows are instructions for assembling your own 8-Piin Programming Shield.

8-Pin Arduino Programming Shield - [Link]

27 Jan 2014

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amandaghassaei @ instructables.com writes:

The Arduino is a pocket-sized computer (also called a “microcontroller”) that you can program and use to control circuits. It interacts with the outside word through sensors, leds, motors, speakers… even the internet; this makes it a flexible platform for lots of creative projects. Some popular uses include:

– programmable light displays that respond to music or human interaction
– robots that use information from sensors to navigate or perform other tasks
– unique, customizable controllers and interfaces for music, gaming, and more
– connecting real world objects to the internet (twitter is especially popular)
– anything interactive
– automating and prototyping

Beginner Arduino Course - [Link]


27 Jan 2014

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In this article you will learn how to programm an ATtiny mcu using Arduino IDE.

Follows are directions for programming the ATtiny microcontrollers using the Arduino IDE. In plain English, this is how to program 8-pin Atmel chips as you would normally an Arduino. This is cool because the ATtiny is tiny, and – well – this allows you to make tiny things that don’t need a big ol’ microcontroller.

Program an ATtiny with Arduino - [Link]

27 Jan 2014

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Tom posted his Arduino PID controller shield in the dangerous prototypes project log forum:

Program a temperature profile to mash beer or reflow solder. Here’s how.

This full featured open source PID controller uses a DIY stripboard shield for Arduino Uno and compatible boards. Firmware based on osPID massively revamped and extended, blood was sweated over new auto tune routines. Standalone or remote operation over UART using Java GUI. All documented on Github with BOM, schematics, code, pictures etc. Parts cost about $15, external SSR module and Arduino required.

I spun this project as a kit for Tayda, with the idea that all the components could be cheaply ordered in one place.

Open source PID controller (DIY Arduino shield) - [Link]

22 Jan 2014

This article describes how to use infra-red (IR) sensor with Arduino or with a simple OPAMP comparator. Lee Zhi Xian writes:

What is infra-red (IR)? Infra-red is an electromagnetic wave who wavelength is between 0.75 microns to 1000 microns (1 micron = 1µm). Since infra-red is out of visible light range, we can’t really see IR with naked eye. However, there is a method to “see” IR which will be shown later on. Some of the infra-red applications includes night vision, hyperspectral imaging, and communications. We also use IR daily in our TV remote or any device remote.

IR transmitter and receiver can be obtained at low price. Their shape is looks exactly the same as LED. To distinguish between transmitter and receiver, the transmitter always come in clear LED while receiver is black in colour. Other than that, there is also receiver that is used to pick up specific frequency IR, 38kHz. For your information, 38kHz frequency IR is commonly used in remote control.

How to use infra-red (IR) sensor with Arduino - [Link]

14 Jan 2014

NavSpark is an arduino-compatible board with GPS for less then $20:

NavSpark is a small, powerful, breadboard-friendly, 32bit development board that is Arduino compatible, with a world class GPS receiver as on-board peripheral, and under $15.

There is also NavSpark-BD, a variant model having world-class GPS/Beidou receiver as on-board peripheral, that enables you to adopt new GPS/Beidou satellite navigation technology when Broadcom Qualcomm just recently came out with solution supporting Beidou to their tier-1 smartphone customers like Apple and Samsung.

NavSpark puts leading edge satellite navigation technology in the hands of the makers.

NavSpark: Arduino Compatible with GPS GNSS Receiver - [Link]

18 Dec 2013

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ricardouvina @ instructables.com writes:

Hello guys! In this instructable I’ll teach you how to make a very simple proximity sensor using infrared LEDs and Arduino.

Simple IR proximity sensor with Arduino - [Link]

18 Dec 2013

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John Boxall over at Tronixstuff has a series of Arduino tutorials. This chapter fifty-three of a series will show you how to use the TI ADS1110 16-bit ADC with Arduino:

Moving on from the last chapter where we explained an 8-bit ADC, in this instalment we have the Texas Instruments ADS1110 – an incredibly tiny but useful 16-bit analogue-to-digital converter IC. It can operate between 2.7 and 5.5 V so it’s also fine for Arduino Due and other lower-voltage development boards. This is a quick guide to get you going with the ADS1110 ready for further applications.

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Tutorial – Arduino and the TI ADS1110 16-bit ADC - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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