The OBDuino is an in-car real-time display of various information, like speed, RPM, instant fuel consumption or average trip fuel consumption as well as others PIDs supported by the car. It reads the data from the car’s OBD-II connector, interfacing it via a MC33290 chip to the Arduino which processes the CAN data and outputs to a 2×16 LCD. [via]
OBDuino: car diagnostics with Arduino - [Link]
This tutorial will describe a way of controlling an iPod remote, and thus, an easy way of getting some music and sound out of your Arduino project. The remote we used was an unofficial remote I found on the worldwide auction site for around 10 USD, an opto-isolator can be found in your local electronics store. [via]
Control an iPod with the Arduino - [Link]
Saeki Yoshiyasu build a remote controlled GLCD using an Arduino and iPod touch. The project uses a Graphics LCD (KS0107) and for controlling GLCD, he used Arduino and KS0108 library. Firstly he wrote the Arduino code that Arduino receives a drawing data from serial port and draws a picture on GLCD. Secondly he wrote the WebSocket Server in Python/Tornado. This server receives a drawing data from iPod touch/Safari through WebSocket connection and sends the data to Arduino thought Serial port. He used pySerial for Serial communication. Finally he wrote a web page for drawing a picture and sending a drawing data. [via]
Controlling GLCD with Arduino and iPod touch - [Link]
This project combines Arduino, RFID and the X10 controller library to be used for how automation projects. The code developed by Geek Cowboy. [via]
Transmit and Receive X10 Commands with Arduino – [Link]
Ben Krasnow has designed and built a joystick that contains no electronic parts — only fiberoptics. The motion is sensed via quadrature encoding, and the signal processing is handled by an arduino microcontroller. In his video he explains how this joystick works, how the transmitters sends the light, how it is encoded into axis position and how an Arduino reads this position. Watch his video.
Fiberoptic joystick with quadrature encoders and arduino - [Link]
WiFi for Arduino with Asus WL-520gu @ todbot blog:
I love Arduino but its lack of wireless bugs me. And it sucks that WiFi Shields for the Arduino cost as much a cell phone. I want something cheap. Turns out, small, cheap WiFi routers like the Asus WL-520gu can run the DD-WRT Linux firmware and act as serial-to-network gateway for Arduinos (or most any other USB device). Here’s how to do it.
WiFi for Arduino with Asus WL-520gu – [Link]