It’s my first post in English on this blog, just to get to the broader English crowd of the maker world. I’ll present my latest project, the fifth iteration in my quest to create a remote control for my DSLR.
There’s a night-mode, where all the LCD turns red, useful for astro-photography, when you need to be able to look at it without compromising your acquired night vision. The interface is limited to a single rotary knob you can push to validate your choices. It remains easy and intuitive to use even when it’s minus 20°C and it’s pitch black. The output is a standard 3.5mm stereo jack, you can use different cables to control different brand of DSLRs.
MiniCom, an arduino lcd DSLR remote control - [Link]
I am using a Netdunio-Plus board (Physically looks like Arduino but is using C# as programming language) to display current and forecast weather information. I pull the information from Weather Underground. I recently posted a similar project where an Arduino board was used to show forecast of the weather from Google Weather service. This project is fully automatic, no configuration required, and there several enhancements to the graphical display (and bug fixes).
Weather station with Netduino - [Link]
Long time ago I came across this page http://tobe.nimio.info/project/moodlamp, where Toon Beerten created a Moodlamp using a PIC16F628 µC. I remember that back then I didn’t have much knowledge on µC’s programming, so the first thing I did was to buy a Arduino board, and since that time I have been learning a lot and making many different projects with it…
Open Hardware MoodLamp - [Link]
Hey, we all LOVE the Arduino, and for my projects I make extra sure that I used the Arduino platform, so that everyone in the artist and hacker community could springboard off it for their own projects, and so that I can springboard off them. Its so universal and easy to learn! But, there are a few things THEY don’t want you to know about the Arduino…
A $3 Arduino - [Link]
Libelium has introduced their 3G/GPRS shield for Arduino (3G + GPS). It enables connectivity to high speed WCDMA and HSPA cellular networks, and includes GPS. [via]
The GPS module also makes it possible to perform geolocation services even in indoors as it can work in A-GPS and S-GPS modes, so the location given by the GPS through NMEA sentences is completed with the cell information provided by both the 3G module and external Internet Geoposition Servers which helps you to get the most accurate location in each case.
3G/GPRS shield for Arduino - [Link]
This project explains how to use thermistors to measure temperature, using the Arduino platform. The method shown executes quickly, using a lookup table with interpolation for greater precision. The thermistor used in this example is a
3950 NTC, 10K @ 25 Deg Celsius. [via]
Fun with Thermistors and Arduino - [Link]
ZPUino is a system-on-chip 32bit microprocessor FPGA core, that functions with a modified Arduino IDE. All the files regarding the core are open-source and downloadable from their site, and so is the modified Arduino IDE. [via]
Yes, that is true.
ZPUino 1.0 is now available for you to use and enjoy. Expect some updates on next few days – release cycles are about to change, we’re switching to release early, release often. As always, direct any questions to zpuino @ alvie.com.
ZPUino v1.0 released - [Link]
Mint-Sized Success Meter (quit smoking!) with Arduino – [via]
There comes a time in life to put childish things behind and give up nasty habits. Some, like smoking, can be damn hard without constant encouragement. It was time for me to combine my favorite hobby with my driving goal and make this: The Quit Success Meter!
Mint-Sized Success Meter (quit smoking!) with Arduino - [Link]
Measuring Battery Capacity with an Arduino. Dennis writes- – [via]
I needed a couple of AA batteries and found the display at the supermarket where they were all arrayed. Normally when I’m shopping in the supermarket, I tend to look at the price/kg or price/l when comparing similar products. In the case of the batteries, there was no such indicator. Fine, I thought, I’ll work it out myself. I grabbed a few different makes and scanned the packaging for some measure of their capacity. Nothing. Not a single one of the batteries had any indicator of how much energy they would provide. Instead, they all had terms like ‘PLUS’, ‘SUPER’, ‘ULTRA’ and of course had wildly differing prices. So, I decided that it was time for an experiment and bought one pack of every type I could find.
Measuring Battery Capacity with an Arduino - [Link]