For the physical interaction class we decided to make a little game that involved getting clues to find all the pieces of a sandwich and then assembling the sandwich in the correct order using clues. A little bit of wordplay, a little running around, and little bit of combinatorial logic.
Making an RFID based game in Arduino - [Link]
If you ever wanted to integrate touch sensitivity into your project, this board could just do the trick. It’s a capacitive touch sensor. These sensors are used in our everyday consumer electronics like notebook trackpads, video game consoles, touchscreens…just to name a few.
Capacitive Touch Sensor on Arduino – [Link]
If you ever wanted to integrate RFID functionality into your project, this small tutorial might help you accomplish that. I used the RDM630 module from seeedstudio in its UART version. It comes on a small board with presoldered connectors which fits perfectly on a breadboard.
RFID with Arduino – [Link]
engineerzero writes: [via]
A guided tour of the Arduino Uno. This is a really basic and I hope somewhat humorous introduction to the layout of the Arduino board and some of its functions. The Arduino is open-source and the images are my own or downloaded from public domain stuff in the Google Sketchup 3D Warehouse. Music is royalty-free from Kevin MacLeod.
More info on the Arduino is at http://www.arduino.cc
My strange blog is at http://engineerzero.wordpress.com
I don’t know why the Arduino board looks square on Youtube.
ARDUINO Park – [Link]
Fabien Royer writes:
A while ago, I bought a LCD117 serial LCD backpack from Modern Device to save a few pins on my Arduino board. Everything worked great because the micro-controller, the serial backpack and the LCD display all required 5 volts for power and logic levels.
But when I tried connecting the serial LCD backpack to a netduino micro-controller, nothing worked: the netduino uses 3.3 volt logic levels while the LCD117 serial backpack expects 5 volt logic levels.
Using a 5 volts serial LCD backpack with a netduino – [Link]
Within this article we are going to examine another new kit available from Freetronics, a company formed to provide many interesting Arduino-based products after the publication of the book “Practical Arduino” by Jonathan Oxer and Hugh Blemings – which in itself is a good read, there are many interesting projects to make and learn from.
Today we examine their answer to “is there a kit version of the TwentyTen Arduino Duemilanove-compatible board?” – by assembling their KitTen. Some people may be wondering why one would want to build a KitTen instead of an assembled unit. Personally I could think of the following reasons:
Freetronics KitTen Arduino-compatible board – [Link]
From the comments on dangerousprototypes.com CPLD post:
Programmable logic meets the Arduino. The Amani 64 is a low-cost entry-level CPLD development kit, stackable with the Arduino, other Amanis, and Arduino-compatible shields. The Amani 64 by itself is a capable embedded controller but becomes an even more powerful tool when teamed up with the Arduino or other Amanis.
Amani CPLD Arduino shield – [Link]
Tronixstuff has published the first part of their tutorial series on using a GSM cellular modem with the Arduino. In this part they cover hardware interfacing and testing, sending a text message, and embedding data within a message. This part is the latest is a series of Arduino tutorials posted by Tronixstuff. [via]
Tutorial: Arduino and GSM Cellular – Part1 - [Link]
I ported the Arduino driver written by Limor Fried for the SSD1306 monochrome OLED display to the netduino last week. The Arduino driver bit-bangs the data to the display controller, which is relatively slow. I attempted to speed up data transfers by driving the display using hardware SPI on the neduino. Oddly enough, this approach did not work and I have not yet found the root cause. As a result, I resorted to the bit-bang method. Because the SSD1306 OLED display supports a variety of protocols, I’ll continue investigating the issue until I can find a data transfer method yielding better performance.
Driving an SSD1306 OLED display with a netduino - [Link]