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29 May 2012

zmashiah writes:

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]

28 May 2012

www.danielandrade.net writes:

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]

28 May 2012

jackzylkin writes:

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]

27 May 2012

embedded-lab.com writes:

chipKIT is an open source embedded development environment based on the popular Arduino platform. The major difference between the two platforms is the type of processor used in their hardware. The Arduino development boards are based on 8-bit Atmel microcontrollers which run at maximum clock speed of 16 MHz . On the other hand, the chipKIT hardware uses powerful 32-bit PIC processors running at 80 MHz clock, and thus provides improved performance over the traditional Arduino boards. I have started this new tutorial series on chipKIT, and I believe they will be helpful for beginners to start using this platform for their own embedded projects and designs. Because I am also new to the Arduino and chipKIT world, I would really appreciate your opinions, comments and suggestions regarding these tutorials.

Tutorial series on chipKIT programming and interfacing - [Link]

17 May 2012

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]

9 May 2012


An Arduino based burglar alarm that sends an SMS when motion is detected. It will send an SMS to you every 30 minutes while motion is detected (configurable).

Arduino burglar alarm sends SMS - [Link]

17 Apr 2012

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]

17 Apr 2012

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]

17 Apr 2012

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]

17 Apr 2012

Arduino Temperature Humidity Sensor @ PlastiBots – [via]

The projects I do tend to fall in one of two buckets – either proof-of-concept (so I can learn new stuff) or items that have some sort of functional use. The need for this project came about when my wife was prodding me about the humidity in the house and whether our humidifier was doing it’s job correctly. Most people would just go out and buy a temp / humidity sensor and be done with it. However, if you have a look around here, you will see that I don’t fit that mold. Instead, I decided to build an accurate temp / humidity sensor with a Sensiron SHT11 to read the values, a RBBB Arduino kit to process everything and an Adafruit 128×32 OLED to display the results – all wrapped up in… LEGO! Read on for more…

Arduino Temperature Humidity Sensor - [Link]





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