DIY Arduino Battery Spot Welder
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DIY Arduino Battery Spot Welder

KaeptnBalu @ instructables.com has build a DIY spot welder based on Arduino board. It is powered from a 12V car battery with enough current capability to solder nickel strips on battery packs. The board generates two short pulses with the first one to be 1/8 of the time of the second...

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Raspberry Pi 3 on sale at $35
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Raspberry Pi 3 on sale at $35

Raspberry foundation announced the Raspberry Pi 3 at the same price as the previous board. This new board features 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU with ~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1, Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 and full compatibility with the...

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New RS Pro ST-80 Soldering Station +150°C to +480°C
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New RS Pro ST-80 Soldering Station +150°C to +480°C

RS Components has launched two RS Pro solder stations with interesting features. The 60-W and 80-W solder stations have smart functions to reduce energy consumption, increase ease of use and prolong soldering tip life. The stations automatically detect if the device isn't used for a...

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SDP3x – world’s smallest differential pressure sensor
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SDP3x – world’s smallest differential pressure sensor

The SDP3x is the world's smallest differential pressure sensor. It measures just 5 mm x 8 mm x 5 mm, enabling it to be integrated in a range of portable devices.  Measurement range is ±500Pa (±2 in. H2O) and has excellent accuracy and repeatability even below 1Pa. It is calibrated...

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Arduino NRF24L01 Wireless Tutorial with Arduino Uno
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Arduino NRF24L01 Wireless Tutorial with Arduino Uno

Here is a new video of our friends at educ8s.tv: Do you want to add wireless capability to your Arduino Projects? Using the NRF24L01+ module is a very easy and reliable way to do so. This tranceiver module works at the 2.4GHz band and it is extremely easy to use with any Arduino...

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Air quality sensor detects microscopic pollutants
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Air quality sensor detects microscopic pollutants

Mitsubishi Electric announced that it has developed a small, high-precision air-quality sensor, the world first to detect all fine particles measuring no more than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, called PM2.5, as well as pollen and dust. It also senses the density of particles...

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mavroOBD – Arduino based OBD port module
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mavroOBD – Arduino based OBD port module

Danny Mavromatis has designed an Arduino based OBD port module using Atmel 328P MCU and Microchip MCP2515 CAN Bus controller with SPI interface and MCP2551 CAN transceiver. The goal of this project it to create an Arduino based OBD port module that can be used to enhance a vehicles...

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Icestudio – Open Source Graphical FPGA Programming
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Icestudio – Open Source Graphical FPGA Programming

Jesús Arroyo has published Icestudio, a new graphical tool that lets you generate Verilog code using block diagrams and run it on the Lattice Semi iCEstick development board. Using the drag and drop interface you can connect IOs, logic gates, dividers, and other elements. Once the...

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