Archive for the ‘ArduinoAtHeart’ Category

An ARM-based GPS/GLONASS Tracker Board joining Arduino At Heart

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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We are excited to announce that OpenTracker v2 by Tigal is our new partner in the Arduino At Heart Program and ready to be backed in an Indiegogo campaign.

OpenTracker is a  fully open source commercial grade GPS/GLONASS vehicle tracker that comes with a free web interface for tracking it on Googlemaps or OpenStreetMaps. (more…)

Scan any object and instantly view the color with Nix Color Sensor

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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It’s time to announce a new partner in the Arduino At Heart program!

Nix, The Diamond Standard In Color Measurement, is a unique device capable of determining the exact color of any object or surface in RGB, CMYK, HTML, Lab, and even specific paint from your favorite brand. Imagine a Photoshop eyedropper in real life: Nix is a small, durable, buttonless tool that can easily fit in your pocket or bag.

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It’s a useful device especially for graphic designers, interior designers, artists, photographers, hobbyists, anyone who wants to become a colour expert. It utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 technology to display the exact color on your iOS or Android device. Once scanned, you can keep palettes of your favorite colors, match the color to real life pigments, and even receive directions to the nearest store where you can purchase the color.

On top of that Nix is ultra hackable. You can easily reprogram it with all the familiar tools available in the Arduino IDE.

Take a look at their successful kickstarter campaign page and at the video below to learn more :

 

Nix Color Sensor is designed and assembled in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by Nix Sensor Ltd and its CEO Matt Sheridan (info@nixsensor.com) is available to answer all your questions. If you want to make it yours, visit the webesite nixsensor.com .

Arduino At Heart EZ Control for home automation goes wireless – 8 days left

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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We’re happy to share with you the update of the Indiegogo campaign of the Arduino At Heart for home automation we presented some time ago. Ez Control goes wireless!

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We have been silent for most of the time of this campaign, but this doesn’t means that we were sleeping. Not at all!

We were listening and interacting. We have received your comments, we have followed the topic on Reddit, we have exchanged ideas with many of you and we spent all this time improving our product.

Some of you was concerned about the relay, maybe too small. Some other concern was related to the position of the temperature sensor, that could offer false reading caused by the heat from other components.

We have upgraded the relay with a new one, rated 5A, and we have also improved the physical insulation for the high voltage circuit. We have then improved the insulation of the temperature sensor. (more…)

LittleBits and Arduino Giveaway – Win a collection of Kits!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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To celebrate the new littleBits ArduinoAtHeart Module, littleBits has partnered with Arduino for a huge give away!

Entering is easy, just sign up on this page for your chance to win an incredible littleBits + Arduino collection. One lucky winner will receive a littleBits Deluxe Kit, littleBits Arduino Starter Bundle, and Arduino Starter Kit. All together a $400 value!

The contest started Monday, June the 9th and runs through June 22nd, so enter soon!

The winner will be announced on or before June 27th.

Sign in with your Facebook account with your email on this page >>>

The power of BLE goes Arduino At Heart with Blend Micro for your IOT projects

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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This week we are delighted to announce a new Arduino At Heart Partner targeted for makers to develop low power Internet-Of-Things (IoT) projects quickly and easily: Blend Micro.

Blend Micro, by RedBearLab is an integrated developement board “blend”ing Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka BLE or Bluetooth Smart) into a single board.

In the following videos, you can see how easy it is to use Blend Micro with the companion Apps for both iOS and Android. See how to control digital output, PWM and Servo, obtain readings from digital or analog inputs.

On their website you can find some sample codes on how to write your own Apps too. They soon will provide a boot loader update which allow the Blend Micro to be programmed over-the-air from Bluetooth Smart Ready portable devices and PCs, no USB wire is required for uploading the sketch.

If you want Blend Micro now, it’s available in the Arduino Store.

 

HummingBird Duo is an Arduino At Heart Robotics Kit for Ages 10 to 110

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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Today we want to introduce you to a new Arduino at Heart Partner launching on Kickstarter this week: Hummingbird Duo is an electronics kit designed to be fun and educational for a fourth grader, a high school student, a college engineering student, or an adult maker.

Hummingbird Duo  creates a bridge between making and classroom education combining craft materials, electronic components and drag &drop programming. Part of Hummingbird’s mission is, in fact, to explode common conceptions of how robotics can be used in K-12 education: (more…)

See you at Maker Faire Bay Area! 17th and 18th of May

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

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Today and tomorrow you visit us at the Arduino booth (#204) right next to Atmel booth (#205) and have a look at our cool demos. You’ll find all the new boards: Arduino TRE Development Edition and Arduino ZERO, Arduino Yún together with Temboo and the freshly baked Arduino at Heart littleBits Module!

Massimo Banzi keynote is scheduled at 4.00PM and Michael Shiloh’s Getting Started with Arduino talks are waiting for you 2 times a day. (more…)

There’s a new Arduino At Heart: littleBits Arduino Module!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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We are excited to announce that littleBits joined the Arduino At Heart Program to easily incorporate programming into littleBits circuits!

littleBits Arduino Module is everything you know and love about Arduino without the breadboarding, soldering or wiring.  littleBits takes care of the electronics, while you focus on the code.

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Home Automation for Makers goes Arduino At Heart! Support them on indiegogo

Monday, April 28th, 2014

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A connected home is in the dreams of many of us and we all spent at least a few moments thinking about how would it be for real. The problem is that most of the hardware devices and software platforms are not designed to work together and that’s why things become complicated.

Today we introduce you to a new Arduino At Heart project called EZcontrol.IT, crowdfunding now on Indiegogo, and designed to simplify the world  of internet of things:

EZcontrol.IT offers dedicated hardware that is affordable and easy to use, compatible and programmable with the Arduino™ IDE and language; designed to interact with a full and extensive software platform: Lelylan, that is an open, easy to use and personalize, cloud platform for Home Automation.

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How to make your own Primo prototype using digital fabrication and Arduino boards

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Primo‘s team sent us exciting news from their HQ about their contribution to the open source community. After the successful Kickstarter campaign to launch the wooden play-set that uses shapes, colours and spacial awareness to teach programming logic through a tactile, warm and magical learning experience, they took a step further. They released all the documentation and the instructions to produce a Primo prototype,  different from the product that they make and sell.

We just finished the first edition of the Primo play-set open documentation, that includes the design files that we used to make our first prototype and a step-by-step guide to make your own version of the Primo play set. This “maker” version of our product can be assembled using rapid prototyping techniques and common tools like Arduino boards. (more…)