Archive for the ‘arduino’ Category

Soccer Penalty Kicks game with Wiring and Arduino

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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It’s FIFA World Cup time and we have a project for makers who prefer to be active instead of only watching the others play. The exciting penalty shoot-out we’ve always enjoyed in video games was implemented by  as an electro-mechanical game where you save goals using a control device and kick the ball with your fingers:

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An interactive coin jar saving for a good cause

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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At the end of May, Massimo Banzi and Giorgio Olivero (Todo) spent some days at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design to teach a class called Connected Objects. The class goal was to envision, design and implement interactive objects that are open and connected, whose design and behaviour can be used to sense, read and affect the domestic landscape or other shared environments.

One of the team of students (Arun Mota, Hsiang-Lin Yang, Yashodeep Gholap) worked on Arduino Yún to create an energy redistribution service that allows people to save money and in parallel donate towards energy distribution projects in deprived areas of the world:

LightUp is an interactive fundraising coin jar that firstly encourages personal savings and then also allows people to contribute a part of their savings towards the cause. The system allows them to track in real-time exactly how many units of electricity they helped generate. Another visible reward is the jar lights up for 10 minutes each time they drop a coin.

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Wireless Controlled Robotic Hand made with Arduino Lilypad

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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Gabri295 published on Instructable a tutorial for a project created during his last year of high school.  It’s  an artificial hand controlled by a glove with 5 flex sensors and Arduino Lilypad . The artificial hand reproduces the movements of the hand wearing the glove.

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Monitoring glaciers at the Venice 14th International Architecture Exhibition

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Glaciers are the largest moving objects on earth and the  glacier on the Austria’s sixth highest summit called Simulaun  is the protagonist of an installation awarded a Special Mention by the Jury of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

On May 4th, 2014, the Italian Limes team installed a network of solar-powered GPS units on the surface of the Similaun glacier, following a 1-km-long section of the border between Italy and Austria, in order to monitor the movements of the ice sheet throughout the duration of the exhibition at the Corderie dell’Arsenale. (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 .

A Nation of Makers at Maker Faire White House today

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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To celebrate America’s students and entrepreneurs who are inventing the future with new technologies and techniques, today the President Of United States, Barack Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire , and has proclaimed June 18 as National Day of Making. The event is featuring Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life. (more…)

Internet of Everything – Flip the Switch and Get Going

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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Our friends at Temboo are releasing more cool stuff for your Internet of Everything. Here’s some news from their blog.

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Now you can connect even more Arduinos with the power of Temboo by simply flipping our IoT Mode on. This new feature opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the Internet of Things.

What is IoT mode, you ask?

It’s a new way to access our 2,000+ Choreos on any of your Arduino or Arduino-compatible boards. By just hitting a switch at the top right of any Choreo page, you “got the power” to call that Choreo with a sketch tailored specifically for the device you pick from our drop down menu. Previously, this feature was only available for the Yún, but now it is open to the larger Arduino family. All you have to do is select the type of shield your board uses and the code will generate accordingly.

So how do I begin using this amazing IoT feature?

Select a Choreo from our vast Library and turn on IoT Mode. In the example above, we chose the Data.gov API and the GetCensusIdByCoordinates Choreo. Data.gov is a cool way to access APIs from a number of US governmet agencies and to query government datasets, including the US Census! (more…)

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…)

An origami night light

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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Trent Brook is a designer based in Sydney who created an elefant-shaped night lamp for his daughter Harpa (1 and a half years old). It has evolved from a small paper origami elephant with blinking LEDs, to a large 3-d printed elephant lamp shade with Wifi controlled RGB LEDs, microphone, speaker, and a custom designed iPad application to teach her about colour: (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.

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