Archive for the ‘Led(s)’ Category

XBee-controlled 4WD wireless robot

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

In his blog, Michael describes a nice 4WD robot he realized by means of an arduino-compatible board, a motor shield and a couple of XBee radios, which have been used to implement a simple and effective remote control.

Actually, the remote is made up of a standard breadboard equipped with a joystick, a couple of buttons (that can turn the robot in a Kitt-like vehicle!) and the XBee radio. One interesting feature of this project is that the remote controller is fairly simple and has been designed to work with just the XBee radio board, instead of requiring an additional MCU.

More details can be found here.

[Via: Project Lab - Nootropic design]

Cheap Arduino-based Thermal Flashlight

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Thermal flashlight is a widely used technique to “paint temperature with light”: by using a temperature sensor and a RGB flashlight, it is possible to illuminate a surface with a proper tonality, which, in turn, can be acquired by means of a standard camera. It’s main use is to find thermal leaks in houses and buildings.

In their article, PLOTS‘ staff propose and describe a nice and cheap way to build your own thermal flashlight with Arduino, together with a clear introduction to the subject.

Read more here.

Via: The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science


Must-See Beginner Tutorials For Arduino

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

[Jeremy] made ten Tutorials about Arduino worth our “All Stars” category. He talks about different themes: Blinking Leds [Intro & #2], Electrical Engineering  [#3],  Analog Inputs [#4], Motors & Transistors [#5], Serial Communication & Processing [#6], I2C & Processing [#7], SPI Interfaces [#8], Wireless Communication [#9] and Interrupts [#10].

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from element14, I’m putting together a tutorial series on using the arduino microcontroller platform!  The arduino is a platform that I’ve done several projects with, and I think it is the best possible way for beginners to get acquainted with electronics.  This tutorial series will be aimed at beginner users, but I’m hoping to keep it going with some more advanced topics a few episodes into the future.

thanks Jeremy! ++

via [JeremyBlum] [Element14]

The Equinox Clock

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The Equinox Clock is an Arduino-based creation that lets you tell the time with a rainbow-hued ring of LEDs illuminating your wall. Its hollow circular shape looks a lot like that bladeless fan, the Dyson Air Multiplier.

[BranKnaapen], who made it, explains how the clock has been done.

via [Gizmodo] and  [The Daily What] and [Gawker TV] source [Bram Knaapen]


Can Your Daughter Do This? Super-Avesome Sylvia’s Super-Simple Arduino ProjectCan Your Daughter Do This? Super-Avesome Sylvia’s Super-Simple Arduino ProjectTua figlia ce la può fare? Il semplicissimo progettino di Arduino di Sylvia

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010



Chapter Three of Awesome “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show”. Very nice video made from kid to kid.

Time to make kids play with this new tools (more to hear about this soon;).

meanwhile you may check  HowToons aswell, beside give a look to Sylvia’s Youtube channel

via [Wired-gadgetlab]




Sylvia e il suo papà Maker, TechNinja, hanno realizzato diversi how-to rivolti ai bambini. Questo parla di Arduino ed é semplicemente meraviglioso (come da titolo…). Sylvia’s Youtube channel.

via [gadgetLab]

Getting Started with Arduino – #0

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

If tou really want to take a step by step tour on the Arduino, you really should look after this John Boxall post.

During these series of posts, we will refer to the Arduino website, and the book:

and also assume a basic knowledge of electronics. I can recommend the following book for such information:

He starts a series of tutorial about some Arduino Skecthes, introducing the Night Rider effect in the firs one.