Archive for the ‘Shields’ Category

TinkerKit workshop at Node 2010TinkerKit workshop at Node 2010TinkerKit workshop at Node 2010

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Today we had the chance to run two short worskhops about VVVV in conjunction with the Tinkerkit.

Leaving aside the usual issues with Windows, we were able to introduce 50 people to the use of Arduino as an extention of VVVV into the physical world.

The tinkerKit gave us the ability to concentrate on using Arduino without teaching anything about electronic, because the modules just connect and work.

here are some pictures of the event,

P.s. here’s the custom version of Firmata that works with VVVV, we found that the version linked from the VVVV wiki doesn’t compile.

This is a drop-in replacement for the firmata folder of your Arduino. (it also contains a new version of firmata that reads the nintendo nunchucks).

These are the patches that Alessandro built to demonstrate the different funcionalities of the kit.

Thanks to MESO, Davide Brull and Joreg

Today we had the chance to run two short worskhops about VVVV in conjunction with the Tinkerkit.

Leaving aside the usual issues with Windows, we were able to introduce 50 people to the use of Arduino as an extention of VVVV into the physical world.

The tinkerKit gave us the ability to concentrate on using Arduino without teaching anything about electronic, because the modules just connect and work.

here are some pictures of the event,

P.s. here’s the custom version of Firmata that works with VVVV, we found that the version linked from the VVVV wiki doesn’t compile.

This is a drop-in replacement for the firmata folder of your Arduino. (it also contains a new version of firmata that reads the nintendo nunchucks).

These are the patches that Alessandro built to demonstrate the different funcionalities of the kit.

Thanks to MESO, Davide Brull and Joreg

Today we had the chance to run two short worskhops about VVVV in conjunction with the Tinkerkit.

Leaving aside the usual issues with Windows, we were able to introduce 50 people to the use of Arduino as an extention of VVVV into the physical world.

The tinkerKit gave us the ability to concentrate on using Arduino without teaching anything about electronic, because the modules just connect and work.

here are some pictures of the event,

P.s. here’s the custom version of Firmata that works with VVVV, we found that the version linked from the VVVV wiki doesn’t compile.

This is a drop-in replacement for the firmata folder of your Arduino. (it also contains a new version of firmata that reads the nintendo nunchucks).

These are the patches that Alessandro built to demonstrate the different funcionalities of the kit.

Thanks to MESO, Davide Brull and Joreg

TinkerKit workshop at Node 2010TinkerKit workshop at Node 2010TinkerKit workshop at Node 2010

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Today we had the chance to run two short worskhops about VVVV in conjunction with the Tinkerkit.

Leaving aside the usual issues with Windows, we were able to introduce 50 people to the use of Arduino as an extention of VVVV into the physical world.

The tinkerKit gave us the ability to concentrate on using Arduino without teaching anything about electronic, because the modules just connect and work.

here are some pictures of the event,

P.s. here’s the custom version of Firmata that works with VVVV, we found that the version linked from the VVVV wiki doesn’t compile.

This is a drop-in replacement for the firmata folder of your Arduino. (it also contains a new version of firmata that reads the nintendo nunchucks).

These are the patches that Alessandro built to demonstrate the different funcionalities of the kit.

Thanks to MESO, Davide Brull and Joreg

Today we had the chance to run two short worskhops about VVVV in conjunction with the Tinkerkit.

Leaving aside the usual issues with Windows, we were able to introduce 50 people to the use of Arduino as an extention of VVVV into the physical world.

The tinkerKit gave us the ability to concentrate on using Arduino without teaching anything about electronic, because the modules just connect and work.

here are some pictures of the event,

P.s. here’s the custom version of Firmata that works with VVVV, we found that the version linked from the VVVV wiki doesn’t compile.

This is a drop-in replacement for the firmata folder of your Arduino. (it also contains a new version of firmata that reads the nintendo nunchucks).

These are the patches that Alessandro built to demonstrate the different funcionalities of the kit.

Thanks to MESO, Davide Brull and Joreg

Today we had the chance to run two short worskhops about VVVV in conjunction with the Tinkerkit.

Leaving aside the usual issues with Windows, we were able to introduce 50 people to the use of Arduino as an extention of VVVV into the physical world.

The tinkerKit gave us the ability to concentrate on using Arduino without teaching anything about electronic, because the modules just connect and work.

here are some pictures of the event,

P.s. here’s the custom version of Firmata that works with VVVV, we found that the version linked from the VVVV wiki doesn’t compile.

This is a drop-in replacement for the firmata folder of your Arduino. (it also contains a new version of firmata that reads the nintendo nunchucks).

These are the patches that Alessandro built to demonstrate the different funcionalities of the kit.

Thanks to MESO, Davide Brull and Joreg

Arduino Paypal Vending MachineArduino Paypal Vending MachineArduino Paypal Vending Machine

Friday, October 29th, 2010

 

[...]This PayPal vending machine on exhibit at the PayPal X Innovate 2010 developers conference was created by Ray Tanaka and his crew at PayPal Labs.

They hacked together the multi-part system using a mechanical candy dispenser, a couple of Arduino Duemilanove, a WiShield, relay, proximity sensor, and LED display.

The end result allows you to scan a QR code, make a payment, and acquire munchies using a smartphone. As you make your payment, the machine will tweet your purchase and notify a confirmation display.

via [helablog]

 

Arduino Paypal Vending MachineArduino Paypal Vending MachineArduino Paypal Vending Machine

Friday, October 29th, 2010

 

[...]This PayPal vending machine on exhibit at the PayPal X Innovate 2010 developers conference was created by Ray Tanaka and his crew at PayPal Labs.

They hacked together the multi-part system using a mechanical candy dispenser, a couple of Arduino Duemilanove, a WiShield, relay, proximity sensor, and LED display.

The end result allows you to scan a QR code, make a payment, and acquire munchies using a smartphone. As you make your payment, the machine will tweet your purchase and notify a confirmation display.

via [helablog]

 

Arduino Shield ListArduino Shield ListArduino Shield List

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

 

[Arduino Shield List] published an updated list of ALL Arduino shields. From the Ethernet Shield (this links to the new one with Micro SD support, Mega compatible) to the more exotic ones.

Sick of trying to figure out which pins are used by some obscure Arduino shield? Can’t tell whether two shields will be compatible with each other?

This shield database arose out of a discussion on the Arduino Forums about the need for a comprehensive online reference for shield pin assignments. It lists as many Arduino shields as I can find along with their pin usage, making it easy for you to determine if particular shields are compatible.

Once again, a community effort makes our life easier. Bookmarked. Thanks Jonathan.

via [MAKE] source [Arduino Shield List]

 

Arduino Shield ListArduino Shield ListArduino Shield List

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

 

[Arduino Shield List] published an updated list of ALL Arduino shields. From the Ethernet Shield (this links to the new one with Micro SD support, Mega compatible) to the more exotic ones.

Sick of trying to figure out which pins are used by some obscure Arduino shield? Can’t tell whether two shields will be compatible with each other?

This shield database arose out of a discussion on the Arduino Forums about the need for a comprehensive online reference for shield pin assignments. It lists as many Arduino shields as I can find along with their pin usage, making it easy for you to determine if particular shields are compatible.

Once again, a community effort makes our life easier. Bookmarked. Thanks Jonathan.

via [MAKE] source [Arduino Shield List]

 

Open source Breathalyzer? There's a shield for thatOpen source Breathalyzer? There's a shield for thatOpen source Breathalyzer? There's a shield for that

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I was really impressed from this instructable on a brethalizer microphone. [Caring Smith] and [GfxHax] worked on a more reliable project: a DrinkShield.

The GfxHax drink shield is an Arduino shield that converts an arduino into an Open Source Breathalyzer.  It come complete with a light bar to show the intoxiciation levels.  There is a series of 11 lights down one side of the shield that go from green to yellow and ultimately to red.  There are also player ready lights.  Why are there player ready lights?  Well, this is because the shield is not just a standard Breathalyzer but can be used as a party game.  With the GfxHax drinkShield you also get a GPL game that lets you play with your friends and keep highscores!  This software is licensed under the GPL so you can add features and will have unlimited free updates to new versions.

via [MAKE] source [GfxHax]

 

Open source Breathalyzer? There’s a shield for thatOpen source Breathalyzer? There’s a shield for thatOpen source Breathalyzer? There’s a shield for that

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I was really impressed from this instructable on a brethalizer microphone. [Caring Smith] and [GfxHax] worked on a more reliable project: a DrinkShield.

The GfxHax drink shield is an Arduino shield that converts an arduino into an Open Source Breathalyzer.  It come complete with a light bar to show the intoxiciation levels.  There is a series of 11 lights down one side of the shield that go from green to yellow and ultimately to red.  There are also player ready lights.  Why are there player ready lights?  Well, this is because the shield is not just a standard Breathalyzer but can be used as a party game.  With the GfxHax drinkShield you also get a GPL game that lets you play with your friends and keep highscores!  This software is licensed under the GPL so you can add features and will have unlimited free updates to new versions.

via [MAKE] source [GfxHax]

 

Mobile Home Automation Via Android

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I created this project and my target is improve the comfort of my home. Taking a look around I noticed that home automation solution proposed by the big market player are too much expensive for me and, above all, I should create new wires connections between light, plug, etc.. and the control box.
My idea is use what we already have without spend lot of money to buy a owner solution, so I started with arduino, my android mobile phone, some relays and my home.
I have a nice home, 2 bad rooms, kitchen with living room and it was very nice tka e the control of the lights, gate and door with my mobile phone.

[Mattia] have realized home automation via internet, using:

[...] an Arduino 2009 with ethernet shield and the game is very easy, I send some http message to arduino, he moves some relays and give me back a JSON response. Not so hard, but the hard business is interfacing with the electrical wiring of home, with some patience I found what I need and I linked those wires at the relays.

A chi non è mai capitato di restare chiuso fuori casa senza le chiavi? Beh a noi spesso e ci sarebbe piaciuto aprire il nostro cancello o porta di ingresso usando il telefono cellulare che abbiamo sempre con noi, il bisogno aguzza l’ingegno…ed ecco fatto! Ci siamo guardati un attimo in giro ed abbiamo recuperato un po’ di informazioni su Arduino, la sua filosofia a “brick” ci è sembrata l’ideale per fare quello che avevamo in mente, il mio HTC Hero con Android OS ha fatto il resto.

[Mattia] ha realizzato un progetto di automazione domestica usando Arduino Duemilanove e Ethernet Shield:

[...]Bisogna far comunicare Arduino con il nostro telefono, la soluzione più pulita che mi è balzata in mente era quella di usare il protoccolo http per farsì che la comunicazione avvenga  e JSON per scambiarsi i dati agilemente.

Più informazioni sul sito [nerdyDog]

via [ArduinoForum] source [nerdyDog]

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Updated Ethernet Shield: micro-SD card slot, Mega support, and reset controller.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

New, updated Ethernet Shield version. Mega-compatible and with micro-SD card slot.

We’re very happy to announce an updated version of the Arduino Ethernet shield, with some nice new features. This revision incorporates a micro-SD card slot so you can store files to send over the network. It’s compatible with the Arduino Mega (using the SPI pins on the ICSP header). It adds a reset controller which should address the problems some people have had getting it to work directly on power-up. All-in-all, we think it’s a well-rounded upgrade to a useful product.

more on [Arduino Blog]