Archive for the ‘Tutorial’ Category

How to print a Pirate Hook with your Materia 101

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

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Using a 3d printer means playing with some hardware but especially some softwares. In the tutorial of this week, the fourth tutorial of our series , Kris is going to introduce you how to work with Slic3r, a G-Code generator for 3d printers and basically a tool you need to convert a digital 3D model into printing instructions for your 3D printer. Slic3r is an open source software able to cut the model into horizontal slices (layers), generates toolpaths to fill them and calculates the amount of material to be extruded so that you can reach good results. (more…)

Build a 3d-printed remote control box with the help of Materia 101

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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One of the pleasures of watching TV depends on the use of a remote control that allows you to change channels from where you are. In the tutorial of this week, Kristoffer made an add-on to a previous lesson teaching us how to control a computer with a remote control like the one of your TV using Arduino Micro, IR-sensor. The add-on is a custom and colourful 3d-printed case created with Freecad and Materia 101.

Follow the 12 steps of the lesson on Scuola >> (more…)

Making something useful for your home with Materia 101

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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When you become a happy owner of a Materia 101 3d printer, the first days are really important to start experimenting with the right attitude. Understanding quickly how to get what you want from it means becoming aware of the potential applications of the 3d printing technology in your environment.

Last week we published  the tutorial  on  “Getting started with Materia 101″ created by Kristoffer  and kicking off a series of step-by-step guides to explore different topics, softwares and settings for your 3d printer.

Take a look at the second tutorial focused on  fixing things at home: “Making something useful” tutorial shows you how to start from a need, to design and print a solution. It feels great to be able to fix what’s broken! (more…)

Having fun with your Materia 101 – 3d printing tutorial

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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We recently launched Materia 101 3d printer, happy to know some of you are already using it  and having fun with 3d printing. In order to lower the barriers to this technology even more and to allow you to experiment on interesting stuff, we planned to create a series of tutorials for beginners.

Today we are ready to present you the first tutorial created by Kristoffer working at Arduino in Malmo. He’s going to post  a step-by-step guide every week on different topics and also ready to receive your feedbacks on the Arduino forum. (more…)

A simple light follower with Analog 180° Micro Servo

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Servos are composed of an electric motor mechanically linked to a potentiometer and they are able to translate the width of the pulse into a position. When you command the servo  to rotate, the motor is powered until the potentiometer reaches the value corresponding to the commanded position.

Today we’d like to share with you a tutorial with the aim of showing how to make a simple light follower made of cardboard using Arduino Uno and a microservo, in this case the Analog 180° Micro Servo.

Follow the step by step lesson to build one yourself.

 

Control Large DC Motors with Arduino

Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Arduino boards are able to control small motors very easily and it’s just as easy when you have to deal with controlling large motors. In the following video tutorial by NYC CNC you’ll see two examples. In the first you’ll learn how to get up and running, to start, stop, control direction and speed of a large motor with Arduino Uno. In the second example, how to use two proximity sensors as limit switches and two potentiometers to allow on-the-fly speed adjustment.

Upcycling Umbrellas into a Blinky Bike Bag with Lilypad

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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Agy used for the first time Lilypad Arduino and LEDs on a textile project called Blinky Bike Bag, combining her expertise in fabric hacking with electronics:

The bike bag is made from umbrella material to make it waterproof, and I made it with safety features using the Lilypad light sensor and LEDs. My husband always forgets his reflectors but with the bikebag always being on the bike, he’ll have no excuse not to be a safe cyclist! (more…)

Creating a moisture sensor system using nails and Intel Galileo (now in the Arduino Store!)

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Manoel Ramon was at Maker Faire Rome last October and created a cool project, in a couple of hours, based on Intel Galileo.

As many of you already know Intel Galileo board is the first product in a new family of Arduino Certified boards featuring Intel architecture. Starting today is also available for purchase in the Arduino Store! (more…)

Build an Arduino Yún powered cat camera

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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Hotte submitted to our blog a tutorial to monitor his 2 little cats in their favorite spots when he’s  at work:

This is a very, very small project that shows just how to build an Arduino Yún powered Camera application: It grabs photos from an USB camera connected to the Yún, saves them periodically on a uSD card and uploads them to a web host where a gallery is automatically created based upon the number of images in the upload folder. This project might be for interest for people that are just getting started with the Yún and want to explore more of its capabilities…

Every 5 minutes the Arduino Yún grabs pictures from a connected USB Webcam and saves it on its micro-SD card. From there the newest photo gets uploaded automatically to this webspace here where a little script transforms all the pictures in one folder to a photo gallery. The optional step adds an PIR motion sensor to get a snapshot if anything moves. (more…)

Next-generation light painting with NeoPixels and Arduino

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Adafruit’s just released a beautiful tutorial by phillip burgess combining NeoPixel strips,  with the Arduino Uno and a supporting cast of parts to achieve highly refined digital light painting! (more…)

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