Archive for the ‘Tutorial’ Category

Upcycling Umbrellas into a Blinky Bike Bag with Lilypad

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

UmbrellaBag lilypad

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

soil sensor

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

Arduino Yun

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

led strips

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…)

A step-by-step tutorial for Intel Galileo: getting started with Mac OS X

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Intel Galieo

Today we start the first of a series of monthly blogposts dedicated to Intel Galileo. Stefano Guglielmetti, who’s already blogged about the Arduino Yún some time ago, shared with us his tutorial about how to get started with the Arduino Certified board.

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IMPORTANT: Connect your Intel Galileo to the 5V power supply before any other connection or you will damage the board.

During the Maker Faire Rome, I was lucky to get an Intel Galileo. But when I had to use it, it was suddenly clear that it’s not as straightforward as Arduino. I had to resort to desperate measures and do something that really only a very restricted class of noble people do, I had to read the manual. (more…)

Multitouch Music Controller using IR and Arduino

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Multitouch Controller

 

Amanda Ghassaei (previously featured on Arduino Blog with Glitchbox and Vocal Effect box ) published the instructions to build an Arduino-powered infrared touchscreen / coffee-table interface that she’s been using to control various music and graphics applications on her computer.

Multitouch Controller - Arduino

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Enjoy images and sound on your Arduino Robot – video tutorial

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Arduino Robot

Some days ago RS Components published the 5th and last video in a series of 5 video tutorials about Arduino Robot. After learning how to get started, to remotely control the robot, avoid obstacles and follow lines, you can now learn how to use the TFT screen to deal with images and how to make music and listen to it with the Robot.

In the video below David  and Xun show examples and give your tips on how to navigate through these features: (more…)

Following lines, going to the rescue with Arduino Robot – Video Tutorial

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

ArduinoRobot

 

Once again Xun and David in this fourth video tutorial on the Arduino Robot released by RS Components, are exploring one of the most used techniques in Robotics: following a line, just like factory robots do to get an orientation when they carry objects from one place to another without human intervention.

Watching the video you’ll learn how to create a racing track drawing a black line over a white surface and understand how the different sensors read data that will be used to feed a PD algorithm: (more…)

Playing with sweets, photoresistors and Twitter

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

TweetSweet
Martin sent us this fun project called TweetSweets, inspired by Labby’s twitter-enabled candy machine

How does it work? Easily explained:

- User1 sends a tweet with #givejacksweets
• Processing searches for the hashtag, sends a tweet thanking them and passes ‘sweets’ to Arduino
• Arduino activates sweet dispenser for 0.5 seconds
• Photoresistor detects when User2 collects them, and passes to Processing
• Processing takes a photo of User2 and tweets this to the User1
• User1 and User2 both smile :)

I’ve also cobbled together bits of code from other sources, including: (more…)

Controlling water heater with Arduino Yún

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

SmartBoiler

This week I’m going to introduce George Koulouris who loves playing, testing, making with others  especially at the ‘Petit Fablab de Paris’ where he thinks is a  great place to do exactly that!  He’s been experimenting with the Arduino Yún focusing on his main interest: the integration of technology to everyday objects. The following post was originally posted on his blog Read  other guest posts on Arduino Yún.

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The Motivation
I have two small problems in my house. An ever-increasing electricity consumption bill and a girlfriend which likes to take hot baths at unpredictable times during the day.

Until recently, we left our water heater switched on, 24/7. But then we took a look at our electricity counter readings. Needless to say, we switched it off immediately! An old water heater can indeed make the electricity counter wheel spin fast, very fast…!

So we started switching it on and off whenever we needed to take a bath. The problem was that we weren’t always at home and the water took almost an hour to heat-up! So I decided to connect it to the internet! (more…)