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.
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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…)
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…)
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.
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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)