June 23, 2014
Glaciers are the largest moving objects on earth and the glacier on the Austria’s sixth highest summit called Simulaun is the protagonist of an installation awarded a Special Mention by the Jury of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
On May 4th, 2014, the Italian Limes team installed a network of solar-powered GPS units on the surface of the Similaun glacier, following a 1-km-long section of the border between Italy and Austria, in order to monitor the movements of the ice sheet throughout the duration of the exhibition at the Corderie dell’Arsenale. Read the rest of this entry »
June 19, 2014
It’s time to announce a new partner in the Arduino At Heart program!
Nix, The Diamond Standard In Color Measurement, is a unique device capable of determining the exact color of any object or surface in RGB, CMYK, HTML, Lab, and even specific paint from your favorite brand. Imagine a Photoshop eyedropper in real life: Nix is a small, durable, buttonless tool that can easily fit in your pocket or bag.
It’s a useful device especially for graphic designers, interior designers, artists, photographers, hobbyists, anyone who wants to become a colour expert. It utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 technology to display the exact color on your iOS or Android device. Once scanned, you can keep palettes of your favorite colors, match the color to real life pigments, and even receive directions to the nearest store where you can purchase the color.
On top of that Nix is ultra hackable. You can easily reprogram it with all the familiar tools available in the Arduino IDE.
Take a look at their successful kickstarter campaign page and at the video below to learn more :
Nix Color Sensor is designed and assembled in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by Nix Sensor Ltd and its CEO Matt Sheridan (email@example.com) is available to answer all your questions. If you want to make it yours, visit the webesite nixsensor.com .
June 18, 2014
To celebrate America’s students and entrepreneurs who are inventing the future with new technologies and techniques, today the President Of United States, Barack Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire , and has proclaimed June 18 as National Day of Making. The event is featuring Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life. Read the rest of this entry »
June 17, 2014
Our friends at Temboo are releasing more cool stuff for your Internet of Everything. Here’s some news from their blog.
Now you can connect even more Arduinos with the power of Temboo by simply flipping our IoT Mode on. This new feature opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the Internet of Things.
What is IoT mode, you ask?
It’s a new way to access our 2,000+ Choreos on any of your Arduino or Arduino-compatible boards. By just hitting a switch at the top right of any Choreo page, you “got the power” to call that Choreo with a sketch tailored specifically for the device you pick from our drop down menu. Previously, this feature was only available for the Yún, but now it is open to the larger Arduino family. All you have to do is select the type of shield your board uses and the code will generate accordingly.
So how do I begin using this amazing IoT feature?
Select a Choreo from our vast Library and turn on IoT Mode. In the example above, we chose the Data.gov API and the GetCensusIdByCoordinates Choreo. Data.gov is a cool way to access APIs from a number of US governmet agencies and to query government datasets, including the US Census! Read the rest of this entry »
June 16, 2014
We’re happy to share with you the update of the Indiegogo campaign of the Arduino At Heart for home automation we presented some time ago. Ez Control goes wireless!
We have been silent for most of the time of this campaign, but this doesn’t means that we were sleeping. Not at all!
We were listening and interacting. We have received your comments, we have followed the topic on Reddit, we have exchanged ideas with many of you and we spent all this time improving our product.
Some of you was concerned about the relay, maybe too small. Some other concern was related to the position of the temperature sensor, that could offer false reading caused by the heat from other components.
We have upgraded the relay with a new one, rated 5A, and we have also improved the physical insulation for the high voltage circuit. We have then improved the insulation of the temperature sensor. Read the rest of this entry »
June 13, 2014
The MakerFaire Rome Call for Makers runs until June the 15th, so you should be quick as we are only a couple of days away from final deadline!
If you’ve got an awesome project you want to show off to thousands of people in the capital of Italy, this is your moment.
The Call for Makers originally was due to close on the 25th of May, but we knew you needed some extra time to finalise your project, and we’ve extended it to next Sunday, June the 15ht, 2014 at midnight (CEST) and this is the final last call.
You can submit your project right now on this page and let us know it via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #Call4Makers and #MFR14.
June 12, 2014
Trent Brook is a designer based in Sydney who created an elefant-shaped night lamp for his daughter Harpa (1 and a half years old). It has evolved from a small paper origami elephant with blinking LEDs, to a large 3-d printed elephant lamp shade with Wifi controlled RGB LEDs, microphone, speaker, and a custom designed iPad application to teach her about colour: Read the rest of this entry »
June 11, 2014
To celebrate the new littleBits ArduinoAtHeart Module, littleBits has partnered with Arduino for a huge give away!
Entering is easy, just sign up on this page for your chance to win an incredible littleBits + Arduino collection. One lucky winner will receive a littleBits Deluxe Kit, littleBits Arduino Starter Bundle, and Arduino Starter Kit. All together a $400 value!
The contest started Monday, June the 9th and runs through June 22nd, so enter soon!
The winner will be announced on or before June 27th.
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June 10, 2014
Last March RS Components, in collaboration with RobotChallenge, launched the Hack the Arduino Robot competition.
Jacob Glueck submitted a great hack for the Arduino Robot:
“A couple of years ago, I built an Arduino-powered shirt-folding machine which folds clothes. Using the Arduino robot from the RobotChallenge, I will build a device to remove folded clothes from the machine and to stack them. My idea is special because it will involve two Arduinos (the Arduino Uno in the shirt folder, and the Arduino Robot) which will have to communicate, and because it will be very useful. The robot will solve the real life problem of laundry folding by making the task easier and faster and by doing so nicely; the robot will use a custom-designed gripper to transport garments while keeping them perfectly folded.”
On his blog you can look at the pictures of the construction phase , and below watch the video of the final project:
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June 9, 2014
Instructables user Beaconsfield posted a great project of a suit controlled by Arduino Micro, lighting up EL wires when the wearer starts to walk and lights them up completely when the wearer runs or dances:
Most of the time EL wire is used as is, with manual on/off control. However, I wanted to control it with an Arduino, so it would react to results from a sensor. This motion-activated suit flashes when the wearer starts to walk and lights up completely when the wearer runs. Perfect for those late-night runs! (or dance parties – it lights up when the wearer moves, and this includes dancing) Read the rest of this entry »