January 16, 2014
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. Read the rest of this entry »
January 15, 2014
During a visit at Inventables HQ they took a few minutes to shot a video while chatting with with Massimo Banzi about his early experiences as a designer and maker, the development of Arduino, open-source philosophy, and how to get started with electronics and his approach to user interface design. Enjoy the video: Read the rest of this entry »
January 13, 2014
Dhavalis lives in Surat (India) and grew up watching Sci-Fi and Super Hero Movies which made him believe that technology can overcome human weaknesses. He wrote us to share Netra (it means “eye” in Sanskrit), a project done during his second year of undergraduate engineering studies:
Netra is an eye for visually impaired, a device based on Echolocation principle. It uses Arduino Micro, Ultrasonic sensor and vibrating motor. Vibration of the motor increases with decrease in distance and vibration decreases with increase in distance between device and object in front. Build this device for people suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa Disorder.
Take a look at the schematic and the code on his website.
January 11, 2014
Massimo Banzi and Mike Senese of Make Magazine met up early in the morning at the Las Vegas Convention Center coffee shop and had at chat about consumer electronics, crowd funding campaigns, Atmel’s booth and Arduino at CES! Watch the video below:
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January 10, 2014
We recently featured Plotly and discovered how easy it is to analyse and beautifully visualize data using their platform and API.
Now they shared with us a simple instructable to show to Arduino Community a hands-on experiment with ambient sensors:
The purpose of this instructable is to demonstrate how to hook up an Arduino + Ethernet Shield and send data to Plot.ly’s Servers and create beautiful graphs. We will be using a dual temperature+humidity sensor (DHT22), and sending the results directly to Plotly. Read the rest of this entry »
January 9, 2014
Creative Applications featured Timo Maas video showing a custom MIDI-controlled machine built by a creative team including Daito Manabe:
‘Tantra’ is the new single from Timo Maas, taken from his latest artist album, ‘Lifer’. The video for the single, created by Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi, Muryo Homma and Youichi Sakamoto (rhizomatiks) includes a machine that uses Arduino controlled ball dispensers, motorised rotating steel plates and LED lights to create a nexus between electronic music and a sound responsive mechanical object.
January 8, 2014
The Arduino Yún has been used by IAAC‘s Open Thesis Fabrication student Marisa Charusilawong to make an interactive toolkit for developing interactive facade elements using shape-memory alloy. During the 16-week intensive research program based in Barcelona:
We developed a modular system where several Arduino Uno’s can be networked over I2C and finally connect them to an Arduino Yun where a simple REST API is exposed allowing application to interface the system to manually actuate on the structure and to set the different behavior modes. Because Yun’s rich API capabilities we will be able to connect to other API’s to retrieve real time weather and environmental data on a near future.
The electronics were assisted by Physical Computing expert Guillem Camprodon based at IAAC – Fab Lab Barcelona who also wrote us: Read the rest of this entry »
January 7, 2014
A Phenakistoscope is one of the first motion graphics device from the XIXth century made by Santi of Playmode, an audiovisual research studio based in Barcelona area:
I used a recycled stepper motor from an old printer as the motion source, attaching a CD clip to it so that we could make the CDs rotate at a stable velocity. The CDs were completed with a sticked paper with classical and brand-new phenakistoscope patterns.
By synchronising the strobe frequency of a white led stripe with the motor rotation, we accomplish the image-in-motion effect on the eye. Read the rest of this entry »
January 6, 2014
Today we start a series of posts in collaboration with Adafruit and focused on Arduino Micro – every monday follow the hashtag #ArduinoMicroMonday
Jay put together a nice little video of a GPS clock he built using an Arduino Micro, an Adafruit Ultimate GPS module, and an Adafruit 4-Digit 7-Segment LED Display.
I’ve posted a new video of the small GPS clock project I have been working on this past week. It’s pretty easy to do, and only needs soldering on the GPS and LED units. You can mount everything to a breadboard, so you don’t need to commit the parts to the project permanently.
Check the video below and his post:
Arduino Micro in collaboration with Adafruit
Arduino Micro board – Based on the technology behind the Leonardo board, its main feature is the very small size.
The Arduino Micro packs all of the power of the Arduino Leonardo in a 48mm x 18mm module (1.9? x 0.7?).
It makes it easier for makers to embed the Arduino technology inside their projects by providing a small and convenient module that can be either used on a breadboard or soldered to a custom designed PCB.
The Micro has been developed in collaboration with Adafruit Industries, one of the leaders of the Maker movement. Adafruit is already developing a series of accessories for the new board that will complement its power and simplicity.
January 6, 2014
CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the exhibition showcasing the latest in consumer technology since 1967 and hosting previews of products and new product announcements by the most important companies in the industry.
If you want to find Arduino at CES, come and visit us at the Atmel booth (see map ) from 7th to 10th of January 2014. Read the rest of this entry »