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GitHub - Microsoft/ELL: Embedded Learning Library
"The Embedded Learning Library (ELL) allows you to build and deploy machine-learned pipelines onto embedded platforms, like Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, micro:bits, and other microcontrollers. The deployed machine learning model runs on the device, disconnected from the cloud. Our APIs can be used either from C++ or Python.

This project has been developed by a team of researchers at Microsoft Research. It's a work in progress, and we expect it to change rapidly, including breaking API changes. Despite this code churn, we welcome you to try it and give us feedback!

A good place to start is the tutorial, which allows you to do image recognition on a Raspberry Pi with a web cam, disconnected from the cloud. The software you deploy to the Pi will recognize a variety of common objects on camera and print a label for the recognized object on the Pi's screen."
machinelearning  embedded  arduino  ai  raspberrypi  microsoft  code  microcontrollers  via:clivethompson 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Raspberry Pi Compute Module: new product! | Raspberry Pi
"The compute module contains the guts of a Raspberry Pi (the BCM2835 processor and 512Mbyte of RAM) as well as a 4Gbyte eMMC Flash device (which is the equivalent of the SD card in the Pi). This is all integrated on to a small 67.6x30mm board which fits into a standard DDR2 SODIMM connector (the same type of connector as used for laptop memory*). The Flash memory is connected directly to the processor on the board, but the remaining processor interfaces are available to the user via the connector pins. You get the full flexibility of the BCM2835 SoC (which means that many more GPIOs and interfaces are available as compared to the Raspberry Pi), and designing the module into a custom system should be relatively straightforward as we’ve put all the tricky bits onto the module itself.

So what you are seeing here is a Raspberry Pi shrunk down to fit on a SODIMM with onboard memory, whose connectors you can customise for your own needs.

The Compute Module is primarily designed for those who are going to create their own PCB. However, we are also launching something called the Compute Module IO Board to help designers get started.

The Compute Module IO Board is a simple, open-source breakout board that you can plug a Compute Module into. It provides the necessary power to the module, and gives you the ability to program the module’s Flash memory, access the processor interfaces in a slightly more friendly fashion (pin headers and flexi connectors, much like the Pi) and provides the necessary HDMI and USB connectors so that you have an entire system that can boot Raspbian (or the OS of your choice). This board provides both a starting template for those who want to design with the Compute Module, and a quick way to start experimenting with the hardware and building and testing a system before going to the expense of fabricating a custom board.

Initially, the Compute Module and IO Board will be available to buy together as the Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development Kit.

These kits will be available from RS and element14 some time in June. Shortly after that the Compute Module will be available to buy separately, with a unit cost of around $30 in batches of 100; you will also be able to buy them individually, but the price will be slightly higher. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity, and as with everything we make here, all profits are pushed straight back into educating kids in computing."

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raspberrypi  diy  microcontrollers  via:alexismadrigal  computing  internetofthings  iot 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Bubblino: The Twitter-watching, bubble-blowing Arduino-bot
"Bubblino is a Twitter-monitoring, bubble-blowing Arduino-bot.

He watches twitter for a chosen keyword and every time he finds a new mention then he blows bubbles."
arduino  twitter  bubblino  microcontrollers  ambient 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Enigma Gadgets:NameSpace
"Here is I. M. Chip Blue, the fifth in my series of Enigma Gadgets. Like the others, it's based on the Arudino microcontroller and uses the Quadravox QV300 speech module. The QV300 is programmed from the factory to speak 240 common technical terms including units of measure, numbers and colors. I. M. Chip Blue also contains a Memsic 2125 accelerometer. I have programmed it the device to speak nonsensical sentences based on a set of rules. The rules vary depending on the way the device is oriented."
craighickman  arduino  microcontrollers  fictionalsmartboxes  accelerometers  numbers  colors  voice  nonsense 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Citilab - Projecte Scratch
"S4A is a Scratch modification that supports simple programming of the Arduino open source hardware platform. It provides new blocks for managing sensors and actuators connected to Arduino. There is also a sensor report board similar to the PicoBoard.<br />
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It has been created to attract people to the programming world. The goal is also to provide a high level interface to Arduino programmers taking profit of Scratch environment with functionalities such as interacting with a set of boards through user events."
scratch  arduino  microcontrollers  coding  programming  edg  srg  s4a  todo 
september 2010 by robertogreco
MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) - Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki
"The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use, affordable, and scalable introduction to the world of microcontrollers and the MSP430 family.

Easy-to-use – LaunchPad includes all of the hardware and software needed to get started. Open source projects and code examples help users get up and running quickly.

Affordable – For $4.30, the LaunchPad includes a development board, 2 programmable MSP430 microcontrollers, mini-USB cable, PCB connectors for expandability, external crystal for increased clock accuracy, and free & downloadable software integrated development environments (IDEs) – everything you need to get started today.

Scalable – The LaunchPad is a simple introduction to the MSP430 microcontroller family. As application requirements change, programs developed on the LaunchPad can be migrated to higher end MSP430 devices."

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microcontrollers  texasinstruments  ti  msp430  arduino  usb  opensource  electronics  hacking  diy  hardware 
august 2010 by robertogreco
MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) - Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki
"The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use, affordable, and scalable introduction to the world of microcontrollers and the MSP430 family.

Easy-to-use – LaunchPad includes all of the hardware and software needed to get started. Open source projects and code examples help users get up and running quickly.

Affordable – For $4.30, the LaunchPad includes a development board, 2 programmable MSP430 microcontrollers, mini-USB cable, PCB connectors for expandability, external crystal for increased clock accuracy, and free & downloadable software integrated development environments (IDEs) – everything you need to get started today.

Scalable – The LaunchPad is a simple introduction to the MSP430 microcontroller family. As application requirements change, programs developed on the LaunchPad can be migrated to higher end MSP430 devices."

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microcontrollers  texasinstruments  ti  msp430  arduino  usb  opensource  electronics  hacking  diy  hardware 
august 2010 by robertogreco
GearBox Inc.
"Gearbox is a Boulder based startup that works with consumer electronics companies and developers to bring phone controlled open devices to market."

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electronics  android  arduino  toys  edg  microcontrollers  mobile  phones  glvo  projectideas  gearbox 
august 2010 by robertogreco
The Arduino in the Atlantic | Beyond The Beyond
"*Gosh, the time-honored Atlantic is an interesting venue for a discussion of the Arduino.
brucesterling  arduino  microcontrollers 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Sketching in Hardware is Changing Your Life, by Fabricio Dore - Core77
"Designers should be spending more time creating variations of experiences and running those through users instead of reassembling the building blocks...Reinventing the wheel is not exactly how we should spend our precious time."
interactiondesign  prototyping  physicalcomputing  arduino  hardware  innovation  research  design  microcontrollers  ideo  sketching  interaction  core77  engineering  ux  electronics 
october 2009 by robertogreco
NETLab Toolkit - NETLab
"The NETLab Toolkit is a free set of software tools that enable designers to easily "sketch in hardware". With no programming at all and working in the familiar environment of Flash, designers can hook up a physical sensor (e.g. a knob) and immediately get that knob to control a motor or a video projection. The toolkit works with a wide range of sensors, wireless sensors, input from the Wii Remote, controls motors and LEDs, communicates with MIDI devices, controls sound, graphics, and video in Flash, and communicates with DMX computer controlled lighting equipment, all with a simple drag-and-drop interface (of course, programming hooks are provided as well)."
physicalcomputing  arduino  processing  flash  prototyping  sensors  electronics  hardware  computing  diy  interface  tools  technology  development  programming  design  netlab  microcontrollers 
july 2009 by robertogreco
The Daily Duino» Getting Started with Pachube & Arduino
"Another post on Pachube and how easy it is to get setup and going. This post will cover the basic steps on how to get some sensors online! I will be using my project of two light sensors as an example."
pachube  arduino  microcontrollers  howto  tutorials  diy  processing  sensing  sensors  via:preoccupations 
june 2009 by robertogreco
El sonido como materia
"taller experimental de manualidades electrónicas* para arte sonoro / Curso de Educación Continua de la facultad de artes de la Universidad Javeriana"
blogs  electronics  colombia  music  sound  microcontrollers  art 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Make: Online : Children's Arduino Workshop
"I absolutely love this video posted by Jessica Wolpert. It's (3) eleven-year-old girls working on an Arduino project. It looks like the final project is a "mouse alert system" that blinks the eyes of the cat when the mouse gets too close. I am so happy to see kids experimenting with electronics and micro-controllers. Are you working with kids on any electronics projects? If so, please post them in the comments so we can write about it! Thanks!"
arduino  kids  hacks  make  diy  hacking  learning  education  microcontrollers 
may 2009 by robertogreco
5 Companies Building the "Internet of Things" - ReadWriteWeb
"The "internet of things" is a concept that describes a wireless network between objects. In a way, it parallels the current network of addressable web pages (aka the "world wide web"), except "the internet of things" would include addressable inanimate objects that could be anything from your home's refrigerator to the shoes on your feet. Although this world of web-connected things has been much discussed for years, we've seen little movement pushing the concept forward. At least, until now."
internetofthings  tikitag  arduino  microcontrollers  mir:ror  blogjects  rfid  nearfield  wifi  internet  future  web  twitchboard  objects  things  programming  hardware  webdesign  trends  innovation  nabaztag  pachube  zerog  spimes  iot  webdev 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Requested Reading Recommendations — School of Visual Arts — MFA in Interaction Design
"Upon the request of readers, we asked faculty to recommend books for an interaction design reading list. These could be landmark texts, underdogs, or critical reads, or stepping stones to other fields. The following is what resulted from our request, comprising in part: a sneak preview of what will be assigned in courses; what some consider to be cornerstone interaction design texts; and what some consider important connections to other fields."
via:kottke  books  reading  design  interactiondesign  usability  ux  webdesign  ui  mfa  interaction  interface  interactive  learning  education  culture  art  web  microcontrollers  electronics  arduino  information  informationdesign  visualization  webdev 
february 2009 by robertogreco
The Long Tail - Wired Blogs
"as sometimes happens, I got obsessed, while he moved on to other things. In the past two years, I've made cellphone UAVs, Basic Stamp UAVs, autonomous blimps, and a true gyros+acellerometers+GPS autopilot version of the Lego Mindstorms UAV that's now in the Lego Museum in Billund, Denmark. We set up an amateur UAV community at, and get thousands of people each day exploring this new dimension of aerial robotics. Now this project has gone pro. Our first commercial autopilot, the Arduino-compatible ArduPilot, has been released and our goal of taking an order or two of magnitude out of the cost of an autopilot has been achieved: it's $24.95!"
lego  arduino  chrisanderson  uav  autopilot  electronics  microcontrollers  howto  hardware  surveillance  diy  make  gadgets  drones 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Tinkerkit: a physical computing toolkit for designers: Main/Home Page
"TinkerKit is an Arduino-compatible physical computing prototyping toolkit aimed at design professionals.
via:preoccupations  tinkerkit  arduino  microcontrollers  design  diy  hacking  sensors  electronics  hardware  prototyping  embedded  physcomp 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Near Future Laboratory » Interactivos - Medialab-Prado
"It should not be a surprise that smart people with the will to create new things are doing so. They may have always been, but the networks allow them to find their fellow explorers, share knowledge, encourage one another, learn the bits they need to know — all in their garage, with a bit of kit found on Ebay, low cost equipment and computers and microcontrollers, etc. This is quite a new thing, and is plainly a weak signal of a shift in who plays what part in the production and circulation of ideas. It’s a new knowledge-culture we’re in."
julianbleecker  knowledge  culture  learning  innovation  education  prototyping  electronics  microcontrollers  arduino  computers  technology  tcsnmy  unschooling  deschooling  curiosity  creativity  autodidacts 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Danger Shield Kit
"The Danger Shield is an add-on for the Arduino micro controller board. It contains a variety of fun and useful electronic circuits that you can use to do fun and useful things. It is a fully self-contained shield. You plug it into your Arduino, and you can immediately start using it. No extra things to hook up, no external components. Just a really rad board ready to rock. Soldering required. Features * 3x Linear sliders w/ integrated LEDs (independently hooked up to PWM)
diy  arduino  edg  make  microcontrollers 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Scratch | Gallery | Sensor Board Projects
"This gallery is for projects that use a sensor board (PicoBoard, formerly called a Scratch Board).
scratch  picoboard  microcontrollers  edg  tcsnmy 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Picasa Web Albums - ltc.workshops - GamePad 7.3.08
"Make your own interactive adventure game and story using Scratch software. Select a theme, write a story, design an environment, create characters, and add puzzles and sound effects. Build your own game controller to play your creation."
scratch  picoboard  edg  microcontrollers  tcsnmy 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Scratch | Project | Sensor Board Simulator
"We just got one of the Scratch Boards (now called PicoBoards), and it's great. But we noticed on the forums that people are still confused about how it works. This project simulates the board fairly well, so you can kinda play around with it. You can actually use it to prototype Scratchboard apps to see how they may work. The variables at the top of the screen are similar to the sensor values the board creates."
scratch  picoboard  microcontrollers  edg  tcsnmy 
december 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: How-to Tuesday: Fun with the Arduino Starter Kit
"This week I made a project with parts from the Arduino Starter Kit. I skipped over building the Proto Shield from the kit, since I made a how-to a while back. Otherwise, it's a simple build that doesn't require any soldering."
arduino  microcontrollers  howto  make  diy  edg  video  projects 
december 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Open source hardware 2008 - The definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2008
"What is open source hardware? Briefly, these are projects that creators have decided to completely publish all the source, schematics, firmware, software, bill of materials, parts list, drawings and "board" files to recreate the hardware - they also allow any use, including commercial. Similar to open source hardware like Linux, but hardware centric. ... You can also call this guide... "The Open source hardware gift guide - The one and only, 3rd annual celebration of open source hardware!" - we think these are some of the best things to consider for the holidays and it supports an exciting development in hardware design."
howto  reference  electronics  arduino  microcontrollers  opensource  projects  make  diy  hardware  open  embedded  hacking  gifts  edg 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino Controlled Servo Robot (SERB) - kit
"A great kit that includes everything you need to begin experimenting with robots, Arduino micro-controllers and open source hardware. All carefully packaged and nicely presented."
arduino  robots  robotics  edg  make  electronics  microcontrollers  via:reas 
november 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Arduino Gift Guide!
"The Arduino open-source microcontroller platform can be programmed and equipped to perform a nearly endless list of functions. It's likely the best all-around centerpiece to a modern electronics project. But one of the tasks Arduino is best used for is straight-up fun - the open design means there's an Arduino board suitable for almost any project, and a wealth of add-on "shields" extends its abilities with ease."
glvo  arduino  edg  microcontrollers  processing  diy  make  electronics  gifts  hardware 
november 2008 by robertogreco
"Botanicalls opens a new channel of communication between plants and humans, in an effort to promote successful inter-species understanding.

The Botanicalls project is fundamentally about communication between plants and people. We are empowering both by inventing new avenues of interaction. Plants that might otherwise be neglected are given the ability to call, text message and email people to request assistance. People who are unsure of their ability to effectively care for growing things are given visual and aural clues using common human methods of communication."
adafruit  technology  biology  diy  gadgets  plants  arduino  gardening  twitter  mobile  electronics  communication  software  sensors  microcontrollers 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Build It. Share It. Profit. Can Open Source Hardware Work?
"50,000 Arduino units have been sold worldwide since mass production began two years ago. Those are small numbers by Intel standards but large for a startup outfit in a highly specialized market. What's really remarkable, though, is Arduino's business model: The team has created a company based on giving everything away. On its Web site, it posts all its trade secrets for anyone to take—all the schematics, design files, and software for the Arduino board. Download them and you can manufacture an Arduino yourself; there are no patents. You can send the plans off to a Chinese factory, mass-produce the circuit boards, and sell them yourself — pocketing the profit without paying Banzi a penny in royalties. He won't sue you. Actually, he's sort of hoping you'll do it."
arduino  opensource  clivethompson  entrepreneurship  hardware  technology  diy  openhardware  microcontrollers  electronics  adafruit  wrt54g 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Getting Started with Arduino | O'Reilly Media
"This valuable little book offers a thorough introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taking the design and hobbyist world by storm. Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you get going on them right away. To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED. This 128-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website."
edg  arduino  books  microcontrollers  howto  electronics  oreilly 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino Starter Kit
"Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Arduino is open source!
arduino  edg  electronics  processing  microcontrollers  physicalcomputing  hardware  gifts 
october 2008 by robertogreco
OLPC runs Processing and Arduino • The Villamil Organization
"At NYU’s ITP program, the Processing and Arduino programming environments are widely used. Since my main interest in the OLPC is to use it as a controller for projects, and since most of my projects are built using those two tools, I was very interested in getting them running on the OLPC. In addition, both Processing and Arduino are projects that have a lot in common with the OLPC project: they are focused on education, focus on making computing technology available to groups that previously would have found it difficult, are fully Open Sourced, and rely on a community-based approach to support and development. Good news: it is strikingly easy (with caveats). The Arduino IDE runs under Sugar (the OLPC’s built-in user interface) and under XFCE (a more conventional Linux window manager). Processing runs fine (albeit slowly) under XFCE. However, it gets confused under Sugar, which doesn’t handle multiple windows well."
opensource  olpc  programming  microcontrollers  arduino  processing  xo  physicalcomputing  hacking  howto  via:reas  edg 
october 2008 by robertogreco
wind-up bird(s) « Conversations with spaces
"Introducing a new species, the wind-up birds. The wind-up birds are a flock of mechanical woodpeckers, having found their first home in a forest in Lillehammer, Norway as part of the UT-21 project...This project is related to my soundpockets project, and as with that work I feel it is somehow more interesting when people happen upon it by chance, instead of looking for a piece of art in the forest....It was important for me that the sound produced was not playback of a recorded sound, but mechanically produced, so I looked at many different ways of creating resonance boxes and ended up with a construction resembling a wood block: a piece of wood with a slit. I ended up using a simple push-magnet solenoid for the mechanical part. The first prototype was an arduino board, the solenoid and the woodblock, trying to find the right pecking frequency for the solenoid, and testing different woodblock designs."
arduino  birds  xbee  art  animals  nature  mechanical  microcontrollers  via:reas  glvo  edg 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Near Future Laboratory » Sketching From Ideas to Material
"You can be the future you want, rather than waiting around for someone else's vision of a closed, stymied future."
make  making  diy  hardware  physical  tangible  julianbleecker  opensource  arduino  microcontrollers  tcsnmy  studioclassroom 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Ping - Digital Designers Rediscover Their Hands -
“A lot of people get lost in the world of computer simulation...You can’t simulate everything.” "Creative designers and engineers are rebelling against their alienation from the physical world. “The hands-on part is for me a critical aspect of understanding how to design”..."rediscovery of human hands arose partly from the frustration of engineering, architecture and design professors who realized that their best students had never taken apart a bicycle or built a model airplane."...“Students are desperate for hands-on experience”
design  diy  tinkering  microcontrollers  physical  arduino  programming  coding  tangible  making  learning  tcsnmy  studioclassroom  workshops  gevertulley  make  tinkeringschool 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino - ArduinoXbeeShield
"The Xbee shield allows an Arduino board to communicate wirelessly using Zigbee. It is based on the Xbee module from MaxStream. The module can communicate up to 100 feet indoors or 300 feet outdoors (with line-of-sight)."
arduino  diy  electronics  xbee  zigbee  tutorial  programming  reference  microcontrollers  wireless  hardware  networks  edg 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven: Ennea
"Ennea records real-life data by looking at social contact and interaction between pupils within a school environment. This is done with mobile-networked objects, which can be carried around by the pupils."
social  children  youth  teens  interaction  personalinformatics  ethanzuckerman  microsoft  finance  mobilephones  behavior  design  socialnetworks  arduino  surveillance  privacy  socialization  schooling  edg  xbee  wireless  microcontrollers 
july 2008 by robertogreco : Wireless
"The objective of this workshop is to familiarise participants with the technologies involved in hardware-centric wireless applications concentrating on Xbee and Arduino Bluetooth more specifically "
arduino  xbee  wireless  bluetooth  microcontrollers 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino Xbee Shield Wireless Module -
"The Arduino Xbee Shield Wireless Module allows an Arduino USB board to communicate wirelessly using a Zigbee Xbee wireless module. It is based on the Xbee module from MaxStream."
arduino  wireless  edg  microcontrollers  xbee 
july 2008 by robertogreco
WorldChanging: Social Lions, Fiscally-Literate Mobile Phones
"set of small, cute, wireless-aware objects that students carried with them for a few weeks. The objects measured interactions between children, timing the interactions each child had, and whether they were with individuals or groups."
social  children  youth  teens  interaction  personalinformatics  ethanzuckerman  microsoft  finance  mobilephones  behavior  design  socialnetworks  arduino  surveillance  privacy  socialization  schooling  edg  xbee  wireless  microcontrollers 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Interactivos? workshop: Interview with Simone Jones and Alvaro Cassinelli - we make money not art
"Learning is more of a "cut and paste" experience than a cumulative one. This is extremely interesting and challenging for educators who design curriculum with specific "learning outcomes" that are derived from a cumulative process of knowledge acquisitio
opensource  electronics  learning  education  wmmna  lcproject  microcontrollers  processing  arduino  classideas  schools  curriculum 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Machine Collective reveals modular prototyping platform - Engadget
"Machine Collective has just launched a website to showcase its modular prototyping platform, which essentially consists of a number of interchangeable I/O modules "designed to work with development platforms such as Arduino and Wiring.""
arduino  electronics  microcontrollers  hardware  prototyping  hacks  diy  make 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino Class at Studio Bricolage | Geekdad from
"Part of the burgeoning movement toward hacker collectives and maker spaces, Leonardo's Basement began as an independent program teaching geeky and crafty classes to kids. Pretty soon, envious parents began demanding their own group!"
arduino  electronics  computing  hacking  hardware  microcontrollers 
june 2008 by robertogreco
"library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping wi

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electronics  microcontrollers  diy  make  toys  classideas  glvo  edg  lego 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Near Future Laboratory » How Hard Hardware
"Why is hardware harder and less powerful than writing some software that can be experienced through, for example, a web browser, or an operating system? it something about the materiality of hardware that changes things into hard problems to solve
julianbleecker  hardware  software  make  diy  prototyping  microcontrollers  arduino 
june 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: "Skinny" Arduino compatible
"Sparkfun's intros a their own iteration of the Arduino board"
microcontrollers  arduino 
may 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Arduino Nano
"Like the Arduino Mini, there's no room for a DC jack, but those extra analog pins are a nice touch. Other highlights include - auto power source selection (no need for an "EXT/USB" jumper), color-differentiated LEDs (green TX, red RX, orange pin13, blue
arduino  electronics  hardware  microcontrollers  make  diy 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Nueva School Show Fall 2006 - a set on Flickr
"The Nueva School, in Burlingame CA, presented an end of semester show of the electronic art projects made by a class of 8th graders."
makerfaire  schools  make  electronics  microcontrollers  teaching  learning  classideas  nuevaschool  2006 
may 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Little Helper proximity sounder
"Little Helpers incorporate an ultrasonic sensor and a motor with Arduino resulting in a simple way to make environments more interactive - "Bodies moving through a space trigger motors, sounding whatever object they are attached to. Movements acquire a r
diy  programming  ubicomp  arduino  make  microcontrollers  electronics  environment  interactive  classideas 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Air Monsters
"Air Monsters is a mobile instrument that seeks to explore the issue of air pollution. This is achieved by a fictional narrative of invisible monsters that resides in the air which metaphorically represents the air pollutants in the air."
arduino  microcontrollers  sensors  air  health  processing  environment  pollution  sustainability 
april 2008 by robertogreco
BUG+EDU educational discounts unveiled for little hackers - Engadget
"Students (with relevant ID) can now purchase modules at a 10% discount, while K-12 schools and secondary education institutions can buy Bug for 25% off."
schools  discounts  buglabs  electronics  gadgets  programming  microcontrollers  make  diy  education  learning 
april 2008 by robertogreco
The Villamil Organization » OLPC runs Processing and Arduino
"The Processing and Arduino development environments are based on the same underlying technology, so a lot of the installation is very similar. You will first install Java, then make a few adjustments so that Processing and Arduino can find it."
arduino  hacking  howto  olpc  processing  programming  microcontrollers 
march 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Intro to the Arduino - Weekend Project PDFcast
"This week, Joe Grand and Bre Pettis bring you another Awesome Electronics Workshop! This time you’ll learn about the open-source microcontroller board, the Arduino, ahem, the ARRR-duino. Make sure to download the PDF to see the schematic!"
arduino  diy  electronics  microcontrollers  make  programming  coding  howto 
november 2007 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Intro to the Arduino - Weekend Project Podcast
"Joe Grand and Bre Pettis have joined forces for another Awesome Electronics Workshop to introduce you to the Arrr-duino! In this tutorial, you'll learn the basics of programming and setting up your arduino. Don't have one yet? You can get them in the Mak
arduino  microcontrollers  howto  video  electronics  diy  coding  make  hardware  programming 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Book Review - Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects
"Making Things Talk is a cookbook for people who want to connect objects. There are step-by-step explanations, a clear language and plenty of illustrations to make it all simple and approachable but beware! That doesn't mean that anyone can find their way
books  microcontrollers  arduino  networking  networks  wireless  communication  electronics 
november 2007 by robertogreco
YBox: The DIY set-top box in an altoids tin
"The YBox is a hardware and software kit to create simple, (mostly) text-based channels. Half proof of concept, half hackable platform--it gives quick snapshots of personalized info and re-imagines the intersection of TV and the internet."
diy  electronics  microcontrollers  networked  television  tv  embedded  generator  howto  hardware 
november 2007 by robertogreco blog: HOW TO - Getting Started with Arduino
"I've compiled a brief tutorial on getting started with Arduino for the absolute beginner. I'll cover where to learn, what to buy, and where to go for help."
arduino  microcontrollers  tutorials  processing  programming  hardware  howto  electronics  diy  opensource  technology  projects 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Arduino - HomePage
"Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments."
arduino  electronics  hardware  opensource  diy  programming  processing  microcontrollers  devices  computing  controllers  ubicomp  technology  tinkering  prototyping  homebrew 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Bug Labs
"BUG is a new kind of device, one that's designed by you, not us. BUG is an open source, modular consumer electronics platform that makes building hardware just as easy as writing software or Web applications"
appliances  coding  components  crowdsourcing  design  devices  electronics  embedded  gadgets  future  hacking  hacks  microcontrollers  innovation  interaction  prototyping  robotics  sensors  opensource  modular  hardware  programming 
november 2007 by robertogreco
First Pics of Bug Labs Open-Source Hardware
"The company is creating a Lego-like hardware platform that tinkerers and engineers can use to create their own digital devices. I visited their offices in New York earlier this week and played around with a prototype."
prototyping  components  computer  convergence  diy  electronics  hardware  lego  microcontrollers  Linux  open  opensource  platform  technology  trends  futurism  innovation 
november 2007 by robertogreco » Blog Archive » Pico Cricket
"It is called pico cricket and allow to program simple behavior to sensor and actuators in the context of Lego bricks systems. It comes on the form of a box with different kinds of props inside."
electronics  gifts  programming  robots  toys  children  make  diy  controllers  microcontrollers  gadgets  interactive  education  learning  coding  teaching 
january 2007 by robertogreco
PicoCricket (microcontroller)
"A PicoCricket is a tiny computer that can make things spin, light up, and play music."
electronics  gifts  programming  robots  toys  children  make  diy  controllers  microcontrollers  gadgets  interactive  education  learning  teaching  projects  glvo  coding 
january 2007 by robertogreco

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