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The Arduino YúnOver the last few months there have been a sudden rush of new micro-controller boards onto the market. A lot of that is down to Kickstarter and the appearance of a number slightly tweaked Arduino clones. A lot of them feature some sort of mesh networking, or other wireless capability. Here's ten new boards that have just arrived, or are coming to market real soon, that you should maybe think about for your next project.

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Apr
29

Designing a Window Manager for a Micro-Controller

arduino, AVR, code, Computers & Mobile, Electronics, gui, monday jolt, The Monday Jolt, VGA, Window Manager Commenti disabilitati su Designing a Window Manager for a Micro-Controller 

Close-up of the Default ConfigurationAndrew Rossignol decided to implement a window manager to run on an ATmega1284p micro-controller using the uVGA-II VGA controller.

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Mar
25

Sharing Senses with onemile

arduino, Lilypad Arduino, sensors, The Monday Jolt Commenti disabilitati su Sharing Senses with onemile 

How cool would it be to see through someone else’s eyes, or to sense how fast they’re breathing or how loud their location might be? We can’t really do that yet, but that doesn’t stop people from experimenting with technology to at least get a taste of that goal. onemile [...]

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Mar
11

The Toa Mata Arduino-MIDI Robot Percussion Band

arduino, bionicle, Electronics, LEGO, Midi, Robots, The Monday Jolt, Toa Mata Commenti disabilitati su The Toa Mata Arduino-MIDI Robot Percussion Band 

tao-mataItalian maker and sound producer Giuseppe Acito built this robot percussion band by combining LEGO Bionicle bots, an Arduino Uno, and an iPad MIDI sequencer app.

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Feb
18

Making Magic with Arduino

arduino, Electronics, Fun & Games, Kids & Family, Mario the Magician, The Monday Jolt Commenti disabilitati su Making Magic with Arduino 

Screen Shot 2013-02-14 at 4.57.42 PMPulling a rabbit out of a hat is a neat trick. But how about wowing crowds of kids with an old suitcase that performs magic thanks to 18 synchronized, Arduino-powererd servos that whir about hidden from view? In many respects Mario "the Magician" Marchese, with his narrow suspenders and pork pie hat, is an old-school magician. He performs on the sidewalks of New York City with with nothing but the power of his voice and a bag full of tricks that looks like old timey, slapstick gags — epaulets that unexpectedly pop up in the air, banners that "accidentally" fall behind him, and spinning ribbons on his lapel.

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Feb
04

The Monday Jolt: Bricktronics Expands the Possibilities of Lego

arduino, Electronics, Fun & Games, LEGO, Microcontroller, mindstorms, The Monday Jolt Commenti disabilitati su The Monday Jolt: Bricktronics Expands the Possibilities of Lego 

Step45The Monday Jolt is a new column about microcontrollers and electronics that appears in MAKE every Monday morning. Lego Mindstorms NXT is a fantastic educational robotics set that teaches kids and adults skills ranging from engineering to programming. Nevertheless, wouldn’t it be cool to enhance those Lego robots with Arduino [...]

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