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Month: July 2010

Weather Station Receiver

One of our planned projects is a home weather station. We have looked at various temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure sensors. I have been considering how to make a self emptying rain sensor, and wind speed and direction sensor (important

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Arduino Makes Great Robots

If your interests lie in the robotics arena, the Arduino is a good choice for you. The folks at the Robot Shop have a good selection of resources to introduce the newcomer, or further educate the experienced robotics nut, especially

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The Brick Environment

Arduino Bricks are the Lego’s of the Arduino world. Plug and play modules of various sensors with a special shield (piggy back module) that sits on top of the Arduino. These consist of switches, sensors, relays, and many more modules

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Motors and Microcontrollers 101

Learn how to turn a motor on and off, and control a motors speed with a microprocessor. See http://www.nerdkits.com/videos/motors_and_microcontrollers_101/ Become the Maker you were born to be. Try Arduino Academy for FREE!  

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Open Energy Monitor

From http://openenergymonitor.org/ This is a project to develop and build open source energy monitoring, control and analysis tools for energy efficiency and distributed renewable microgeneration. These technologies are at the heart of sustainable energy systems, monitoring and controlling how energy

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Our new Arduino Duemilanove arrives this week!

Ok, What’s a Ardunio? According to Wikipedia: An Arduino is a single-board microcontroller and a software suite for programming it. The hardware consists of a simple open hardware design for the controller with an Atmel AVR processor and on-board I/O

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