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Month: October 2010

Processing: The Power Behind the Arduino

The arduino is great for interfacing with sensors, but lacks the horsepower of a PC. One of the projects we are working on is a solar / wind data logger, and I’d like to save the results in a database

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Measuring Air Flow

This sensor reminds me of an automotive mass airflow sensor. http://shop.moderndevice.com/products/wind-sensor – The Wind Sensor is a thermal anemometer based on a traditional technique for measuring wind speed. The technique is called the “hot-wire” technique, and involves heating an element

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LED Pumpkin Light controlled by Arduino

Want a pumpkin light that turns itself on at night, off during the day, and flickers like a candle? Here’s a great Halloween project. http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pumpkin-Light-controlled-by-Arduino/ Become the Maker you were born to be. Try Arduino Academy for FREE!    

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Robots: Amateur UAVs – mp3

  Robots: Amateur UAVs – mp3 In today’s episode we speak about flying robots with Chris Anderson, founder ofDIY Drones which is now the largest amateur UAV community in the world, and one of the largest robotics communities. Chris Anderson Become the Maker

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PIR Motion Sensors

Using an Arduino for motion sensing is a fun project. It’s fairly inexpensive, and doesn’t require a high skill level. You can trigger an LED, an alarm, or even open a door. From Blue Smoke Labs: One of our best

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Make your Arduino talk, sing, and zap!

We blogged about the Speakjet chip previously, but here is a snap on shield with all the hard work done for you, you can concentrate on creatively assembling speech, sound effects, and tones to your hearts content. Become the Maker

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