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Month: November 2013

The Ultimate Arduino Prototyping Kit

Recently a buddy of mine sent me a kit of his new Arduino prototype board. This kit has a “you build it” arduino on board, and gobs of convenient prototyping space. It took about an hour to assemble the board,

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The Arduino VGA Interface – Part 2

We have our VGA Smart Display Controller operational. We started this project with our first post, and now continue with part 2. The Smart Interface was built, the display code uploaded, and a test pattern is being displayed on our

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Working with BlueTooth

After some false starts with a couple of HC-06 BlueTooth modules (slave only), we received a HC-05, which can be set for master or slave. Future articles will show two such equipped Arduino’s passing data back and forth. Out of

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Ultrasonic Range Finding

Yesterday I got a Sainsmart HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor. This is a very simple to use and very inexpensive sensor that gives accurate range readings up to 400cm or so. There are 4 wires to connect: Gnd Vcc (5vdc) Trig

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