Archive for February, 2010

Bring the crane game home

26/02/2010

Now we all can learn & train to win the naughty crane ganes.

Via [Hackaday]
Here’s direct link to the Instructable

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New home monitoring setup – part 1

26/02/2010

The second post of the week about open source home monitoring.
Part – 1 means that for now you can read just a long list of pieces of hardware.
But then: home monitoring and X10 are the more interesting projects around.

waiting for part 2!
via [John Rambilngs Blog]

Babuinobot Project

25/02/2010

Isn’t an Arduino visual programming tool for kids (and noobs) everybody’s dream?
Well, by reading this documentation. All you have to do is downloading the software and go through the instructions.

Loving these picture of youngsters interacting with PC & technologies

Via [BabuinoBot]
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Poorman’s oscilloscope (with Arduino + Processing) AND Arduinoscope

25/02/2010

If you are looking for visual representation of an analog signal using Arduino and Processing then you might download these skecthes.

Oscilloscope.pde 1.88 KB
oscilloscope.h 2.92 KB

The if you are looking for a more rieliable and debugged sketch / program doing preatty much the same thing, then the Arduinoscope if for you.
Try both. Customize. Enjoy.

via [Accrochanges]
via [Arduinoscope’s Github]

Arduino Helicopter Game

25/02/2010

Wow. Really interesting helicopter game with several nice feautures.

Specifications:

  • just under 8kb (so it should fit a cheap Atmega-8)
  • Speed and block size grow
  • Still a little glitchy, weird artifacts, is anyone able to fix them?
  • Day and Night mode, hold the button when game over for night mode, gentle press for day
  • Score build in, post your highscore in the comments ;)

To play:

  • Connect a KS0108 LCD as described in the library’s page
  • Connect a button with a pull-down resistor to pin 12
  • Make sure the KS0108 library is available
  • Upload the sketch
  • Enjoy!

Download it here…

nice job Dave.
Via [Ardx] and [MAKE]

Cakes. Tea Time.

24/02/2010

Tea Time.

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the sbx 16x4x3 (SkinnerBox StepSequencer)

24/02/2010

Another, interesting arduino based step sequencer.
Very well documented.
People are just harvesting hardly!

as we want to connect 20 buttons, 2 potentiometers
and a 12 scale mode-selector, we need a total of 34 inputs. additionally, we want to control 20 led´s, so we need 20 digital outputs. the arduino has 6 analog inputs and 14 digital inputs/outputs, which is obviously not enough, so we are going to use five
4051 analog multiplexers to multiply our analog inputs and create a total of 40 inputs, and three 595 shift registers to multiply our digital outputs and create a total of 24 outputs.

Code Ready. Wow.
via [openskinnerbox]

Arduino Pachube Library

24/02/2010

As I read on this blog post by Jose Anes, he has been working on a while on the Arduino > Ethernet shield > Pachube communication, to achieve “a Pachube manual update client on the arduino that pushes EEML XML format to Pachube directly, without a PC in the middle”.



If someone has a better library, please let me know where to find it.  Here is a link to the code I am using to accomplish this purpose.  So far it is working well enough.  Some interesting points:
  • I had to print directly to the stream (ethernet in or out), because creating an EEML XML string was too much for the small memory of the Arduino.  Direct writing as a stream solves that.
  • I still want to avoid the reset every time it uploads to pachube (took that from the pachube CSV example).

The code: 20100218-pachube

via [ActionResults]

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Arduino + Flash AS3

23/02/2010


Very interesting & simple 5-part tutorial on how to hook up Arduino and Flash.

via [Coding Color]
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The Brushduino

23/02/2010


From [CamelPunch] Steve is explaning his Brushduino project:
The Problem:
My daughters don’t brush their teeth long enough, if left to their own devices. When my wife or I brush their teeth, we do a nice thorough job that takes a little while but when the girls do it themselves, they tend to cut it short. Timing them doesn’t help, as they just stand there and chit-chat until the timer goes off. It’s not that they don’t brush their teeth LONG enough, it’s that they don’t brush their teeth WELL enough.

The Solution:


When you fire it up, it plays the opening bars of the Super Mario Brothers theme song while randomly flashing the white LED’s. Then it starts instructing on what area of the mouth to brush.
Each time a section of the mouth has been brushed sufficiently (stroke count was based on experimentation and dentist recommendations) a few more bars of the Super Mario Brothers theme song is played (along with light show) and then the next white LED starts flashing. It’s easier to see the pattern than it is to describe it. The section they’re supposed to be brushing at any point in time is blinking with the already-brushed portions of the mouth lit fully on.

Check the full post with the code!
Thanks Steve!
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