Not Just Arduino Event 19

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Not Just Arduino 15th July


Video from the demo of Raspberry Pi-powered pollution monitor "AirPi" by its creators Alyssa Dayan and Tom Hartley.

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Robots, powered by node.js. If you've any JavaScript experience, you can now use your powers to manipulate the machines. From blinking lights through to Sumo Bot battles, Remote control cats, and Bull fighting with helicopters.

HACKED is a free-to-attend, intense weekend of learning, building and sharing cool stuff. Whether you are an expert or novice, developer or designer, join us July 20th & 21st at The O2

  • OHM July 31st – August 4th 2013. Geestmerambacht, The Netherlands. The next in a series of camps that have been happening every four years since 1989

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Interesting projects

Simple or inspiring projects, add yours in the comments section.

a data logging board created especially for amateur rocketry, a fabulous piece of work that stands up to the rigors of going very fast and very high. The design of the board is a shield for the Arduino Mega and Due, and comes with enough sensors for over-analyzing any rocket flight. The GPS logs location and altitude at 66Hz, two accelerometers measure up to 55 G. Barometric, temperature, and compass sensors tell the ground station all the data they would need to know over a ZigBee 900MHz radio link.

Some of the best DIY projects use microcontrollers or cheap single board computers to automate awesome stuff. But Between the Arduino, the Raspberry Pi, and the BeagleBone, it's hard to figure out which is best for a project. Let's demystify the most popular boards and make the selection process a bit easier.

Johnny-Five is an Open Source, JavaScript Arduino programming framework. Why JavaScript? NodeBots: The Rise of JavaScript Robotics.

Mike Cook prototyped a diy physical music sequencer with an Arduino Uno and we agree with him it has a ”unique take on the concept an RFID sequencer”. This takes RFID tags each one mapped to a note and instrument and placed on one of 32 pegs will generate a music sequence. I designed and built a special RFID reader that has 32 read positions, it took 3 months to wire up. The case was hand built and it was designed to fit exactly into a flight box. It contains an Arduino and outputs MIDI.

Annikken Andee is a Bluetooth Arduino shield, currently on an Indiegogo campaign, that let Arduino communicate with Android device without writing Android code. The shield communicates with Arduino via the ICSP header (SPI) and pin 8. An SD card Reader is available for external data storage for Arduino – for huge data storage or extended period of data logging activity by Arduino. As Android has yet to support for Bluetooth 4.0/BLE, they are using bluetooth 2.1 module WT11i by Bluegiga for communicating with the Android phone. Currently the shield supports Arduino Uno, Mega and Leonardo.

Video here. In this instructable, I will show you how to modify a Nerf Vulcan to automatically aim and fire at targets. As an added bonus, this gun won't fire at anyone wearing a shirt with the instructables robot on it. I had this project in mind for a long time and finally managed to find the time to bring it to life.

collection guides to help you explore the world of electronics. The archived SparkFun tutorials can be found here.

The BLEduino is a tiny Arduino-Compatible development board with Bluetooth 4.0, a.k.a. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), built in. The BLEduino is both hardware and software compatible with Arduino since it’s based on the Arduino Leonardo. Anything that runs on an Arduino will run on a BLEduino. It's the easiest way to get Bluetooth 4.0 in your project! Control anything from your phone! The BLEduino is a tiny Arduino-compatible dev board with integrated Bluetooth 4.0. As expected, the BLEduino is both hardware and software compatible with Arduino - because the hardware is based on the Arduino Leonardo. Meaning, anything that runs on an Arduino will run on a BLEduino. Read more here.

OpenCV color recognition on the Raspberry Pi that uses PID to control the pan-tilt servo system. In this post, he explains how color tracking works, and how to use PID control algorithm to improve tracking performance.

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Hope to see you all on Monday 29th July 7PM