30th Apr 2012

How to: Bread Board Arduino…

Having a couple of Bread Board Arduinos handy can really make prototyping quick and painless.  And while the Bread Board Arduino has pretty much been flogged to death in every...

08th Apr 2012

LocoMotion: MMA8453 with Interrupts…

In the previous post about the MMA8453_N0m1 library we talked about how to get the stream of raw XYZ data back from the accelerometer.  In this post we will be...

01st Apr 2012

How to: Compiling the Arduino Bootloader…

A project we’ve been recently working on requires a custom Arduino boot loader.  Working in an incremental fashion, the first step is getting the stock Arduino boot loader to compile...

02nd Mar 2012

Hackaday: WindPOV project…

My WindPOV project was featured on Hackaday: http://hackaday.com/2012/03/02/wind-powered-pov-weather-station/ It displays the temperature and humidity on the wing tip by way of persistence of vision. The idea of using our Contiki...

27th Feb 2012

6DOF Arduino: Compass & Accelerometer

This Arduino library is a mixed bag containing a number of functions to facilitate rapid sensor integration between a three axis compass and a three axis accelerometer.  Where speed is...

17th Feb 2012

BringMeChina: Maker Carnival Beijing

Maker Carnival 2012, being promoted as China’s First Global Mass Creation and Open-source Sharing Faire is giving away 20 round-trip tickets to their upcoming event for anyone with a project...

12th Feb 2012

Shake, Rattle & Roll: The MMA8453Q & Arduino

So we finally finished putting the polish on our latest Arduino library designed for use with the MMA8453Q Accelerometer and its siblings the MMA8451 and MMA8452.  This library gets you...

29th Jan 2012

How to: LED as a Light Sensor

LEDs LEDs LEDs, is there anything they can’t do?  Besides adding that special crunchiness to smooth peanut butter, they also make awesome light level sensors.  Here’s one way to do...

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