• NIXIE STYLE LED DISPLAY

    We pick up the fascinating Nixie tubes through displays based on packages of laser-engraved plexiglass plates, illuminated by Neopixel LEDs. For those born in the era of solid-state displays, be they LED, 7-segment, dot-matrix, or even liquid...

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  • TOTEM: learning by experimenting

      Let’s learn about an interesting educational platform that allows you to make and study a real multitude of electronic circuits and their applications. Among the techniques to approach students and very young people, the one of...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • PRO MIDI 1284P developer’s board

      We develop and test applications with the Pro midi 1284P board.   Recently we have introduced and described a new prototyping board called PRO midi 1284, based on an ATmega 1284P microcontroller; after this presentation, made...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • The cheapest Arduino alternative: PRO MIDI 1284P

      It is halfway between an Arduino Mini (in size) and an Arduino Mega in terms of computational capacity, available memory and integrated peripherals. Since the creation of the Arduino project and the subsequent spread of the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Environmental monitoring with uChip

      Equipped with an SD card and RTC, it detects and stores temperature, humidity and barometric pressure using a combined sensor, showing the data graphically on a touch display.   Nowadays, also and above all in environmental...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • ARDULEGO KIT: create with Lego and Arduino

      Lots of components to make applications that can be programmed with Arduino and assembled like LEGO bricks.   How many times did you dream of building something with LEGO bricks when you were a child and...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Share & Discover by PCBWay

    For all electronic designers, having new ideas and sources of inspiration is essential. At the base of the open-source movement there is the sharing of one’s own projects so that other technicians can take inspiration. There are...

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  • ENERGY METER IOT

      Let’s interface our Energy Meter with Internet to bring measurements to the ThingSpeak platform and see the results in convenient graphs.   A few posts ago, we introduced the MCP39F511 integrated circuit, capable of performing electrical...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Energy Meter GSM with Arduino (part 2)

      It monitors the electricity consumption and sends the detected data to the cloud through the GSM cellular network; it is based on an Arduino Mega equipped with GSM Shield and a board on which the measurement...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Energy Meter GSM with Arduino (part 1)

      It monitors electricity consumption and sends the detected data to the cloud through the GSM cellular network; it is based on an Arduino Mega equipped with GSM Shield and an absorption detector board. First instalment.  ...

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  • ARDULOCK: a keyboard with RFID module

      With Arduino Mega, we create, a keyboard with RFID module, a configurable access control system, to manage electric locks.   In the market there are different types of controls for electric locks: from the simple insertion...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Jolly: add WiFi to your Arduino UNO

    With 10 million Arduino UNO sold worldwide, this board becomes the most widespread prototyping board ever. The first Arduino UNO board was introduced in 2005 and in those days integrating a communication system such as WiFi was...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • How to make a custom shape PCB with Eagle

    The usual rectangular shaped PCBs got bored. The current prototyping services like PCBWAY allow to create PCBs with different shapes. An excellent software that allows you to get the gerber to be printed is Eagle. With the...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Control everything remotely with the GSM shield

    We emulate the TDG series remote controls using the GSM Shield. It’s not been long since we presented our GSM shield for GSM/GPRS modules SIMCom, QUECTEL, FIBOCOM etc. that was born to be incorporated in Arduino-based projects...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Microwave Radar

    Motion detector based on the Doppler effect, made by combining a specific sensor with a circuit that amplifies the output signal. Now the devices used in presence and movement detection systems, to be combined with automations for...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • 3DRAG + MOTORFISH: How to prevent step losses in 3D printer

    It solves the problem of pitch loss that can trouble 3D printers and which, especially in large printers that require many hours to print parts, can mean huge losses of time and money. In previous posts we...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Motorfish: The stepper does not misses a step (the Firmware)

    Let’s describe the firmware of the stepper motor feedback controller and test it on the 3D printer. (Read the first post) In the limits of non-retroactive stepper motor control is that in applications for the drive of...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Motorfish: The stepper does not misses a step

    Controller with stepper motor feedback able to dynamically check the shaft positioning and prevent possible step losses. Who has never happened to launch a complex and long 3D print, maybe a job of hours or dozens of...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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