• Using FreeRTOS multi-tasking in Arduino

      The Arduino IDE and environment has many drivers and libraries available within an arms reach, but the Arduino environment is limited to just setup() and loop() and doesn’t support multi-tasking effectively. This is a simple, easy to use and robust FreeRTOS implementation that...

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  • Home Automation and Monitoring (Powered by RSL10 and Alexa)

        In this project, I am going to show how I made Alexa enabled home monitoring and controlling system using RSL10 Sense Development Board from ON Semiconductor. RSL10 is used to sense the environmental parameters (temperature,...

    • Posted 2 days ago
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  • Hand gesture control wheelchair for disabled people

      •The percentage of disabled people has increased in both rural and urban part of India. The disability could be by birth or due to some medical or accidental reason. •The aim of this project is to...

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  • Send and Receive Text Messages (SMS) with GSM SIM900 Shield

      One of the essential elements of building IoT project is the ability to connect devices. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are good low cost choices, but they work only at close ranges, or in hotspot areas. When the device needs...

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  • Hearing Plants Giggle is Just as Creepy as You Think

      While best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl wrote quite a few similarly oddball stories in his time. One of them, The Sound Machine, is about a device that allowed the user to hear the anguished...

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  • Seven-segment Shelves Do Double Duty

      of was always on the lookout for that perfect something to hang above the couch. After spending a lot of time fruitlessly searching, he designed and built this awesome shelving unit with recessed lighting...

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  • Pop a wheelie with your electric skateboard, the hacker way

      Using a bit of tech to make up for a lack of skill is a time-honoured tradition, otherwise known as cheating among those who acquired the skill the hard way. Learning to wheelie manual a skateboard is usually...

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  • Keep the family at bay while working from home with this WiFi do not disturb dongle

      Those who have been suddenly introduced to the wonderful world of working from home over the last couple of weeks may have experienced a bit of culture shock. Even with today’s open floorplan workspaces and less-formal...

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  • Duel Disk System blends physical cards with a virtual playfield

      Yu-Gi-Oh! and other similar card games can be quite popular, but actually finding a group to play with can be challenging. Online games, on the other hand, have their advantages yet render your deck pretty much...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • OpenAstroTracker is a tracking and GoTo mount for DSLR astrophotography

      Stars appear to stand still, but wait a few minutes and they won’t be in quite the same place. This means that if you want to take a long-exposure image of the sky with your DSLR you’ll have...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • AAScan is an open source, Arduino-powered 3D scanner that uses your phone

      3D scanners are amazing tools that literally let you turn everyday things into three-dimensional computer models. As seen on Reddit, if you want to make one yourself — using little more than a spare Android phone, Arduino,...

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  • Creating an online robot fighting game using Arduino MKR1000 WiFi

      We introduced this concept last year, and have launched three games so far. Our final game of 2019 was SumoBots Battle Royale — where players from anywhere in the world can fight real robots in a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • The Lightwaves is a participatory audio-visual installation

      Music and synchronized lighting can be a beautiful combination, evident by panGenerator’s recent installation that was commissioned by the Meskie Granie concert tour in Poland. The interactive sculpture was comprised of 15 drums that trigger waves of light...

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  • Control the volume of programs running on your Windows PC like a DJ

      If you have multiple applications open in Windows, you may want one to be louder than the other, but what if you want to adjust levels with physical sliders like an actual DJ? If that sounds...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • An Arduino Tetris console inside of an NES controller

      Tetris was as a perfect complement to Nintendo’s original Game Boy when it came out in 1989, and now “Copper Dragon” has been able to fit an entire system for it — sans monitor or speakers...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Build a Nano-based binary Nixie clock with 18 IN-2 tubes

      Nixie tubes are, of course, an elegant display method from a more civilized age, but actually powering and controlling them can be a challenge. This can mean a great project and learning opportunity, but if you’d...

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  • A wireless monitoring solution for solar power systems in remote locations

    Researchers in Thailand have developed a ZigBee-based wireless monitoring solution for off-grid PV installations capable of tracking the sun across the sky, tilting the panel hourly. The elevation for the setup is adjusted manually once per month for...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Preview the Debugger feature for the Arduino Pro IDE

      Key features include the ability to: Execute your Arduino sketch step-by-step while it’s running on your Arduino board! Pause your sketch execution placing breakpoints. Inspect variables values during execution. Initially supporting SAM D21 boards, the Arduino...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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