• This barometer looks mighty fine, rainy or shine

      If the weather is anything but clear and sunny, the appropriate sun-obscuring weather actor, be it clouds, more clouds, rain, or lightning will swing into place, blocking out the blue sky in layers, just like real...

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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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  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Based line Following robot

    After developing the Arduino based Pick & Place Robot the idea was to develop an Artificial Intelligent AI-based line following robot. Developing a simple line following robot was good for the beginner just what it needed to...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Mechanical 7-segment display made with micro servos and an Arduino Mega

    Flip displays are an interesting piece of technology, physically moving segments into place that stay put until other information is needed. Michael Klements has been especially fascinated by these devices, and after inspiration from another project, he...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Arduino-Based Robotic Flute Player Plays The Theme From ‘Titanic’

    It’s one thing to be able to transcribe music from a flute, and it’s another to be able to make a flute play pre-written music. The latter is what decided to pursue in the flute...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • How to control multiple servo motors with Raspberry Pi

      In the latest Explaining Computers video, Christopher Barnatt explains how to use servo motors with Raspberry Pi. Using servos is a great introduction to the digital making side of computing; servos allow you to control the...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Cat Food Access Control

    This project goes over the process I used to create an automated cat food bowl, for my elderly diabetic cat Chaz. See, he needs to eat breakfast before he can get his insulin, but I often forget...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Robot Arm with Controller

      The robot arm uses three conventional PWM servos, and each angle is controlled by a variable resistor. The rotary potentiometer used B curve 10k ohm. Two DS3115 servo motors were used in the vertical direction, and...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Meet Aster, the 3D-printed humanoid robot

        If you’d like to build your own vaguely humanoid robot, but don’t care about it getting around, then look no further than Aster. The 3D-printed bot is controlled by an Arduino Uno, with a servo shield to...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Mini Drawing Bot – Live Android App – Trignomentry

      Build your own mini drawing bot! It’s a CNC-like machine that prints on paper what you draw on your smartphone. It’s an easy-to-make open source project which uses very cheap hardware. What are you waiting for?...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Robot Arm with Pick & PLACE part 2

      We equip the robotic arm published in the previous issue of a pneumatic system for gripping and releasing objects, controlled through an Arduino shield created for the purpose.   You will have had the opportunity to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • ROBOTIC Arm in plexiglass part 1

      We create our first robotic arm with four degrees of freedom, with bench-top, gripper for grasping objects and five servo controls that can be managed by Arduino or other electronics. Automation and robotics represent the most...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Seeed’s Grove Base Kit for Raspberry Pi Now Available for $40

    The Seeed Studio Grove Base Kit for Raspberry Pi is a beginners kit for beginners to get started with the Raspberry Pi in a fun and easy way.  It has 10 Grove sensors instead of 12 on...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The Pianist Octopus: a gadget to blow minds

      Using Fishino and Octopus driver, we play a small toy keyboard that will reproduce musical melodies originally born as Nokia ringtones. For many years, electronic keyboards, especially music synthesizers, have had the possibility to play tunes...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Octopus, a “tentacular” shield for Arduino and Fishino

      A shield that provides 16 digital or PWM I/O using a single Arduino/Fishino I²C bus. Ideal for managing multi-color LED or servo motors.   Arduino boards and compatible alternatives are really easy use and o powerful, capable...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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