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Arduino Projects with Motion (Using Sparkfun RedBoard)

Arduino Projects with Motion (Using Sparkfun RedBoard) Welcome to the Third Project Set from the Sparkfun Inventors Kit V4.0 Guide! In this tutorial, we will explore the operation of a Servo Motor and an UltraSonic Sensor in combination with some ot...

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22 Apr 2018

Arduino Projects with Sound (Using Sparkfun RedBoard)

Project Set 2 – Sound  Welcome to the second Project Set from the Sparkfun Inventors Kit V4.0 Guide! In our last Project Set, we explored the basics of the Arduino IDE, some electrical and electronic concepts and looked at various electri...

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21 Apr 2018

Getting Started with Arduino Using the Sparkfun RedBoard

Welcome to the Sparkfun Inventors Kit (SIK) Ver 4.0 tutorial page. In this beginner’s tutorial, we will explore the basics of microcontroller programming and circuit electronics through a series of projects that are provided in the accompanying...

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28 Mar 2018

Arduino Projects with Light (Using Sparkfun RedBoard)

Now that your RedBoard is set up on its baseplate, the Arduino IDE is installed on your computer and we've written our 'Hello World' example project, we can begin our first Arduino-based Project Set! The First Project Set explores light and the type ...

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28 Mar 2018

Our Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Overview

Adafruit has done it again with the new and improved Circuit Playground Express. This new version of the Circuit Playground is packed with even more sensors, and capacitive touch ready connection pads. This is a great board for makers and educat...

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26 Feb 2018

History of Arduino

So, after almost a week of researching, cross-referencing, double checking, and image hunting, I’m excited to show you guys my take on the history of Arduino, and the evolution of the Arduino hardware into what it is today. With so many Arduino...

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10 Jul 2017

Arduino Workshop for Beginners

Welcome to the Arduino Workshop, where you'll be able to follow our guided course which covers everything you'll need to know in order to create your own Arduino projects and become a leveled up maker. My name is Sam and along with being a maker my...

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4 Jun 2017

Serial Monitoring with Tera Term

Monitoring what’s happening inside your microcontroller is an invaluable tool for prototyping and debugging. One of the best ways to do this is to send/receive data over a serial port. Most microcontrollers have a serial port that can output UA...

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20 Jan 2017

How to use an ESP8266 in the Arduino IDE

In August of 2014 Shanghai-based chip manufacturer, Espressif, released a ultra-cheap Serial to Wi-Fi chip called the ESP-01. At the heart of the ESP01 was an ESP8266 chip broken out into the 8 pins needed to program it via a microcontroller. You cou...

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16 Dec 2016

How to use GPS with Arduino - Parse and Log NMEA Sentences

Now that you know How GPS Receivers work we can apply that understanding to some real-world application of the idea. To get going, we can use any GPS receiver, an Arduino Uno and some male-to-female Jumper cables. We've chosen to go with Adafrui...

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8 Dec 2016

How to network XBee and the Arduino

Want to setup a wireless XBee network between some Arduinos and your PC? We're going to show you how. We will be using Series 1 XBee modules alongside some XBee Explorer USB modules from Sparkfun to set up our own Personal Area Network (PAN). All the...

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7 Dec 2016

Arduino with LattePanda

Ah, Arduino and LattePanda coming together at last. What could be better? Well along with the fact that your LattePanda is a fully fledged Windows 10 computer so you can program any Arduino board you want as normal, one of the best things about Latte...

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18 Nov 2016

How to Use Rotary Encoders

Hello and welcome to our tutorial on using rotary encoders. Today we’re going to be taking a look at what is a rotary encoder, how does it work, why we would use it over other sensory inputs and creating code to use them. Rotary encoders are el...

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16 Nov 2016

Using Teensy with Arduino IDE

If you’ve come looking for how to get your Teensy board up and running using the Arduino IDE, then you’ve come to the right place. Whilst you can use the standard Teensy loader application to flash compiled code directly to your Teensy,...

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9 Nov 2016

What is LattePanda?

If you’ve been around electronics for a while you’ll have noticed the trend of single board microcomputers targeted at hobbyists through to industrial projects, the most popular platform being the Raspberry Pi. Now the Raspberry Pi is awe...

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8 Nov 2016

What is Teensy?

Hey guys, today is the day where we introduce you to another piece of mind-blowingly awesome technology known as Teensy. Simply put, Teensy is a brand of microcontroller development boards created by PJRC and designed by the co-owner, Paul Stoffreg...

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8 Nov 2016

Programming with USB-Serial Converters

Thanks to huge advancements in technology over the last decade, the maker community that we know and love has thrived. It’s now easier than ever before to get started with programming and tinkering due to the innovation from brands such as Ardu...

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1 Nov 2016

Potentiometers and the Arduino Uno

Variable resistors come in all shapes and sizes, and they all do the same basic job. They allow you precisely control voltage/current flow within a circuit. The most common type of variable resistor we see in DIY electronics is the Potentiometer, or ...

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28 Oct 2016

Relay Operation and the Arduino Uno

If you could operate your switch without physically toggling it on and off, you would open yourself up to an entire section of electronics. Relays are one of the best ways of doing this. A relay is essentially just a switch, controlled by an electrom...

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28 Oct 2016

Switches, Debouncing and the Arduino

When we boil it down, everyday interactions with electronics are usually limited to controlling stuff with switches. Whether it be turning on the lights, switching on your laptop or turning on the kettle, all examples of how a physical switch works...

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27 Oct 2016

Infrared Sensing, Hardware Interrupts, and the Arduino

Infrared (IR) is a great way of using non-visible light to control electronics, and there are a bunch of modules that we can use with our Arduino. However, what do we mean when we are talking about infrared and electronics? Well, IR remotes that cont...

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27 Oct 2016

Controlling Stepper Motors with the Arduino

Stepper Motors are a bit of a halfway mark between DC Motors and Servo motors, but they find a sweet spot that allows them to be perfect for certain applications. There are still a few main differences to be aware of when it comes to working with ste...

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11 Oct 2016

Controlling Servo Motors with Arduino

Servo motors are extremely useful in so many different applications; it’d be good to learn how to control them! Solenoid and DC motor control have been shown already; for the most part, they are both pretty straightforward (only power and groun...

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5 Oct 2016

Moving From Arduino to Particle

In case you haven’t noticed, Internet of Things is the phrase on everyone’s lips right now; why make a device, when you can make an IoT device? And the good folks at Particle.io have made it easier than ever to create your own IoT devic...

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5 Oct 2016

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi

One of the big questions in DIY electronics circles is which DIY platform is going to be the best for me? And the two biggest platforms right now is Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Whilst at first glance they might seem the same; circuit board with some ...

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9 Sep 2016

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