Tag Archives: Arduino

Great Googlie Mooglies! Kickstarter funds Arduino work-alike based on Freescale Kinetis K microcontroller (ARM Cortex-M4)

Kickstarter, a funding force of nature in the cyberscape, is funding the small-scale production of an Arduino-like development board based on a Freescale Kinetis K microcontroller (ARM Cortex-M4 processor core inside). More than 500 backers have pledged nearly $23,000 $31,000 … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Sparkfun unleashes mobile, robotic potato cannon and tears down a digital caliper (How do those work?)

Once again, the guys at Sparkfun in Boulder, Colorado are having way, way too much fun. First, they have a new $15 digital vernier caliper to sell you. But they don’t just show you one for sale, they tear it … Continue reading

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Want an inside look at one company’s approach to production board-test fixtures?

Sparkfun is a relatively small electronics company located in Boulder, Colorado that sells small-quantity parts and boards to the hobby, experimenter, and prototyping markets. Out of the 1300 products the company currently sells, about 300 are small, board-based products designed … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Webcam + Open-source video code + Arduino Uno microcontroller board + pan/tilt servo make automated face-tracker, prove the power of an apps-centric world

Presented for your consideration: This very cool video from Sparkfun (the 21st-century version of Heathkit) shows how you can use a surprisingly small about of custom code and an open-source video software toolkit, a Webcam, an off-the-shelf Arduino Uno microcontroller … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Are you smarter than an 8-year-old?

Just how complex are the ideas behind System Realization? Not so complex than an unusually talented 8-year-old Mini Maker named “Super Awesome Sylvia” doesn’t get it. Today’s video shows Sylvia explaining, assembling, and demonstrating an LOL (Lot’s ‘o LEDs) shield … Continue reading

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Friday Video (Bonus): Make Magazine shows you how to use an Arduino SBC to cast Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Kim Kardashian, and Charlie Sheen into TV oblivion

Make Magazine’s Matt Richardson has used a $25 Arduino processor board with a $25 Nootropic Design Video Experimenter mezzanine board (a “shield” in Arduino speak) to build a device aptly called “Enough Already!” that parses the closed-caption information in the … Continue reading

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