Arduino Launches a New Modular Platform for IoT Development

Arduino, the open-source hardware platform, yesterday (1/7/2020) announced the launch of a new low-code platform and modular hardware system for IoT development. The idea here is to give small and medium businesses the tools to develop IoT solutions without having to invest in specialized engineering resources.

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A Beginners Guide to Microcontrollers (by Jen Fox)

What do video game controllers, WiFi routers, and radios all have in common? Microcontrollers! Microcontrollers are what power many of our electronic devices and can be used to build all sorts of projects. They are also a fun way to learn and practice coding and building circuits! This beginner’s guide will walk you through popular […]

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Arduino and Raspberry Pi Project Ideas

I’ve decided to keep a list of sites and articles that provide instructions for building Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects. Below you will find a list of the sites I visit when searching for ideas and answers. As I find new resources, I will update this list. If you have a resource you’d like added […]

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RMR2 Hunter Robot

[toc] I’ve built quite a few small robots over the years. Track driven with differential steering to small two wheel self-balancing. I wanted to build a robot/vehicle that could be a platform for different types of tests in the future. My initial thoughts are to include the following requirements. Requirements A modular build approach that […]

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5v and 3.3v Breadboard Power Supply

[toc] One thing I do quite a bit of is testing and development on both the Arduino micro-controller and Raspberry Pi micro-computer. I have a few different test environments and they all use some sort of breadboard. When I’m using multiple controllers/computers, sensors and input devices, I need the breadboards to be powered. This can, […]

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Arduino: Read DHT22/AM2302 Temperature and Humidity Sensor Using Interrupts

[toc] There are many sites where you can find Arduino schematics and code to read a temperature and humidity sensor then display that data on the Serial Monitor. I have not worked with the (more accurate) DHT22/AM2302 sensors and wanted to test them. In addition, I will be demonstrating how to use interrupts (instead of […]

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