An Inspiring Quad core Arduino tower

Do you ever try to combine all different Arduino into a single Arduino Tower? Isn’t it cool to have a four-sided Arduino Tower? If you want to get a QuadCore Arduino Tower, which four Arduino that well assembly in a square core designs. This feature can help to minimize the bus transmission’s wire length more efficiently. What you will get for the basic QuadCore Arduino Tower kit are: Five Arduino Four DoubleTall ExtenderShields USB 4-way main power and the programming bus Four black mini-protoboards Two 6-inch type-B USB cables The slightly different for the USB QuadCore Arduino Tower would be: Five Arduino Four DoubleTall ExtenderShields USB 4-way main power and the programming bus Two 6-inch type-B USB cables, which use to connect the Arduino and USB hub to the computer Four black mini-protoboards Four type-B recoiling cables, which use to connect the USB bus to the quad cores The best part for this QuadCore Arduino Tower, is we can disassemble and reassemble it whatever you want it to be. Go and have some fun with this QuadCore Arduino Tower right… Continue reading

Time to Make an Amplifier for Your Arduino

For all of the electronic fans, I believed that Arduino isn’t a strange thing for you here. Today, you can try to build an amplifier for the Arduino use. It is a low cost project, which might cost you less than hundred bucks. We try to modify the circuit that can be used as an amplifier to switch on and off a DC motor. You also need to make sure the PWM generator is the PIN 9, 10 and 11from the Arduino board. For avoiding the transistor from getting burn frequently, we will use the BDX53 transistor for this purpose. The 1N4007 diode is the best choice for control and limits the extra tensions from the transistor. For your information, the regulation is determined by the speed of motor, which is set by the frequency and duration of the on and off status of PWM. Remember to write the analogWrite on the code and chosen the output pin in between 0 and 255 (example like “analogWrite(10, 255)”). Hope you all will love and enjoy this Arduino project. Continue reading

Arduino controls LCD via 3 wires

Microcontrollers have a limited number of I/O pins. And sometimes you need more than you can get. But there is always a solution. For instance, is this simple project Arduino board controls an LCD via 3 wires. The technique isn’t new. I bet many projects are already using this technique. The solution is simple – Arduino sends serial data to shift register that sends it to LCD via parallel lines. Of course, when doing such modifications – standard LCD control libraries won’t be useful any more. For this particular case use this one. Continue reading

New Concept of BlimpDuino Board

Did you know? The Arduino related board is the most widespread and commonly used in the nowadays electronic/electrical industry. Many Arduino expertise try their very best to create a much smaller, neater and better Arduino board. Although this might take times to renovate a more sophisticated Arduino technology, but they still thought all of their effort will pay off once it success. Today, I would like to introduce this new BlimpDuino board. With a fast peek, you will discover that the right board is much smaller than the left yellow one. You also spotted that the right green board is somehow lack of FTDI port and IR receivers! You must be wondered, how an Arduino board can miss these important components? Well, Ta-Da! When you flipped the green one to another (bottom) side, those missing components appears like a magic in front of your eye. Well, as you can figure out now, the smart and creative inventor had put all of the IR sensors, FTDI port, on/off and reset switches at the back of the board. Love this smart and… Continue reading

Have a Nice Drive with MPGuino

Do you know how can this MPGuino service you? MPGuino is a part of the OpenGauge instrumentation tool, which was created for the efficiency of instrumentation of all sorts. MPGuino is a Miles Per Gallon gauge for fuel injected vehicles, which is based on the arduino platform. Furthermore, the extra circuitry in MPGuino is for monitoring the fuel injectors and the speed sensor in the vehicle. Those parts that we needed: Two 5.1v zener diodes One 2n3906 PNP Transistor One 100 ohm resistor One 2.7k resistor Two 100k resistors Three tactile switches One freeduino arduino clone One LCD There are eight screens for this project, which: Continue reading

Break Timer In Your Mac

Wishing you has a signal that will tell you to get some fresh air, after long hours of sitting in front your computer? Well, we recommend you this Mac Compatible, “Break Timer”. Material needed: Microcontroller board OS X Software Hardware that connecting to microcontroller Note: For the microcontroller board, you need to go to this site. Click on the Mac OS X link, extract the file after downloading, and drag the folder to your Applications folder. Lastly, just install the board’s drivers. Hardware Connecting Firstly, you must have two pieces of wrapping wire and strip the wires with wire striper about one inch of each end. Wrap one wire with wire wrapping around each of the pins at the sensor. Then, strip an inch from the other end of each wire and wrap the end of the other wire to the short end of that pin. After that, plug the end of the resistor into the hole on the Arduino Analog in 0, while male header into the hole marked 5V and others to GND. Finally, connect it with USB… Continue reading