What if you were away from home for a few weeks and wanted to control your lights? Or you wanted to be able to remotely access a temperature sensor at home? There are a couple of ways to do this including Wi-Fi and GSM modules. Ethernet or Bluetooth shields, Or all in one units such as an Arduino Yun.
I saw a recent discussion on how difficult it would be to create a glowing logo for a popular smartphone. And i thought to myself, what a great idea for a DIY project! Here i will show you how to build a simple glowing logo for your favourite product, brand, or even person using an Arduino with some patience.
This short tutorial will show you how to get started using multicoloured LED’s with Arduino. Specifically common anode and common cathode and to control the red, blue and green separately. This means multicoloured blinky lights! And later, you will be able to see a sample of how to control this with Wi-Fi.
If you have followed our articles so far on how the pins work on an Arduino, how to calculate resistor sizes, and how to use the Arduino IDE – it’s time to take the first plunge into LED’s and get some blinky lights going!
Have you ever hooked something up to power … and noticed it either smoking or a strange pop followed by silence or a broken device? The most common cause is too high of a voltage. Every component on your electronic devices can only handle voltages up to a certain point. I’m going to show you a simple formula to calculate the required resistor values when working with Arduino.
For users brand new to Arduino, the pin system can be a little bit confusing. So I thought covering them in a very high level detail may help before we get too far. By the end of this tutorial set, you will be able to use input and output on an Arduino. And you should have a good understanding of resistors and LEDs.
Today is an exciting day. I was recently asked to write a series of articles focusing on Arduino for Connectedly and what better way to get started than to write up a quick getting started article!
What Does It Do
Have you ever wished you could remotely control devices at your home? Or wanted to log information like the outdoor temperature for a full year? Or maybe create a solar powered blinking t-shirt? These things are all relatively easy now thanks to Arduino.
What To Expect
I consider myself a tinkerer or maybe even a mad scientist in some circles. If you imagine my house as covered in electronics and gizmos… well you would be absolutely correct! I come from a software development background (you may recognize me from my BlackBerry 10 applications and games) and I have worked with electronics for a long time.
Throughout these articles, I will walk you through using an Arduino development board. We will start with the very basics, and move to the more advanced. And hopefully you will catch the excitement I have for this platform!
You may notice I have started posting a more diverse set of information and instructions!
Well, I’ve also started writing for a new tech site from Mobile Nations called Connectedly. This doesn’t mean less articles here, just that the content will be more diverse. So feel free to come join me on my Connectedly articles as well!
I thought this might be a fun one to share. This requires no programming, and no fancy hardware. Just a little bit of elbow grease.
When I first moved into my new home with my significant other, I fell in love with the backyard. I built my own little greenhouse and quickly expanded it to a mini garden with some stand up pots. And now the veggies I grow last us year round. One of my challenges I quickly encountered: I work many contracts and have many hobbies. Being home at off hours, how can I easily make sure my plants stay watered?
The easy way was to build a very simple irrigation system.