Tweet-A-Watt Power Monitor

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By Limor Fried and Phillip Torrone We live in a rented apartment, so we don’t have hacking access to a power meter or breaker panel. But we still wanted to measure our household power usage long-term, so we developed the Tweet-a-Watt. It uses plug-in electricity monitors at each outlet to... Read more »

Raspberry Pi as an FM Transmitter

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This morning I was lazily browsing Reddit when I came across a project by the Imperial College Robotics Society in the UK. It’s code and instructions for using the Raspberry Pi as a low-power mono FM transmitter. When I saw how easy it looked to do, I ran over to... Read more »

New in the Maker Shed: Arduino WiFi Shield

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Looking for a way to network enable your Arduino projects without wires? Look no further, you need the Arduino WiFi Shield available in the Maker Shed! This shield fits atop your Arduino and will connect to an 802.11b/g network with relative ease. The shield comes completely assembled and uses pass... Read more »