Arduino

The latest ideas, techniques and tools for building with Arduino, a microcontroller and open source development environment popular for DIY electronics projects.

Raspberry Pi Announces  “Pico” Microcontroller with Custom Chip, Collaborations with Arduino, Adafruit, and Others

Raspberry Pi Announces $4 “Pico” Microcontroller with Custom Chip, Collaborations with Arduino, Adafruit, and Others

Raspberry Pi enters the microcontroller world with its first custom-chip board, and they’re bringing in a number of other companies to use it too.

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This Giant Arduino Actually Works… Kind Of

This Giant Arduino Actually Works… Kind Of

Any maker who loves their Arduino wishes they had more. Typically though, they don’t simply mean BIGGER. Zach, however, did mean bigger: 12 times bigger! Zach’s giant Arduino is mainly comprised of wood, cnc milled to look like the tiny blue board. A fresh coat of paint and some 3d printed connectors and chips bring […]

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These Blobs Are Actually Clever Data Visualizations

These Blobs Are Actually Clever Data Visualizations

I met John Kuiphoff a couple years ago and was blown away by some very clever data visualizations he shared based on people’s YouTube channels. John’s back, and this time with another very creative approach to data visualization. In this project, John is wanting to display how much sunlight hits a specific location throughout the […]

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Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Italians have a love of innovation and design and it shows at Maker Faire Rome. In this episode of Make:Cast, I look back at Maker Faire Rome in October 2019 during a pre-Covid time when live events could happen. I was guided through Maker Faire Rome by Alessandro Ranellucci, the curator of Maker Faire Rome, along with Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino. Maker Faire Rome 2020 is happening as a virtual event this weekend.

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Sequino Tells Time In The Most Satisfying Way: Sequins

Sequino Tells Time In The Most Satisfying Way: Sequins

You know you’ve done it. You’re walking through the store and you see those pillows covered in sequins that change color depending on which way you lay them. You swipe your fingers across the surface, for a letter, or maybe a simple drawing. Then comes the satisfying part, you swipe your had across the surface […]

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December 2019 Certified Open Source Hardware

December 2019 Certified Open Source Hardware

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware.  Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard. The certification site includes a full list of all of the certified open […]

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