Arduino

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

Arduino Brings PLC Features To Their IDE

Arduino Brings PLC Features To Their IDE

There have been several occasions where I’ve been in the presence of electrical engineers, discussing the proliferation of Arduino in the maker community and seeking their thoughts. Often, the conversation turns to the divide between makers tinkering at home and engineers working with PLC systems. For those who are not familiar with PLCs, I’ll keep […]

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MicroPython Comes To Arduino… Experimentally

MicroPython Comes To Arduino… Experimentally

We’ve been keeping our eyes on MicroPython for some time now. It would seem that there is quite a draw for many users due to how incredibly easy MicroPython can be for beginners. The folks at Arduino seem to be interested in this as well. They published a blog post explaining that they’re experimenting with […]

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TinyCircuits Tiny TV 2 Is a Teeny Televisual Triumph

TinyCircuits Tiny TV 2 Is a Teeny Televisual Triumph

TinyCircuits are no strangers to crowdfunding, with successful campaigns going back as far as 2015’s TinyDuino, and as recent as last year’s keychain-sized console Thumby. They have even offered a tiny TV before, so what makes their latest Kickstarter campaign unique? We went hands-on with a pre-production prototype to find out! The original Tiny TV […]

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Arduino IDE 2.0 Goes Gold

Arduino IDE 2.0 Goes Gold

When the project that would eventually be named Arduino started evolving in the early 2000s, their goal was to make microcontrollers more accessible to non-engineers. So in addition to an easy-to-use dev board, they needed something more approachable than the complicated toolchains required by their professional-focused contemporaries. They solved this by creating a simple IDE […]

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Mighty Modules: Pluggable Boards To Get Your Project Built

Mighty Modules: Pluggable Boards To Get Your Project Built

If you’re taking your microcontroller or SBC project to market, these pluggable boards might be what you need.

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This CNC Machine Uses The Sun Instead of a Laser

This CNC Machine Uses The Sun Instead of a Laser

We’ve all seen people goof around with a magnifying glass in the sun, but this project takes it to a new level. Cranktown City has uploaded this fantastically amusing project that is sure to impress. He built a cnc controlled engraving machine that uses the sun instead of a laser tube. As he explains in […]

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