Transfer the MintDuino from Breadboard to Perfboard

The MintDuino kit is a fantastic project to help you learn the basic circuitry of an Arduino clone, but it is not mechanically sturdy enough for most projects. This breadboard-to-perfboard project will provide a solution to make your MintDuino as strong as the tin it comes in! Plus, this board layout... Read more »

Using an Arduino to Process Fire Dept. Tones

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:00 pm

I’m on the volunteer fire dept. in my town and as such, like to keep tabs on when neighboring towns are dispatched. I came up with the idea to make a large map of my area and put an LED in each town that would light up when they get... Read more »

Sun Logger

A data logger is a device that is left to run for long periods of time, making regular measurements of external sensors. We’ll be using the Arduino microcontroller and a homemade “shield” (an Arduino accessory board) to create a device that gathers data on light-brightness in an area and how... Read more »

Beating Heart Headband

Build a pulse-sensing headband that flashes an LED array in time to the beating of your heart. You’ll scratch-build your own perfboard Arduino, assemble the Open Heart LED display, and learn how to use the AMPED pulse sensor. It’s the next best thing to wearing your heart on your sleeve. Read more »