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Intern’s Corner: My First Project

Intern’s Corner: My First Project

I am a recently hired intern at MAKE and I work in MAKE Labs. My first build was the “Audiobook,” one of the projects for an upcoming issue of MAKE. It turned out to be fun to build and a good introductory project for me.

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Easily Control Ambient Lighting with Your Smartphone

Easily Control Ambient Lighting with Your Smartphone

If you’re looking to jumpstart an ambient lighting project and could use a controller with out-of-the-box iOS and Andriod support, you might want to check out the iGloLEDset from MEA Mobile. They’ve currently got a 5V kit that comes with a nice iOS/Android app to mix color gradients on-the-fly from your mobile device. They’re also working on a 12V version that should work with a wider lighting selection.

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BLE Shields in the Maker Shed: One-Tap Wireless Between Arduino and Cell Phones

BLE Shields in the Maker Shed: One-Tap Wireless Between Arduino and Cell Phones

Maker Shed is now carrying RedBearLab’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Shield. It’s an inexpensive, simple, and fun way to get Arduino talking to an iPhone, iPad, or even some Macs… and probably a few Android devices as well. True to its name, BLE is low power, and it’s also easy. Check out the walkthrough in the second half of this post: with a few clicks (or taps) I got my iPad and Arduino talking the universal language of blinkenlights!

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Minecraft Augmented Reality App

Minecraft Augmented Reality App

Can’t get enough of Minecraft? Wish you could bring your creations with you wherever you go and interact with them in the real world? Now you can with the Minecraft Reality app by Mojang. That’s right–get chunky 8-bit style graphics rendered in hardware accelerated real-time 3D and mapped over your smartphone’s field of view to […]

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Cyber Monday at O’Reilly

Cyber Monday at O’Reilly

If you recently acquired an ebook reader, tablet, or smartphone and are looking to expand your technical library with quality ebook and video titles, then you’ll be happy to know that today you can save 50% on all ebooks and videos from oreilly.com. That means that copy of Encyclopedia of Electronic Components, Arduino Cookbook, Getting […]

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