Arduino Tutorials (part one - 16 Tutorial Pack)

Unlike other tutorials here I won't give any background in theory how it works. It is oriented to the result how to achieve it - to make measurements from lots of sensors and, in some cases, to accomplish various control or indications! Watch the videos and after that just adopt the code to your nee...
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Instructables 27 Mar 21:42

Arduino Parola Zone Time Msg Display

We have built quite a few projects using our jolliFactory designed Bi-color (Red and Green) LED Matrix Driver Module kits and have published them as instructables here. Each of these modules uses two MAX7219 Display Driver ICs to drive a Bi-color LED Matrix. These ICs are excellent because they take...
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Instructables 27 Mar 17:08

More than 250 groups in the world are celebrating Arduino Day!

Tomorrow we are celebrating Arduino and its community with a day of official and self-organised gatherings, encouraging people to meet and share their interest in open source DIY electronics with neighbors and friends. More than 250 user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, schools, studios, and educators around the world joined us with a series of unique activities designed for a wide range of audiences and skillsets.

Like last year we created a map to identify all community events going on throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa,  Australia and make it easier for you to find an event near you on the Arduino Day website . In 2015 even more collectives appeared on the map, you can explore them now clicking on the pic below:

The official events

Starting in the morning of Saturday 28th Arduino co-founders and staff are going to be in the following events:


To make this event a truly connected experience share your Arduino moments on social networks using the hashtag: #ArduinoD15

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Sending SMS with Arduino || TC35 GSM Module

In this small project I will show you how to use a TC35 GSM module properly and how to use it with an Arduino Uno to send a SMS with it. Watch the video! This video gives you all the information you need, so you will not destroy the TC35 while you use. I will give you some additional tips in the...
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Instructables 27 Mar 15:43

Arduino IDE 1.6.2 released, featuring cores and libraries manager

A new version of the Arduino IDE (1.6.2) is available at the download page!

1.6.2 includes a very long awaited feature: boards and libraries one click install.

With 1.6.2, two new menu items are available: “Sketch > Include Library > Manage Libraries…” and “Tools > Board > Boards Manager…”

We have written two guides that explain how to use them. Discover how to use the Library Manager and how to install support for additional boards.

If you don’t find your preferred library in the list, let us know: open an issue on github and request us to add the library you love!

Having such tools allow us to better and easier deliver updates for both cores and libraries: just open Library Manager or Boards Manager to find an Update button on the updatable items.

IDE 1.6.2 also includes a handful of bug fixes and improvements, also thanks to our fantastic community of hackers and makers:

  • Ever suffered of a super slow Tools menu? Solved! Ports list gets refreshed in background, so you won’t need to wait any more.
  • We have dropped support for Mac OS X 10.6 or older: previous versions of the IDE will remain available for download at the previous releases page.
  • A new EEPROM library, thanks to @Chris–A
  • Pre and post build hooks, thanks to @Wackerbarth
  • Various bug fixes, thanks to @Timmmm, @vicatcu, @arve0 and @Xuth

As usual, the complete list of fixes and credits is available here.

Don’t forget to report any issue you find, either on Github or on the Arduino forum: your help is very much appreciated. It doesn’t matter if you are not a tech specialist: every feedback adds value.

We are already working on release 1.6.2, with some very useful features and user experience improvements. Stay tuned!

Arduino Blog 27 Mar 12:58

Smart power socket control from your smartphone via Bluetooth

Smart power socket via Arduino, what could be easier. This power socket controll via Bluetooth, smartphone or tablet used. To implement the project, we used the following components:- Arduino UNO or compatible board.- Relay module 2 channels with 5V.- AC-DC power supply miniature 12V, 0.15A.- Bl...
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Instructables 26 Mar 07:34

Play with the Basketball Robot running on Intel Edison

After you had an introduction to Intel Edison  following the Getting Started guide, and our previous tutorial, the Intel Edison mini-breakout Getting Started Guide, it’s now time to work on something a bit more complex. You’ll be also able to play a bit with Node.js,  a programming platform that runs on javascript and a good choice for building a web-based application. It is supported by the Intel® Edison standard system image so you can run node.js scripts directly on it.

He shoots! He scores! The crowd goes wild! Let’s build a robot that plays basketball with you. This tutorial is a step-by-step guide for a simple and small differential-drive robot that uses the Intel Edison. You’ll get to know a few more tricks on how to use Mini Breakout Kit and set up a node.js server for the communication.

Go and follow the steps to build it

Radar Gun

This instructable will show you the steps needed to make a radar gun to detect the speed of an object. This is a fun project that can be used many ways in real life. This is a typical arduino project and it is expected that you know how to run and upload sketches to an arduino, as well as be able to...
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Instructables 25 Mar 17:08

Arduino 8x8 Dot Led Matrix Scrolling Text Calculator

Hi,I do it because i need a calculator for my girl friend (i'm preparing a gift for her :))Anyway, it's easy. I attached standart code for arduino 8x8 dot matrix 7219. Then you can create your text with my excel file and copy codes from the excel, paste to the arduino code editor. But then you have ...
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Instructables 25 Mar 03:53

APRS Tracking System Flies Your Balloons

Looking for a way to track your high-altitude balloons but don’t want to mess with sending data over a cellular network? [Zack Clobes] and the others at Project Traveler may have just the thing for you: a position-reporting board that uses the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) network to report location data and easily fits on an Arduino in the form of a shield.

The project is based on an Atmel 328P and all it needs to report position data is a small antenna and a battery. For those unfamiliar with APRS, it uses amateur radio frequencies to send data packets instead of something like the GSM network. APRS is very robust, and devices that use it can send GPS information as well as text messages, emails, weather reports, radio telemetry data, and radio direction finding information in case GPS is not available.

If this location reporting ability isn’t enough for you, the project can function as a shield as well, which means that more data lines are available for other things like monitoring sensors and driving servos. All in a small, lightweight package that doesn’t rely on a cell network. All of the schematics and other information are available on the project site if you want to give this a shot, but if you DO need the cell network, this may be more your style. Be sure to check out the video after the break, too!

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