Posts with «electronics» label

How to Develop a Sellable Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) Product

Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) is a great bluetooth solution for your electronics product even if energy use isn't a factor.

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Weekend Watch: B2Builds Dives into Electronics and Woodworking

Woodworking and electronics, automatons and camera sliders. Ben Brandt's YouTube channel offers lots of cool projects.

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LEDs and MIDIs: Check Out the STEAM-Inspired Music of Holograph

"It's not only a musical project, but a union between different arts and sciences, where the sound meets design, electronics, and computer science"

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Call for reviewers MegaPi motion controller

Hi again dear LMR members!


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Call for reviewers MegaPi motion controller

Hi again dear LMR members!


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Turn Your Electronics Project into a Sellable Product

Do you dream of developing a hot, new hardware gadget and bringing it to market? Maybe your goal is to make the world better with your product, or perhaps you just want to get filthy rich selling your product. Developing a project prototype using an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other […]

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Blind Arduino Project Proves You Don’t Need to See to Build Electronics

William Gerrey and Dr. Joshua Miele made the Blind Arduino Project to help those in the blind community expand their STEM and Maker education.

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Engadget giveaway: Win an mCookie Family Kit courtesy of Microduino!

Getting your STEM skills up to speed is now easier than ever with Microduino's mCookie. These Arduino-compatible electronics kits make building mini machines a snap -- literally -- with magnetic connectors and interlocking pins that match up with LEGO blocks. The mCookie family of DIY modules, sensors and accessories was Kickstarted back in 2015 and began shipping to consumers at the end of the year. Now anyone can pick up one of the various kits (Basic, Advanced or Expert) and assemble projects like a music box, voice-activated camera, paw-waving fortune cat and more. Microduino also offers additional components to expand the possibilities to keep pace with your imagination. This week, one lucky reader will win a Family Kit (including all three mCookie sets) to launch your smart-machine-making career. Just head down to the Rafflecopter widget below for up to three chances at winning.

Engadget giveaway: Win an mCookie Family Kit courtesy of Microduino!

Getting your STEM skills up to speed is now easier than ever with Microduino's mCookie. These Arduino-compatible electronics kits make building mini machines a snap -- literally -- with magnetic connectors and interlocking pins that match up with LEGO blocks. The mCookie family of DIY modules, sensors and accessories was Kickstarted back in 2015 and began shipping to consumers at the end of the year. Now anyone can pick up one of the various kits (Basic, Advanced or Expert) and assemble projects like a music box, voice-activated camera, paw-waving fortune cat and more. Microduino also offers additional components to expand the possibilities to keep pace with your imagination. This week, one lucky reader will win a Family Kit (including all three mCookie sets) to launch their smart-machine-making career. Just head down to the Rafflecopter widget below for up to three chances at winning.

Winner: Congratulations to Robin B. of Chico, CA!

robot battery switching

Hi there,

I'm making an arduino robot with 2 identical lipo batteries.  The robot runs off one battery, and when that battery gets too low it will switch to the 2nd (fully charged) battery.  It will then make it's way to base and swap the flat battery with a fully charged one, so it can switch back when the 2nd battery is low.

Can you guys give me some guidance on the best way to go about building something like this.  I'm thinking of use a latching relay to switch between battery 1 and 2, and a voltage level detector to know when to switch.

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