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Arduino The Documentary (2010) English HD. Building Wireless Sensor Networks. Create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios (available here).

Building Wireless Sensor Networks

By the time you're halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data. This resource- and reference-packed book is ideal for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists. Get ready to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. Arduino - HomePage. Arduino Powered Remote Control Lawnmower.

We’ve seen loads of great Arduino projects and even a few RC lawn mowers, but we’ve never seen the two combined until now.

Arduino Powered Remote Control Lawnmower

 This project walks you through the entire build process step by step and includes a thorough guide for creating remote control robotics. You can read the entire build tutorial to perhaps create your own robotic servant. Top 40 Arduino Projects of the Web. Freaklabs - Open Source Wireless - Weatherproof Wireless Enclosure Build Tutorial. Hi all. No, I haven't been dead these past few weeks. I've actually been spending a lot of my free time researching how to build a weatherproof enclosure for the rice farm sensing project in the Tokyo Hackerspace. Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical. The Kickstarter is over, but if you missed out on backing us, not to worry.

Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical

You can still join the thousands of other awesome Twine owners by pre-ordering on Supermechanical. It's the next best thing to being an original backer! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. Twine lets you create Internet-connected systems and objects anywhere you have WiFi. Twine is a wireless module tightly integrated with a cloud-based service. The Spool web app makes it simple to set up and monitor your Twines from a browser anywhere. Because the hardware and software are made for each other, setup is easy.

Right out of the box, Twine has an internal temperature sensor and accelerometer. Arduino Buying Guide. Arduino Buying Guide Let’s face it, there are a a lot of different Arduino boards out there.

Arduino Buying Guide

GSM/GPRS Module - SM5100B. Shigeru's Geiger Counter - News. By Emcee Grady | March 29, 2011 | 20 comments These past few weeks, the world's eyes have been closely monitoring the situation in Japan.

Shigeru's Geiger Counter - News

After a devastating earthquake and tsunami, the country now faces issues from a damaged nuclear power plant. Just this past week actually, radiation particles reached Colorado (though in very, very miniscule amounts). The radiation here isn't harmful at its current levels, but it certainly makes this tragedy hit a little closer to home. Search Results. Freaklabs - Open Source Wireless - Home. Electronic Components & Supplies.

A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design. So, here's a Vision Of The Future that's popular right now.

A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

It's a lot of this sort of thing. As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Future used to be my line of work. I had the opportunity to design with real working prototypes, not green screens and After Effects, so there certainly are some interactions in the video which I'm a little skeptical of, given that I've actually tried them and the animators presumably haven't. But that's not my problem with the video. My problem is the opposite, really — this vision, from an interaction perspective, is not visionary. This matters, because visions matter. This little rant isn't going to lay out any grand vision or anything. Before we think about how we should interact with our Tools Of The Future, let's consider what a tool is in the first place. I like this definition: A tool addresses human needs by amplifying human capabilities.

In praise of impractical programming. Although it’s become a cultural mainstay now, I still remember when I first saw that thick book — the one with the wizard on the cover — about a school for magic where wonders are easily conjured by those who know the proper spells.

In praise of impractical programming

Of course, I’m talking about the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. There was that other book with the spells, but the “Wizard Book” sincerely claimed to teach magic. For the past few years, I’ve been working as a software developer in the newsroom, where perceptions of my kind have changed from novelty to a necessity. Recognizing this, some journalism schools now even require programming courses to teach students practical skills with databases or web frameworks. It’s thrilling to contemplate a generation of web-hacking journalists — but I wish we could somehow squeeze a little magic into their course load. Learning to program is an important skill; learning how to be a programmer requires a far different type of course.