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A new open source hardware project every month

A new open source hardware project every month

FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V Description: This is the newest revision of our FTDI Basic. We now use a SMD 6-pin header on the bottom, which makes it smaller and more compact. Functionality has remained the same. This is a basic breakout board for the FTDI FT232RL USB to serial IC. The pinout of this board matches the FTDI cable to work with official Arduino and cloned 5V Arduino boards. It can also be used for general serial applications. Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures This web site is hosted by the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST. Development of this dictionary started in 1998 under the editorship of Paul E. Black. After 20 years, DADS needs to move.

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How to Build a Robot Tutorials - Society of Robots What are microcontrollers? They are what their name suggests. Today they can be found in almost any complex electronic device - from portable music devices to washing machines to your car. They are programmable, cheap, small, can handle abuse, require almost zero power, and there are so many variaties to suit every need. Free Data Recovery and Data Backup Tool - Easy Way to Backup Your PC Data We had featured 9 Free Data Backup and Recovery Software Apps earlier. Here is another FREE one, EASEUS TODO Backup. We tried it on one of our old IBM Thinkpad Laptop running on Windows XP Pro.

Arduino Arduino is an open-source computer hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control the physical world.[1] Arduino boards may be purchased preassembled, or as do-it-yourself kits; at the same time, the hardware design information is available for those who would like to assemble an Arduino from scratch. The first Arduino was introduced in 2005. The project leaders sought to provide an inexpensive and easy way for hobbyists, students, and professionals to create devices that interact with their environment using sensors and actuators. Common examples for beginner hobbyists include simple robots, thermostats and motion detectors. Adafruit Industries estimated in mid-2011 that over 300,000 official Arduinos had been commercially produced,[3] and in 2013 that 700,000 official boards were in users' hands.[4] History[edit]

10 essential Counter Strike: Source maps A lot of Counter Strike: Source games take place every day. In fact, it's still the second most popular title on Steam (coming in just after the original Counterstrike). You can understand why some players might be hungry for a little variety. We've compiled a list of some of the most inventive and fun user-made maps around. From short range gunfights to spectacular physics engine acrobatics we've got them all, and if new maps don't do it for you, why not check out our top weapon mod list instead? 1. aim_ag_texture2

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Arduino and DS18B20 - 1-wire digital thermometer Finally got this DS18B20 working. Actually three of them. And in two modes. Parasite power mode and main mode. A 4.7K ohm resistor is the key. Starting with the main mode, three wires are needed, as this sensor has three pins. Great Works in Programming Languages In September, 2004, I posted a query to the Types list asking people to name the five most important papers ever written in the area of programming languages. This page collects the responses I received. (A few are missing because I am still tracking down bibliographic information.) UltrasonicSensor Better library: NewPing The example below is a simple implementation that is easy to understand and great for simple testing. However, it is slow, is not meant to be run from interrupt code, and does not bound the pulseIn call by adding ", 38000" or whatever the appropriate maximum timeout (in microseconds) is for your sensor. In other words this code can introduce up to a 1 second delay as the worst case timeout to pulseIn. If you need more efficient code that can be run from interrupts and can be used to talk to multiple sensors at the same time, look at NewPing from

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