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Introduction What is Arduino? Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP.)

Temperature Sensor + Arduino « Hello people, it’s been a while since I have posted projects on this website. This semester was really busy, I didn’t have time to much else, but soon I will have my winter holiday (Here in south our summer holiday is from December to February). Today I am going to show you how to build a simple temperature sensor using one LM35 Precision Temperature Sensor and Arduino, so you can hookup on your future projects. The circuit will send serial information about the temperature so you can use on your computer, change the code as you will.

Bufferbloat I received the following question today from Ralph Droms. I include an edited version of my response to Ralph. On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Ralph Droms (rdroms) <rdroms@yyy.zzz> wrote: Quadrotor Unlike most helicopters, quadcopters use 2 sets of identical fixed pitched propellers; 2 clockwise (CW) and 2 counter-clockwise (CCW). These use variation of RPM to control lift and torque. Control of vehicle motion is achieved by altering the rotation rate of one or more rotor discs, thereby changing its torque load and thrust/lift characteristics.[citation needed] Early in the history of flight, quadcopter (referred to as 'quadrotor') configurations were seen as possible solutions to some of the persistent problems in vertical flight; torque-induced control issues (as well as efficiency issues originating from the tail rotor, which generates no useful lift) can be eliminated by counter-rotation and the relatively short blades are much easier to construct.

Android-powered Cubieboard is already sold out We first covered the Android-powered Cubieboard - which is targeted at devs and modders - last week. The uber-mini developer board is priced at a rather sweet $49, so one really can't avoid drawing comparisons between this little device and the wildly popular Raspberry Pi. However, the little Cubieboard boasts a faster processor, more memory and integrated storage. The first Cubieboard prototypes were offered for $49 plus shipping (from China) on AliExpress - but have already sold out. Here's a quick rundown of the Cubieboard specs if you missed it the first time around last week. Overview We're thrilled to announce the launch of Processing 2.0—the latest incarnation of the programming language, development environment, and online community that has grown dramatically since its debut in 2001. This new release builds on the versions of Processing that have been downloaded almost two million times. We invite you to download Processing 2.0 from The Processing software is free and open source, and runs on the Mac, Windows, and GNU/Linux platforms.

arduino meets processing - PUSHBUTTON The Arduino meets Processing project intends to make it as easy as possible for anyone to explore the world of physical computing. All you need is an Arduino board as well as the Arduino and Processing software, which you can download on their project websites. On this website we explain how to: set up electronic circuits with various kinds of sensors, control and measure the sensors with the Arduino board, send the data to the computer, Cerowrt CeroWrt is a project built on the OpenWrt firmware to resolve the endemic problems of bufferbloat in home networking today, and to push forward the state of the art of edge networks and routers. Projects include proper IPv6 support, tighter integration with DNSSEC, and most importantly, reducing bufferbloat in both the wired and wireless components of the stack. The CeroWrt 3.10 series of builds include the following features and capabilities: Linux 3.10 kernel.

Battery Power Website 1. Soldering IronThis is by far the most important tool that you'll need for obvious reasons. Buying a good soldering iron is a must for any RC hobbyist who wishes to play with high performance equipment. Not only is it useful for assembly battery packs, but also for installing power wires on electronic speed controls and motors. The two most important factors affecting soldering iron performance is wattage and tip size. The wattage is a figure that indicates how much electrical power the soldering iron is using to generate heat.

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