Blog » Blog Archive » Arduino-based theremin. Arduino-based theremin Alessandro Paganelli — May 21st, 2012 Theremin is one of the most exiting musical instruments ever made, mainly because of its “quite odd” playing method.
Infact, its working principle is based on near-filed coupling between the hands of the theremin player and two metal antennas, used to determine the pitch of a variable-frequency oscillator and to adjust the volume of the output signal, respectively. Several theremin implementation are possible, such as the “original” analog one (based on the mixing of two sine waves originated by a fixed-frequency oscillator and a variable-frequency one) and those based on digital techniques.
LabIII guys implemented a nice and simple Arduino theremin module, based on a TTL LC-type oscillator, usable not only to play electronic music, but also as a generic sensing-device, for example to control motors and/or to work with Processing, Max etc. [Via: elektor.it] Blog » Blog Archive » Arduino GRANDE at Maker Faire. Blog » Blog Archive » Welcome Officine Arduino Torino. Welcome Officine Arduino Torino Massimo Banzi — February 22nd, 2012 (photo by Cesare Griffa) Last friday in Torino, Italy a new kind of company opened its doors.
Officine Arduino Torino is a combination of Makerspace, Fablab and an Arduino “office” dedicated to further the development of the platform and open source hardware. Officine Arduino is born out of the experience of creating the first FabLab in Italy during an exhibition that lasted throughout 2011. Officina means “workshop” and in Italian it has the vintage sound of the name given to those small companies that made amazing products with limited resources and a lot of ingenuity. We wanted to see what comes out when you connect open source hardware and software, digital fabrication, maker culture, hands-on learning, open design, alternative business models, co-working and a great community. If you have the chance go to Torino and have fun at the officine. The human side of Arduino. The Making of Arduino. For Banzi, this is perhaps the most important impact of Arduino: the democratization of engineering.
"Fifty years ago, to write software you needed people in white aprons who knew everything about vacuum tubes. Now, even my mom can program," Banzi says. "We’ve enabled a lot of people to create products themselves. " Not all engineers love Arduino. The more persnickety ones bemoan the product for dumbing down product creation and flooding the hobbyist market with lackluster goods. To fuel greater adoption of Arduino, the team is exploring how to integrate it more deeply into the education system, from grade schools to colleges.
But spreading the Arduino gospel is only part of the challenge. Arduino has also created its own cottage industry for DIY electronics. Because the team can’t afford to stock hundreds of thousands of boards, they instead produce anywhere from 100 to 3000 per day at a manufacturing facility near Ivrea. The team is cautious, however, about overcomplicating Arduino. Leah buechley - LilyPad Arduino - introduction. Playground - Guias. Esta lista fue iniciada por chiva en el foro de arduino, pasándose a la wiki para que cualquiera pudiera añadir más recursos.
Nota: Si quieres añadir un enlace de un proyecto o blog personales, hazlo en Projects. PDFs: Introduction to Arduino Click here for my version 1.0 of Introduction to Arduino comic as a PDF.
For a slightly revised version, click here (updated to software version 1.05). The Arduino Playground has a version of the PDF I prepared with blank word balloons and text fields, and also my script with notes if you want to translate it. They also have versions in other languages. If you translate it, please let me know. Arduino Labs - Home Page browse. Playground - Arduino en Español - Wiki Comunitaria - Arduino Barcamps. Una 'hackaton' de 48 h. para desarrollar proyectos arduino documentados en castellano. Adafruit. Digilent Inc. - Digital Design Engineer's Source. HomePage. What Arduino can do Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring) and the Arduino development environment (based on Processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP). The boards can be built by hand or purchased preassembled; the software can be downloaded for free. Arduino received an Honorary Mention in the Digital Communities section of the 2006 Ars Electronica Prix. Store - community and electronics. Test the Pachube library running on Arduino.
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Many of our engineers actively participate in responding to questions there, alongside topic experts in various programming languages and hardware platforms under the 'Xively' tag. It's a great place to troubleshoot code you’ve been working on, and look for related questions. For technical questions that don't contain code and aren't answered by the API Docs, check the FAQs under 'Using Xively'. Arduino. Meditation strikes a special chord with me as a maker because it is said to foster creativity, intuition, imagination, and fantasy. I can't think of traits better suited to making. I've tried meditation in the past, but it didn't seem to stick. When I saw that NeuroSky's Mindwave headsets had dropped to $100, I couldn't resist trying meditation again, this time with feedback.
These headsets measure electrical signals from your brain and determine two main metrics: attention and meditation. The charts and graphs in the headset's app worked well enough for measuring attention, but the very nature of meditation is that you can't focus on charts and graphs while doing it. My Brainwave-Controlled Zen Garden is similar to a standard desktop zen garden in that you rake sand to calm yourself. If you are at peace, though, relaxed and meditative, the rake slowly draws neat spirals. The garden is spun at a constant rate when turned on. You can find the code for the Arduino on GitHub. GettingStartedWithArduino_ch04. Make 25: Arduino Revolution. Arduino: The Documentary (2010) Arduino-callouts1. Make25_Getting-Started-With_MCUs.