Electronics for the Uninitiated : Creating your own Touch Sensor
Avg Rating: 4.75(3)In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own touch sensors using Velostat , a pressure sensitive material that can be cut into any shape you might need. For this tutorial you will need: Velostat Conductive ThreadAlligator Clips Arduino You can use this to make your own DDR pad, buttons,…
Electronics for the Uninitiated: Using a Breadboard
Avg Rating: 4(3)Have a few breadboards, but not sure how they really work ? We'll go through the basics of breadboard - the essential building block for your electronics kit. Get prototyping your electrical circuits quickly with one of these.
Arduino talks back to Node.js - Drama on the Serial Port
Avg Rating: 5(1)Ever wanted to communicate with an Arduino using Node? We'll explore how to write values from an Arduino and get capture those values in a Node app using serial communication. This tutorial will show you how to use the node-serialport module https://github.com/voodootikigod/node-serialport to…
Windows Remote Arduino with Windows 10
Avg Rating: 5(5)Nearly all our recent Windows 10 IoT posts seemed to be focused all on Raspberry Pi don't they? Well David Jones, MS MVP, recently released this great post that shows that there's also an Arduino Windows 10 IoT story too... Windows 10 IoT: Windows Remote Arduino and Universal Windows Platform AppsA…
Connect the Tiny Devices and IoT to Azure Dots with ConnectTheDots.io
Avg Rating: 4(1)Today's Hardware Friday project is one that will hopefully get you started connecting your IoT Devices to Azure. Best of all it's from Microsoft Open Technologies and is already open source... ConnectTheDots.io Connect tiny devices to Microsoft Azure services to build IoT solutions ConnectTheDots.io…
TouchDevelop to Arduino
Avg Rating: 4.5(2)So it's the day after Christmas, you might be off today and are looking for something fun to play with. Maybe you've received an Arduino as a gift and want to dig in and start building and coding something? Maybe you'd like to get your kids involved too? But coding for Arduino is "hard"…
Magic Costume and Garage Of Mystery make for Halloween Hardware Madness
Avg Rating: 4.5(4)Today with have not only one, but two Halloween projects. One from Abhinaba Basu and the other, Jamie Dixon (whom I got to meet and chat with last week at the Microsoft MVP Summit... Yep, he's as cool and passionate as you might think from his posts and projects :) I can hear you already,…
Windows Phone, RC cars and you...
Avg Rating: 5(1)Today's Hardware Friday project comes to us from Joel Ivory Johnson who shows us all how we can marry up some of our favorite toys, Window Phone and our RC car collection (you have one of those right? Well if not, this post might have you reconsidering that...) Controlling an RC car with a Windows…
Bluetooth, Arduino and Windows 8.1
Avg Rating: 5(3)Today's Hardware Friday continues in our Windows 8.1 Communication series, this time using Bluetooth with Arduino, courtesy of Michael Osthege... Bluetooth communication between Arduino and Windows 8.1In this sample you can learn how to establish a serial Bluetooth link between an Arduino and a…
Kinect + C# + Arduino + Anoop = CakeRobot!
Avg Rating: 0In today's Hardware Friday project by Anoop Madhusadanan is cake! And robot's! And C#! And the Kinect! CakeRobot - A Gesture Driven Robot That Follows Your Hand Movements Using Arduino, C# and KinectOver the last few weekends I’ve spend some time building a simple robot that can be controlled using…