Category Archives: Arduino

Babuino: Connecting smartphones to digital devices

Came across this cool USB stick that allows you to connect to and control many devices from your smartphone.

One of the cool features is that it’s Arduino compatible 🙂

Specs:

  • 100% Arduino compatible.
  • Built in Bluetooth V2.0+EDR module.
  • Built in Infrared RX and TX.
  • Based on the ATXMega128A1U microcontroller.
  • 128KB Flash Memory (without Bootloader).

More info at this link (also from where I copied the above info 🙂 ):

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/babuino-connecting-smartphones-to-digital-devices

Cheers!

Using Raspberry Pi as an AVR Programmer

Cool things are getting revealed as days progress and folks crank out every single byte RAM from that mean power machine. Here we’ve come across an awesome project where a Pi is being used as an AVR programmer. I’m hoping this will be more handy and now make me not carry my heavy laptop.

Check it out at:

http://kevincuzner.com/2013/05/27/raspberry-pi-as-an-avr-programmer/

I’m hoping a LCD and some more controls can actually allow you to code and upload on the fly without even using pre-compiled .HEX files.

Cheers!!!

Arduino Hyderabad User Group

After frantically searching for a dedicated Arduino user group in Hyderabad, we set upon creating our own:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/arduino-hug

Task 1, Gather (more and more) like minded Arduino/Embedded Systems tinkerers.
Task 2, Start meeting and share/break electronics together.
Task 3, Give free sessions on Arduino to newcomers.
Task 4, GoTo Task 1 !!!

Making Android talk with Arduino through WiFi

After spending days and more than 11 hours straight today, we’ve finally got Android talking with Arduino via WiFi using the cute little RN XV WiFi module. What was considered to be a mountain turned out to be a molehill. The funny part is that this now looks more easier than the Bluetooth communication which I’m comfortable with. What we’re doing here is connecting the Arduino to an Android device which is configured as a HotSpot (a very cool Android feature from ver 2.2 onwards). Snapshot:

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Android Arduino WiFi

I’ll be explaining in detail all steps, configurations and code in my next post since I’m very tired now having worked the entire day getting this working. It’s 2:30 A.M 🙂 Good Night

Introduction to chipKit Max32

Who doesn’t know Arduino? But do you know chipKit?

Inspired by Arduino, chipKit is a series of PIC prototyping board based on the popular Arduino IDE and compatible with many Arduino libraries and shields.

I got myself one of those and within minutes was ready with a blinking LED and a LCD Display.

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Here is the blinking LED and LCD Video:

Good Luck 🙂