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This time we have a sneak peak at the PI household to see their preparations for the BYOB Party     Mr PI, not to be outdone by the young whipper-snapper Mr UNO Mrs Yun decided to have a crack at driving a couple of those fancy LED matrix panels from Adafruit, the idea being that messages can be posted to the iot.eclipse.org MQTT Broker and mr PI would subscribe to them and display the data (Messages) on the matrix display in glorious colour   Having all that extra memory allo ...
The the Minions have been busy educating Trinket and as of now have indoctrinated him into the minion union,   This....Is....The....First....BIOMINIONOID.   Meet BOB     Bob is new, he is improved, he is the first Bionic Minion, he is still a baby, Oh ya, he may be bigger than his buds but he has a long way to evolve but he is aware of his surroundings, and he is ready for the BYOB Party, the minions will keep him safe and under control so all is good   between the ...
The Internet of Holiday Lights (The Santa monitor & lights -  part-2)     Hello again folks and Mary Christmas to you all! In this part i'm going to speed up things a little bit and go to the second stage of the challenge and build the first objective - windows and aquarium/vibe lamp lights. So far i've tested and installed almost 5m of RGB strip with one Arduino UNO + one Infineon RGB shield with the Dave's examples on I2C protocol (with a bit of tweaking on the de ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. My first blog post was a brain dump of possibilities. In my second post I made a paper prototype. My third post was about getting the Arduino Yun up and running. In the fourth post I used the Linux part of the Yun to get at the current date and time. In the fifth post I scavenged a stepper motor from a flatbed scanner. In post six that motor was running. Post seven is covering the Infineon RGB LED shield. My post numbe ...
Link to previous posts Preface What was And so be begin Link to previous posts [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Description [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Simple System Design [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The YUN review - When the Penguin Met The Arduino. [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The Infineon RGB LED Shield Review [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The Infineon RGB LED Shield -Library! [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The Lights Teaser Video   Preface  My project for the Inter ...
Slowly working away on my Arduino learning and project for the Internet of Holiday Things RoadTest. Running into some issues on the most basic learning steps such as making an LCD screen work. Maybe you have some suggestions?   I got this LM041 datasheet & application note - Datasheet Archive from peteroakes . It's sturdy built 16x4 display that seems to have weathered the ages quite well.   I went and bought a 10k ohm potentiometer and hooked everything up per the Arduino LCD Tut ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. My first blog post was a brain dump of possibilities. In my second post I made a paper prototype. My third post was about getting the Arduino Yun up and running. In the fourth post I used the Linux part of the Yun to get at the current date and time. In the fifth post I scavenged a stepper motor from a flatbed scanner. In post six that motor was running. Post seven is covering the Infineon RGB LED shield. My post numbe ...
Hi All,   I tried to open a discussion but the website wouldn't publish it so I just created a quick blog about this project.   I was planning to make a quick IDE hard drive controller with an ATmega328p, and was wondering if anyone might know how the internal buffer addresses are incremented inside the hard drive during read/write operations?   Is there a set rate data has to be read from or written to the hard drive, or would the read/write pins be toggled to load the next se ...
link back to primary post BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   In this episode I will demonstrate and provide all the code used to allow a browser / smartphone / tablet to adjust the colour of a light strip that is connected via an NRF24L01 2.5Ghz wireless link   In a previous episode I showed how to get Mosquitto server, pub and sub clients loaded into the YUN and how to use them   This post is extending on Benjamin Cabé's excellent de ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. I am now working on the software part of the 'advent state' logic.   In my design, there is a bottom layer (the wreath) with 4 lights that represent advent candles. They are always on. On top of that, I'm mounting a circle with holes (the 'light filter').  That filter can turn and is driven by a motor.     Depending on what week of the advent we are, one, two, three or all four of the candles hav ...
It's been a while since I last wrote here but I was busy developing my project!   I set up the Arduino Yún and it's fantastic. The Linux side is very handy, but I nearly ran out of memory on the Atmega chip (LCD driving libraries and fonts are resource-heavy!). While I'm still working on the different clients, I am nearly finished developing the web interface and the Arduino communication code.   The Web Interface  It’s coded in Python (CherryPy as backend) and Jav ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. My first blog post was a brain dump of possibilities. In my second post I made a paper prototype. My third post was about getting the Arduino Yun up and running. In the fourth post I used the Linux part of the Yun to get at the current date and time. In the fifth post I scavenged a stepper motor from a flatbed scanner. In post six I got that motor working using a Velleman motor driver. I am now adding the Infineon L ...
In my last two posts i covered how i setup the Eclipse Ponte Bridge locally and how my Arduino Yun with an Infineon Shield was reading from a MQTT topic from it using HTTPClient   In this post i will cover how i used Arduino Uno with an ESP8266 to publish a MQTT message with RGB values. Arduino Uno + ESP8266 I ordered the ESP8266 during this road test because my initial plans of using an Arduino Uno with a CC3200 Simple Link Launchpad didn't work out very well. For $7 it provide ...
I have been working with the light shield on the arudino uno as I do not have any risers with me on my vacation, and did not think that I would need them for this project.  The good news is I found I still had the leftover 4 pins needed for my relay setup.  The shield came without the pins so I had to get some but soldering them on is not a problem.  So far I can only get a few colors however when I get home I will see if I have the stuff to make the changes I need to get a better ...
List of previous posts [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Description [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Simple System Design [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The YUN review - When the Penguin Met The Arduino. [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The Infineon RGB LED Shield Review [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The Infineon RGB LED Shield -Library!   The Teaser The project documentation is taking forever and I will release it much more systematically. For now, here is a small video of one of the parts which is t ...
This post is part of my entry to the Internet of Holiday Lights road test challenge. A full list of all the post is available at this link.   In the earlier blog post, i introduced Ponte and set it up locally on my windows PC.   In this post i will demonstrate how i used the HTTP Client on the Arduino Yun to read the MQTT messages and light up the LED strip using the Infineon Shield. This code does not use any of the MQTT Client libraries to subscribe to a topic. It just uses the Htt ...
Okay, I confess right up front, this is a bit of a spam, but I think you will forgive me when you see it.  We (Original Design & Development) just launched Omnuino on Kickstarter.  With all the humility and reserve this retiring Brit has in spades, I think it's a pretty cool addition to the Arduino multiverse.  I'll let the picture and Kickstarter tell the story... ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. My first blog post was a brain dump of possibilities. In my second post I made a paper prototype. My third post was about getting the Arduino Yun up and running. In the fourth post I used the Linux part of the Yun to get at the current date and time. In the fifth post I scavenged a stepper motor from a flatbed scanner. I have that motor working now. The motor driver kit In my previous post I blogged a ...
Hi to all Element14 community members, as you can see in the above title my Internet of Holiday Lighting RoadTest Plus project is "Smartphone Controlled Lighting System", I was one of the 20 lucky people who got selected in this RoadTest, Element14 has provided us all the goodies that we require to make our project, I have received the parts (Arduino UNO, Arduino YUN, and the Infineon RGB Shield).                  ...
In an earlier post i described how i setup a Mosquitto MQTT broker locally. In this post i will introduce you to "Ponte" a brilliant project that's in development at the Eclipse foundation. What is Ponte Ponte is a M2M bridge framework that aims to close the gap between M2M interactions and the rest of the Internet. The current implementation is built on top of NodeJs.   Image Source: Eclipse.org ponte team. Why Ponte Protocols like MQTT and CoAP are playing a major role in standa ...
Between shipping, working, and the holidays, I haven't had a chance to give my roadtest hardware a good going over... until now!   The Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest involves three pieces of hardware: The venerable Arduino Uno, its cousin the Arduino Yun, and Infineon's RGB LED Arduino Shield.     Chances are good that if you've spent any reasonable amount of time making things in the past five years or so, you've heard of Arduinos, and have probably used the Arduino Uno. ...
I've only had a few more days to play with my Arduino and I am loving it! This is my very first time with Arduino so it's definitely been baby steps for me. My next step after running a sketch to control the LED on Pin 13 was connecting up a set RGB LED lights that are individually addressable. Thanks to the help from peteroakes  I was able understand what power requirements I had, and finally got to power something more flashy! I used the Adafruit Neopixel Library and had the lights workin ...
List of related posts The Post! List of related posts  [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Description [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Simple System Design [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The YUN review - When the Penguin Met The Arduino. [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The Infineon RGB LED Shield Review   The Post! In my previous post, I had reviewed the Infineon Shield. In this post I just want to present everyone with a christmas present. I converted the Sample Code from the Infineon si ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. My first blog post was a brain dump of possibilities. In my second post I made a paper prototype. My third post was about getting the Arduino Yun up and running. In the fourth post I used the Linux part of the Yun to get at the current date and time. I have now found a stepper motor to drive my wreath's optical filter. The quest for a motor I have a few dc motors in my scrap parts box,and a small servo motor. ...
Christmas Sparkle Ball  Prelude      With Christmas coming around the corner, our family likes to get together and make a project for fun and games. My sister did this a few years back and challenged me to improve on it. So here is out idea. Take some solo cups from the store. Add some LED's and computer know how to build the Sparkle Light Christmas Ball. This can get the young and the young in heart  working to make this project. Here is a picture of hers she buil ...
Hello and thank you to all the competitors in the Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus. We are now offering a prize for Minion of the New Year, but first... The Minion of the Holiday Rush It has been an enormously tough decision to award our first Minion, but after careful consideration, we've given Jerry to Mohan Palanisamy, in particular for this outstanding use of IoT technology in holiday decorations. Many congratulations! And now...Minion of the New Year: To step into 2015 with style, w ...
WELCOME BABY TRINKET   Back to the beginning BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   Great news from the Arduino Cartel   Senior members of the cartel, Mr and Mrs YUN have a new baby, named Trinket, she is very small and young. as a consequence she has not learned much yet but I wanted to introduce her as she will be at the party so with help from several minions, we will endeavour to train educate her as best we can before the party,   She ...
MQTT Server on the Arduino YUN   Back to the beginning BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights In this episode leading up to the final party of the year we look at running the MQTT Server directly on the YUN, there are numerous posts where this is running on a VM on a PC or on another more capable device but truth be known, it will run perfectly well on the YUN OpenWRT  Linux kernel directly, With the help from Mrs YUN,  ill show you how A vi ...
List of items: 1)  Arduino Uno or Yún      + Ethernet Shield W5100 R3 for Arduino Uno      + MQ2 and MQ135 Smoke Gas Sensor      + DHT11 Temperature Sensor      + Flame Firelight Sensor Module 2)  Arduino Yún      + Infineon Lighting RGB LED Arduino Shield (to connect RGB strip LED)      + 2-Channel 5V Relay Module for Arduino (to connect lamp) ...
The Internet of Holiday Lights (The Santa monitor & lights -  part-1)               Hello there "Internet of Holiday Lights" road-testers, kids and enthusiasts! Though i wasn't quite able to make an instant blogging after i've first got the kits, hope it is not too late to start describing my whole idea for the "Internet of Holidays Lights" project now. This part will represent the general presentation of the produc ...
List of related posts Prelude LED Driver? What is the XMC1202? The RGB LED Shield Understanding the commands Tests List of related posts  [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Description [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Simple System Design [Dynamic Living-Room Lights] The YUN review - When the Penguin Met The Arduino.   PreludeLED stands for Light Emitting Diode and it is a Semiconductor Device which when forward biased, produces light. The LED is predicted to repla ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. My first blog post was a brain dump of possibilities. In my second post I made a paper prototype. My third post was about getting the Arduino Yun up and running. This time I'm making the Atmel and Linux part work together to get current date information. Because I'm changing the state of my gizmo based on the advent calendar, I need to know current date info. Getting the right time from Linux I've prepped m ...
Previous Posts in the series Prelude Single Board Computers Explained Who is the Yun Getting started with the YUN LINKS: Getting a little more started - Enter Temboo Conclusion Previous Posts in the series [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Description [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Simple System Design   Prelude  Hackers and hobbyists have used the arduino for a diverse number of projects and have made it a very popular. Its simple to use and easy to program. ...
I have received Arduino Yun, Arduino Uno and Infineon RGB LED control shield...   I have used REST api style communication link between my android cell and arduino yun... I have merged bridge example of arduino yun and Infineon RGB LED Shield example for this prototype...   I am using processing for Android and PC application...   My processing sketch works fine with Android as well as widows/linux PC...   In my processing app.. two modes are there, 1. fix (fix color) 2 ...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rabidprototypes/pixelduino-the-arduino-with-an-awesome-oled-displa   The Pixelduino is an Arduino-compatible microcontroller that features a 1.5" 128x128 pixel color OLED screen and a MicroSD slot!   There are lots of things you can do with a device like this. You can create wearables like a watch, bracelet, pendant, or buckle that displays color images, attach sensors and display data in text or visual form, display debug information, create a g ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. My first blog post was a brain dump of possibilities. In my second post I made a paper prototype. This time I'm setting up the Arduino Yún. There's an easter egg in this post. Software Setup Well, that was easy. I already had Arduino IDE1.5.8 installed. The Yún requires 1.5.6 or higher, so that was ok. The next package needed is Apple Bonjour. The IDE uses that to find the Arduino Yún o ...
After receiving the hardware from Element 14 for the IOT Holiday lights challenge, i have completed the touch enabled minion ornaments for my christmas tree to go along with the minion sound generation i described in the earlier blog post.       Components used:   1. Arduino Yun 2. Adafruit 12-key capacitive touch sensor breakout - MPR121 3. Eclipse Paho MQTT Library 4. Home made minion ornaments 5. Conductive Thread for wrapping around any christmas ornament   ...
In the last blog post, i installed node js on my Arduino Yun. Then when i tried to install some more node packages using node package manager (npm) i ran in to "out of memory" issue.   FATAL ERROR: Evacuation Allocation failed - process out of memory Aborted   At some point of time when you are running some process on the OpenWrt-Yun Linux side of the Arduino Yun, you are bound to face this error.  Note that even when you are running a sketch on the Arduino side, if you happen ...
2014 Year in Review   Check out these 9 creative Arduino projects from the element14 Community in 2014! (This is not a ranking) #1 10 Awesome Arduino Projects     #2 Silent Laser Tripwire Doorbell         #3 An Illuminated Capacitive Switch       #4 Fast Track to Arduino Programming Fast Track to Arduino Programming Fast Track to Arduino Programming - Lesson 0, An Empty Sketch Fast Track to Arduino Programming - Lesso ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath. My first blog post was a brain dump of possibilities. I'm a tiny step further now. And I have received the ingredients.     The paper prototype  Before diving into the electronics part, I want to have a tangible proto. Arts and crafts is not my forte, so don't expect too much. I made a paper wreath and a paper filter gizzmo. It allows me to dry-run the mechanism.   What's next  I hav ...
The Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest+ is running from December 8th to January 23rd 2015 Previous Activity: Blog Summary #000 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 Current Activity: Blog Summary #002 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 Blog Summary #003 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 - Post Final Day Name Super Awesome Blog Time Viorel M. Alexe No Updates Stephen Baird IoT Christmas Ornaments - Everything but the Electronics Jan Cumps [Christmas Wr ...
Link to previous post [Dynamic Living-room Lights] Description   Brief The basic idea is to connect living room lighting to the internet and make them work together with holiday lighting so that the entire system functions as a whole. In this post I discuss the structure of the system.   Straight to the system  The system is quite simple. I drew up a diagram for the basic functionality which looks like...   The center  The center piece is the Raspberry Pi which has ...
As i get to understand more about the capabilities of Yun, i did some basic house keeping work on the Yun.   Expanded Disk Space with micro SD card           The openwrt-yun os running on Yun takes about 9MB of the available 16 MB. So its essential to expand disc space if you want to add more files and packages.Following the instructions here i expanded the memory with an 8 GB micro SD card. Please note that once you expand the disk space, if y ...
For those creating projects with the RGB LED Shield, hopefully these images can come in handy.   They are attached to the bottom of this post in two versions - white background and transparent background. I can't take credit for the Arduino Uno diagram, I found that on the Internet (not sure of the original source, it was in many places - and just edited it slightly). ...
Note: This is part one of a three-part guide. Part 1 - Getting Started Guide for the Infineon RGB LED Shield (you are here!) Part 2 - Building a White LED Lamp Part 3 - Building a Full Color Lamp   Introduction Infineon have produced an Arduino shield for LED dimming and lighting, and it is quite impressive.  It is supplied ready-to-use, just solder up some pin headers, connect up LEDs using the spring connectors, plug it onto the Arduino and give the boards some power. Example Ardu ...
My entry for the Internet of Holiday Lights is an electro-mechanical wreath.   For those new to the subject: in Belgium, a wreath comes with four candles. Each advent Sunday we lit one of the candles. The last Sunday of advent, all four candles are lit. The ceremony is documented on Wikipedia.   My electro-mechanical concept is going to be semi-intelligent, semi-dumb. The candles will be leds or bulbs, and they won't have a clue about what week of the advent period it is. They will ...
Thanks to Element 14 i got my Arduino Yun today. The first thing i noticed was the power supply. No barrel jack. So it has to be powered through Micro USB. That's fine when connected to a computer. But if you are powering it from wall wart or from batteries then it has to be the right specification because of the lack of built in regulator.   Arduino Yun getting started guide spells this out:   There is no built in 5V regulator. If you power your Yún with more than 5V, you wil ...
I recently signed up for an electronics "road test" and was grateful to be selected along with 19 other participants to create a holiday lighting project, with help of the following hardware, thanks to Element14, Infineon, and MCM Electronics:   Arduino Uno R3 Arduino Yún Infineon Lighting RGB LED Shield   Today I finally got my hands on the following hardware (it had been waiting in an UPS store since Friday) and was able to unbox it.   First impressionsArduino Uno R3 I ...
Party Message Board   Back to the beginning BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   I hope your all finding the information useful so far, this is proving to be a fun packed challenge   For today I have chosen to test out the 16*32 panels I bought from Adafruit, they arrived today (yaaa, so many presents already ), these are not really meant for UNOs and the like, there really for massive street signs and ideally driven by powerful FPGA based sy ...
          15 December 2014, London, Farnell element14 has announced that it will be profiling the ACKme Networks product portfolio of compact, pre-certified, ultra-low power wireless modules for the embedded “IoT” market space. ACKme Network’s modules, test boards, software framework, and cloud services accelerate design time-to-market and greatly reduces risk in security, certification, and compatibility. Engineers and developers ...
I seem to be a bit behind the curve compared to other testers, my hardware hasn't shown up quite yet (tracking predicts it'll show up today, so maybe I can get it unboxed and plugged together this evening - we shall see). But that doesn't mean I've been sitting back doing nothing. There's more to my project than just electronics after all!   After playing with the necessary 3D design, and printing one unfortunate failure, I realized I was taking the wrong approach to wrapping a flat string ...
Good morning and thank you to all the competitors in the Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus; we are delighted that the Internet of Things and Holiday decorations are proving to be so well matched. As we did with the Forget Me Not Challenge we hope to inspire even greater effort by offering an additional prize. Without further ado, meet Jerry - The competitor who produces the most content-rich, inspiring and informative blog(s) between now and December 24th will receive a Jerry action figu ...
Back to the beginning BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   OK, so one thing I could not find in all the searching was a Library for the infineon Board so I made one from the sample code, it is not 100% complete yet (More features to add) but its all working so I thought I would share it with you all so you can use it if you so desire   I have moved all the functions into a library called "Infineon"   Added a function to directly set colours "S ...
Back to Master Blog BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   Hi Everyone If your taking part on this challenge, I hope like me your now in possession of your parts to begin the fun   The first thing I wanted to do was evaluate the Infineon with a regular 12V RGB led strip, the kind that comes from China in rolls of 5M (60LEDs / Meter)   Well mine was partly used (Lighting for my bench project DIY LAB Bench with Shelves pt2, the Shelves ) for the ...
Thanks to Element 14 and the sponsors for the Internet of Holiday Lights contest.   While I'm waiting for my components to arrive, I'll lay out my plan.   Part 1:  Control of lights I'll be using MQTT to control the lights attached to the Arduino Yun.  The Yun will subscribe to a MQTT server on the Raspberry Pi.  Also sitting on the Pi is an installation of OpenHAB.  Using the OpenHAB mobile phone app, you can remotely select the color/pattern/on/off of your ho ...
Well, since I've to wait for sometime before getting the boards, I decided to test out a few lighting patterns and the corresponding logic needed to run them. I've used 8 leds and a PIC controller to test out my patterns...I'll port the code to the arduino once I get the board. Even though I am showing eight LEDs, these actually represent the eight bulbs which will be driven by the arduino.... Phase control is a later part which I'll try to incorporate sooner...   I've embedded a link belo ...
I have been a fan of the audio programming language Chuck ever since i came across it few months ago. Its used by the Laptop Orchestras from the Princeton University and Stanford. For tinkerers like us its a wonderful tool to mix the hardware hacking with computer synthesized sound. I can’t play any instruments. But i can code. I understand math. So this tool frees me to apply my programming skills to create new sounds.   I intended to use Chuck in the Holiday Lights Road Test to add ...
Index of all the blog posts related to the Wifi Interactive Christmas Tree project is here.   While waiting for my Arduino Yun to arrive for my WiFi Christmas Tree hardware build, i decided to complete as many software components as possible. I am planning to use my PC and Mac for all the music and sound generation. They will be MQTT subscribers. So first i decided to setup MQTT client on Processing.   MQTT Java Client Libraries  Since Processing uses Java runtime, i got th ...
Thanks to Element14 and MCM Electronics, Infineon for Selecting my proposal for my Cool Holiday Lightings... Here is my project idea... My IOT Holiday Lightings…   Introduction: In this roadtest I would love to design IOT based color lightings using Infineon Lightning RGB LED Arduino Shield and Arduino yun. In my application I will use simple RGB LED strip to create variable brightness effects and NeoPixel RGB LED Strip which create awesome lightning pattern(Waves, running light ...
dragonstyne

Holiday Lights

Posted by dragonstyne Top Member Dec 12, 2014
Greetings Everyone,   With Holiday season upon us and in celebration of the Element14 The Internet of Holiday Lights Road Test I thought I would share my experience with using the Arduino Uno R3 in creating a holiday light display as well as adding the Infineon RGB Lighting Shield with XMC1202 for The Arduino to the mix. First, Here is a display I did using an Arduino Uno Rev3 and GE G35 Christmas lights.   This is what we will start with and go from there. ...
The Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest+ is running from December 8th to January 23rd 2015 Current Activity: Blog Summary #001 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 Blog Summary #002 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 Blog Summary #003 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 - Post Final Day Name Super Awesome Blog Time Viorel M. Alexe No Updates Stephen Baird IoT Christmas Ornaments - Preplanning Massimiliano Dibitonto Workshop on Arduino and IoT and a Soci ...
Hi everyone,   I was thinking of creating an easier way for users to program their ATmega328p MCU's, so I purchased an Arduino Uno and made an ATmega328p Shield for it. While I keep seeing people popping their MCU's out of their boards, I wanted to try to provide a solution to where they wouldn't have to keep removing their MCU's from their Arduino kits in order to program a circuit.   I spent the night soldering getting things working on the prototype shield, and drafted up the sket ...
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Prelude The holidays mean different things to different people. To kids it means gifts, to teens it means time off, to the professional its a time to be away from the stress of daily life, to the mother it means a display of culinary skill and to the elderly it means a time when lots of people visit. Whatever may be means, the end result is a fun time and sharing of happiness. This proposal is based on a couple of problems in mind.   The Proposal Our living room is neither very big nor very ...
As i mentioned in the introduction i am waiting for parts to arrive. Meanwhile i started to set up my MQTT infrastructure.   My initial plan was to use the sandboxed MQTT Broker available at iot.eclipse.org at port 1883. Then i decided to explore more about the MQTT Broker and wanted to run one locally on my PC and use it as the MQTT gateway for all my needs. Since the Mosquitto broker allows bridging, it should be possible for me to selectively choose “topics” to forward to on ...
I am excited to be selected as one of the finalists for the Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus! Thanks Element14 and Christian!!! I hope to learn and share as many things as possible along the way as i begin my build. As of now i have the following outline for the blog posts. I will link them as i complete each section of my build. Introduction: Interactive WiFi Christmas Tree  (This post) Part 1: Setting up a MQTT broker locally Part 2.1: Using Mqtt Client Libraries in a Pr ...
This is part II of a three part post. Please read Part I QLab Midi Controller for an introduction to the project.   Parts Required1x Teensy 3.1 - https://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy31.html 1x 60mm Illuminated Arcade Button - http://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/High-Profile-60mm-Arcade-Button.html 1x Rectangular Arcade Button - http://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/Rectangular-Illuminated-Arcade-Button.html 1x Triangular Arcade Button - http://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/Triangular-Arcade ...
gadget.iom

QLab Midi Controller

Posted by gadget.iom Top Member Dec 10, 2014
This is my first blog post on Element 14. I have recently completed a small electronics project and wanted to share it with anybody who may wish to make on of their own. But first some background....     What is QLab? Any Mac user with a reasonable footing in theatre sound production has probably heard of QLab already. For those who haven't it is an application that allows you to control music and/or video for live productions. There is also a great deal of integration possibilities fo ...
Hi everyone,   I have succeeded running (to some extent) CP/M 2.2 on the Arduino DUE, using code from my project at http://runcpm.blogspot.com/ Now I am stuck at the file system part of the project. I am having a hard time dealing with the SD card routines. I am fairly new to the Arduino environment, and debugging is not a strong point of their IDE, so maybe someone wants to help me out? I would gladly share the source code to anyone willing to provide some guidance. The Z80 emulation a ...
Hi, next weekend I'll hold a Workshop about Arduino and Internet of Things. We will concentrate about IoT, natural interaction and, of course, holiday lights! we usually use codesign to find ideas and create cool projects. I'm thinking about some elements to inspire my students: - social networks and mood : lights are a great way to communicate moods and feelings. For example you can turn the mood of your friends into a colorful light that will shine into your home. Or your xmas tree could li ...
ftruzzi

My holiday IoT project!

Posted by ftruzzi Dec 9, 2014
Hello everybody!   I'm very happy to be one of the 20 lucky competitors in the IoT holiday challenge and I'm here to describe my project. I want to build different light controlling devices (which would be Arduinos) which can be controlled via both a web interface and another "controller box" (which guess what, will be another Arduino).   I heard you like sketches, so here's one of my project. Please excuse my terrible drawing skills and image quality.     Each "light s ...
The Internet of Holiday Lights is proud to present The BYOB Party   BYOB Party #2, Re-Configuring the Infineon for regular 12V LED strips BYOB Party #3, Infineon Library Available BYOB Party #4, Mr UNO and his message board BYOB Party #5, Mrs Yun gets her MQTT on BYOB Party #6, Introducing Baby Trinket... Shhh she is sleeping BYOB Party #7 - Mrs YUN gets chatty with iot.eclipse.org and NRF24L01 BYOB Party #8 - PI Matrix - Behind the scenes at the PI camp BYOB Party #9 - Meet ...
turfgnome

Holiday Display

Posted by turfgnome Dec 8, 2014
WOW I guess I will be busy this Christmas as I am in this challenge with a lot of great engineers as well as in the Impact Challenge.....  Luckily I do not have any kids and this is my slow time.  My general idea is to take my tree and allow people to change the light color as well as be able to turn on and off other displays such as my train and dancing Santa.  I would also like to hopefully be able to integrate these into an outside light display and into a vixen display.  ...
As I've been selected as one of the finalists in the IoT Holiday Lights road test, it's probably about time to put some firmer plans in place. My core idea is to take the readily available RGB LED strip lighting found (among other places) on Amazon and use them to construct Christmas globe-style ornaments. This is a quick and dirty sketch of my concept: What you see there is a 3D printed core with LED strip lighting wrapped around it, with a 3D printed shell to fit over this core and ...
Tis The Season for Inventing, Tis the Season for Giving, Tis the Season for Arduinos This next video is a demo of the packaged version of one of the circuits shown in the above video. It had to wait until my Cel Robox 3D printer arrived so I could print the housing. There are more videos about it and the printer in my road test review here: http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1928 Alright, in the spirit of the season here is some fun you can have with an arduino. Thi ...
SuperDuino is a Coin cell operated Arduino Compatible board with Color Display and Accelerometer SuperDuino has very vast applications. By built in accelerometer of SuperDuino, you can use it as pedometer. Only few of your smart phones has pedometer in it e.g. iPhone 5s, Samsung galaxy S4, S5 and few more. Now you can make your own pedometer using SuperDuino, which can tell you yours steps, burned calories as well as your pulse rate.   It is perfect for Professionals, Hobbyists and Univ ...
SuperDuino is a Coin cell operated Arduino Compatible board with Color Display and Accelerometer. SuperDuino can be used as an Oscilloscope. You have used a lot of oscilloscope in your life but few people make their own. But now you can make your own Oscilloscope easily. Use SuperDuino for this because it has powerful microcontroller as well as built in color display. To control oscilloscope we are using accelerometer because it can detect single click, double click, right, left, up and down ti ...
SuperDuino is a Coin cell operated Arduino Compatible board with Color Display and Accelerometer. This tutorial is about how to play Flappy Bird on SuperDuino. Here you will play the game without buttons, you will play it using accelerometer. As it can detect single click, double click, right, left, up and down tilt. It is perfect for Professionals, Hobbyists and University Students. We will provide you each and every thing regarding this tutorial: To get SuperDuino visit the link below: http:// ...
Hey there.  I am new to this site and I have recently caught a little bit of the arduino fire.   THE PROJECT: (this part is not required for to understand my question.  It is just my first project and I am including this for my very own gratification) I am working on a nightlight for my son's bedroom.  I would eventually love to have it battery operated but that is a ways out.  The idea at this point is to have a pushbutton nightlight that has three levels of brightness ...

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