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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 Blog Summary #001 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 Blog Summary #002 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 Name Super Awesome Blog Time Viorel M. Alexe No Updates Stephen Baird IoT Christmas Ornaments - The Software, Part 1 IoT Christmas Ornaments - The Wrapup The Internet of Holiday Lights ...
kkrampa

Arduino Uno

Posted by kkrampa Jan 27, 2015
Hi all, I would like to know if it is possible to embed a multimeter  onto any arduino? Or simply is there a way to load functions of a multimeter to an arduino? ...
Links to Previous Posts Preface Getting Linux More to come Links 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 [Dynamic Living-room Lights] The YUN tal ...
Here is the video I made at the conclusion of the Holiday of Internet Lights RoadTest!   Hope you enjoy it!   It was a great learning experience that certainly got me hooked on the world of Arduino and I'm looking forward to learning a lot more!     ...
Preface:       I was not expecting to soldier the headers on the Infineon shield. So I went out to buy a soldier kit. I even got helping hands with magnifying glass. But I realized that with no skills here I was fighting an uphill battle.Also finding the headers was not expected. I did manage to find a bag of them at frys for $2. Also picked up wire at 24 AWG with a stripper/cutter. After using it a while, I decided 18AWG is better since it had more tensile strength. I s ...
Back to the main blog BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights     In the earlier blog about the Infineon I evaluated the demo and created a library to drive the board from that code which worked out quite well, but it was not complete from the IoT of Holiday Lights perspective   Radio interface to Mrs YUN was missing along with a few commands already demonstrated in various videos   This will provide a quick walk through the current level of t ...
This post is one my last on the Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest. It has been quite the journey for me! When I started I barely knew what Arduino was and now I hope I have someone improved on that understanding. First off, thank you so much to the patience and generosity of peteroakes for helping to guide me through many concepts that were completely alien to me.   Please check out my RoadTest Review as well!   My progress through the IOT RoadTest was an interesting one. As a new ...
Links to Previous Posts Preface The concept The Implementation The Demonstration Lessons learned and future work Conclusion   Links 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 L ...
Link to previous posts Preface The problem The Approach The communications code The protocol The Loop Conclusion 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 Ligh ...
Gotcha!   Massive thank you to Mr Peter Oakes. I'm pretty certain we all owe him a massive thank you for his sportsmanship in this competition. If it wasn't for him i would never have completed this roadtest at all and so I am extremely grateful and honoured.   Now, although I did state that my microphone situation wasn't exactly going to plan, I instead took Peter's advice to use my phone(or any other mp3 device) to play music that I would then hook up to the analog input of the ard ...
Unfortunately, I didn't manage to complete all of the features I had hoped for with my ornaments. Not long after Christmas I caught a flu that knocked me out pretty completely for a surprisingly long time, and when I finally returned to the land of the living I had to play catch-up in my personal and professional life, so my ornaments got pushed to the back burner. Even so, I had high hopes for completing them within the time provided by the contest, but when I jumped into programming the Yun it ...
Disaster has struck!   Over the weekend I received my Adafruit Electret Microphone. I eagerly soldered the included pins onto the board and set about testing it with the arduino's analog inputs. However, there seems to be no actual output. I looked on adafruit's website and found their example code but I was still unsuccessful:   As you can see from the image, the output is always constant. I've tried making sounds near the microphone, an arms length away and even tapped the damn t ...
HERE IS A LIST OF MY PREVIOUS POSTS :   Blog Post #1 : Introduction To My Project "Smartphone Controlled Lighting System" For Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014... Blog Post #2 : Smartphone Controlled Lighting System - Sending Commands Via Bluetooth,  For Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014... Blog Post #3 : Smartphone Controlled Lighting System - Sending Commands Via IR Remote  For Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014... Blog Post #4 : Smartphone ...
Previous posts.. My IoT Holiday Lightings...#1: Introduction My IoT Holiday Lightings...#2: First prototype My IoT Holiday Lightings...#3 some more options Added My IoT Holiday Lightings...#3: Second prototype with Music Controlled lightings and more options.. My IoT Holiday Lightings...#4: Final Build 1 http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1936 Dear All, Here is final Demo video of my IoT Holiday Lightnings Application... Here is pic of my final demo setup... H ...
(prev. post is Get a working webcam on Arduino Yun - The smart entrance - Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest read this to have a working webcam on Arduino Yun) In this post I will explain how to start a python script or possibly any other program / bash by our Arduino sketch Yun. In particular, I am going to explain the procedure to have a motion detector (using a HC RS04 ultrasound sensor) that allows to send a photo by email in case it detects a change of distance of at least 2cm in two ...
I finished the mirrors and here is a few pictures showing the early results:              I am pleased with the results. I would be using the shield except I cannot soldier the headers on. After a few boo boo's, I have just one chance to get them right! Wish me luck tonight.   Clem ...
Hello Everyone, This is my forth blog post for the Internet Of Holiday Lighting Road Test, in this post I will explain how did I managed to perform to change the color of RGB led strip with a Web Browser . The setup is really simple it's just the Arduino YUN , the Infineon RGB shield and A RGB Strip. Below ars pictures of the setup :                             & ...
Link to previous posts Preface The problem The Design The Implementation Conclusion   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 [ ...
Previous posts in this project: [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Project Description [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Getting Started [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Control from openHAB [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Special Feature [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Song-based Lighting   Introduction Building the Tree Conclusion   Introduction  OK, this will be the final post for the Internet ...
Previous posts in this project: [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Project Description [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Getting Started [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Control from openHAB [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Special Feature   Introduction Music Parsing Action   Introduction  One of the features I wanted to implement in this project, was to have the Christmas tree change colors and animations b ...
Hello Everyone, This is my third blog post for the Internet Of Holiday Lighting Road Test, in this post I will explain how did I managed to perform to change the color of RGB led strip with a simple IR Remote. Below is a picture of the setup :                                     Please watch the demo video it explains mo ...
markvenn

New Arduino Toys

Posted by markvenn Jan 21, 2015
I have some new toys to add to my arsenal of kit! Along with a Pi camera I received two nice little additions to my box of bits. I now have a Ethernet shield and a Yun. Not sure how to pronounce Yun; should it be similar to gun? Or maybe similar to spoon. Perhaps someone can enlighten me?   Anyway, here are my new babies! I was surprised to find the comment that the ethernet shield is no longer manufactured on the packing list. Grab them while you can guys! The ethernet shield has stora ...
Link to previous posts Preface Redoing some things The IoT Tree The Moodlights The Controller YUN The Minion Shelf The Bigger picture The Software 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 Shiel ...
Back to initial blog BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   And so all good things come to an end and so it is for this project, as a final entry I present the end solution in its completion   The BYOB Party Night   As with so many who are putting in a real attempt at this holiday challenge , this has taken way more time than I expected (Probably well over a hundred hours maybe even twice that) but it has been a blast, loads learned, n ...
I thought I was finished with this road test, but the creative part of the brain refused to shut down. Here's my final throw at the [Christmas Wreath of Things] Internet of Holiday Lights - summary. This is my tribute to Radio Shack / Tandy. You pulled me into electronics. The imprint of my nose is probably still visible on the window of the shop that was once your store in Diest, Belgium. A big thank you, and Fan Forever!   The road test is closing down. I had already submi ...
Link to previous posts Preface Getting Minions and assigning them positions Epileptic Minions - A simple motor switch Raspberry Pi program to control the motor Getting Tweets with Python Say hello to Temboo Putting it all together 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 Inf ...
Madhu here for my blog post after a long vacation! For today's post, I am going to talk about a project that I had worked on as a fun learning project.   I came across this wonderful tutorial on Adafruit's website for controlling different types of motors using the V2 Motor shield. The detailed instructions make it easy to get started and I want to adapt these for the MATLAB Support Package (SP) for Arduino. With the support package, you can connect to your Arduino from a MATLAB session - ...
Hi there   In my initial blog post I suggested it would be good to not only have way more than the boards provided by the challange (UNO, YUN and Infinion) but also to mix it up a bit by introducing a foreigner into the mix   well I did, in the form of a TI launchpad CC3200 This board has WIFI, full IO, 80Mhz MPU and a whole bunch more   The design goal is to have this board subscribe to its topics directly rather than relying on Mrs YUN and also to provide value while at th ...
Back to main blog BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   This kind of brings back memories from the  "Euro vision Song Contest"   Welcome Belgium Welcome Germany Welcome Canada...   you get the idea   so what I wanted to do here was to have a matrix display to show a scrolling sign to say welcome to whom ever publishes their name to the "element14_IoT" topic of the Elclipse MQTT broker   I initially tried this using an arduino ...
Back to primary blog BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   At the very beginning of this project kartben (Benjamin Cabe) kindly provided a demo for using the Infinion RGB Shield and with that demo was a colour wheel web page to remotely manage the output f the RGB LEDs   Now while this was a great demo, my plans for world domination my challange needed more, I have utilized at least four separate MQTT topics and some sub topics also.   Yes you ...
The participants of the The Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus received these three devices: Infineon Lighting RGB LED Arduino Shield Arduino Yún Arduino Uno     Evaluation Type:Evaluation Boards Application you used the part in:[Christmas Wreath of Things] Internet of Holiday Lights - summary Was everything in the box required?:Yes - complete Comparable Products/Other parts you considered:There are plethora of other IoT capable development boards and RGB drivers W ...
Hello Everyone, This is my second blog post for the Internet Of Holiday Lighting Road Test. In this post I will discussing how my setup for the Bluetooth Communication Between My phone and Arduino YUN, Below is the photo of my setup:                                              ...
Many thanks to all those who are participating in the Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus: the projects have been inspiring as well as illuminating, and have unleashed a flood of creativity which hopefully will inspire great IoT projects in 2015. The Minion of the New Year Dancing Dave steps into the New Year with style... It was a difficult decision, but we are pleased to award the Dancing Dave Minion to Jan Cumps, in recognition for his prolific and interesting blogs, in particular the f ...
Previous posts.. My IoT Holiday Lightings...#1: Introduction My IoT Holiday Lightings...#2: First prototype My IoT Holiday Lightings...#3 some more options Added My IoT Holiday Lightings...#3: Second prototype with Music Controlled lightings and more options..   Dear All, In this post and few upcoming post I will demonstrate my final build for "IoT Holiday Lighting Challenge". I will explain step by step Android GUI Usage for My IoT Holiday Lighting here...   Main Funda for my ...
Today we will see how to run, on Arduino Yun, a webcam protocol compatible UVC (virtually every recent webcam supports this protocol).   First, install the sftp to read and write files into the Arduino Yun. From SSH do the following commands: opkg update opkg install openssh-sftp-server Now we can access via SFTP with the same username and password that we used for the SSH to our Arduino Yun. For example I used FileZilla.   Then proceed with the installation of the driver to hand ...
In the previous days I have built the code for all my clients (the light spots): they receive TCP commands from the Yún and control the lights accordingly.   1. The 3W RGB LED.  The first one is an Arduino Uno connected to a custom, constant-current RGB LED driver that can handle 3-10W LEDs (maybe even 20W). Here's a picture of it (yes, bad soldering job):     This has 3 PWM inputs which are connected to 3 pins on the Arduino. It gets 12V from any power supply whic ...
Link to previous posts Preface The tree that was... How to never leave Christmas behind! Xmas Magic later.... Tree Controller Connectivity The static mode The Dynamic Mode Beware of Bugs What Next? 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 ...
I've been hard at work on my IoT Christmas Ornaments project, specifically getting the software and firmware for my little lights working nicely.   As a first step toward that goal, I dove into the manual Infineon provides for the XMC1202 board in order to get a feel for how it works. In the end, I decided to follow Peter Oakes lead and produced a library for the board. While Peter's library focuses on using text-named colors, I wanted mine to act more as a simpler overlay for the actual c ...
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 Blog Summary #001 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 Current Activity: Blog Summary #003 : Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus 2014 - Post Final Day Name Super Awesome Blog Time Viorel M. Alexe The Santa monitor & lights - (T.I.O.H.L.)part-1 The Santa monitor & lights - (T.I.O.H.L.)part-2 ...
Hello everyone! Here I am with the second step of my project. In previous point (http://www.element14.com/community/groups/arduino/blog/2014/12/23/the-smart-entrance--my-project-for-internet-of-holiday-lights-roadtest) I explained how to install mosquitto.   I go then to explain through a couple of pictures and code what I did to make it possible to write in the topic I chose updates of the data collected by the sensors. Every 10 seconds my Arduino Yun reads data detected (humidity, t ...
I have been working with my Arduino Mega ADK and a nice little TO92 temp sensor, the TSIC 301. (Datasheet here) I have been playing with a very basic sketch, all it is doing at the moment is looping around "read value and display on serial" const int IN_PIN = 0; // analogue input pin const int DELAY = 1000; // a constant value for the delay. int value = 0; // declare and initialise the variable for the value void setup() {   Serial.begin(9600); // setup serial connection } void loop() { ...
Back to the primary blog BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights   OK, so in the last post you where treated to my first attempt at re-flow soldering in an attempt to get my WS2812 LEDS ready for my Holiday Light decoration   Now I have completed a bit of the wiring and have the initial display code up and running, I would like to share some of the effects, i will include the code as you may find it handy for your own projects, I will update it once th ...
XMAS is over  On January 6, we remove our Christmas tree and lights in Belgium. So it's also time for my Christmas Wreath of Things to switch off. But we still have our Secret IoT Service going on - and I want to enjoy that for a little longer.   So I switched over to a low profile design: an LCD that glows when one of my Secret IoT Service partners is alive, and shows the name of the last person that sent me an I'm alive message. In the picture below, it was peteroakes.     ...
Ladies and gentlemen, engineers and hobbyists, welcome one and all to my first ever IoT project!   As you can probably guess, I am one of the lucky roadtesters for the Infineon RGB shield. Now this blog has been a long time coming, and I sincerely apologize for this delay, however unlike some other roadtesters this is my first ever electronics project(from home anyway) and so I was slightly unprepared. So I decided that it would be best to wait until I had pretty much everything that I nee ...
Previous posts in this project: [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Project Description [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Getting Started [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Control from openHAB [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Special Feature   Introduction NeoPixel Star   Introduction  With the holiday period over, I finally have some time to focus on my projects again. For this post, I worked on the star which will g ...
I'm still waiting on my LED lights, which is making me nervous.  Perhaps I shouldn't have ordered from eBay   So, in the mean time, I've been working on some automation stuff with lights (when I get them).  I've always wanted voice control, but something that is continuous, and does not require pushing buttons prior to the voice command.  I found out about how Tasker can send HTTP Post/Get commands to OpenHAB.  Tasker also has a plugin called Autovoice, which can run i ...
List of previous posts Preface Installing OpenHAB and Mosquittoe Configuring the YUN for MQTT Making OpenHAB talk to the YUN More to DO   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! [Dy ...
The idea  I've been dragging my feet to enter this contest.  Working with light is not my forte. But The Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus has a creative component. And  that's what pulled me in. I was going to build an Electro Mechanical Xmas Wreath of Things!         This is the proposal I submitted:   Christmas Wreath of Things ...  my entry is an electro-mechanical wreath. ... The wreath is a combination of mechanics, electroni ...
Several of us are posting a 'secret' message to the eclipse broker. You can subscribe to our topics and share the Xmas Light of Things.   If you post your MQTT payload here, I'll add them to the list.   who payload fvan fvan jancumps jancumps peteroakes peteroakes mcb1 mcb1     MQTT broker info: host: iot.eclipse.org port: 1883 please post a keep-alive every minute QoS: 1 Topic: element14_IoT ...
The internet is supposed to be a forum for collaboration and sharing. And the Internet of Holiday Lights contest asks for creative use of Eclipse's IoT offering.   So the two Belgian guys (Frederick and me) decided to team up and use the internet as our platform to work together. We believe that having our two devices connected to each other - and make them change each other's behavior - ticks the creative use of the Eclipse IoT offering box in an inventive way . Our gizmos work in isola ...
Previous posts in this project: [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Project Description [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Getting Started [Christmas Tree] Internet of Holiday Lights - Control from openHAB   Introduction Heartbeat Symbol Testing Demonstration   Introduction  I was approached by jancumps some time ago, as he wanted to give the challenge an extra IoT twist.   After some messages going back and forth, the conclusi ...
Back to primary BLOG BYOB Party #1, "Bring you own Bulbs" - The Internet of Holiday Lights     This is a quick blog to share my experience with trying to solder some WS2812 6pin LED chips onto my custom boards   I have about 14 strips to solder up and each strip contains 10 LED modules, the last time I tried to solder these, I had more fail than ended up on the board so I was determined to find a better way   So what I have is this   TEFAL Convection toaster oven I p ...
Here is short video of my IoT Holiday Lightings with Music controlled LEDs and more options of Random pattern and cool back ground... Circuit diagrams, explenation and codes will be posted soon... By mistakke I have uploaded the same content as document .... so now I am posting the same as blog post... http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-72746/l/my-iot-holiday-lightings3-second-prototype-with-music-controlled-lightings-and-more-options   Happy new year to all... ...
In the earlier posts here, here and here, i was leading up to this: The Color Catcher and Thrower. A glove that can capture colors and sends it out as MQTT message for my WiFi Christmas Tree and other light fixtures to consume.           The MQTT messages sent during the demo:   Hardware Components Used:  1. Adafruit Pro Trinket (5v) 2. ESP8266 3. Adafruit TCS34735 5v Color sensor 4. Flex Sensor 5. RGB Led 6. Resistors 7. 28 Pin IC socket for T ...

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