Start Date: 11/15/14 12:00 AM
End Date: 12/6/14 12:00 AM
Kits Offered: 20
by  clem57  on Jan 24, 2015
Arduino UNO Let me say this marks a few firsts. One is the first use of the Arduino Uno. I have a Raspberry Pi that I picked up as a whim because of its small size. Because I enjoyed so much, internet searches led me to Element 14 which I think is the best anywhere. Opening th box which is small like the RPi, first thing I noticed was the headers were females unlike the male headers on the RPi. Much better for me with many male to male with the breadboard I had. I installed the IDE (picked the beta1.5.8 since I knew I needed the Yun). Plugged in USB to laptop Windows 7 and programmed the demo blinking lights. Oh so cool to run in a matter of minutes. Of course elation with the Uno did not carry on with other things.
Examining the PCB, I noticed all the labeling for a...
by  ipv1  on Jan 24, 2015
The Roadtest Plus featured three boards: 1. The arduino YUN. 2. The Arduino UNO 3. Infineon RGB LED Shield. We were challenged to create a project around these products and my proposal was a lighting solution for the living room that enabled the setup to be IoT enabled. The produced project has been documented with the following 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 talks to OpenHAB [Dynamic Living-room Lights]...
by  jdlui  on Jan 23, 2015
I am going to first of start this review by mentioning that I am starting out with Arduino for the first time. I am a Chemical Engineer that likes to tinker but I certainly don't have deep hardware or programming experience. The following is my experience with the Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest! My product that I built for my RoadTest is a LED Christmas tree that reacts to movement in its proximity. I'm powering a 60 pixel RGB LED string of lights and using a PIR sensor and the Arduino Uno to control the lighting strip. When a person or other object moves in proximity of the PIR sensor, it registers and sends a signal to the Uno, which in turn changes the sequencing of the lights based on the movement. While this project is not 100% of what I wanted to accomplish, it...