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LittleBits Hue Controller

December 17, 2014
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LittleBits Hue Lighting Controller

My (Open Source) LittleBits Hue Lighting Controller project leverages the LittleBits Arduino Bit, a small linux computer (like a BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, or UDOO), and the Philips Hue Hub to easily control the state, brightness, and color of your Hue lightbulbs via a tactile interface. Continue reading

Tutorial 1 for Eagle: Schematic Design

June 9, 2012
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Tutorial 1 for CadSoft Eagle: Schematic Design

This is the first in a series of tutorials that will focus on using the very popular Eagle CAD program to design circuit boards from concept, to schematic, to board layout, to printed circuit board. In this first episode, I’ll show you how to get Eagle up and running, and how to design your first schematic. Continue reading

Episode 14

December 25, 2011
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Tutorial 14 for Arduino: Holiday Lights and Sounds

This is one that I’ve been excited about for a long time. When element14 asked me to put together a holiday special, I knew just what to do. This episode is the most technically complex so far; it covers non-inverting … Continue reading

Episode 13

July 31, 2011
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Tutorial 13 for Arduino: Liquid Crystal Displays

I had initially planned to do an LCD tutorial a little further down the line, but there was very high demand for it, and I already had a circuit assembled for testing the new LCD that element14 sent me to … Continue reading

Episode 12

July 8, 2011
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Tutorial 12 for Arduino: RFID Card Reading

Finally! It’s been about 3 months since my last arduino tutorial – I’ve been keeping busy as usual. I’ve been working on this one for some time. I got the parts months ago, made an outline a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

Episode 10

March 7, 2011
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Tutorial 10 for Arduino: Interrupts + Debouncing

This video was featured on Hackaday.com on 3/8/2011 This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 InterruptsĀ are an extremely useful, yet often feared element of microprocessors. Interrupts allow you to run a program, while still being able … Continue reading

Episode 08

February 20, 2011
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Tutorial 8 for Arduino: SPI Interfaces

This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 In this week’s arduino tutorial, we’ll be taking a look at SPI device control using the arduino. Specifically, we’re going to be using the Analog Devices 5204 Digital Potentiometer … Continue reading

Tutorial 7

February 13, 2011
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Tutorial 7 for Arduino: I2C and Processing

This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 As promised, this week brings another communications tutorial! In this video, we’ll use both the serial and processing knowledge that we gained last week, plus an I2C enabled temperature-sensing … Continue reading

Episode 05

January 31, 2011
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Tutorial 5 for Arduino: Motors and Transistors

This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 This week, we’ll finally be using the Arduino to control some motors! First up, we’ll control a standard DC motor running off a 9V battery with the help of … Continue reading