The Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) Project recently brought together 12 participants from all over Africa (and Spain) to build a unique weather station specifically design for Africa. My consultancy, Blum Idea Labs, proudly supported the workshop with Arduino Tutorials and a welcome video to get the participants excited about what they would be able to accomplish.
Kevin Hughes, whom I had the pleasure to meet while we were both presenting our respective work in India a few months ago, has created a nifty Arduino-based data acquisition system. Check it out for your next scientific, data-acquiring endeavor!
Ordinarily, hackathons are strictly software events, with the participants generally building websites or mobile apps. It’s simply too difficult to build a complete piece of hardware in 24 hours … right? Wrong. Ignoring the fact that everybody else was building software apps, Jason and I rolled in with two duffle bags filled with electronics and set to work building a physical version of facebook.
This tutorial was featured on the Cooking-Hacks website on 07/18/2012 This was easily the most time I’ve spent producing an Arduino Tutorial. I’ve been sporadically walking around NYC with this GPS for weeks as I’ve tweaked the code and gotten it just right. If it wasn’t obvious from the title,[…]
This was one of those “Why Not?” moments. While sitting at dinner with family and friends the night before my graduation commencement, somebody mentioned that a light up Mortar Board would be really cool. Realizing that I had all the parts necessary to make one in my apartment, I went[…]
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 op-amp circuits, low-pass envelope detection filters, buffers, power management, and[…]