If you work with plants, you may have tools like spades, rakes, and trimmers. If you work with Arduino, you’ll have a different set of tools ranging from hardware (like an Arduino Shield) to software (like the Arduino IDE –Integrated Development Environment).
The lessons that follow highlight different tools that are used with Arduino, I hope you’ll find them helpful!
In this video we will be talking about some key points to keep in mind when assembling an Arduino shield from a kit. Many of these tips will apply equally well to any type of electronics kit you are assembling. So you just bought an awesome Arduino shield – it’s going fly you to the…Read More
In the last couple of episodes we have talked about Arduino shields and breakout boards. In this video, we will review a specific Arduino shield that makes developing projects and debugging sketches on the Arduino extremely easy – it’s called Dr. Duino.Read More
If you have been learning about Arduino for any amount of time, than you have probably come across the term Breakout Board. Now, you might think, as I did when I first heard about breakout boards, that they were some fixture for practicing your Kung Fu fighting. In this lesson, we will discuss what breakout…Read More
Have you ever wondered if there was a cloud based solution for using the Arduino IDE that would allow you access to your Arduino Sketches regardless of what computer you happen to be using? The answer is yes, thanks to Code Bender – a very awesome, and super easy to use web browser plugin.Read More
This video walks through assembling the popular DFRobot Pirate. It focuses mostly on what the instruction manual leaves out, which I hope will save you some time!Read More
If you want to build a mobile robot and not spend all your time designing and creating the locomotion portion of the robot, then the DFRobot Pirate mobile platform maybe one route to take. This video is a brief review of the platform. Jameco (of whom I am an affiliate) carries the DF Robot Pirate here,…Read More
Let’s not be duped by people trying to sell us authentic Arduino’s that are counterfeit. This video will show you the one way to be sure you get the real deal, and five methods of telling if you bought a counterfeit or not.Read More
Isn’t it hard to finish watching a spy movie and not want to do something…spy-like? You know, like having 40 video cameras in your house, dancing the tango with some ambassador, or jumping off a helicopter onto a wild cheetah? Well, what about secretly logging the GPS coordinates of a car on an SD card?Read More
Have you seen some really cool stuff being made with a thing called Arduino? What is Arduino anyway? It sounds like an Italian sandwich with extra cheese or something… Well – it’s that and a lot more. I hope this video can help explain some the basic premise of the Arduino!Read More