Top Five Things to do for Arduino Day 2017

Another year of Arduino, and therefore another Arduino Day! This year I'm planning on doing quite a lot, with a couple of posts scheduled to be uploaded for Arduino Day. If you're stuck on what to do, you're in the right place. Here are some ideas on projects to do on Arduino Day! #1 - …

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Funduino Joystick Shield Reaction Game

The idea of making video games on an Arduino intrigued me - I have seen many games being made on a Raspberry Pi  but never really on an Arduino. Pictured above is the 'Funduino' Joystick Shield, a cheap controller-style shield for Arduino with 6 buttons (a directional pad and the start/back buttons if this were …

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Arduino Yún Projects: Datalogging

Datalogging is the process of collecting data over a period of time, and saving that data for further examination. For example, this process could be very useful for measuring the conditions in a greenhouse. You could potentially have 3 sensors in a greenhouse, one for measuring light levels, one for measuring the soil moisture of …

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What difference will a Raspberry Pi cooling solution actually make?

I've been seeing a lot of Raspberry Pi compatible fans and heat sinks being sold on websites such as eBay, Amazon and ICStation, and I have always been very hesitant towards using one simply because it seems to work fine without one. I've never overclocked my Pi, therefore never really felt the need to use one. …

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