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 - … Continue reading Top Five Things to do for Arduino Day 2017

Arduino Esplora Review

The Arduino Gaming Controller, with built in sensors, buttons and a joystick. In this Review What is the Esplora? The Technical Specifications What it can be used for Verdict What is the Esplora? The Arduino Esplora is an interesting product that I couldn't help buying and trying it out for myself. I couldn't believe my eyes … Continue reading Arduino Esplora Review

Learn Arduino #1 – Blink!

I wanted to start this tutorial series with a basic project to get going with - writing a program to get a LED to blink. While this may sound easy for anyone to do, it involves using many key Arduino programming principles, which I will introduce to you in this post (woohoo!). All you will … Continue reading Learn Arduino #1 – Blink!

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 … Continue reading Funduino Joystick Shield Reaction Game

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 … Continue reading Arduino Yún Projects: Datalogging

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. … Continue reading What difference will a Raspberry Pi cooling solution actually make?

Arduino Yún Review

The Arduino Yún is the most powerful board Arduino has made, with a staggering 400 MHz processor as well as the typical Arduino microcontroller processor. It combines the ease of use of Arduino with the power you have with the Linux operating system, creating a unique product that stands out in the Arduino lineup. This thing … Continue reading Arduino Yún Review