OPC stands for «Open Platform Communications» that is a set of specifications and standards for industrial telecommunication. OPC defines the transfer of real-time plant data between control devices from various manufacturers. The aim of OPC was to support a common bridge for Windows-based software applications and process control hardware. OPC was designed to minimize the quantity of duplicated effort made by hardware…Continue
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Turning on and off a lamp on the internet and smartphone using ESP8266 with MQTT language
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The app allows you to manage traditional air conditioners that are controlled through infrared remotes. Designed for the office environment, the app relies on the ambient brightness (measured by Tibbit #28) to determine whether the aircon should be running or not. In the office setting, no lights = no people = no need for the aircon to work.…Continue
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If you are interested in joining some teams consisting of makers working together from all over the world, check out and consider joining any of these projects, which are on Collaborizm, an online collaborative workspace for makers-hackers & creatives (www.collaborizm.com). Why join a project? To network with people who share you interests, globally, and to establish your online credentials to qualify you to do paid freelance gigs and to get…Continue
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This is a list of circuit simulation softwares for Mac. Since most of the circuit simulators run on Windows, it may be a problem for Mac users. Here I present you 10 of the best circuit simulation tools available on Mac that allow you to…Continue
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Tibbo Project System (TPS) is a highly configurable, affordable, and innovative automation platform. It is ideal for home, building, warehouse, and production floor automation projects, as well as data collection, distributed control, industrial computing, and device connectivity applications.
Suppliers of traditional “control boxes” (embedded…
With nanoscale DLD, the researchers can take a liquid sample and pass it through a silicon chip especially designed with an array of asymmetric pillars. This pillar array separates particles by size down to tens of nanometers…Continue
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Today I want to make an Arduino RGB led…Continue
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Ryan made a vending machine using Arduino, 4 servos and a Nokia 5110 LCD. Cool stuff! He also shared the circuit and code. Check it out!…Continue
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Cilia–the microscopic basic hair-like structure that covers all mammalian cells–has numerous functions. As a natural interface between a living organism and its environment, hair provides warmth and adhesion; it senses vibration and touch, and it’s responsive in terms of navigation and movement. Plus, hair has…Continue
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Boston Dynamics, one of the companies who develop the most advances robots in the world published new cool videos with their new robots.
The SpotMini looks…Continue
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A while back I built a Mini-Itx computer in a toaster oven. I posted it on my website here:
Unfortunately the Toaster Computer is no more. The motherboard suffered from the rash of fake capacitors that China flooded the market with and…
A joint of French science institutions just publish an article that claim they produced a rechargeable battery prototype using sodium ions (Na+). This battery has 90 Wh/Kg storage specific energy capacity, what is close to the early lithium batteries.
The sodium ions great advantage for making batteries, instead of lithium, is that sodium is cheap and common. The disadvantage is that it is less efficient as a charge carrier, so it´s necessary to develop…Continue
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Patrick Joyce has a disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the same disease from Stephen Hawking. Tired of depending from other people to help with his locomotion, he decided to innovate.
Using an eye-tracking device, vary common on England, he created a device that move an electric wheelchair using the eyes movements, using almost just an Arduino, some relays and servo motors. The system, called Eyedrivomatic, is open hardware and open software so it…Continue
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The OpenBionics just showed a new fabrication method from a hand prosthesis that can help many people. The actual prosthesis have problems like movement’s limitations, price and weight.
However, the OpenBionics new method, presented at 2015 Hackaday Prize, can solve all these problems. The model have just two motors and, with a very smart design, their hand can make 144 different positions. They also have made a 3D CAD model that can be resized and fabricated with…Continue
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Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) works just like the radar. The lidar take distances measures by illuminating objects with a laser and analyzing the reflected light.
Researchers at Florida University are creating a developing method for micro-lidars que emits invisible light, save for humans eyes, and weight just 56 miligrams. The forecast is that in three years they will finish the technology foundation.
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