All Blog Posts (1,020)

Bionic hand with Arduino and flex sensor

This is the start of a project to make a robotic hand that will copy your hand movements. They use an Arduino board connected to a Flex Sensor 4.5" from SparkFun to sense and a simple servo to control the toy hand. This was the first trial and now they intend to put the sensor inside a glove to see if if still works…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 20, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

StorageBot: Organize your parts with this cool voice activated drawer robot.

A simple drawer robot could not impress at first glance. But, certainly when you listen to its creator giving voice commands, it's amazing. Made with Arduino, stepper motors and a voice recognition library, you could easily make your own DIY drawer…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 19, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Girino: A faster Arduino Oscilloscope

Caffeinomane made a nice instructable about creating a faster oscilloscope with Arduino. He connected some external hardware to adjust the input signal and dived into the ATMEGA328P ADC registers to achieve which could be the fastest sampling rate for an Arduino: impressive 154 kiloSamples per…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 18, 2012 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

Measuring yourself with Kinect

6355.Bodymetric-Pod-at-Bloomingdale_2700_s_5F00_Exterior

From TechCrunch:

The Kinect’s powerful depth- and position-sensing sensors have been put to many a noble purpose:basic artificial visiontranslating sign language, …

Continue

Added by Fernando Gil on March 17, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

Poking Machine - Connecting Facebook to the physical world

img_7445_1

Jasper van Loenen created a cool device that translates Facebook pokes into physical pokes. Now you can be poked with a simple ATtiny microcontroller connected to your Android phone via Bluetooth. Also, the prototype has a nice enclosure made from several layers of laser-cut acrylic sheet.

Check out more pictures and a making off video on his website: …

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 16, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tutorial How to use SD Card with Arduino

This is a simple tutorial on how to use a SD card with Arduino. On this tutorial, we used the Breakout Board for SD-MMC Cards from SparkFun.

First, get a SD Card, put in your computer and create a text file named "test.txt" in the card…
Continue

Added by Dalton Massaiti Hioki on March 15, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Today is Pi Day (3-14)

Let's celebrate March 14th: The Pi Day!

Every year, math enthusiasts around the world get together to celebrate the Pi Day. The party began at the San Francisco Exploratorium more than 20 years ago. Check out some links and celebrate!

Continue

Added by Fernando Gil on March 14, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Slingshot

Have you ever wondered how cool would be to play Angry birds with a slingshot? Thanks to mBed guys! They come up with a cool idea and a clever prototype: http://mbed.org/cookbook/Slingshot. They connected a stretch sensor and an accelerometer using the mBed board to a computer via USB. The device emulates a mouse, so few slingshot movements have to be translated in mouse…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 13, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Audio Amplifier breakout board

Last Friday SparkFun released a new breakout board. This simple and small board can enhance your speaking projects converting audio from earphones to 8ohm speakers! It works with 2.5 - 5.5V and offer 1.4W output.

Are you doing any audio related project? What you think about this board?

Added by GarageLab on March 12, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

WebServer for Arduino without EthernetShield (with PC/Apache/PHP)

Hey guys!

A lot of people ask how to connect Arduino to internet, so it can interact getting data from the internet and actuating physically. Let's say, turning a light on/off, open/close a garage door, turning the coffee maker on. :)

To do this, we could use an EthernetShield, giving the "power" to Arduino access the internet. Or we can leave this power to a PC, which already have it, and then the PC, through the USB, will send the info to the…

Continue

Added by Marcelo Rodrigues on March 11, 2012 at 12:12pm — 3 Comments

Meet the Metaboard

Metaboard is an open source DIY board compatible with Arduino. Low cost, low complexity, USB by firmware, and a cool prototying area.

This project is open, so you can download all the stuff needed to make yours and start running.

So, click on the link below, and make yours! :)…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 10, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

4Mhz with Arduino

Guys,

As the discussion on the forum, I'm trying to generate VGA signal (color) with an Arduino UNO.

To avoid the…

Continue

Added by Marcelo Rodrigues on March 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

iPhone app auto identifies the resistor values

This was taken from a @Dr_rami tweet.

You take a picture of a resistor, adjust the bands, and the app indicate the resistor value. :)

We disn't test it yet, but hope it is fast.

More info: …

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 6, 2012 at 4:29am — No Comments

Dungeons and Dragons Dice Gauntlet

From SparkFun:

"The D&D bracer is a fairly quick, fun, nerdy LilyPad project. The final product is a wearable bracer with a display that will randomly generate numbers between 1 and 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, or 100 in response to arm movement, so it can effectively replace all of the…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 5, 2012 at 7:50am — 2 Comments

CircuitLab

Hi Garage guys, CircuitLab is a nice tool for circuit simulation and sharing. It runs completely online and you are able to build, test and share schematics. Watch the demo…

Continue

Added by Dalton Massaiti Hioki on March 5, 2012 at 7:43am — 3 Comments

Arduino ARMed

 



This year 2 new Arduinos will arrive. Arduino Leonardo, based on a ATMEGA32U4 chip, which would be a low cost platform, with built-in USB and the promising Arduino Due. The Due will have a powerful ARM processor, that will remove most of the limitations from the standard version. From the press release:



"* Arduino Leonardo. Based on the Atmel ATmega32U4, it is a low-cost Arduino board which includes a simpler…
Continue

Added by Marcelo Rodrigues on March 4, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments

Raspberry Pi launched!

On February 29th the Raspberry Pi board was officially launched. The plattform has an ARM 700MHz precessor, with USB, HDMI, RCA, Ethernet, SD Card and GPIO interfaces. It has a dedicated GPU (BCM2835) and 256MB of RAM (shared with GPU). The board comes in two versions: A and B. The difference is model B has one more USB port and built-in ethernet. On the software side, Raspberry Pi suports linux and can be programmed with Phyton, which can lead to faster and easy coding,…

Continue

Added by Fernando Gil on March 2, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Start prototyping!

Welcome to GarageLab.com, a social network for those developing new technologies in their garages, despite of all difficulties.

This place is for the independent developers community, that is making a revolution and changing the world, even outside the universities or big industry labs.

It already happen before! Our garages really can change the world.

So, lets start prototyping the…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on March 2, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Arduino Control Self-balancing Unicycle

Glenn gets parts of your old electric scooter, an Arduino with gyroscopes and accelerometers module to make an interesting self-balancing unicycle. The PID control was implemented on Arduino. He inspired on Segway and other self-balancing robots.

For the first test, he hopped on unicycle…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on January 5, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Arduino Control Self-balancing Unicycle

Glenn gets parts of your old electric scooter, an Arduino with gyroscopes/accelerometers module to make an interesting self-balancing unicycle. The PID control was implemented on Arduino. He was inspired on Segway and other self-balancing robots.

For the first test, he hopped on unicycle…

Continue

Added by GarageLab on January 5, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Latest Activity

Marco is now a member of GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Monday
Muhammad Ali commented on Marcelo Rodrigues's blog post Arduino generated VGA (color) signal - Complete!
"Thanks for the advice. I will persist with the code till I get it done. thanks once again."
Apr 18
Marcelo Rodrigues commented on Marcelo Rodrigues's blog post Arduino generated VGA (color) signal - Complete!
""The output waveforms on oscilloscope for Hsync and Vsync and for that matter RGB pins are not…"
Apr 17
Muhammad Ali commented on Marcelo Rodrigues's blog post Arduino generated VGA (color) signal - Complete!
"Hi  Marcelo I am trying to make this code work with Attiny 44a operating @ 20 MHz. I have…"
Apr 17
Profile IconReal NOiseux, Muhammad Ali, bob v and 1 more joined GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Apr 17
baiqian is now a member of GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Apr 10
Profile IconDavide and Almas Amandossov joined GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Apr 6
Profile Iconvamoalrenga and John Ferrell joined GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Apr 3
Marcelo Rodrigues replied to FiniousFingers's discussion New to group
"Yes, please share your progress here. Thanks and good"
Mar 27
FiniousFingers replied to FiniousFingers's discussion New to group
"Thanks, good to know someone is out there. I will be…"
Mar 27
Edward Evans replied to GarageLab's discussion Serious claims against BeagleBone's manufacturer CircuitCo
"Have you moved forward with any action?  I would be interested in discussing your…"
Mar 27
Marcelo Rodrigues replied to GarageLab's discussion Serious claims against BeagleBone's manufacturer CircuitCo
"Ed, No, they didn't deliver yet.  :( Good luck for us all."
Mar 23
Profile IconWesenachin Asfaw and Muhammad Basil joined GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Mar 23
Marcelo Rodrigues replied to FiniousFingers's discussion New to group
"Hey man! A good point to start is reading basic tutorials on Arduino coding and wiring. Then, you…"
Mar 23
FiniousFingers posted a discussion

New to group

Couple quick things,I am just starting to learn, or wanting to learn, how to use the Arduino UNO…See More
Mar 23
Profile IconDan Urbauer, Bjorn and Jiaming Zhao joined GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Mar 22
FiniousFingers is now a member of GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Mar 20
Erva updated their profile
Mar 16
Erva and Mrs. Priscilla Bonneval are now friends
Mar 16
Profile IconSamantha Dorr, Lee Robinson and Celso Eiju Ito joined GarageLab (arduino, electronics, robotics, hacking)
Mar 16

© 2017   Created by Marcelo Rodrigues.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service