How to build your own DIY makeshift levitation machine at home • The Register Engineers at the University of Bristol in the UK have published a rough guide to building a simple levitation chamber that uses sound waves to suspend objects. A paper published in the Review of Scientific Instruments this month shows how it can be done within the confines of your own home lab. Using a 3D printer,

Web-Based Universal Remote for Under $4 (Probably) – Don’t buy a universal remote, make one. It’s cheaper, funner, universal-er, kind of, and you get to learn the ESP8266, kind of. You will need the Arduino IDE with whatever OS. Alternatively Linux and some C skills for the official Espressif stuff, but that’s unnecessarily challenging for this application. To get IR control codes

Visual Development with XOD This looks interesting:  If you program microcontrollers like the Arduino, you should check out XOD and see how you like visually creating software. The software is open source and currently, can target the Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Some alternative visual programming tools: – LabVIEW RT or Matlab Simulink – both very powerful, very stable, closed source

Arduino emulating an 8086 PC (a work in progress, but it’s working) – arduino This looks amazing work in progress:  code to emulate the basics of a typical 1980′s PC (video card, disk controller, input, 8253 timer chip, 8259 interrupt controller, etc), wired up 1 MB of SRAM on the breadboard, and added a 2.8″ 320×240 LCD display. I embedded a public domain XT BIOS in the PROGMEM.

Assembly summer 2017 wild demos This YouTube playlist shows videos of interesting hardware plus software hacks. They can play computer demo multimedia with old game consoles, Arduino+LED sign, LEGOs and audio mixer… Many cool hacks I would say!  Assembly Summer 2017 event is still going on, more videos at AssemblyTV at YouTube and Assembly Summer 2017 pages.

Chip Hall of Fame: Atmel ATmega8 – IEEE Spectrum Atmel’s ATmega8 is one of the seed crystals of the modern maker movement. It’s at the heart of the first generation of the Arduino board. ATmega8 and its sibling chips such as the ATmega328P are used in current Arduino’s. The ATmega8 comes from the AVR line of microcontrollers, originally developed in the early 1990s by two students at the Norwegian University

Microsoft open sourced Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino Microsoft, which has the biggest contributor community on GitHub, has launched the MIT-licensed code across the open source platform to enable developers to leverage Arduino hardware specifically for IoT projects and applications.  The design builds on the official Arduino IDE, meaning that the extension is almost entirely compatible and consistent with Arduino IDE. Microsoft

Arduino Sensor Kit 37 In 1

Arduno neeeds sensors.  Geekcreit® 37 In 1 Sensor Module Board Set Kit For Arduino Plastic Bag Package  promises to give many sensors cheaply. That kit says that t contains 37 sensors. Actually it has 37 items, but not all of them are sensors (there are buzzer, relay, LED etc.). It is cheapest kit on the

Reducing Arduino Power Consumption – The ATmega328P, used on popular boards like the SparkFun RedBoard, Arduino Uno, and Pro Mini are actually quite power hungry for small battery powered devices (15 mA for UNO). It is possible to drastically bring power consumption down with just a few tricks. In this guide we’ll see if we can reduce the supply

Voice Controlled Bluetooth Car: 5 Steps This looks really interesting! Everyone has used the remote controlled car…. but what about a voice controlled car??? Ever used it?If not then you will build it now. Just you need an arduino as the brains and a smartphone.  Arduino nano is the brains of the project. Now the voice feature actually works with