This is a smaller, indoor version of something that I've considered doing. I've been interested in hydroponics since reading older Heinlein, Asimov, and Norton sci-fi, and how it could combine air and water recycling, along with providing food.
So one of the more common chips that are used to control DC motors and Steppers is the L293D. It's a really simple chip, that's not too bad to hook up. Used with the Stepper.h library that ships with Arduino it's pretty darned easy to use.
This is something that I've been asked several times, usually by people who aren't into electronics. The thing is, the people who have asked me are almost always really into making/crafts or DIY, or something similar...things that Arduino is just great for!
This may look like a duplicate post, but it's actually something different. This is a step that I sometimes skip, but usually like to do if I have the parts. It's basically a rough build where I can see what mistakes I'm making before I do the "final" build. I look at it as the breadboard prototype is sort of like an outline for a paper that you write. It gives you the basics. The prototype build is sort of a first draft. It is your paper, but it's nowhere near ready to turn in. And then the final build is the finished product...not to say that it still wouldn't be further improved and iterated on, but that's just where the analogy breaks down.
Here, I'm going to step through the prototyping process of getting this to work. Step 1: The Power I like to set up the power component of my projects first, since if that doesn't work, I'm not going anywhere. Using PCBs with breadboards without soldering isn't all that friendly, but you can make it work… Continue reading Project: Camera Lighting – Prototyping
So, for those of you who have been following me since I started this last month (both of you), I'm getting ready to actually begin creating video content, as well as the occasional blog.
This is a great Instructable for making a camera slider-rail, specifically for use with stop-motion photography, but it could be used in a lot of different ways.
This is sort of a reminder post. I wrote a more in-depth article about these iolinker boards earlier, and their Kickstarter campaign is set to end, at the time I'm writing this, in 69 hours. They only need about $700 at this point! This thing is so close to becoming funded, and a reality. I just bumped up my pledge a little bit. It wasn't big before, and it still isn't, but every little bit helps when you're this close.
Yes, you read that correctly. JInvent, a company started in southern Germany back in 2008 is doing just that
If you have ever wanted to create an Internet of Things (IoT) project, then you've probably run into the problem of making it communicate what it senses, or talking to other sensors in a different location.