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1979 Merlin Pi High Quality Camera

“This broken old Merlin handheld game is now a tactile, practical case for a Raspberry Pi High Quality camera. The interchangeable camera lens peeps out from what was the battery cover on the rear, and on the front, the matrix …

A Metal-like Quantum Gas: A pathbreaking platform for quantum simulation

“Coherent and ultrafast laser excitation creates an exotic matter phase with spatially overlapping electronic wave-functions under nanometric control in an artificial micro-crystal of ultracold atoms. This exotic metal-like quantum gas under exquisite control and long-lived, decaying in nanoseconds, opens up …

A Tiny Compass With ATtiny85

“This is our first project with ATtiny85; a simple pocket digital compass (in collaboration with J. Arturo Espejel Báez). ATtiny85 is a high performance and low power microcontroller. It has 8 Kbytes of programmable flash memory. Due to this, the …

AI Thermometer

“AI device for mass fever screening. Hi Everyone! I want to share with you an AI Fever Screening Thermometer, a device I’ve been working on during past two months. I combine Thermal (IR) and Visible Spectrum (RGB) cameras in …

Arduino Security Primer

“At Arduino, we are hard at work to keep improving the security of our hardware and software products, and we would like to run you through how our IoT Cloud service works. The Arduino IoT Cloud‘s security is based …

Arduino-Tamagotchi Project (I Am the Tamagotchi)

“I was bored in quarantine and decided to make an Arduino Tamagotchi. Because I hate a lot of animals I choose myself as the Tamagotchi. First I build my console on a breadboard. The wiring is very simple. There are …

Arm Mbed OS 6.1 released

“The Mbed team are pleased to announce the release of Mbed OS 6.1, following fast on the heels of our 6.0 release. A major feature we have introduced in this release aims to improve your experience with Arm …

Automated Plant Pot - Little Garden

“Looking around for idea’s, I decided to make something usefull for my mother who loves growing plants and began working on an automated plant pot. The main tasks for this automated plant pot, Little Garden, are to: Measure the …

Autonomously Landing a Lunar Lander with an Xbox Controller Robotic Arm - Part 1

“Creating an Xbox Robot Arm is something that I’ve been wanting to do ever since I saw the post by Kevin Drouglazet who was able to utilize an Xbox Controller with an arm he created and was so friendly …

AVRgpp ISP and UPDI programmer

“The AVRgpp (General Purpose Programmer) is open source hardware and software designed for use with the Arduino IDE. It provides the following functions in a single unit: an ISP programmer, a UPDI programmer (with or without a 12V programming pulse …