Reviving a classic Sony PS-X75 record player with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 6th, 2022 In 1979, Sony launched the PS-X75 turntable. It quickly gained popularity thanks to its high-fidelity sound output and ease of use. It was easy to use because it was fully automated–a common feature today, but something that was quite exciting at the time. To perform that automation, the PS-X75…… Continue reading Reviving a classic Sony PS-X75 record player with Arduino

Love LoRa®? So do we! Meet Arduino’s WisGate LoRaWAN® gateways

Reading Time: 3 minutes Love LoRa®? Wish it were easier to design and implement complete solutions with LoRaWAN® connectivity? Now it is. We’re happy to announce the launch of two new ready-to-use, industrial-grade gateways for LoRaWAN® connectivity for indoor and outdoor use, resulting from Arduino Pro’s partnership with RAKwireless™.  The WisGate Edge Lite 2 and WisGate Edge Pro ensure…… Continue reading Love LoRa®? So do we! Meet Arduino’s WisGate LoRaWAN® gateways

Pico Unicorn Pack review

Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ll also need to flash Pico with Pimoroni’s custom MicroPython UF2 firmware. This includes the MicroPython module for the Pico Unicorn, which you can import at the top of your programs. While not as sophisticated as the Python one for Pimoroni’s Unicorn HATs for Raspberry Pi computers, it does enable you to set individual pixels…… Continue reading Pico Unicorn Pack review

Brenda is classic automata nightmare fuel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 5th, 2022 Art is a strange thing. Sometimes its purpose is purely aesthetic. Sometimes it makes a statement. And sometimes it exists to disturb. Kinetic art is no different and some robots fall into this category. Graham Asker’s art elicits pondering on the relationship between humans and robots, as well as…… Continue reading Brenda is classic automata nightmare fuel

Computing and sustainability in your classroom | Hello World #19

Reading Time: 5 minutes Issue 19 of our free magazine Hello World, written by and for the computing education community, focuses on the interaction between sustainability and computing, from how we can interact with technology responsibly, to its potential to mitigate climate change. To give you a taste of this brand-new issue, here is primary school teacher Peter Gaynord’s…… Continue reading Computing and sustainability in your classroom | Hello World #19

This device predicts when a refrigerator might fail using embedded ML

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 4th, 2022 The refrigerator is one of the centerpieces in a modern kitchen, and experiencing a loss in cooling can lead to hundreds or even thousands of dollars of spoiled goods. Perhaps even more importantly, a sudden loss of medications or vaccines that heavily rely on refrigeration can heave a big…… Continue reading This device predicts when a refrigerator might fail using embedded ML

GroundBIRD telescope

Reading Time: 4 minutes “The telescope is designed to achieve the highest sensitivity for wide sky observation, with a continuous high rotation speed of 120°/s to suppress atmospheric fluctuations,”  explains Mike Peel, part of a team of astronomers from Japan, Korea, Spain, and The Netherlands who developed and work on the GroundBIRD project. Achieving precise observations with the telescope…… Continue reading GroundBIRD telescope

This DIY basketball scoreboard looks and sounds like the real thing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 3rd, 2022 Inspired by his time as a scorekeeper in elementary school, now-high schooler Collin Wentzien wanted to recreate this setup by building a DIY scoreboard several years ago. His idea involved making a bright display composed of several seven-segment displays that could all be controlled by an external device in order to set scores,…… Continue reading This DIY basketball scoreboard looks and sounds like the real thing

Arduin-Row uses tinyML to improve your rowing technique

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 2nd, 2022 Rowing machines make for excellent aerobic workouts, as they involve repeatedly pushing one’s legs against the base and pulling out the handle to achieve the fastest times. But because of the equipment’s nature, learning how to exercise correctly on one often requires a coach that can correct the user’s…… Continue reading Arduin-Row uses tinyML to improve your rowing technique

DIY diesel emissions monitor is a lesson in spectroscopy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 30th, 2022 Some things, like voltage, are very easy to measure. Other things, like the chemical composition of a compound? Not so much. Emissions from internal combustion engines are one of those things that are hard to measure. But Janis Alnis needed a way to measure his diesel soot emissions so…… Continue reading DIY diesel emissions monitor is a lesson in spectroscopy

This large-format laser cutter was built from scratch for just $700

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 30th, 2022 When stuck between a cheaper yet small laser cutter and splurging on a much larger one, Owen Schafer decided instead to just build one himself. The project started with Schafer sourcing a 40W CO2 laser, which differs from a diode laser in that it uses gas heated with 16,000 volts to produce…… Continue reading This large-format laser cutter was built from scratch for just $700

Introducing Raspberry Pi Pico W in The MagPi magazine issue #119

Reading Time: 2 minutes Raspberry Pi Pico W Pico W brings a whole new element to Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 development platform. Our in-depth feature covers the specifications in detail, and shows you how to set up Raspberry Pi Pico W with the new firmware, and connect to your local network. Plus we chat to the hardware and software engineers…… Continue reading Introducing Raspberry Pi Pico W in The MagPi magazine issue #119

Celebrating the community: Sophie

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s wonderful hearing from people in the community about what learning and teaching digital making means to them and how it impacts their lives. So far, our community stories series has involved young creators, teachers, and mentors from the UK and US, India, Romania, and Ireland, who are all dedicated to making positive change in…… Continue reading Celebrating the community: Sophie

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