Mobiot is a system that lets anyone automate everyday objects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 25th, 2022 So many tasks within a house can be reduced to a series of somewhat simple movements that are repeated each time that task is done, thus making it a prime target for automation. To make this process far easier than the traditional one of designing a robot by hand,…… Continue reading Mobiot is a system that lets anyone automate everyday objects

MacroMitt increases AutoCAD productivity

Reading Time: 2 minutes MacroMitt increases AutoCAD productivity Arduino Team — May 25th, 2022 AutoCAD is conventional 2D CAD (drafting) software that still contains many “legacy” features that you won’t find in modern 3D CAD programs. One of those features is the command line, in which users can type short commands to perform various functions or launch tools. For…… Continue reading MacroMitt increases AutoCAD productivity

This sun tracker uses an Arduino to increase solar panel efficiency

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 24th, 2022 With the rapid pace of solar panel installations over the course of the previous decade, there has been an ongoing challenge of trying to improve their efficiency. Apart from the typical silicon crystal photovoltaic cells, there are also more efficient/expensive cells known as concentration photovoltaics (CPV), which rely on…… Continue reading This sun tracker uses an Arduino to increase solar panel efficiency

This Arduino device can anticipate power outages with tinyML

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 24th, 2022 Our reliance on electronic devices and appliances has never been higher, so when the power goes out, it can quickly become an unpleasant and inconvenient situation, especially for those who are unable to prepare in time. To help combat this problem, Roni Bandini has devised a device he calls “EdenOff,” which…… Continue reading This Arduino device can anticipate power outages with tinyML

Why we translate our free online projects for young people to learn coding

Reading Time: 4 minutes All young people deserve meaningful opportunities to learn how to create with digital technologies. But according to UNESCO, as much as 40% of people around the world don’t have access to education in a language they speak or understand. At the Raspberry Pi Foundation, we offer more than 200 free online projects that people all…… Continue reading Why we translate our free online projects for young people to learn coding

ESsense turns an ordinary conductor into a contactless motion sensor

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 23rd, 2022 When imagining motion sensors, devices such as accelerometers, infrared detectors, and LiDAR units probably come to mind. But due to the complexity and oftentimes high costs of these parts, researchers Joseph Liew and Keng Wei Ng from the National University of Singapore wanted to create a lower-cost and easier-to-assemble…… Continue reading ESsense turns an ordinary conductor into a contactless motion sensor

Pimoroni’s Pirate Audio headphone amp

Reading Time: < 1 minutes With a name like Pirate Audio (£20), it can only be our friends from Sheffield-on-Sea, Pimoroni. Its Pirate Audio range is similar to the HiFiBerry DAC but with more features. We’ve chosen the headphone version here, but line-out, 3W amp and even built-in speaker versions are available. All four Raspberry Pi Zero-sized HATs feature a…… Continue reading Pimoroni’s Pirate Audio headphone amp

Selin Ornek interview: A young maker who loves dogs, robots and Star Wars

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is your history with making things? When I was eight years old my dog Korsan passed away. I was really upset and wanted to bring him back to life. I had to do a math project for school, and I had to interview a technical professional, so I asked my dad’s friend, a mechanical…… Continue reading Selin Ornek interview: A young maker who loves dogs, robots and Star Wars

Meander Coil++ enables safe, wireless power transmission

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 19th, 2022 Modern wearable devices have allowed for a wide array of smart technologies to become mobile, including health tracking, receiving notifications, and much more. But due to their small battery size, they often run out of charge within a day or two, thus requiring frequent charging. This problem is what…… Continue reading Meander Coil++ enables safe, wireless power transmission

A teaspoon of computing in every subject: Broadening participation in computer science

Reading Time: 6 minutes From May to November 2022, our seminars focus on the theme of cross-disciplinary computing. Through this seminar series, we want to explore the intersections and interactions of computing with all aspects of learning and life, and think about how they can help us teach young people. We were delighted to welcome Prof. Mark Guzdial (University…… Continue reading A teaspoon of computing in every subject: Broadening participation in computer science

FingerX is a gadget that lets people feel the shapes of VR objects physically

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 18th, 2022 One of virtual reality’s largest unsolved challenges is allowing players to interact with a virtual environment beyond just video and audio. This is why a team of researchers from National Chengchi University in Taiwan came up with the FingerX project as a way to get haptic feedback when touching objects in…… Continue reading FingerX is a gadget that lets people feel the shapes of VR objects physically

This robotic system automatically scans film slides on its own

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 18th, 2022 Before the advent of digital cameras, people used film to capture their most cherished memories. And nowadays, there is a rush to convert them into a digital format before they inevitably degrade and become unrecognizable. Film slides in particular have a major drawback in that they are separate, individual…… Continue reading This robotic system automatically scans film slides on its own

A bird in the hand: Smart bird feeder

Reading Time: 3 minutes Inspired by this, maker Jeff Stockman looked to automate the process as part of his Internet of Things course at the University of Washington Tacoma. “I’d made a bird feeder a few years ago and used a first-generation Raspberry Pi computer and a basic webcam connected to my local network,” he says. “But I wanted…… Continue reading A bird in the hand: Smart bird feeder

Continuously measure wind speed and direction with this EMT conduit-mounted station

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 17th, 2022 It seems like DIY weather stations are everywhere, and while most can perform the basic functions of measuring temperature, humidity, and air pressure, the majority are still unable to determine wind speed and direction. In response, Austin Allen from Elation Sports Technologies LLC created his own system that uses an anemometer…… Continue reading Continuously measure wind speed and direction with this EMT conduit-mounted station

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