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Spinning gyroscope “boat” stabilization

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spinning gyroscope “boat” stabilization Arduino Team — May 6th, 2021 When you use a “gyroscope” in Arduino and robotics projects, generally this means a small IMU that leverages several methods of sensing to tell how a device is moving. However, physical gyroscopes are able to employ a spinning disk stay upright mechanically. Could one be […]

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A splendid steampunk tea maker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — April 14th, 2021 Prolific project maker and Arduino lover Alain Mauer has made a rather splendid tea maker project with a steampunk twist. Despite Mauer being based in Luxemburg, we’d have to say this feels like a very British Arduino application. Crumpets or Battenburg, anyone? Putting the “Tea” in “Steampunk” The Tea […]

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Mechanical 7-segment display made with micro servos and an Arduino Mega

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mechanical 7-segment display made with micro servos and an Arduino Mega Arduino Team — February 12th, 2020 Flip displays are an interesting piece of technology, physically moving segments into place that stay put until other information is needed. Michael Klements has been especially fascinated by these devices, and after inspiration from another project, he decided […]

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How to control multiple servo motors with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the latest Explaining Computers video, Christopher Barnatt explains how to use servo motors with Raspberry Pi. Using servos is a great introduction to the digital making side of computing; servos allow you to control the movement of all manner of project components with your Raspberry Pi and a motor controller attached to its GPIO […]

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Some tips and tricks for controlling a servo with an Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some tips and tricks for controlling a servo with an Arduino Arduino Team — November 6th, 2019 Servos aren’t particularly hard to control with Arduinos, and in fact there’s a library available just for that purpose. Actually making the connection between the board and servo and managing one’s power usage will require a bit more […]

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Raspberry Pi-controlled brass bell for ultimate the wake-up call

Reading Time: 2 minutes Not one for rising with the sun, and getting more and more skilled at throwing their watch across the room to snooze their alarm, Reddit user ravenspired decided to hook up a physical bell to a Raspberry Pi and servo motor to create the ultimate morning wake-up call. DIY RASPBERRY PI BELL RINGING ALARM CLOCK! […]