Come and meet the XIAO, a tiny 32-bit Arduino-compatible microcontroller that goes for only 5 dollars!
This amazing little device outperforms the Arduino AVR boards and offers features like an analog output and 10 PWM pins.
We will explore the XIAO using the Arduino IDE and see how easy it is to use.
We have seen how to control DC devices with an Arduino, now it’s time to learn how to control AC equipment.
In this article I will show you a SAFE method of experimenting with AC on your workbench.
We will also build a light-activated relay and a marquis-style light chaser using solid state switches.
Simplify your ESP32-CAM experiments by building this simple developers module.
This handy accessory has a solderless breadboard, prototyping accessories, and a built-in power supply that can also be used for other projects and can run on batteries or AC.
It’s an easy build and you probably already have most of the parts.
Basic Logic chips have been around for a very long time, yet they are still used in new designs. An understanding of how basic logic chips work will move your design skills up a notch.
Today we will look at the most elementary of logic chips, the basic gates. We’ll also learn about logic families, and we’ll see how to create a logic chip emulator using an Arduino.
We’ll finish up by designing a simple intruder alarm using an Arduino and a basic logic gate.
Today we will look at a few different ways to drive a servo motor with an ESP32 microcontroller.
We’ll be using a replacement for the Arduino Servo Library and recompiling classic Arduino servo sketches to work with the ESP32.
We will also drive multiple servos with a PCA9685 PWM module and build a web-based servo motor control.
The built-in CSI camera connector is one of the great features of the Raspberry Pi. Adding video capabilities can really bring your project up to the next level.
Today we will take a detailed look at the Raspberry Pi Camera. We’ll see how it works, how to use it and we’ll compare different models to see which one looks best.
Today we will look at the amazing ESP32-CAM module from A-Thinker. This 10-dollar module features a 2MP camera, microSD card socket, WiFi, and Bluetooth.
Unlike other ESP32 modules this one does not have a USB port, so you’ll need to use an FTDI adapter to get it working.
In this article I’ll show you how to work with the ESP32-CAM and how to resolve common power and antenna issues.
Matrix Keypads are a great way to add a professional-looking user interface to your Arduino project. They are inexpensive, and very easy to use.
In this article I’ll show you how to use a matrix keypad with an Arduino. We will also use our keypad to build a simple electronic combination lock with an LCD display.
A Raspberry Pi case is more than just a box, it also can have drastic effects on performance. The case can affect heat dissipation, WiFi performance and access to the GPIO and other connectors.
In this article, and the accompanying video, I’ll test a number of cases to see how they perform under stress. I’ll also show you how you can use utilities like Stressberry and iPerf to check your own enclosures for the Raspberry Pi.
Time to move up to another microcontroller, the ESP32. This amazing device has multiple I/O ports, WiFi, Bluetooth and BLE, analog inputs and outputs and many, many more features!
Today we will get started with the ESP32 by setting up the Arduino IDE as our programming environment and going through some of the example sketches.