Building a DIY laser modem

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 8th, 2022 All digital communication ultimately comes down to transmitting ones and zeroes, but there are many ways to achieve that. One can encode that binary data as modulation in a radio signal or simply pulse electricity through a wire. But one of the most interesting methods is optical. Flashing a…… Building a DIY laser modem weiterlesen

Team Alpha triumphiert – die GSA League 2022 hat ihren Sieger gefunden

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Ubisoft kreiert Welten mit dem Ziel, das Leben der Spieler:innen mit originellen und unvergesslichen Unterhaltungserlebnissen zu bereichern. Die globalen Teams von Ubisoft erschaffen und entwickeln ein umfassendes und vielfältiges Portfolio an Spielen, darunter Marken wie Assassin’s Creed®, Brawlhalla®, For Honor®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Just Dance®, Rabbids®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, The Crew®,…… Team Alpha triumphiert – die GSA League 2022 hat ihren Sieger gefunden weiterlesen

Making makers

Reading Time: 3 minutes The world is full of people who have lost touch with the mechanical roots of technology. They use shiny devices made of glue and glass, with components sealed away and moving parts that are only visible at the microscopic level. They lack heart and soul, and any sense of wonder or joy. The word ‘algorithm’…… Making makers weiterlesen

This high-precision AC meter handles inductive loads

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 5th, 2022 AC (alternating current) meters are useful tools for measuring power draw. One might use an AC meter to monitor the power consumption of their devices and appliances with the goal of lowering their energy bill. Makers in particular can benefit from AC meters to learn about the power consumption…… This high-precision AC meter handles inductive loads weiterlesen

SystemSix: a modern homage to Macintosh computers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dubbed a “desk accessory”, it displays the local weather, a calendar, the current phase of the moon, and even the bin collection day, among other things. But what makes it extra-special is that it’s housed on a stylish laser-cut piece of acrylic, bent to allow it to stand. It’s an impressive piece of work. Introducing…… SystemSix: a modern homage to Macintosh computers weiterlesen

Over-engineered robotic scalp scratcher knows all the moves

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 5th, 2022 Those cheap wire-arm head massagers are great at giving your scalp a nice, relaxing rub. But they’re handheld implements that force the user to either manipulate the massager themselves or talk a partner into performing the task. David McDaid decided that the experience would be much more pleasant if…… Over-engineered robotic scalp scratcher knows all the moves weiterlesen

LEGO-firing turret targets tender tootsies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 4th, 2022 Stepping on LEGO bricks is a meme for a reason: it really @#$%&! hurts. LEGO brick design is ingenious, but the engineers did not consider the ramifications of their minimalist construction system. We’ve seen people do crazy things for Internet points, such as walk across a bed of LEGO…… LEGO-firing turret targets tender tootsies weiterlesen

Far Cry® 6 startet Gratis-Wochenende bis zum 7. August; Rabatte von bis zu 60 Prozent

Reading Time: 3 minutes Düsseldorf, 04. August 2022 – Ubisoft® gab heute bekannt, dass Far Cry® 6 ab sofort bis zum 7. August kostenlos auf Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Stadia sowie auf Windows PC über den Ubisoft Store und den Epic Games Store gespielt werden kann. Spieler:innen können ebenfalls Ubisoft+ auf dem PC, Stadia und Amazon…… Far Cry® 6 startet Gratis-Wochenende bis zum 7. August; Rabatte von bis zu 60 Prozent weiterlesen

Reducing automotive fuel consumption with an Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 4th, 2022 Every car sold in the last few decades is equipped with an engine control unit, or ECU for short. Its job is to control nearly every aspect about the vehicle’s performance by reading various sensors and acting upon those inputs accordingly. However, some older rides aren’t nearly as performant…… Reducing automotive fuel consumption with an Arduino weiterlesen

This air cleaner activates when it hears shop tools running

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 4th, 2022 Air cleaners are indispensable appliances in shop environments. Fine sawdust in the air can, for example, cause a variety of respiratory ailments in woodworkers. Even if the tool itself has a vacuum collection system, dust will fill the air. But air cleaners are noisy and require quite a lot…… This air cleaner activates when it hears shop tools running weiterlesen

Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22: The Results

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s been an incredible year for the European Astro Pi Challenge. We’ve sent new hardware into space, seen record numbers of young people participate in the Challenge, and received lots of fantastic programs. Before we say goodbye to the 2021/22 European Astro Pi Challenge, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the European Space Agency are thrilled…… Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22: The Results weiterlesen

Adding a battery gauge to a Citroën C-Zero electric car

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 3rd, 2022 The Citroën C-Zero is an electric city card sold in the European market. It is a rebadged Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which is based on the Mitsubishi i kei car platform. Kei cars, in Japan, are a special class that receive government and insurance benefits for being so small. As a…… Adding a battery gauge to a Citroën C-Zero electric car weiterlesen

Mini pupper robot review

Reading Time: 2 minutes ROS (Robotic Operating System) is the OS installed on Raspberry Pi for Mini Pupper, and Mini Pupper includes OpenCV, SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), and other navigation technologies. It will create a map of an area, much like a Roomba so that it can navigate it better. Pupper in the window Our Mini Pupper came…… Mini pupper robot review weiterlesen

Reading typewriter key presses with an Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 3rd, 2022 There was a period in the late ‘70s and into the ‘80s when typewriter manufacturers tried to keep up with the tide of the digital age. Personal computers were hitting prices that middle-class families could justify and even the most basic models were far more practical than the best…… Reading typewriter key presses with an Arduino weiterlesen

Introducing multitasking to Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Introducing multitasking to Arduino Alessandro Ranellucci — August 2nd, 2022 With the increased capabilities of Arduino and other microcontroller boards, including faster clocks or even multiple cores, the need to handle multiple tasks simultaneously arises more often than in the past. For instance, you often want to control motors, update a display and detect user…… Introducing multitasking to Arduino weiterlesen

Using e-textiles to deliver equitable computing lessons and broaden participation

Reading Time: 5 minutes In our current series of research seminars, we are exploring how computing can be connected to other subjects using cross-disciplinary approaches. In July 2022, our speakers were Professor Yasmin Kafai from the University of Pennsylvania and Elaine Griggs, an award-winning teacher from Pembroke High School, Massachusetts, and we heard about their use of e-textiles to…… Using e-textiles to deliver equitable computing lessons and broaden participation weiterlesen

Arduino-controlled robot solves Rubik’s Cubes in a couple seconds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 1st, 2022 Rubik’s Cubes have been sold in stores for more than 40 years now, but most of us still can’t solve them. Others take the puzzles very seriously, competing in many speed-solving competitions around the world. The world record for the fastest Rubik’s Cube solution is a mere 3.47 seconds,…… Arduino-controlled robot solves Rubik’s Cubes in a couple seconds weiterlesen

DIY SawStop saves fingers from shop mishaps

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 1st, 2022 Many power tools have the potential to cause serious harm, but few are as dangerous as table saws. But table saws are also indispensable for woodworking, which means that people are willing to risk their fingers to use them. There is a manufacturer called SawStop that builds table saws…… DIY SawStop saves fingers from shop mishaps weiterlesen

Das M.U.T.E. Protokol kehrt morgen in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege mit der neuen Episode: Fleisch und Metall zurück

Reading Time: 3 minutes Düsseldorf, 1. August 2022 – Ubisoft® gab heute bekannt, dass das zeitlich begrenzte Event, M.U.T.E. Protocol: Fleisch und Metall, ab morgen in Rainbow Six Siege zur Verfügung steht. Drei Wochen lang, bis zum 23. August, enthält dieses neu gestaltete M.U.T.E. Protocol-Event neue kosmetische Objekte und einen neuen Gameplay-Modus: Wettrüsten. ​​​Der Trailer zu dem M.U.T.E. Protocol-Event…… Das M.U.T.E. Protokol kehrt morgen in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege mit der neuen Episode: Fleisch und Metall zurück weiterlesen

Pico railway clock

Reading Time: 3 minutes Old timer “We bought a railway station clock from a flea market and were a bit crestfallen when nothing happened when we plugged it in,” explains Martin. “The nice man who sold it seemed adamant that it worked, so after a bit of reading, I found out that it was waiting for a signal from…… Pico railway clock weiterlesen

What we learnt from the CSTA 2022 Annual Conference

Reading Time: 4 minutes From experience, being connected to a community of fellow computing educators is really important, especially given that some members of the community may be the only computing educator in their school, district, or country. These professional connections enable educators to share and learn from each other, develop their practice, and importantly reduce any feelings of…… What we learnt from the CSTA 2022 Annual Conference weiterlesen

Super Simple Robotics in The MagPi magazine issue #120

Reading Time: 3 minutes Super Simple Robotics Rolling a wheeled robot around with code is a cool thing to do with Raspberry Pi. Turning a jumble of wires and wheels into a controllable critter is much easier than you’d imagine. This month’s cover feature explains how motors, servos, and sensors all work together. Plus we look at some of…… Super Simple Robotics in The MagPi magazine issue #120 weiterlesen