Using the ST BLE Shield (X-NUCLEO-IDB04A1) with the ST Nucleo F401RE board seems to be very straight forward: you plug the shield into the board, then upload the example program and see how the program runs. Well, it turns out, that it’s not that simple.. So here I would like to share a couple of simple steps which will solve the problem of the BLE shield not working with the F401RE board.
The IoT Edi hackathon happened quite some time ago, but finally I decided to sit down and write about it. So, here’s a brief overview of how it went for me and the team.
Finally, after a long time Edinburgh got a hardware hackathon that it deserved. It was organized on 28-29th May, alongside the IoT conference on 29th May. As being the first hardware hackathon in Edinburgh (at least the first one that I’ve heard of) it was quite small, but very fun Continue reading
Finally I received my
AtomWear VigekWear development kit after the successful Kickstarter campaign. It arrived just after I handed in my dissertation, so the timing couldn’t have been better Continue reading
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Last week I had a chance to try out a prototype of the fumeFan.
First thing that pops up in your mind probably is: “What the hell is this fumeFan?” Well, to put it short, fumeFan is a must-have multi-functional device for your workbench. It is a soldering fume extractor, a work lamp, helping hands tool and a project organiser for hobbyists, makers and creators. It’s main purpose is to save your lungs from those pesky soldering fumes while you’re working. Continue reading
I’d like to introduce you to Scruffy the robot. I should start by saying that he doesn’t have any superpowers, he can’t fly or swim, he’s very vulnerable to radiation, and he can’t save people. Nevertheless, he has one very important duty in life. Cleaning whiteboards! Continue reading
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Do you have a spare DVD-RW drive that you were looking to throw away? Well, don’t just do it yet. There’s a lot of useful stuff that you can salvage from them. Everyone knows that DVD-RW drives, or any CD drive for that matter, are a good source for cheap laser diodes, but did you know that you can salvage couple of motors and some magnets too? Continue reading
Create Halloween masks in 5 days and make them as awesome as they can be to win the best costume competition. Therefore, they have to include RGB LEDs, an EL wire and an Arduino to control everything.
So here I am, back with the second part of my DIY Arduino Music Lights, which will cover the programming.
Today I would like to show you how I made cheap Arduino powered, beat synced light “towers” for my flatmate’s party.