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GroveStreams: Basic Data Upload

Click the image to see it in all its glory. Having used the sample GroveStreams Arduino code to simulate a temperature sensor, my next step has been to verify how data can be sent to the GroveStreams chart generator for

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microMedic Contest – We have a winner!

Well, I got a sixth place win in the Parallax microMedic contest with the Heartduino, an Arduino-based heart-rate monitor which displays the HR on a video screen. Below are the pages announcing the microMedic winners for which I submitted my

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TVOut: Make your Arduino talk to your TV.

I’ve been trying out the (frankly, brilliant) TVOut library by Miles Metzler which allows your Arduino to talk to a TV using either NTSC (North America) or PAL (Europe) composite video. The hardware setup takes only two resistors, three jumper wires

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Arduino: Newbie Advice

As an Arduino newbie, I’ve now gone far enough down the Arduino road to start making some mistakes. As they say in the prayer, “We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done

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Parallax microMedic Kit Arrives

We used to do a “Christmas in July” day for our niece and nephew. Well, it looks like Christmas came in May to TFHHC… The Parallax microMedic contest kit has arrived. Among the most interesting components are:  Universal Remote Control4-Directional

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