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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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Withings new Pulse: Activity, Sleep and HR Tracker

Withings has announced a new activity tracker which, like the FitBit will also track sleep patterns. A new capability is that it also will give what looks like a static heart rate read-out when you press a finger to the

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It’s Live! Arduino Heart Rate Monitor

  Thats the Arduino board at the top, and a mini-breadboard with the heart-rate monitor chip and 7 segment display on the bottom.  Not quite as elegant as a Polar wristwatch monitor (which I compared to for accuracy)… but its

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