Microcontroller

10.24.12
Hummingbird is a 'pre-Arduino' for kids (video)
10.24.12

Hummingbird is a 'pre-Arduino' for kids (video)

It's an Arduino -- you know, for kids. Or, as BirdBrain Technologies' chief robot design Tom Lauwe...

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10.08.12
Ben Heck builds Arduino-based automatic sunglasses, beats David Caruso to the punch (video)
10.08.12

Ben Heck builds Arduino-based automatic sunglasses, beats David Caruso to the punch (video)

CSI: Miami might be out of production, but that doesn't mean we'll be deprived of casual eyewear f...

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09.06.12
Researchers take full control of cockroach's movement, turn it into a wireless sensor
09.06.12

Researchers take full control of cockroach's movement, turn it into a wireless sensor

Built-in power supply? Check. Ability to survive anything? Check. Easy to control? Okay, anyone wh...

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08.21.12
Back in the BBS days: how-to helps newbs navigate to a pre-internet playground
08.21.12

Back in the BBS days: how-to helps newbs navigate to a pre-internet playground

The web has an origin story, one that predates any cozy trip in the wayback machine. That's becaus...

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08.14.12
Cornell students build spider-like robotic chalkboard eraser out of Lego, magnets, fun (video)
08.14.12

Cornell students build spider-like robotic chalkboard eraser out of Lego, magnets, fun (video)

While you were trying to pass Poetry 101, Cornell seniors Le Zhang and Michael Lathrop were creati...

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08.08.12
Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)
08.08.12

Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

Yeah. We know. There are pretty much as many ways to play Angry Birds, as there are people who pla...

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07.23.12
Arduino Leonardo finally launches with new pin layout, lower price (video)
07.23.12

Arduino Leonardo finally launches with new pin layout, lower price (video)

We caught our first glimpse at the new, simplified Arduino Leonardo at Maker Faire back in Septemb...

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06.20.12
Kinetis L Series MCUs use ARM Cortex-MO+ to sip least power, cost 49 cents each per 10K order
06.20.12

Kinetis L Series MCUs use ARM Cortex-MO+ to sip least power, cost 49 cents each per 10K order

Freescale aims to drag 8- and 16-bit manufacturing into the modern era with a 32-bit MCU that's ch...

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05.29.12
Insert Coin: Modkit Micro asks us if we're ready for six-year-olds coding Arduino boards
05.29.12

Insert Coin: Modkit Micro asks us if we're ready for six-year-olds coding Arduino boards

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit pro...

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