Wearables Prototyping: Digital Compass Glove

I am admittedly a better electronics hacker than I am a seamstress.  But I firmly believe that wearables is going to be more than a fad, eventually.  So I figure I better at least get enough skills to be able to design prototypes, as I have done with straight up electronics for the last 17…

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Android and Arduino Made Easy

I did a post a while back for Mouser Electronics about controlling an Arduino-based LED strip via a Bluetooth-enabled Android app.  The app had three sliders, each controlling one of the three colors used in an RGB LED strip.  The code necessary to drive the LED light strip on the Arduino side was especially complicated,…

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Mike And His Massive Melon

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #51 12 October 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0051_12OCT14.mp3 A Home Fit For A Dozen American Girl Dolls | Kreg Mini Jig Rolling Batteries and Photovoltaics Into One US Marine Corps Hearts Microsoft Kinect Curiosity And The Brain Arduino + Raspberry Pi = Home Automation World’s Old Artwork Discovered [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit…

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Mintduino Schematic v2.0

I was tinkering around with my FTDI Friend today and decided to try it out on my Mintduino from a few years back.  In hooking it up, I noticed a few issues with a previous schematic.  So here is a revised Mintduino schematic.  I am a wannabe fan of Fritzing so I drew it up…

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Microcontrollers, Single Board Computers, and now FPGAs

So you’ve built with microcontrollers like Arduino and the Propeller? Check. Got your feet wet with Single Board Computers like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone? Done. The next step is Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)… learn Hardware Description Languages(VHDL and Verilog) … write code to “create” hardware … allow for true parallel sensing and output. Papilo…

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Grey Is The New Black

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #35 2 February 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0035_2FEB14.mp3 Solar Winds Make It Rain Maybe Black Holes Aren’t So Black Looking At The Cosmic Web of Dark Matter 1+2+3+ Infinity = -1/12!?!?  Say what? Man’s First Landing on a Comet Engineer Disciplines Overview Arduino Screwshield (Wingshield) Thermistors [Download] Check out our YouTube Channel and week’s video podcast here. For…

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Underwear and Baryon Oscillations

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #34 12 January 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0034_12JAN14.mp3 Interrupts and Timers Arduino In Your Pants Baryon Oscillations, Measuring Universe Size and Dark Energy Micrometer Thick Flexible Circuits Earthquake Light Phenomenon Possible Explanation White House Commits To Funding International Space Station Until 2024 [Download] Check out our YouTube Channel and week’s video podcast here. For more tech news and…

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Wormhole Monogamy

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #33 4 January 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0033_4JAN14.mp3 Arduino Yun Digital Calipers from Amazon Open Collector Circuits New Wormhole Theorized Could Life on Earth Have Started on Mars? Ford to Preview Solar Panel Powered Car at CES New Jet Engine Concept Old Tech Meets New Tech to Help Patients Recover New Computer Architecture: Neural Processing…

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Rise of The Hybrid Board

Microcontrollers.  Single Board Computers (SBC).  Close but not exactly the same.  Microcontrollers tend to be easier to learn and interface with sensors and actuators but at the cost of slower or less processing horsepower.  SBCs offer raw computing power but have a steeper learning curve as they tend to be just credit card in size,…

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