DIY Wearables 101

Gears of Resistance Episode #13 30 August 2015               http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0013_30AUG15.mp3   This week we cover it all, including: MSP432 TI LaunchPad Particle.io Photon LightBlue Bean [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only…

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Just (CNC) Millin’ Around

Gears of Resistance Episode #12 26 July 2015           http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0012_26JUL15.mp3   This week we cover it all, including: Super Fancy Third Arm Kit Particle.io Photon Node.js Photon / Node.js demo project on GitHub hackster.io page MakerSpace.com page SatNOGS HC-05 Bluetooth and Arduino Blynk app for Android and iOS SnapEDA Octopart Common…

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Ciao Arduino! Hello Genuino!

Gears of Resistance Episode #8 17 May 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0008_17MAY15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about the news from Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference and the announcement about their IoT initiatives with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  We also answer listener mail about what tools you need when getting started doing electronics. Some links from the episode: Arduino.cc…

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50 Shades of Microsoft

Gears of Resistance Episode #7 3 May 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0007_3MAY15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about the news from Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference and the announcement about their IoT initiatives with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  We also answer listener mail about what tools you need when getting started doing electronics. Some links from the episode: Microsoft…

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Kiss My Arduino!

Gears of Resistance Episode #6 18 April 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0006_18APR15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about why I pick certain embedded platforms to use in my small design business.  We also talk a little about the new 3rd edition of the Art of Electronics and a bit on the Arduino legal kerfluffle.  Some links from the…

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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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