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Arduino Gets Fowl with Flappy Bit

Arduino Gets Fowl with Flappy Bit | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
We have to swallow our pride and hand it to [Dan200]. He may have finally found an application that everyone can agree is a perfect fit for Arduino. Flappy Bit is [Dan's] Arduino Uno based Flappy B...
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Building a Temperature/Humidity Arduino Bot that Tweets updates! | The hack shed

Building a Temperature/Humidity Arduino Bot that Tweets updates! | The hack shed | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
Whilst testing out our various sensors I thought it would be fun to make the Arduino actually tweet out what the current status of our office is. The Arduino
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You Can’t Touch This! - An Evil Arduino Based Alarm System

You Can’t Touch This! - An Evil Arduino Based Alarm System | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
You can’t touch this!







This was my entry for the Connected Home Project Contest by Make Magazine







This project consists in a movement sensor (PIR) plus a camera and a wifi connected device (Arduino Yún was my choice, but it can be easily substitued with a RaspberryPi). Optionally, speakers can be connected to reproduce an alarm sound.



The purpose is clear. You don’t want your kids to steal your food from the cupboard, or from the fridge, or someone to open your locket, or you want to take pictures to your pet stealing food, or you are Dwight Schrute and you want to finally unmask the coworker that puts your stuff into jelly… so you hide the device into the cupboard/fridge/locket, and when the device detects some movement, it will take a picture and post it right to your email! And if you use IFTTT, then you can automatically post the picture of the thief to Facebook, Twitter and show the thief’s face to the entire world!



The project is very simple, it doesn’t require any soldering/electronics skills and it can be assembled in minutes.



As I said before, my platform choice is Arduino Yún, because it’s very easy to use, and it’s easy to configure the wifi settings. It’s a bit more expensive than the RaspberryPi, but if you use the Yún you can give you project to someone else as a gift, and anyone can configure the wifi settings, while this may be a difficult task with the RaspberryPi, without connecting it to a monitor/mouse/keyboard. But if you like it, I can easily make a Raspberry version.



So, here are the ingredients




Arduino Yún


PIR Sensor


UVC compatible USB Camera (don’t worry: almost all the USB cameras are UVC compatible)


Micro USB power adapter or USB Battery pack


Recommended: micro SD card


Optional: USB Sound card


Optional: USB HUB (if you want both the USB Camera and the USB Sound card)







Ok, let’s start!



Step 1



Arduino basic configuration



First of all, you need to configure your Arduino Yún network settings. This should be pretty easy following this guide



Then test the connection to your Arduino: in your browser type http://arduino.local, you will see the Arduino web interface



If it works, open SSH session



$ssh root@arduino.local




the default password is “arduino”



Then let’s install some useful packages



$opkg update
$opkg install openssh-sftp-server




Why the openssh-sftp-server? Because it would be easier for you to upload and download files from/to the Arduino: now you can use a generic SFTP client (filezilla, transmit or cyberduck) instead of SCP command



If you have one, I highly recommend to put a micro SD card into the Arduino Yún. It will be automatically mounted in /mnt/sda1



Then, we will install the USB Camera and USB Soundcard on the Yún



Step 2



Installing and testing the USB Camera



The UVC package is already available fot Linino via opkg, so installing the Camera is a very easy step, just connect to your Yún via ssh and type



$ opkg update
$ opkg install kmod-video-uvc




We also need a software for taking pictures, I used fswebcam that is supersmall and very easy to use



$ opkg install fswebcam




Step 3



Take your first picture



First of all, be sure to use and SD card for storage or you will quickly fill the Arduino internal storage, and you don’t want to do that. If you are using an SD card, you should see it mounted in /mnt/sda1. If it’s not, put a FAT32 formatted micro SD card into the SD Card Slot, and reboot your Arduino



Now plug the camera to the USB host port, and type



$ cd /mnt/sda1
$ fswebcam test.png




If everything is ok, you took your first picture! Take a look to your SD card contents :)



This means that now we can take pictures from our Arduino sketch, via the Yún’s Bridge library, in this way



Process.runShellCommand(
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Generating Embroidery with an Arduino

Generating Embroidery with an Arduino | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
Want a nifty way to combine the craft of embroidery with electronics? The folks working on the open source Embroidermodder demoed their software by generating an embroidery of the KDE logo using a ...
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STMicroelectronics Reveals Affordable, Extensible Platform for Efficient Prototyping with STM32 Microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics Reveals Affordable, Extensible Platform for Efficient Prototyping with STM32 Microcontrollers | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
STM32 Nucleo extension boards launched, leveraging ARM® mbed™ and Arduino ecosystems to accelerate software and hardware development
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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Internet of Things

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Internet of Things | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
Not long ago, the Internet of Things was a term that applied only to a handful of Kickstarter projects. Today, thanks to these companies, it has...
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Ike Cerrada's curator insight, February 16, 12:15 PM

10 cool things that are being done with the Internet of Things.

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Internet of Customers - Building Management Automation with Salesforce1 and Arduino | John Brunswick

Internet of Customers - Building Management Automation with Salesforce1 and Arduino | John Brunswick | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
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Electrocardiograph & Heart Rate Monitor

Electrocardiograph & Heart Rate Monitor | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
This instructable shows you how to make an electrocardiograph and a heart rate monitor. It is intended to be a fun science project only. Of course, it...
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AKAREL - Android and Arduino hardware platform

AKAREL - Android and Arduino hardware platform | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
AKAREL is a hardware development kit that integrates Android ARM Cortex A7 and Arduino ATmega328p on a single board with touch screen and free software.
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Ototo: Make Music from Anything

Ototo is an all-in-one musical invention kit which allows you to make an instrument any way you want.
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The MKII Robot Controller

The MKII Robot Controller | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
I thought I'd briefly share the latest gadget I've been tinkering with. You may remember the robot I built for HackFu - I always thought I could do better with the packaging of the controller unit....
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Electrocardiograph & Heart Rate Monitor

Electrocardiograph & Heart Rate Monitor | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
This instructable shows you how to make an electrocardiograph and a heart rate monitor. It is intended to be a fun science project only. Of course, it...
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Make your own smart watch

Make your own smart watch | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
Most IT companies participate in the race to grab people’s wrist. A smart watch becomes the most significant item in a wearable device category. You...
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Arduino ISP (In System Programming) and stand-alone circuits

Arduino ISP (In System Programming) and stand-alone circuits | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
We use an Arduino to program other ATmega without bootloader . This technique allows you to use all flash memory for code and make boards using new ATmega, cheaper than those with bootloader. The qualities that have made the success of Arduino are undoubtedly the open-source software, many libraries, a good hardware and a virtually infinite Reference that explains each possible use of the platform. But if we use Arduino for a specific use, we can integrate it into a specific circuit and program the micro in a way that performs a single firmware. We may so remove the bootloader and leave to the firmware the entire program memory. The ATmega328 has 32 Kbytes of flash, that when the chip is mounted on Arduino are not all available, as a portion is reserved to the bootloader, the purpose of which is to communicate with the IDE Arduino to load programs (sketch) to be performed. The same bootloader, on each power on or reset of Arduino, verifies the presence of a [...]
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How to do RF Communication between 2 Arduinos (and more!) | The hack shed

How to do RF Communication between 2 Arduinos (and more!) | The hack shed | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
We recently ordered some very cheap RF modules online to test out with our Arduino's that we have here, despite being very cheap products they do seem to work
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My First Original Arduino Project: What I Learned About Learning

My First Original Arduino Project:  What I Learned About Learning | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
This post is really an op-ed written for those of you who, like myself, are new to making and are just getting into project building with Arduino. You might be a little overwhelmed. You might think...
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The bizarre robo-aquarium that lets fish drive themselves around

The bizarre robo-aquarium that lets fish drive themselves around | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
The Dutch project claims to 'liberate fish' by allowing them to drive a remote controlled vehicle.
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Letz build an Ironman mark 7 paper model (no pep)

Letz build an Ironman mark 7 paper model (no pep) | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
Welcome to this Ironman paper model tutroial... As you may have already know, most people on the internet build awesome Ironman models using pep fi...
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Air-Hockey mit Roboter-Gegner

Air-Hockey mit Roboter-Gegner | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
Pünktlich zur Winterolympiade hat der Maker Jose Julio einen Mini-Air-Hockey-Tisch mitsamt Robotergegner gebaut. Dazu verwendet er einen Arduino Mega 2560 und Bestandteile seines RepRap-3D-Druckers.
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Experimenting with home automation using Google Glass and Arduino | Freetronics

Experimenting with home automation using Google Glass and Arduino | Freetronics | Open Source Hardware News | Scoop.it
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