Raspberry Mirror Shows Weather and News

Walk in front of a mirror, and it shows you the weather. Kuvastin is a Raspberry Pi based magic mirror with news feeds and weather. Half year course Monialaprojekti has just started, so I’m pretty happy to see students already … Continue reading

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Prototyypin rakentaminen bus4tn007-8 w22

Opi rakentamaan itse keksimiäsi prototyyppejä: robotteja, varashälyttimiä, kauko-ohjaimia… Update: check projects and feedback.

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Internet of Things in Lapland – Demo Day

In just four days, students have designed and built their own Internet of Things devices. I’m teaching a workshop with Kimmo Karvinen. We’re with Art & Design students in University of Lapland, Rovaniemi.

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Machine Vision, Robots & Fish Food

My embedded course was just finished. Student projects included (some reports are in Finnish) Nosy Neighbor (Hanna Hoffren) Human Fall Detection with Machine Vision (Kim Salmi) Automatic Plant Watering (Ilari Porma & Henrik Huhtaluoma) Rage-O-Meter (Antti Stenman) BatVision (Tatu Polvinen … Continue reading

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Run Arduino IDE on Xubuntu Live USB

You can develop your own robots and other hardware with Arduino. You can do this even when booting the computer from a USB stick. With Xubuntu Live USB, you must use ‘newgrp dialout’ after adding yourself to the dialout group. … Continue reading

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Free SSL Certs, 50 Salt Slaves, 5 USD Raspberry Pi, Free Home Automation

Get free SSL cert for your business. Deploy and configure 50 servers to DigitalOcean. Buy RaspBerry Pi Zero for 5 USD (*actual price may vary). Automate your home. Read Ashkan’s thesis while he writes it.

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Make Sensors Video

Watch Make Sensors Video – robot hand, ancient chest from future and much more. Read “Make Sensors” the book – it’s in pre-sales on Amazon.com. It’s already number 5 4 3 in Sensors category. I wrote the book with Ville and … Continue reading

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Two Books for Robot & Sensor Hackers

I’m finishing two new books for robot & sensor hackers. Would you like to get started with electronics and sensors? Are you ready to meet simple Arduino and Linux-based Raspberry Pi?  Read Getting Started with Sensors. Written with Kimmo Karvinen. … Continue reading

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Prototype Course Helsinki – Final Projects

Prototype course finished with demo day. Haaga-Helia innovator students built their own designs. WakeWake will make you wake, a 3D LED cube (future 3D snake game platform), email burglar alarm with RFID, don’t anger Picachu, Linux stats on LCD, dance … Continue reading

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Amazon #1 Best Seller in Embedded

Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets is now Amazon #1 Best Seller in Embedded Systems. Thanks to everyone who read the book and wrote feedback!

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Radio Vega Interviewed Me about Arduino (mp3)

Radio Vega interviewed me and Kimmo Karvinen. Listen the show as mp3 (Swedish) and learn how you can get started with Arduino. Kvanthopp (se: Quantum Jump) is a popular science program in Radio Vega, national Swedish speaking radio channel in … Continue reading

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Published Today: Mind Controlled Robot Book!

Want to make your own mind controlled robot? I published the book today. It’s available on Amazon and O’Reilly. You can have it on dead tree or DRM-free ebook. Source code is a free download on MindControl.BotBook.com. I authored the … Continue reading

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We Wrote a Book about Mind Controlled Robot

Think about it – and it moves. Think harder, the robot moves faster. But don’t worry; as a robot it knows to avoid the black border so it doesn’t fall off the table. “Make: Mind Controlled Arduino Robot” shows you … Continue reading

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100 kg Arduino Sentry Robot

My student Touko Laakso is building a 100 kg sentry robot with Arduino. He is taking part in Haaga-Helia course “Making a prototype” (bus4tn002-2 Tuotekehitysprosessi). 100 kg Arduino Sentry Robot Blog: sentrybot.blogspot.com. You can learn to design and build your … Continue reading

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BotBook.com online

Would you like to build your own robots turn your ideas into prototypes control devices with a computer, or make your own cell phone applications? BotBook.com, the robot book website is now online. BotBook.com is a companion website for the … Continue reading

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Arduino IDE on 64 bit Ubuntu Gutsy and Hardy

< ![CDATA[showTocToggle("+","-")]]>Table of Contents Arduino IDE on 64 bit Ubuntu Gutsy and Hardy Install Requirements Install Arduino IDE Run Arduino IDE and Enjoy! Troubleshooting Can’t load RXTXCommDriver on AMD 64-bit Window can’t be resized, libmawt locking assertion failure Command Line … Continue reading

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