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Control an Arduino with ProtoPie and vice versa

ProtoPie is a powerful tool that can be used for making dynamic prototypes for web, mobile or desktop applications. With ProtoPie you can make complex hi-fi wireframes that use variables, conditions, timeline based animations and more… For this article, I will focus on using ProtoPie Studio (to make the prototype), ProtoPie Player and ProtoPie Connect … Read more

Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi is a so called Single Board Computer. It is a complete computer at the size of a deck of cards. It has USB, HDMI, Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth and you can hook up a camera and all kinds of sensors and actuators (like LED’s and motors). There are multiple versions available, Pi Zero … Read more

Capacitive sensor for Arduino

Add a capacitive sensor to your Arduino and make your Arduino work as a keyboard. Materials Arduino Uno or Leonardo (use a Leonardo if you want to use it as a keyboard on your laptop) Breadboard Jumpercables 1㏁ resistor Crocodile clip Something conductive (metal/aluminium foil/conductive paint/copper tape/…) Hardware Use the materials and circuit diagram to … Read more

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) Water Quality Sensor

Product Overview Use this sensitive measurement board to determine the quality of water based on its total dissolved solids or TDS. Find out whether your tap water is clean, or keep an eye on your aquarium water, and more! This set includes the measurement board as well as a detachable water-proof measurement probe of 60 … Read more

micro:bit, Arduino and Raspberry Pi (and more). A break down.

Microprocessors and SBCs

This article gives a short overview of the similarities and differences between the micro:bit, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Based on this overview you can hopefully make a more educated guess what device you should pick for your project. The similarities All three are relatively small devices that you can use to build interactivity with. Input … Read more

ARDUINO + NFC/RFID – quick examples/guide

Arduino - nfc

There are 3 examples that are ordered from simple to more complicated. If you’re somewhat new to coding and or arduino, I’d highly suggest just trying to make example 1 work before jumping into the more complex ones. I also added some pictures of the setup, but clearer instructions for how to set up all … Read more

Introduction to the micro:bit

People say the micro:bit is easy to use and that may be true as it is used often in education to teach the basics of programming and working with sensors etc. It however still needs an introduction to get you started and this is one. Overview The micro:bit is the most accessible of the three … Read more

Introduction to Arduino

Overview Arduino is almost sort of a brand name, but straight from the horse’s mouth: “Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output … Read more