December 7, 2017

Analyzing Elon Musk’s Kill Switch and the Need for Robotics Standards

Elon Musk has usually been at the forefront of technological innovation and futuristic business models. So it might come as a surprise to some that he […]
December 7, 2017
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Digital Signal Processing Part 4 – Creating GUI in MATLAB

Step 4: Let’s create GUI For a practical example, we are going to process our voice own voice signal. That’s right! This is where we’ll incorporate […]
December 7, 2017
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Digital Signal Processing Part 3 – Fourier Transform

Step 2: The algorithm behind   Complex numbers are an important aspect of Fourier transform algorithm. The complex numbers can be expressed as z =  a […]
December 6, 2017

Robotics and 3D Printing: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

We’re in the midst of a dramatic technological transformation that’s ushering in what some call the fourth industrial revolution. Driven by advances in technologies like robotics […]
November 15, 2017

Arduino Explorer Rover Part 2 – Electronics & Wiring

  Step 9: Wiring the power side Next step is to wire the power connections: the battery and the motors. The chassis has six motors, however, […]
November 13, 2017
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Let’s Make Arduino LED Holiday Lighting

3. Let’s light up! Now, let’s create a program to light up the LED string. The sample code below is based on Adafruit_NeoPixel code example.   […]
November 7, 2017
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Low Power Arduino Hack Guide #2: Energy Optimization Design Methods

  Download Low Power Arduino Hack Guide #2: Energy Optimization Design Methods   In our previous energy-saving guide for hobby electronics, we introduced the concept of […]
November 6, 2017
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Download Low Power Arduino Hack Guide #1: Energy Saving ICs for DIY Projects

  Download Our Newest Arduino Hack Guide: Energy Saving Integrated Circuits for DIY Projects   As you continue to explore the world of DIY embedded projects, […]
November 6, 2017

Servo-Controlled DIY Camera Gimbal with Arduino

3. 3D printing the mount parts For the mount parts, you can use wood and metal fittings like last time. But this time, I’d like to […]
October 31, 2017

3D Cases for ROHM Sensor Evaluation Kit and RohmMultiSensor Library Update

A while ago, I created RohmMultiSensor – Arduino library to easily control multiple sensors from the ROHM Sensor Evaluation Kit. Since the first article came out, […]
October 25, 2017

10 Free Engineering Resources for Circuit Simulation, PCB Design, and CAD

Engineering software and online resources tend to be expensive but highly beneficial purchases for professionals, students and hobbyists alike. These resources tend to be imperative for […]
October 6, 2017

Insect-Inspired “Arthrobots” Made of Drinking Straws

Nature inspired robots are becoming more sophisticated than ever before. But keeping the design simple and lightweight still remains one of the biggest challenges. Arthrobots, developed […]