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Announcing Connectedly's 'A Month of Pi' Contest

My mother used to always tell me "you can't eat pie every day!". Well today I intend to prove my mother wrong by launching our A Month of Pi Contest! Even though it's #MobileFit month here at Mobile Nations, we figured that giving away some Pi wasn't necessarily a bad thing in this case. If you'...

Using buttons and switches with an Arduino

Welcome to the fourth instalment of the working with Arduino series! So far we have covered everything from blinky lights, to calculating resistors, to working with graphic displays! The majority of these have been output based components (what you see). In this article, we will cover input...
Arduino: Creating a Temperature Sensors with a Nokia 5110 LCD, a TMP36 and a Trimpot!

Arduino: Creating a Temperature Sensors with a Nokia 5110 LCD, a TMP36 and a Trimpot!

Welcome to this weeks Arduino tutorial! Last week, we discussed how you can work with resistors, LED's and making blinky lights! This week, we are going to take this one step farther and start looking at graphic display modules. This way we can create text, show small graphics and better...

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Build your own tesla with this beginner kit!

Build your own Tesla coil with this beginner kit!

This is a Tesla you can actually afford! Need a hobby? Like to tinker and build things yourself? Want every room in the house to have a Victor Frankenstein vibe? If you answered yes to any of these three questions, it's time to meet the tinyTesla! A tiny project The tinyTesla opens the...
Check out this DIY cyberpunk-themed wristwatch

Check out this DIY cyberpunk-themed wristwatch

Smartwatches may be all the rage these days with their notifications and fitness tracking, but sometimes you want the cool factor of technology combined with the simplicity of a standard wristwatch. Enter the ChronodeVFD: a cyberpunk-themed wristwatch cooked up by engineer and blogger J. M. De...
NVIDIA Jetson TK1

A look at NVIDIA's Jetson TK1

NVIDIA has entered the world of the single-board-computer market in a big way with the Jetson TK1. While you may have heard about great hobbyist boards like the Raspberry Pi or the BeagleBone Black, NVIDIA went a step further and built a product for ARM-based prototyping in the professional space...
Raspberry Pi

Hands On With the New Raspberry Pi B+

Not too long ago, we were proud to cover the new Raspberry Pi B+ announcement by the Raspberry Pi foundation. But what is this new Raspberry Pi really about? Earlier this week I ordered a brand new Raspberry Pi B+ to do a side-by-side comparison of the Raspberry Pi Model B and Raspberry Pi...

The Hummingboard is a $45 Raspberry Pi competitor

Hummingboard is the latest in DIY computers and looks to give some stiff competition to the Raspberry Pi. With bigger specs and a slightly bigger price point, Hummingboard's base model starts at just $45. While the base Raspberry Pi brings along ARM v6 at 700MHz and a single core, the...

Announcing Connectedly's 'A Month of Pi' Contest

My mother used to always tell me "you can't eat pie every day!". Well today I intend to prove my mother wrong by launching our A Month of Pi Contest! Even though it's #MobileFit month here at Mobile Nations, we figured that giving away some Pi wasn't necessarily a bad thing in this case. If you'...

Using buttons and switches with an Arduino

Welcome to the fourth instalment of the working with Arduino series! So far we have covered everything from blinky lights, to calculating resistors, to working with graphic displays! The majority of these have been output based components (what you see). In this article, we will cover input...
Arduino: Creating a Temperature Sensors with a Nokia 5110 LCD, a TMP36 and a Trimpot!

Arduino: Creating a Temperature Sensors with a Nokia 5110 LCD, a TMP36 and a Trimpot!

Welcome to this weeks Arduino tutorial! Last week, we discussed how you can work with resistors, LED's and making blinky lights! This week, we are going to take this one step farther and start looking at graphic display modules. This way we can create text, show small graphics and better...
Sony Mesh

Sony Mesh platform uses connected blocks for DIY gadget-making

Sony recently announced a super-simple connected objects platform called Mesh whereby creators use wirelessly-connected blocks to build machines. These Mesh blocks can be speakers, motion sensors, LEDs, microphones, speakers, cameras, or buttons, each connecting with one another over Bluetooth...

Getting Started with Arduino

Hi everyone! Today is an exciting day. I was recently asked to write a series of articles focusing on Arduino for Connectedly and what better way to get started than to write up a quick getting started article! Hopefully this will help the many of you that are looking to get into more DIY...
How to set up a Raspberry Pi server

How to set up a Raspberry Pi server

Our resident gadget whisperer Jerry Hildenbrand put together a monster how-to in the Connectedly Forums on how to set up the super-affordable Raspberry Pi computer. It takes a little bit of work and a desire to learn, but at the end of the day, you'll have a fully functional computing system....
Raspberry Pi

What is the Raspberry Pi?

It's the little circuit board that has captured the hearts and minds of the makers, the tinkerers, and the hackers. But the Raspberry Pi is more than that. It is the gateway to the Internet of things, and the tool to teach the next generation how to create it. In 2006, some great minds at the...