Archive for the ‘arduino’ Category

A glimpse at the revised version of the online dashboard monitor for the energy harvesting module. It been a big javascript learning curve this past week, but well worth it. Many more features and improvement still to come, as well as further data integration. check it out – let me know what you think. Advertisements

I’ve spent the last two week testing and researching linear motion guides, blocks and rails, to carry the gear motor along the door and across a rack. Due to exploding bearings and bent rails, McMaster-Carr has both saved my thesis and made a nice chunk of change. A far more effective and elegant system from […]

I’ve just put together a php page that allows the user to quickly get an idea of what is happening real time as the inDoor Harvester prototype is operating. The left side has a table showing the data collected from a micro – controller attached to the harvester measuring the electricity storage in a capacitor […]

Designing for Constraints simple and accurate: the clock should be easy the access and give the time as quickly and as accuratly as possible, 1. thus a voice activated clock that responds with voice as well. If the clock needs to be read by touch or pressed, the user is required to find the clock […]

I’ve been interesting in energy harvesting for a few years and knew at the beginning of this semester that it was something i wanted to explore – little did i know how frustrating it would be. Solar seemed limiting and after much research I narrowed it down to either mems or piezo transducers. I latched […]

Our assignment was to build an automated version of the ever popular game: rock, paper, scissors.  Rory and I sat down and built two xbee radios connected to two arduino stamps and coded a hand shake protocol for communication between the two.  It took us about two hours to workout before we uploaded to the […]

First simple demonstration of radio communication – Glow That LED: Set up a two-way wireless LED glower, using XBee radios as the communications link.  Here turning the pot on one micro-controller has the values sent to the other and has an LED turn on and adjust its brightness as well as vise versa.  I prefer […]