Arduino projects are becoming more common these days. If you want to make your own devices, dabble in the world of electronics, or improve your coding skills, Arduino is a good place to start. We’ve scoured the internet to find you our top picks for Arduino Kits. Best Arduino Starter Kits Looking for your first […]
School will be back in session within the next few weeks. Is your classroom ready for STEM? Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is crazy popular these days. Many schools are gearing up for STEM certifications and want to find unique ways to “STEM-ify” the classroom. In this article, we’ll teach you how to create a STEM […]
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Last week, we looked at fetching data from dweet.io using Python. Then we found a way to retrieve data and store it in a local database. In this tutorial, we’re going to create our own electronic device and publish data to dweet.io. Hardware for this project You will need a WiFi-compatible controller to complete this […]
In the last tutorial, we fetched data from connected devices published on dweet.io. Now, we’re going to create a Python script to grab device data for a database. If you haven’t read the previous tutorial, I recommend completing that before attempting this one. This tutorial is most suitable for those who are familiar with SQL databases and […]
For this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through the process of fetching data from dweet.io using Python. Fetch Data from dweet.io using Python dweet.io is a website that is similar to twitter but for connected devices. You can access sensor readings through a dweet.io URL in a JSON format. We will use this website […]
A few weeks ago, I was asked to review a new electronics kit by the startup, MakeXchange, out of Chicago, IL. In this article, I’m going to speak to the benefits and drawbacks of this kit, as well as who it’s for, and where you can get yours. Let’s dive into this MakeXchange Inventing with […]
Blinking LED’s is a staple example of beginner Arduino programming. In this tutorial, we’re going to step it up a notch and use both arrays and the random() method to determine which LED to turn on and off for a duration. Materials for Random LED project Arduino Uno (or similar controller) Breadboard 4X LED’s in […]
Have you heard of the Meet Edison Robot? Most recognizable by his orange shell and LEGO™ compatibility, Edison is an educational robot targeted for elementary and middle school classrooms. Meet Edison can be programmed using Edware, which is similar to flow-chart style programming, or a modified version of Python called EdPy. Are you on a […]
Over the past five weeks, you’ve been following along with the Beginner Bots series where we walked through the process of building, wiring, and programming our robots to move, follow lines, and avoid objects. If you’ve enjoyed these tutorials, my fee to keep them free is simple: click the 5-STAR REVIEW button at the bottom […]
I see you! Well, at least the robots will after this lesson! Last lesson we learned about infrared IR sensors, IF statements, and line following/avoiding. This week, we are learning about Ultrasonic Sensors, FOR loops, and object avoidance. Robot using Arduino and Ultrasonic Sensors – Objectives & Materials Each week I will provide you with […]
Today’s post is going to be a bit shorter because I’ve created a video walk-through that explains the how-to’s. So if you’re a visual learner, you’re in luck! Visualize Data using the Arduino IDE I’ve been working on projects lately where data visualization is very important. So, as curious as I am, I wanted to […]
Ready to make your robot react to its environment using sensors? This week, we are focusing on Infrared Sensors to solve a common challenge in robotics: line following and avoiding. Now is a good time to make sure your robot can move. If you haven’t completed lesson #3, I recommend checking that out first before proceeding […]