Archive for 'Sensors'

GPS logger is super small and light

GPS logger is super small and light

Posted on23. Apr, 2009 by .

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When you need to read and log a device’s location via GPS, things can get complicated very quickly. There’s arcane things needed like high frequency radio receivers, complicated triangulation calculations, and other thing generally beyond the ability (or desire) of someone just wanting to build a project. That’s why using a pre-made GPS module is […]

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Tutorial: Using an accelerometer with the Arduino

Tutorial: Using an accelerometer with the Arduino

Posted on08. Apr, 2009 by .

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This video tutorial shows you how easy it is to use the Memsic 2125 accelerometer module with an Arduino. The Memsic module is a very easy to use six pin, cost effective module that measures acceleration in both an X and Y direction. Each signal is output as a series of pulses on a dedicated […]

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Phidgets add USB sensing and control to your computer

Phidgets add USB sensing and control to your computer

Posted on05. Apr, 2009 by .

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If you like to build projects using a regular computer as the main control center, whether it’s due to needing the processing power or that you are familiar with programming on the platform, you may feel left-out when you’re viewing the wide variety of electronics modules available. It seems that most pre-build electronics modules are […]

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108 input USB keyboard interface

108 input USB keyboard interface

Posted on28. Mar, 2009 by .

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If you need to easily interface many digital inputs with a computer, the Hagstrom Electronics KEUSB108 should be on your list to look at. It features a whopping 108 digital inputs which connect to your computer via a standard USB connection. The great thing about this is that the USB device does not require any […]

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