Elegoo UNO R3 Smart Robot Car Project Kit Review

Here at BreakoutBros we think robots are pretty cool. From industrial packaging equipment to self driving cars robots are changing the world around us. But even designers of the most advanced robots had to start somewhere. Luckily there have been some advances in technology and teaching methods that allow anyone to start playing with robots. We want as many people as possible to experience the joy (and sometimes frustration) of building and programming robots. However getting started in robo...
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Raspberry Pi Bluetooth Terminal

The first thing you do when you buy a Raspberry Pi is to access the terminal using SSH, with PuTTY for instance. This is a great when you have network connectivity, but what if you want to use your Pi without network access? You could connect using the micro USB port as a serial port, but then you can't use that port for anything else. In this article I'll walk you through a simple project to access a Raspberry Pi terminal over Bluetooth using your Android device or PC. You can create files, ins...
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Review of the 1Sheeld+, the Arduino Super Shield

The 1Sheeld was a Kickstarter project for an Arduino shield that leveraged the hardware of your smartphone as I/O for your Arduino. After a successful campaign they released the 1Sheeld+ which is available now on Amazon. The 1Sheeld+ uses a Bluetooth connection to their own smartphone app which taps into your phone's sensors, output, and screen. They advertise it as "40 Shields in 1". We see it more as the Arduino's ultimate fast prototyping tool, and we'll explain. In the beginning there...
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Connect PocketCHIP to Arduino Part 2: Bluetooth

Part 2 of our 4 part Arduino PocketCHIP connection special. Previously we looked at how to connect and program an Arduino with the PocketCHIP over a serial USB connection. Today the goal is to  connect a PocketCHIP to an Arduino using a HC-05 Bluetooth module. Bluetooth communication through a HC-05 Bluetooth module. The HC-05 is a Bluetooth module that can communicate with an Arduino over a Serial connection. It can be used as a Master or a Slave module. To get the HC-05 configured we ...
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YourDuino Makerspace Workshop: Arduino Engineering Kit

YourDuino RoboRED Makerspace kit Arduino Starter kit
This is a kit that is truely unique from all of the other ones we've looked at here at Breakout Bros. Instead of using a standard Arduino Uno clone, Yourduino has developed their own board- the RoboRED. You can read all about the diffrences between it and the Uno in our review of the RoboRED. The Makerspace Kit helps you take full advantage of that board's main feature- a three prong male header on every I/O pin. YourDuino does this by including four 3 wire female-female cables and a 40 wire...
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