YourDuino Arduino Robot Kit Review

  Over the last few weeks we have been looking at different Arduino based robot car kits. First we looked at the Elegoo Smart Car Robot Kit and then Pololu's Zumo 32U4. Both of these robot car kits are feature packed and either would be a great way to learn robot controls and theory with the comfort of the Arduino platform. But one thing both of these kits lack is easy expandability.  The Elegoo kit is easy to put together but the custom Arduino Shield that makes everything so easy i...

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...

Tutorial for Controlling your lights with Arduino and a Relay

A relay is an electro-mechanical device that uses an electromagnetic field to close a switch. The benefit of a relay is that it is isolated from the circuit that is being switched. This provides a safer isolation for your circuit and makes the design of the circuit very simple. The one downfall of the relay is that they will wear out more quickly than other switching devices such a triacs or IGBTs. They are also generally more expensive for the comparable application using the other devices. We ...

YourDuino RoboRED

Arduino compatible YourDuino RoboRED
We love open source hardware. The free use of the Arduino platform has allowed for all sorts of affordable clones to hit the market. Even better than offering an affordable clone, though, is the ability to improve upon the original design. This is what the team at YourDuino has done with their RoboRED Arduino Uno compatible board. This thing has the same dimensions, pin-out, and even programs just like the original UNO. Your shields will fit, your sketches will load, and you can use the fema...