Review of Pixy CMUcam5: the Vision System for Arduino

Pixy (CMUcam5) the camera with Image Processing on Board. One of the drawbacks of the Arduino as a robot controller is the lack of processing power capable of a robot vision system. The CMUcam5 Pixy, by Charmed Labs, is aimed at fixing that. Pixy started on Kickstarter but is now available at places like Amazon. By including a dedicated image processor on the same PCB as the camera, the Pixy only sends the information you want to your Arduino.  And it does this at a frame rate of 50 Hz.  ...

Tutorial Arduino Mini Laser Turret Control

In this tutorial we will be making a "Laser Turret" using a joystick control. The joystick will move the laser on a turret and it will be able to turn the laser up and down while turning on or off the laser. Don't worry, the laser is just for show; we won't be harming anyone with this tutorial. We got the inspiration to create this Laser Turret when we were combining parts from the  Elegoo Uno R3 Starter Kit* and the 37 in 1 Elegoo Sensor Kit. We wanted to create something with a joystick con...

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...


Kookye Arduino Basic Learning Kit
Today we are reviewing the Kookye Arduino Basic Learning Kit. Kookye is a lesser known hobby electronics supplier that mostly sells on Amazon. They often combine listings for several items as different options like this Raspberry Pi IoT kit that also happens to be a Raspberry pi and a case. Don't let this deter you because the Kooke products we've tried are great. When looking at starter kits, Kookye really has quality packaging down. The finish on this kit is fantastic. From the 2 layer ...

Elegoo Uno R3 Complete Starter Kit Review

Elegoo Complete Arduino Uno Kit
This is a review of the Elegoo Uno R3 Complete Starter Kit. First if you don't know, Elegoo is a Chinese supplier of Arduino and other electronics hobby parts on Amazon. They have a website that is perpetually under-construction but they are very responsive on Amazon and by email service(at)   Wow, this kit is stuffed full! What quickly jumps out is the fact that most of the parts we'd recommend for someone wanting to get into electronics are already here. (more&hel...