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...
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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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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 ...
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