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Workshop: Knitted Synthesisers

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These notes are based on a workshop run by Agnes Cameron, and were developed as part of B Claxton...

Updated 3 weeks ago by agnes cameron

Beyond Arduino: Choosing Boards for your Project

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For projects requiring greater complexity, or more specific features than is possible with an Ard...

Updated 3 weeks ago by agnes cameron

How to build your own flex sensor

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You will need: Velostat Copper tape Foam Soldering kit Silicon wire (thin threaded wire is also ...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

Mini 360 Degree Continuous Servo Code

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Continuous servos have a different structure to them than regular servos. A regular servo simply ...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

5V Air Pump Guide

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We have a number of small 5V air pumps and silicone tubing available for students to borrow for s...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Lexin Zhou

Stepper motor with TB6000 Microstep driver

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We have the 42BYGHM809 Stepper motors with the TB6600 Stepper motor microstep driver to the Ardui...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

How to revive a broken Arduino using a Mac

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These are instructions for doing this on a mac -- there are a few extra steps which might be a l...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

DFPlayer Mini

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The DFPlayer Mini is a small (cheap!) and flexible mp3 player unit that can be controlled via an ...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Lexin Zhou

Using Arduino Leonardo to send USB MIDI data

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One of the secrets of Arduino Leonardo is the in-built USB MIDI support. This is really useful fo...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

Using the serial monitor and serial logger

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Serial communication is a type of communication between two devices, normally between a computer ...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

How to use a rotary encoder

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A rotary encoder is a device used to measure the rotation of something, similar to a rotary poten...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

How to connect a Light Dependent Resistor (LDR)

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An LDR or Light Dependent Resistor is a component which restricts how much power can flow through...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

Connecting a Potentiometer

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A potentiometer (often abbreviated to pot) is an electronic component with three connections, the...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

Using a HC-SR04 distance sensor

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The HC-SR04 is a ultrasonic distance sensor, it uses ultrasound to send out a ping and measure ho...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

How to connect a push button or switch

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Buttons and switches are a way of opening and closing a circuit, i.e. making and breaking a conne...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

Using a Sparkfun Sound Detector

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The Sound Detector is a board made by Sparkfun electronics that provides a way to detect ambient ...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

Making sounds with a piezo

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'Piezo' normally refers to an electrical component which can be used to make sound, however more ...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

Using a Sparkfun MP3 Trigger

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The MP3 trigger is a board made by Sparkfun electronics that provides a way to play MP3 files fro...

Updated 3 weeks ago by agnes cameron

Using an MPR121 capacitive touch sensor

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The MPR121 is a tiny microchip formerly manufactured by NXP, now under Resurgent Semiconductor, i...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch

Powering an Arduino

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Here is some resources about powering Arduino or other electronic projects: General How to powe...

Updated 3 weeks ago by Tom Lynch