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Wireless Motion-Sensing Gaming Glove for the Commodore 64

http://www.jammingsignal.com/leif/commodore/glove/index.html

The sensor on the glove is based on the SoMo by SonicWear, a wearable Arduino-compatible device that is intended for creating interactive dance and music performance.  SoMo contains a 9-DOF accelerometer/gyro/magnetometer, microprocessor, battery, and XBee transmitter and receiver pair. Since it’s Arduino-compatible, it can easily be reprogrammed for custom applications.

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via http://hackaday.com/2013/11/14/commodore-64-power-glove-is-so-bad/

DiveDuino – DIY dive computer

“ What is DiveDuino?

Right now Diveduino will not replace your dive computer, but it can log your depth and temperature during your dive, saving it to a MicroSd Card in a TEXT file format so you can import it to excel and do your fancy dive profile graphics, no need of special $100 USD cables that all the diving equipment manufacturing companies sell. Plus it has a display for that information with a actual graph of your dive profile.How it came to my mind?

DiveDuino came to my mind since I am an active diver and I enjoy the sport. I am an electrical engineer and at work I came across with the Arduino platform. Dive computers are expensive, if you want all the fancy features, you can find some computers for about $150 USD and others for about $1500 USD. Every basic dive computer has this indicators: No Decompression Limit(NDL), depth, temperature and elapsed time. So why not create something with the help of the Arduino open source platform, I found a sensor that could interact with Arduino and the rest is the prototype that I am building.“

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http://www.diveduino.com/

Project is still fund raising at Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1454384970/diveduino-diy-dive-logger?ref=ending_soon

Breakout – Connect the web and the physical world

„Breakout is a prototyping tool for exploring the intersection of the web and the physical world. The popular Arduino platform and the Firmata protocol are leveraged to enable users to access physical input and output purely from javascript. This makes it easy for anyone familiar with javascript and basic web development to explore the possibilities of using physical I/O in their web applications. Furthermore, the Breakout framework includes a growing library of hardware abstractions such as buttons, leds, servo motors, accelerometers, gyros, etc enabling the user to easily interface with a range of sensors and actuators using just a few lines of javascript code.“

http://breakoutjs.com/

Arduion DDNS – open electronics

http://www.open-electronics.org/arduino-ddns-dynamic-dns/

„This device captures the IP address of your network and it publish on site DynDNS.com. All without PC. It allow a remote access to your LAN even if the IP address of the connections changes.
For logistics reasons the provider can not assign a IP fixed for all users, so many users, especially private, work with a dynamic IP or public IP: in practice when they connect modem or router, to their connection is assigned an IP address that, when the connection will’be closed, can be used by other users. This makes impossible to contact a remote computer or device connected to a LAN Internet.“

„Open-electronics.org is the brainchild of a world leader in hobby electronics Futura Elettronica.
Our technicians will support you in designing circuits, writing firmware, making prototypes, choosing components, so as to help you project your idea.“

http://www.open-electronics.org/

32bit Arduino the next level from Digilent Inc.

„The chipKIT™ Max32™ combines compatibility with the popular Arduino™ open source hardware prototyping platform with the performance of the Microchip PIC32 microcontroller. The Max32 is the same form factor as the Arduino Mega board and is compatible with standard Arduino™ shields as well as larger shields for use with the Mega boards. It features a USB serial port interface for connection to the IDE and can be powered via USB or an external power supply.

The Max32 board takes advantage of the powerful PIC32MX795F512 microcontroller. This microcontroller features a 32-bit MIPS processor core running at 80Mhz, 512K of flash program memory and 128K of SRAM data memory. In addition, the processor provides a USB 2 OTG controller, 10/100 Ethernet MAC and dual CAN controllers that can be accessed via add-on I/O shields.

The Max32 can be programmed using an environment based on the original Arduino™ IDE modified to support PIC32. In addition, the Max32 is fully compatible with the advanced Microchip MPLAB development environment and the PICKit3 in-system programmer/debugger.

For additional platform-specific support for your chipKIT, please visit: http://www.chipkit.org/forum/.“

http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?NavPath=2,719,895&Prod=CHIPKIT-MAX32

via http://hackaday.com/2011/05/12/chipkit-max32-an-arduino-mega-upgrade-with-a-pic32-under-the-hood/

Jaluino

Everyone heared about the Arduino for Atmel. Now it’s posible to work with the modern PIC and use a arduino like board, the Jaluino.

„JAL (Just Another Language, version 2) is an open source programming language built for programming PIC microcontrollers. If electronics is your thing, JAL is for you!“

http://justanotherlanguage.org/content/jaluino

Free Arduino Programming Notebook for download

A beginner’s reference to the programming syntax of the Arduino microcontroller.Includes information on program structure, variables, datatypes, arithmetic, constants, flow control, and most of the common functions of the core library. Also includes an appendix with schematics and simple programs for several common tasks.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/arduino-programming-notebook/1108699