Month: December 2012

Breadboard and Protoboard Combo Pack

A prototyper’s dream combination, I can’t recommend this inexpensive ($7) package enough. After working out the bugs in your design on the solderless breadboard, transfer it to the permanent PCB for posterity. Perfect for embedded DIY Arduino designs where shield compatibility is not a concern. http://www.wrighthobbies.com/product.php?productid=131&cat=18&page=1 Breadboard 400 Standard solderless breadboard with 2 power strips and 400 …

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Arduino PID Control

PID you say. What’s that? According to Wikipedia: A proportional–integral–derivative controller (PID controller) is a generic control loop feedback mechanism (controller) widely used in industrial control systems – a PID is the most commonly used feedback controller. A PID controller calculates an “error” value as the difference between a measured process variable and a desired …

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Arduino & Model Railroading: Io:duino

From http://railstars.com/hardware/io/io-duino/ The Io:duino is designed for DIY model railroading, combining the power of NMRAnet and open-source tools. Fully Arduino-compatible, Io:duino makes it easy to design your own digital controls, for layout automation, lighting effects, even controlling your trains via DC or DCC.* Even better, Io:duino’s built-in Controller Area Network (CAN) support makes it a great tool for hacking …

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