Il était une fois une chips …

C comme Capacitors

Posted in du côté de la fabrique by albertine on février 18, 2011

B comme Battery

Posted in Non classé by albertine on février 18, 2011

A comme Ampère

Posted in du côté de la fabrique by albertine on février 18, 2011

le documentaire arduino

Posted in du matériel by albertine on février 18, 2011

et si les rideaux bougeaient tout seul

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on octobre 27, 2010

On a toujours besoin d’un peu d’intimité  grâce à un rideau qui bouge tout seul alors voici une installation de Niklas Roy qui semble plaire aux passants


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Arduino Shield List

Posted in du matériel by albertine on octobre 21, 2010

[Arduino Shield List] published an updated list of ALL Arduino shields. From the Ethernet Shield  to the more exotic ones.

et si on jouait avec les mains …

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on octobre 21, 2010

Arduino Mega Based KeyGlove

The Keyglove is a portable Arduino-powered glove that uses touch combinations to generate keyboard and mouse control codes using only one hand. Once learned, the glove can easily be used without looking, making it perfect for embedded/wearable environments. The glove is thin and light, built to allow other activities (such as writing or driving) without being in the way.
nice MEGA-based project. Have a look at the similar devices page to have a nice compairason of similar project online with different hardware solutions.

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Arduino The Documentary. coming summer 2010

Posted in du matériel by albertine on août 2, 2010

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Laboral Centro de Arte, Spain, has commissioned the creation of a documentary about Arduino. The filmmakers are almost done with it and today they released the trailer to it. A lot of the footage was shot during the Arduino Uno meeting in March 2010, that took place at ITP, New York University.

TRAILER Arduino: The Documentary
In the video you can see among others: Phil (Make, Adafruit), Zach (Makerbot), Alicia (Buglabs), Eric (ITP), Igor (Telefónica), Tom, Dave, Massimo, and David (me), as well as many Arduino ethusiasts, developers, and users.
The documentary is CC licensed, which means you guys can use it in class, public display, etc. The official release including the 45m TV version (with English and Spanish subtitles), the full interviews to all of us, videos taken at Makerbot, Adafruit, NYC Resistor, etc will be soon announced at the film’s website: If you want to volunteer making the subtitles in your own language, feel free to contact the guys behind it.

dans la famille, « duino » je voudrais …

Posted in du matériel by albertine on août 2, 2010
A Long List of Microcontroller Names Derived from the name of the 11th Century King Arduino
Freeduino was one of the first four or five microcontrollers in the world to honour the 11th century italian King Arduin by using the ‘duino suffix [see footnote]!  Nowadays, « a thousand ‘duinos bloom », as Mao would say, with companies, hobbyists and Italian History buffs all rushing to put part of King Arduin’s name on their circuits. It seems like we add something to this list every day!

voir la liste de la famille « duino » et lire la suite (source)…

Footnote: [*] The exact chronological order of those honoring King Arduino by naming their microcontroller after him has not yet been carefully researched, but it would appear to be as follows:
1. King Arduin’s time: 1100AD
2. Between 1100AD and 2005AD: no microcontrollers are named after King Arduin.
3. Arduino, the first microcontroller to honour King Arduin! 2005
4. Boarduino, 2007. It is no big surprise that ladyada is in the vanguard.
5. Freeduino, September 2007
6. Arduclema September 28, 200

Online course from O’Reilly on Processing and Arduino

Posted in Non classé by albertine on juillet 29, 2010

O’Reilly Media (the publisher of MAKE), in partnership with creativeLIVE, has just announced a new online course, Processing and Arduino in Tandem: Creating Your Own Digital Art Tools:

Create your own drawing and animation software-and learn basic programming and electronics skills at the same time. This engaging 5-week online course introduces you to two simple tools: Processing, a programming language for visual thinkers, and Arduino, a hardware platform for working with electronics. You’ll learn how to use these tools together to build something useful right away.
You don’t need programming or electronics experience to get started. Processing is easy to learn, and you’ll get to know Arduino with a starter kit. You’ll also have direct access to the instructor via online Q&A during the workshop. And here’s the best part: the courses are free. It’s a fun and inspiring way for designers, artists, and beginning programmers to learn basic graphics programming.

The course is free if you watch it live, and the video of the course is available for purchase ($89 for all five sessions, but the price is reduced to $49 until September 28, 2010). There is a project kit available for sale as well.

Schedule: Tuesdays @ 3 p.m. Pacific Time
August 31 – September 28, 2010
Each session is 90-120 minutes

Online Course: Processing and Arduino in Tandem

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et si on faisait des objets qui évitent de tomber, qui évitent d’être mouillés ou tout simplement qui nous évitent

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on juillet 22, 2010

Electronics that come to life, avoid danger

from MAKE Magazine by Matt Mets

voir la video

Designers Chambers Judd developed this whimsical series of objects that avoid dust, spills, and touch. [via core77]

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et si les visages étaient trackés

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on juillet 15, 2010

Created by Blake Foster, Rui Wang, and Erik Learned-Miller

The human eye is amazingly adept at tracking moving objects. The process is so natural to humans that it happens without any conscious effort. While this remarkable ability depends in part on the human brain’s immense processing power, the fast response of the extraocular muscles and the eyeball’s light weight are also vital. Even a small point and shoot camera mounted on a servo is typically too heavy and slow to move with the agility of the human eye. How, then, can we give a computer the ability to track movement quickly and responsively?

Thanks to recent progress in camera miniaturization, small, easily manipulable cameras are now readily available. In this project, we use a first person view (FPV) camera intended for use on model airplanes. The camera is mounted on servo motors which can aim the camera with two degrees of freedom. The entire assembly weighs only 32 grams, only slightly more than a typical human eyeball. Coupled with a GPU-based tracking algorithm, the FPV camera allows the computer to robustly track a wide array of patterns and objects with excellent speed and stability.

The above video clip shows a short demonstration. We built a simple camera tracking system using the FPV camera. The video demonstrates how the tracking camera snaps to a person moving in front of it. We show both the view captured by the tracking camera (the smaller video), and the view from a different camera that shows the movement of the tracking camera (the larger video).

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Envie d’un peu de Diabolino

Posted in du matériel by albertine on juin 28, 2010

Say hell-o to Diavolino. Yes, it’s yet-another Arduino compatible board, but it’s cheap and kind of neat. Simplified design, rounded corners, and shiny. Open source kit. You can get one at our store here.

We designed this primarily in response to local need in our San Francisco hacker community for low-cost boards for teaching.

In many ways, this project is reminiscent of and complimentary to our ATmegaXX8 target boards, which are low-cost, simple design circuit boards for programming AVR microcontrollers through an ISP connection. And while you can add one, those boards don’t have a place to put a USB-TTL cable. And so here we are.

The design is like what you’d get if you bred the Ardweeny from Solarbotics with the 5 V Arduino Pro from SparkFun. It’s designed as an open source, through-hole soldering kit, with the « Duemilanove » form factor.

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et si on remplissait le ciel de Beatfly

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on juin 28, 2010

Beatfly is a small illuminating blimp for entertainment. Its light and movement can be controlled via various interfaces such as MIDI controller, iPhone multi-touch interface, Flash interface on a web site, computer keyboard, mobile phones and voice, and music. It flies, filling the space with colorful light, producing diverse styles of performance in the air. Beatfly is based on open source hardware and software technology, and its technical resources themselves including materials, circuit diagram, mechanical diagram, and software programs are also published as open source under the Creative Commons license. Everyone is welcome to explore this technology by themselves. Beatfly is developed by Hideki Yoshimoto and supported by the IPA Exploratory IT Human Resources Project (The Mitoh Youth Program).

Interested in making one? Check out the project’s code and schematics. You may also buy a Beatfly kit (BYO XBee and Arduino) for $65. [Thanks, Hideki!]

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O’Reilly Webcast: First Steps with Arduino

Posted in du côté de la fabrique by albertine on juin 18, 2010

In this webcast, Make Editor Brian Jepson introduces the basics of Arduino, the open source electronics prototyping platform. You’ll learn what Arduino is, where to get one, and how to connect electronic components to it. You’ll also learn how to write simple programs for Arduino. When you’re done, you’ll be ready to learn more, make more, and have fun prototyping. The last half hour of the recording is open chat following the webcast.

et puis un guide arduino (in french) très bien fait