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How to Play Music on Motors

Stepper Motors connected to 1063

If you’ve ever played with motors, you’ve probably noticed their musical hum as they turn at different speeds, but have you ever thought of putting your motors to use as a musical instrument? While this project probably won’t be something

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How to Control A 4-Digit 7-Segment LED Display Using Phidgets

How to Control a 7-Segment Multiplexed Display with Phidgets

Phidget user hammerstan set out to create a 5-digit display using a single multiplexed 7-segment LED display and minimal electronic components. Without having an extensive electronics background, he’s found using an IC/chips based method overly complex. So, he wired a 5-digit 7-segment LED directly

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Launching a Web Server for Home Monitoring

Home Automation Website

Last year we talked about setting up simple home automation. Building off of that, let’s talk about setting up a web server on the SBC to share data on the world wide web.

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Sensor Sunday: Wearables for Baby, Underground/Undersea Sensors, and Sensors in the Environment

Sensors move Underground

There’s a ton of sensor news this week covering all aspects of the technology. We’ll look at city sensors, pipeline sensors and a few different environmental sensors. But first, let’s talk about wearables for babies.

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Sensor Sunday: Wearable magnetic sensors, sensing escaped prisoners, preventing railway fatalities and more

Feeling Magnetic Fields

This weeks sensor news comes from all over the world and from all fields. We’ll start with the emergence of a new smart city, talk about a new sensor being developed and finish it off with some creative uses of senses that we’ve seen. Read on to find out more.

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4 Projects You Can Do With Raspberry Pi and Phidgets

Raspberry Pi Phidgets RFID

Connecting Phidgets to Raspberry Pi is increasing in popular. The Raspberry Pi allows Phidgets to work in more remote places where a user might not want to put a PC.

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Sensor Sunday: Sports Sensors, Pollution Sensors and Wine Robots

Better Wine Thanks to a Wine Sensing Robot

News this week is all about Super Bowl, and even sensors can’t escape being drawn into the media flurry. Plenty more sensor news is out there to cover including bike sensors, pollution sensors for marathon runners and much more! Footballers Find Sensors

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