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Specialized Sensor Series #3 – RFID

The purpose of this series of blog posts is to highlight a specific class of unique sensors and walk through what options are out there and which ones will work with your Phidgets devices. This post discusses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers and tags.

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Specialized Sensor Series #2 – Water Quality Sensors

Specialized Sensor Series #2 - Water Quality Sensors

At Phidgets, we try to make a wide variety of sensors available to our customers. If we can’t make the sensor ourselves, we try to find a manufacturer so we can sell a third-party sensor to fill the gap. However,

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Specialized Sensor Series #1 – Flow Sensors

Specialized Sensor Series #1 - Flow Sensors

At Phidgets, we try to make a wide variety of sensors available to our customers. If we can’t make the sensor ourselves, we try to find a manufacturer so we can sell a third-party sensor to fill the gap. However,

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Design to Manufacturing: Enclosures

We recently released a brand new enclosure for our Phidget Spatial boards, made of a different plastic and manufactured using a different process than the previous enclosures. Join me as I walk through the journey of making a customized accessory from

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How to Destroy a Motor Controller

Infrared Look at a 1063 Motor Controller in Action

By far the most frequently replaced board in Phidgets history has been the 1063 PhidgetStepper Bipolar controller. Was it a bad Phidget? No, but motor controllers are often put on the front lines of a project, sandwiched between high voltage power supplies

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Steppers with Encoders: When Open-loop Control Isn’t Enough

With the increasing popularity of DIY projects such as quadcopters, CNC tables and 3D printers, many people are faced with the decision of which type of motor to use in their project. For applications that require precise control of the

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