Programming the Arduino Pro Mini with USB Mini

Everyone, who has been making a project based on Arduino probably wanted the board to be smaller than the basic unit. A variety of smaller, but compatible with Arduino, boards have been developed. One of them is SparkFun’s Arduino Pro Mini. Currently, it has ATmega328 onboard and its dimensions are 33 mm x 18 mm. […]

Remember the colours – a game

The following article is based on this entry on Newton’s blog (in Polish). All the pictures, program code and the video clip came from there. This project’s goal was to use as many parts from the Arduino Starter Kit, as possible. So, what is this project exactly? As the title itself suggests, it’s a game, […]

How to connect switches

Switches (buttons, pushbuttons, tact switches) are commonly used with Arduino. But, for beginners, it’s sometimes irritating when it comes to wire them up correctly. Some of their terminals are shorted with each other. Such a switch doesn’t work if putted in reversely. Because of that, here’s some words of explanation. For instance, we have a […]

Arduino Bluetooth on Ubuntu

Arduino Bluetooth – Arduino without USB port, with Bluetooth module instead. Ideal solution if wireless communication with Arduino is needed. At first – some differences to an ordinary Arduino Duemilanove. Arduino BT is based on ATmega168, so we have a little less memory at disposal. There is no USB port, so we have to power […]

Balancing robots – for dummies?

Balancing robots are those, which can maintain balance by themselves. And how it looks? For example like this. Author of the robot above began a interesting thread on Arduino forum: Balancing robot for dummies, where he promises to describe everything in a simple and aproachable way. If you are interested in this kind of robots […]