Electric Gardener

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Retropie: Moving my games to an USB stick

Updated for EmulationStation 2 As my retropie project progresses, I still struggle from time to time. One of these challenges was to move my games to an USB stick so I can save the space...

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Making my Arduino robot aware of the surroundings – part 1

Connecting the sensors This is the first part on connecting the sensors to my arduino robot. It will cover connecting the sensors and the code to test it. In a second article I will...

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The Raspberry Pi distraction – configuring RetroPi

Over the last weeks I got a little bit distracted by another little device – the Raspberry Pi. Sadly this put all my current projects on hold, which is especially bad for my progress...

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Electric imp plant growing station version 2 – Idea and changes

My earlier tries to build a plant monitoring station had some flaws. I discussed the idea of having a lamp connected, but I could not get it to work sufficiently. After some playing around...

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Quick Monday tech link post – quadcopter away …

I found this recently on TED – which is an awesome demonstration of the capabilities of modern quadcopters by Raffaello D’Andrea. As I have some ongoing projects where I’m currently working on – like my...

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Teaching my Arduino robot how to drive.

This is my (first) second article in a series on how I build my autonomous Arduino based robot. The final goal is to be able to set him or her free and watch him...

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Never start a robot project!

If you like electronics and/or DIY stuff and if you have kids sooner or later the topic of building a robot will surface. And if this happens … run as fast as you can....

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Connecting Arduino Uno and Electric Imp via Software Serial

I finally got my Arduino Uno talk to one of my Electric Imps. I do not know why, but it was a struggle. But in the end, it is pretty simple. What I would...

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How to build an Arduino based sourdough incubator

Why build an Arduino based sourdough incubator? Living in a foreign country usually leads to some challenges and some things you miss from your home country. For me this is good sourdough bread, which...

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Building my own environmental monitor! Part 3: Coding

This is the third and last part in my series on building an environmental or plant monitor using the electric imp. In part 2 I cover the hardware setup. Now in part 3 I...

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