Category Embedded — Arduino

Programming the Arduino Uno and Nano under PCBSD 9.1

This post describes the small patch required to the FreeBSD Port of avrdude 5.11 to enable programming of the Arduino Uno R3 directly from a PCBSD 9.1 desktop. At the time of writing, the Arduino IDE version 1.0.3 is available as a PCBSD “PBI“. This PBI bundles avrdude version 5.11, which does the low-level programming for […]

LCD Keypad Shield for Arduino Uno

I received my LCD Keypad Shield last week from Dealextreme. This post briefly summarises some useful information regarding the tweaks required to the standard Arduino library for controlling LCD panels.

TSOP1838 IR Infrared Receiver

I received my TSOP1838 IR Infrared Receiver last week from Dealextreme. This post briefly summarises some useful information regarding the PCB pinout and links to an Arduino library that can be used to read the signals from common IR remote controls.

Arduino Ethernet Shield — first impressions

I received my Ethernet Shield last week from DealExtreme. Today I did some preliminary tests using my Arduino Uno Rev3 board and running the WinXP version of Arduino IDE under VirtualBox 4.1.18 under FreeBSD 8.3-PRERELEASE #1 r232754.

Cables and breadboards for Arduino experiments

I’ve been experimenting with Arduino Uno and Nano boards recently, along with various sensors, servomotors and other I/O boards. Here are some photos of cables and breadboards available from DX.com that I’ve found useful.

My first (clone) Arduino Nano 3.0

I recently decided to start playing with Arduino embedded computers. On May 9th 2012 I purchased an Arduino Compatible “Nano V3.0 AVR” from DX.com (DealExtreme). It arrived June 4th 2012. Here are my initial thoughts.

An Arduino Uno talking to a TP-Link WR1043ND

Inspired by blog posts by two other people (Arduino and OpenWRT and Arduino + WR703N) I decided to experiment with having my own Arduino Uno R3 talk via the USB port to a TP-Link WR1043ND wireless Access Point running OpenWRT.  So far I have the Uno R3 visible as /dev/ttyACM0 inside the OpenWRT-powered WR1043ND. The […]

A TM1638-based LED display with pushbuttons for Arduino I/O

I recently decided to start playing with Arduino embedded computers. On May 9th 2012 I purchased an I/O board from DX.com containing eight 7-segment LED displays, 8 individual LEDs and 8 pushbutton inputs. It arrived May 30th 2012. These are my initial notes and an experiment.

Programming an Arduino Uno — FreeBSD/VirtualBox/WinXP

Yesterday I received my Arduino Uno R3 clone. Today, I programmed it to do a few basic tasks. The most notable thing is that I ran the Arduino Windows IDE (version 1.0.1) under Windows XPsp3 as a guest VM inside VirtualBox 4.1.8 under FreeBSD 8. And it worked! 

My first (clone) Arduino Uno R3

I recently decided to start playing with Arduino embedded computers. On May 9th 2012 I purchased an Arduino Compatible UNO Rev3 Development Board from DX.com (DealExtreme). It arrived May 30th 2012. Here are my initial thoughts.