Wi-Fi equipped 32-bit Arduino board streamlines cloud-powered embedded app development

Digilent’s chipKIT WiFire board is an awesome little beastie. Powered by Microchip’s latest 32-bit 200 MHz MCU, the Wi-Fi equipped Arduino-compatible platform has been paired with Imagination Technologies’ Flow Cloud service development tools in an effort to make creating cloud-powered embedded applications practical for the average developer. Continue reading “Wi-Fi equipped 32-bit Arduino board streamlines cloud-powered embedded app development”

Arduino-Laden Building Blocks Add Digital Effects To Basic Games (VIDEO)

Designed by digital media student Felix Heibeck at the University of Bremen, Cuboino is a digital extension of the classic marble-game cuboro. Heibeck’s creation consists of a set of cubes that are seamlessly compatible with the original cuboro cubes. When the cubes are snapped together, the player can build a modular system that incorporates the same functioning features of the regular toy. Continue reading “Arduino-Laden Building Blocks Add Digital Effects To Basic Games (VIDEO)”

Arduino-Powered Paintball Sentry Shoots With a Tweet (VIDEO)

iStrategyLabs is a digital firm that develops tools and services that foster community, online and off, for big organizations — putting out social-media marketing for GE during the 2012 Olympics, a social media-savvy concert for American Eagle, and a paintball sentry drone that fires when you tweet at it.

Huh?

OK, so that last creation doesn’t come with a major corporate sponsor, but rather is an internal project called “PaintBot” — a paintball rifle mounted on a tripod and rigged with an Arduino to fire whenever someone tweets the hashtag #ISLPaint.”

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Source: Wired Top Stories