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Yoctopuce-style light barrier

By martinm, in DIY and Internet of Things, august 18,2017.

You are probably aware of the problem: how to ensure a minimum of security when you back out of a private property in a car, without visibility. Most of the time, people simply back out really slowly and hope that no one bumps into them. But you are still at the mercy of a distracted driver. Hence the idea of a light barrier triggering a light signal to warn oncoming traffic of the danger.

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Using a Pitot probe with a Yocto-0-10V-Rx

By seb, in Measures, august 11,2017.

A few years ago, we explained how to create an anemometer, but there is another solution to measure wind speed: the Pitot tube. This week, we are going to see how to measure wind speed with a Pitot tube for scaled modelling and a Yocto-0-10V-Rx.



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New product: the Yocto-0-10-Tx

By mvuilleu, in New stuff, august 04,2017.

It took us some time to find a design that suited us, but this week we can finally announce the latest member of our family of USB analog interfaces: Here is the Yocto-0-10V-Tx.

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DIY RGB LED bar lamp

By martinm, in DIY and Internet of Things, july 28,2017.

This week, we show you how to build a bar lamp based on RGB LEDs. It's easy and you will end up with something almost as pretty as those you may find in your favorite appliance store. Moreover, each LEDs can be controlled individually, which is not a common feature among design lamps.

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How to detect leaks in an irrigation circuit

By mvuilleu, in DIY and Measures, july 21,2017.

Courtesy of SwirlyLand, Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Irrigation controllers are very convenient to avoid the garden watering chore, but they sometimes create disasters. As times goes by, and with changes in temperature, pipes tend to unbend and sometimes to separate at the joints, creating local inundations which can be devastating the vegetable patch, for example. Let's see how to detect leaks as quickly as possible...

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