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Reed switches, magnets, and Yocto-PWM-Rx

By martinm, in DIY and Electronics, august 02,2020.

A customer recently contacted Yoctopuce support to ask why his DIY tachometer didn't work with a Yocto-PWM-Rx. We looked into it and, to our surprise, we discovered that generating a clean PWM signal with a magnet and a reed switch was not as easy as one could think.

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Weather forecast display

By martinm, in Internet of Things and DIY, december 06,2019.

This week, we discuss a small DIY to display the weather forecast. It's an opportunity to show you that you can use the job system of the Yocto-I2C for something else apart from reading sensors.

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A speedometer for hamsters

By seb, in DIY, august 30,2019.

This week, we are going to do a small and amusing DIY: we will build a speedometer for a hamster wheel.



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Driving roller shutters

By martinm, in DIY and Internet of Things, august 22,2019.

It seems that when it comes to installing accessories such as electrically powered roller shutters or lights built into a house, the tendency is to avoid pulling cables but to stick on the walls switches which are actually battery-powered radio controls. We are not very convinced of the ecological balance sheet of such a shortcut, but it opens up interesting prospects in terms of DIY.

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A wifi-controlled extension cord

By martinm, in Internet of Things and DIY, may 03,2019.

Recently at Yoctopuce, we started to build, for internal use, many small boxes that some wouldn't hesitate to call "Smart Extension Cords", but which are in fact a simple application of the Yoctopuce technology: Wifi controlled extension cords. We thought that you might be interested in knowing how we build them.

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