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How to drive a camera shutter automatically

By martinm, in DIY, march 22,2013.

Someone asked us recently if it is possible to drive a Canon EOS camera using a Yocto-Relay and information found on this site. We answered yes, of course, but not without a serious temptation to give it a try. Follow the guide, and don't miss the demo !

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Variations on the Makey Makey theme

By mvuilleu, in DIY and Tiny PC, february 22,2013.

Someone asked us this week if it was possible to use a Yocto-Knob to detect a contact made by bare fingers, as done by the famous Makey Makey. The answer is yes, of course, but we will not leave it at that... (don't miss the video at the end of the post !)

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How to measure wind? (part 2)

By martinm, in DIY, january 18,2013.

Last week, we built an anemometer allowing you to measure wind speed by USB. This week, we describe the complementary tool: a wind vane allowing you to know the wind direction. With USB reading of course, otherwise it's not fun.

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How to measure wind? (part 1)

By martinm, in DIY, january 11,2013.

Yocto-Meteo owners regularly ask us if Yoctopuce intends to put on the market a sensor to measure wind speed. The problem is that an anemometer contains more mechanics than electronics. We looked at some models available on the market. We concluded that the cheap anemometers were too difficult to hack and that the models designed to be interfaced were way too expensive. We are therefore going to tell you how to create your own anemometer using a Yocto-Knob.

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MIDI-driven light show

By martinm, in DIY, july 12,2012.

The MIDI protocol, well known from all musicians, exists for almost thirty years. Although it was originally thought for keyboards, there are now all kinds of MIDI instruments: guitar, saxo, drums, etc. Most of the time, MIDI is used to record or drive an instrument, but would it be possible as well to use MIDI to drive a light show? Let's try...

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