When one gets a Nespresso coffee machine, the first question that comes to mind is how to organize the different colors of coffee capsules. While chatting with friends about the existing solutions to this "problem", we have been challenged to build an automatic coffee capsule dispenser. Of course, we could not resist...
When you wanted to measure a distance at a precise location, there wasn't, up to now, any middle range between very expensive laser telemeters (of the Baumer type) and cheap sensors (of the Sharp type). These cheap sensors don't provide a real measured value and are very limited distance-wise. Therefore, we were particularly interested in the LIDAR-Lite project which announced a distance measure of several meters for under $100. Nine months later, the baby is here at last and we can test the final version of the product to try out this new technology.
We already used the Yocto-Knob to interface potentiometers, buttons, photo-diodes, but never so far a rotary encoder. This week, we are going to see how to interface a rotary encoder with a Yocto-Knob to create a more advanced human-computer interface.
For Advent, we were asked to decorate a "lighted window" as part of a local street animation. We decided to do this decoration as a shadow play. This offers us the opportunity to show you different methods to animate a window display with Yoctopuce modules, with a video demonstration.
Do you remember the USB desk lamp? This week, we present a WiFi version. It so happens that some new modules appeared since the time the making of the USB version, which make it quite easy to build this improved version.
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