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Acc_Gyro = Accelerometer + Gyro Chip!

For those of you looking for an accelerometer chip with a gyro, look no further as this new Acc_Gyro chip does exactly that.

The Acc_Gyro Board represents a 5DOF Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), capable of measuring acceleration on all 3-axis as well as measuring rotation rate around the X and Y axis. Combining values from both accelerometer and gyroscope will allow you to obtain accurate values of inclination angles relative to the earth’s surface. IMU units are often used in

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Halloween DIYs – Pitchfork LED, Talking Halloween Basket, and spinning wireless thingee

Pitchfork LED!

Although we haven’t been doing much DIYs lately, you can check out the Pitchfork LED for ideas for this Halloween!

Here’s the really cool spinning bluetooth wirele

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Update the Arduino

Here’s a little hack on HOWTO update your Arduino Chip from David Fowler. (Thanks David!)

After doing the reset mod to my Arduino Compatible Bare Bones Boards I wanted to update the firmware to get the full benefit of the Diecimila update. I followed the directions on the Arduino website but could not succeed. I sent emails and did web searches and still did not find the answer. Ultimately with the help of David Mellis, one of the Arduino Team members, we figured out that it can not be done from the IDE using the simple cable described at the

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Mini Cooper Billboard in San Francisco

You can see this Mini Cooper Billboard in San Francisco on your way towards Bay Bridge. I guess this is actually RFID enabled which is kinda cool. Yes, it’s a very effective way of advertising as I do read it about 75% of the time that I pass by this spot looking for changes in what the Mini Cooper is saying… (mostly kinda stupid… one time it was saying something like “Be small and Go faster” or something) But it is indeed very creative. I don’t know if it actually can identify Mini drivers but I will try to see if

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Touch control chip for your next “touch” buttons

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You can now easily make a touch application similar to the touch interface on the LG Chocolate. Check out touch-sensor chip you can use for your next embedded application or even maybe wii hacking or ps3 hacking…

QT113 family QTouchT ICs create sense fields through dielectric surfaces such as plastic or glass up to 100mm (4″) thick, and can even turn small objects into sensors. These sense fields can work easily through gloved hands.

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