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AmbientMonitor – W5100 client

AmbientMonitor – W5100 client

luca February 14, 2015 0

Some time ago, I published my AmbientMonitor project: a thermometer and hygrometer based on Arduino and an AJAX web interface. To connect Arduino to the network I chose a shield based on the ENC28J60 chip; Danny Kimbler sent me a sketch that

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4ld: the shopping list

4ld: the shopping list

luca February 11, 2015 8

Now that my first quadricopter is almost finished and showed it can fly, I’m posting the full list of the components I brought to build it. I divided the components into categories and I

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4ld: The first flight

4ld: The first flight

luca January 14, 2015 13

Here’s a short video about the first flight – using the GPS flight mode – of my quadricopter

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4ld: the landing gear

4ld: the landing gear

luca January 12, 2015 0

The frame I chose for my quadricopter is a clone of the DJI’s F450 model. I could therefore buy and install on my quadricopter the original DJI landing gear, made by four plastic legs and the mounting

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4ld: Naza-M Lite to Naza-M v2

4ld: Naza-M Lite to Naza-M v2

luca January 8, 2015 2

In some previous blog posts, I described the flight control board I chose for my quadricopter, the DJI Naza-M Lite. DJI also produces a more advanced control board, the Naza-M v2. Some users discovered that the

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4ld: here are the propellers!

4ld: here are the propellers!

luca December 13, 2014 4

The last step of the building of my quadricopter is to add the propellers, connected to the motor’s shaft using screw clamps: It’s very important to mount the correct propeller depending on the direction

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My Ghostbusters collector’s edition

My Ghostbusters collector’s edition

luca November 29, 2014 0

This year is the 30th anniversary of the first Ghostbusters movie (1084). To celebrate the event, Lego is selling – thanks to the Lego Ideas project – SET 21108 that includes the ECTO-1 and four minifigs: I had

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4ld: receiver and flight controller configuration

4ld: receiver and flight controller configuration

luca November 15, 2014 0

Last setup steps on my quadricopter waiting for a better weather to fly… I connected the receiver to the Naza Lite: channels CH1…4 of the receiver go to the ports A, E, T, R of the flight controller, while

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4ld: the BEC circuit

4ld: the BEC circuit

luca November 7, 2014 4

ESCs usually contain a circuit named BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit), that is a circuit that outputs a regulated voltage of 5V, used for example to power the receiver. The circuit is defined “battery eliminator”

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SDWebServer – enc28J60 and Arduino (20)

SDWebServer – enc28J60 and Arduino (20)

luca November 4, 2014 96

In the previous blog post, you learned how to send big files (html pages, images…) with your ENC28J60 shield. Today I’m going to show you a complete webserver! Description The user’s browser sends a request, through the

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