Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Arduino Products and Video Tutorials

UK Based electronics supplier RS-Online have added a new Arduino section to the home page of thier site.

Clicking on the links will take you to this section with an overview of the new starter kit, some video demonstrations and datasheets.

These are the 15 projects included in the new official Arduino starter kit -

01 GET TO KNOW YOUR OWN TOOL an introduction to the concepts you'll need to use this kit
02 SPACESHIP INTERFACE design to control panel for your starship
03 LOVE-O-METER measure how hot-blooded you are
04 COLOR MIXING LAMP produce any color with a lamp that uses light as an input
05 MOOD CUE clue people in to how you're doing
06 LIGHT THERIM create a musical instrument you play by waving your hands
07 KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT play music and make some noise with this keyboard
08 DIGITAL HOURGLASS a light-up hourglass that can stop you from working too much
09 MOTORIZED PINWHEEL a color wheel that will have your head spinning
10 ZOETROPE create a mechanical animation you can play forward or reverse
11 CRYSTAL BALL a mystical tour to answer all your tough question
12 KNOCK LOCK tap out the secret code to open the door
13 TOUCHY-FEEL LAMP a lamp that responds to your touch
14 TWEAK THE ARDUINO LOGO control your personal computer from your Arduino
15 HACKING BUTTONS create a master control for all your devices!

More information including the video tutorials can be found here -

Arduino Due

While the site does not mention the upcoming Arduino Due, there is a 'stay tuned for Arduino' email notification which you can subscribe to in the link above. If RS have any marketting sense I am sure they will use this mailing list to announce the availability of Due or pre orders.

So if you are UK based Stay Tuned.

UPDATE: The Arduino team have started a new thread on the Arduino forum for the newly released started kit -,125444.0/topicseen.html

Duane B

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