Category Archive: Arduino

Mar 17

SM130 RFID Reader and Arduino

Recently I’ve been working on a RFID identification solution for a new project at University of Aveiro. Our first approach will be through Arduino and the Son Micro SM130 RFID module. At first, the Arduino seemed quite simple and effective for the final goal, but soon the problems came up. We will have to communicate …

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Feb 25

DD-WRT Serial and Arduino

Today I’m sharing my latest experiment with DD-WRT along with Arduino. For those who are not familiar with DD-WRT, it is a custom firmware for a large range of different routers, that allows to unleash some features that they don’t seem to have with stock firmware. For this experiment, I used a Buffalo WHR-G300N, because …

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Nov 20

Arduino Wakes My PC

I always dreamed of controlling some of my house features through the Internet. See IPTV in my computer, turn ON/OFF lights, remote P2P downloads… To acomplish this, I needed a server – my old desktop computer should do the work. But of course, it’s not my intention to leave it awake the whole day/week/month… I needed …

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Apr 07

Bluetooth Servos

Hello everyone. I’d like to share with you my latest mini-project. I wanted to control a Pan&Tilt system from my mobile phone. Note: the audio is in Portuguese, but I took some time to make the English subtitles.

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