Monthly Archives: March 2014

Arduino Day Torino

*Hey, Arduino and Torino are two of my favorite things.

About Arduino Day
Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s first 10 years. It’s 24 hours full of events – both official and independent, anywhere around the world – where people interested in Arduino can meet, share their experiences, and learn more.
Who can participate?
Arduino invites all Arduino user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, teachers, pros, and newbies to participate. Let’s make this the biggest birthday party yet!
What can you do during Arduino Day?
You can attend any event or organize one for your community.
It doesn’t matter whether you are an expert or a newbie, an engineer, designer, crafter or maker: Arduino Day is open to anyone who wants to celebrate Arduino and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with it.
The events set up by independent organizers will offer different types of activities, tailored to local audiences all over the world.

Arduino Day!
Una giornata per festeggiare Arduino e la sua community

Il 29 Marzo arriva l’Arduino Day!
Il Fablab non poteva mancare per i festeggiamenti!
Toolbox Coworking ci ospiterà per tutto il pomeriggio, inoltre ospiterà tutti i workshop e le talk che si alterneranno a partire dalle 15:00 fino alle 19:00.

Assieme ai nostri makers, che saranno presenti per uno show&tell dei loro progetti, scopriremo quanto è facile lavorare con Arduino e soprattutto quando è fantastico far parte della sua community.

Hai impegni per Sabato 29 Marzo ?
Vieni a trovarci da Toolbox Coworking in
Via Agostino da Montefeltro 2

Control Any Circuit with a TV Remote and an Arduino

Since you probably don’t use most of the buttons on your remote control, why not make them work for other things? This project shows you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from a remote and then use it to make an outlet switch keyed to that code.P

This little hack comes from one of our favorite Instructables users, DIY Hacks and How Tos. To build this project, you’ll need an Arduino, an infrared receiver module, some LEDs, switches, and a few other electronic odds and ends. When you’re done, you’ll be able to power on or off pretty much anything you want using your TV remote. And yes, you can buy remote outlets with separate controls, but this one lets you use a control you already have. Plus, it’s an excellent learning project if you’re just getting started with Arduino.

Make a cheap sous vide cooker with Arduino and a rice cooker

Sous-vide cooking is a way of cooking food where precise temperatures are used to cook the food for long periods of time. The method is supposed to ensure that the outside and inside of vegetables, meats, fish and eggs reach the same level of “doneness” at the same time and to retain juiciness and flavor. The food is placed in airtight food-safe bags and placed in a water bath that is kept at a specific temperature for the duration of the cooking time. Sous vide cookers have come on the market that regulate all of that for you, but at a pretty penny. Many machines cost $500 to $1000.

Instructables user Etienne Giust has allowed us to share his project for making a DIY sous vide cooker using a rice cooker and Arduino with all materials costing only $40.

Features :
Works out of the box : no need for tweaking or tuning, the software adapts itself to the characteristics of your cooker : whether it is big, small, full of water, half-full, whether room temperature is low or high, it works.
Efficient regulation in the range of 0.5°C
Sound alarm warns when target temperature is reached
Automatic detection of lid opening and closing : regulation does not get mad when temperature probe is taken out of the water (which is a thing you need to do if you want to actually put food in your cooker)

Safety features :
Automatic cut-off after 5 minutes of continuous heating providing no change in temperature
Automatic cut-off after 24 hours of operation
Automatic cut-off when temperature reaches 95 °C
Allows target temperature only in the safe 50°c to 90°C range
Dead cheap and simple : no expensive LCD or Solid State Relay

If you’re a foodie that likes to try new cooking methods and also make fun DIY gadgets, keep clicking to see how to make this project.