August 4

New Toys: Robot and Yún

Today I got two new toys from my wife:

The Arduino Robot:

Arduino Robot
Arduino Robot

Arduino Yún:

Arduino Yún
Arduino Yún

The setup of the Robot was quite easy, especially with the introduction videos of Xun and David on youtube.

For the Yún it seems, that I have still a lot to read.

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July 20

Fail of the Last Weekend

Two weeks ago, during the MakerFaire Hannover 2014, I bought the Useless Machnine from Solarbotics, which was sold by Watterott. Last weekend I began to assemble the machine. I read the construction manual, and started to build. But, alas, I used some old screwdrivers, so that I had to use strong force – too strong:


Broken Part of the Useless Machine
Broken Part of the Useless Machine

So I ordered a second one at Watterott, which arrived last Monday. Yesterday I bought some new screwdrivers at a hardware store, and continued to work.

Meanwhile: I should have read the complete manual; Solarbotics offers to send replacement part for broken ones.If they send parts to Germany, I will have two Useless Machines; you can never have enough of them.

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July 11

Adafruit NeoPixel Ring, some documentation

Last weekend the MakerFaire Hannover 2014 took place, and the Arduino Group Hannover attended the Faire. Again Watterott was one of the exhibitors – it was clear, that this will be an expensive weekend ;-).

One of the things I bought was the NeoPixel Ring from Adafruit – a very nice toy!

In this article I will extract some of the documentation in the original neopixel library, so that I (and perhaps you) have it in one place without the disturbance of the actual code.

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