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1  Topics / Education and Teaching / Big tutorial just dropped on Cycling '74 website on: June 17, 2013, 03:19:58 pm
Hi there,

beside my fresh latest book C Programming for Arduino publication, I made this big tutorial about how I designed a wireless device embedding an accelerometer & a battery, based on Arduino Fio for a digital art piece named The Village.

You can read the tutorial here



If you are interested, there is also a short interview I enjoyed to answer.

Best,
2  Topics / Education and Teaching / Re: Good Books To Learn About Arduinos and Programming on: May 20, 2013, 05:42:54 pm
I hope you'll like this one by me:

http://cprogrammingforarduino.com

3  Topics / Education and Teaching / Re: C Programming for Arduino / The book on: April 15, 2013, 05:46:29 pm
Available at Barnes & Noble
4  Topics / Education and Teaching / Re: C Programming for Arduino / The book on: April 11, 2013, 03:58:10 pm
And here it is coming ...

http://www.packtpub.com/c-programming-arduino/book
5  Topics / Education and Teaching / Re: C Programming for Arduino / The book on: March 09, 2013, 02:23:59 pm
I'm about to send the first newsletter on next night (GMT+1)
I will announce the summary of the #arduino #book that will be published early April 2013.

Feel free to join the newsletter:
http://cprogrammingforarduino.com/newsletter
6  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Multiple Xbee Series 1 talking to my computer on: February 14, 2013, 05:21:38 am
Hi there,
just to confirm before to order:

one computer with Xbee Explorer board + an XBee Series 1
multiple remote device with one XBee Series 1 on each one (maximum 3 devices)

is that okay ?

This is point to point but one of the point (computer side) has to receive and parse messages from more than one remote device.

any confirmations (or invalidation) would be great smiley
7  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Do 2 XBee Serie1 need configuration router/coordinator ? on: February 12, 2013, 01:27:35 pm
This page confused me
www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl?id=2213

But indeed mesh required something particular for series1... And I don't need that, so

Thanks  to have un confused me!
8  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Do 2 XBee Serie1 need configuration router/coordinator ? on: February 12, 2013, 01:10:27 pm
Serie2 are the other model for which this exists ?
If the answer is yes, that will definitively unconfuse me  smiley-cool
9  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Do 2 XBee Serie1 need configuration router/coordinator ? on: February 12, 2013, 01:01:46 pm
Hi there,
targeting XBee 1mW Serie 1 for my project (one will be a remote device, the other one connected to the computer via XBee Explorer board, I'd like to know if with Serie 1 I need to configure one as a coordinator and the other a router or not ?!

I'm confused about this.

Any leads or advices would be very appreciated smiley
10  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Xbee communication with a remote computer ? on: February 12, 2013, 10:49:06 am
Thanks a lot pylon.
I guess my solution is designed.

Now, ordering and prototyping :-)

I'll let you know!
11  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Xbee communication with a remote computer ? on: February 12, 2013, 09:59:47 am
Just designed a solution including this explorer.
Thanks a lot to confirm me that can work smiley


My only unknown point is the fact we can charge the Polymer Lithium Or Battery using the Arduino FiO.
It is written yes on the official FIO page, but not on some others.

I guess we can because the USB mini on the FIO cannot be used to program it... it is only made for charging battery
12  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Charging a Polymer Lithium-Or Battery with Arduino FIO ? on: February 12, 2013, 08:28:38 am
Hi there,

I read on sparkfun that the mini-USB connector was ONLY for charging battery.

I also read on this that Polymer Lithium Or have to be charged ONLY with a specific charger.

So what can I use that could be charged by plugging the FIO on USB ? This would be much easier and would avoid to disconnect the battery, charge it, reconnect which could involve some pins problem.
13  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Arduino with WiFi or Xbee / Box & power consumption on: February 12, 2013, 06:44:40 am
With the XBee Explorer module, I guess I can use directly a ZigBee module and the computer will be able to read/send message through that.

I didn't test Bluetooth over 5m. I know there are 2 power categories in specifications.
Maybe I'm already targeting ZigBee stuff. That seems more okay about distances required.


About Nano, you are just right. I read too fast.
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardFio can be the good one.
Containing connector for Polymer Lithium Ion like batteries + it contains the XBee socket at the bottom.




Anyway, I guess I'll go with Arduino Board Fio + ZigBee module + Accelerometer + Polymer Lithium Ion like battery on the remote side, and Xbee explorer USB + Zigbee with an antenna on the computer side.

The Polymer Lithium Ion like battery can also be charged using the USB connection on the Arduino Fio...

That seems to match well my needs.
Thanks for your precious advices here. Continuing to be interested by your opinion, of course smiley
14  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Arduino with WiFi or Xbee / Box & power consumption on: February 12, 2013, 06:09:53 am
Thanks a lot for your answer.

Problem of Bluetooth is the distance.
I'll use it with a distance of 10m to 20m (20 is a real maximum)

Problem of WiFi (even with sleep mode when the device doesn't move) is the consumption


I guess this one would be more realistic :

On the remote side
Arduino + Accelerometer (wake-on-shake friendly like this one) + Xbee/ZigBee with a shield

On the computer side
Xbee Explorer  + Xbee/ZigBee

I guess I'd have to use an Arduino Nano in order to reduce consumption too.

Put everything in a (cute) box will be a challenge for me too :p
15  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Xbee communication with a remote computer ? on: February 12, 2013, 05:16:32 am
Hi there,
I just need to figure out how I can make my Arduino communicating using an XBee module with a computer.

My only question is about the computer side.
are there XBee module pluggable on the computer directly ? or should I have to use another arduino with Xbee module and make the com using virtual communication over USB ?

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