This article demonstrates the creation of an inductive switch cabinet lock that can detect the movement of a conductive target. The purpose is to create a door that cannot be opened without triggering an alarm.
November 06, 2017 by Mark Hughes
In spite of their convenience, the cost of solder paste stencils has prevented many hobbyists from using them. But the use of polyimide film has brought the prices within reach... if you know how and where to get them.
June 02, 2016 by Charles R. Hampton
An FPGA is a crucial tool for many DSP and embedded systems engineers. However, the learning curve when getting started can be fairly steep. This project introduces the Quartus II and ModelSim software suites as well as a background on FPGA design flow for system on chip development. The development board used was a Terasic DE1-SoC, which has the Altera Cyclone V SoC chip. This IC contains an FPGA and an integrated ARM Cortex A9 as a hard processor system.
December 29, 2015 by William Coventry
Building on skills developed in the introductory KiCad tutorial, this article will focus on creating custom parts and adding them to a local library, expanding the default libraries to include community repositories, and contributing parts back into the open source ecosystem. The end product will be a MAX31855 K-type thermocouple amplifier which can be used for a huge array of temperature sensing projects.
August 10, 2015 by Patrick Lloyd
For most, the name "Father Christmas" conjures images of toys and gadgets. But for this gentleman maker, the name brings misery. Be sure to stockpile your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Particle Photons; it's time to catch Saint Nick red-handed.
December 21, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
Have a party coming up in the next few weeks that you want to make extra posh? Try making your own extra-special brew with the Gentleman Maker's SmartBrewer! Make sure you have an Adafruit IO account ready to go and your Particle Photon on hand.
December 06, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
This article describes an Ethernet-connected subsystem of a larger modular sensor system designed for industrial or smart home sensing and monitoring. We will discuss a custom sensor subsystem developed for this application.
September 12, 2018 by Mark Hughes
The Texas Instruments DLPDLCR2000EVM is a demonstration cape designed to plug into a BeagleBone Black (BBB) and provide instant-on projection capabilities using a digital micromirror device and a relatively high-power RGB LED.
July 09, 2018 by Mark Hughes
In this episode of the Gentleman Maker, we'll use a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, an Arduino Nano, and an Arduino Uno to create a handy system to rid ourselves of overly-colorful fashion choices.
July 05, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
In this project, we’re using an Arduino Uno and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B to create an automatic wildlife camera. And, as an added bonus, this camera works at night. Make one of your own to snap photos of local birds, parading pups, or sneaky humans.
June 15, 2018 by Robin Mitchell