Since photoelectric sensing can be achieved with electrical, electromechanical, and electronic components, learn to build, test, and implement a prototype photoelectric switch using off-the-shelf components with Arduino OpenPLC.
March 12, 2023 by Don Wilcher
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
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 article, we will take a look at the XDK110 rapid prototyping kit, characterize its hardware, explore its software environment, and demonstrate connecting the device to the MQTT messaging service.
April 12, 2018 by Mark Hughes
The MSP430FR2633 is a low-power microcontroller with multiple GPIOs and capacitive touch pins. This project creates a circuit that supports a custom capacitive touch panel with LED and haptic feedback.
January 12, 2018 by Mark Hughes