Wireless Motion-Sensing Gaming Glove for the Commodore 64


The sensor on the glove is based on the SoMo by SonicWear, a wearable Arduino-compatible device that is intended for creating interactive dance and music performance.  SoMo contains a 9-DOF accelerometer/gyro/magnetometer, microprocessor, battery, and XBee transmitter and receiver pair. Since it’s Arduino-compatible, it can easily be reprogrammed for custom applications.

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via http://hackaday.com/2013/11/14/commodore-64-power-glove-is-so-bad/

DiveDuino – DIY dive computer

“ What is DiveDuino?

Right now Diveduino will not replace your dive computer, but it can log your depth and temperature during your dive, saving it to a MicroSd Card in a TEXT file format so you can import it to excel and do your fancy dive profile graphics, no need of special $100 USD cables that all the diving equipment manufacturing companies sell. Plus it has a display for that information with a actual graph of your dive profile.How it came to my mind?

DiveDuino came to my mind since I am an active diver and I enjoy the sport. I am an electrical engineer and at work I came across with the Arduino platform. Dive computers are expensive, if you want all the fancy features, you can find some computers for about $150 USD and others for about $1500 USD. Every basic dive computer has this indicators: No Decompression Limit(NDL), depth, temperature and elapsed time. So why not create something with the help of the Arduino open source platform, I found a sensor that could interact with Arduino and the rest is the prototype that I am building.“


Project is still fund raising at Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1454384970/diveduino-diy-dive-logger?ref=ending_soon

Breakout – Connect the web and the physical world

„Breakout is a prototyping tool for exploring the intersection of the web and the physical world. The popular Arduino platform and the Firmata protocol are leveraged to enable users to access physical input and output purely from javascript. This makes it easy for anyone familiar with javascript and basic web development to explore the possibilities of using physical I/O in their web applications. Furthermore, the Breakout framework includes a growing library of hardware abstractions such as buttons, leds, servo motors, accelerometers, gyros, etc enabling the user to easily interface with a range of sensors and actuators using just a few lines of javascript code.“