Jake Rice can program his desk clock to display anything
that comes off his computer. Rice turned to the ever-popular Arduino platform
to create a multi-function clock display that presents time in Arabic numerals
(hh:mm) and in binary (hh mm ss), as well as temperature in a two-digit readout
with the degrees symbol. Since it runs off USB power through a USB to TTL
adapter, the display could be programmed to display almost any data streamed
from the host computer.
Cool project! Well done! That said, It's apparent you used "Fritzing" to create the beadboard view and the schematic view. Why isn't there a reference to it? Also, is it just me or is there no listing of your code?
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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