Andrea Toscano

Category Archive: Arduino

  • Arduino Light Mood Lamp
    16th, February
    Arduino Light Mood Lamp with RGB LEDs

    !! Code available on my GitHub toskyRocker account !! Hi folks, today I’ll show a simple project I realised for Valentine’s day for my girlfriend. The main purpose is using Arduino Uno to build a small ambient lamp which changes LED colours depending on light intensity. I have simply adopted few 10mm RGB LEDs, an Arduino…

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  • Led Fading with Sin wave
    15th, February
    Fading LEDs with sine wave

    Hi everybody, the purpose of this post is to explain a simple technique concerning LED fading. One common issue in fading a LED is blocking the execution of the loop() in a for loop as long as it performs the fading. This approach wastes a lot of resources since the microcontroller can only perform this action…

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  • Comelicottero Team and Zoe Romano @ WeMake Milano
    11th, October
    Comelicottero Team @ WeMake Milano

    Thanks to Zoe Romano (Digital Strategy and Wearables @ Arduino) Comelicottero Team had the opportunity to explain their quadcopter project to the enthusiastic audience of the WeMake makerspace fablab !       Comelicottero quadcopter developed by Andrea Toscano, Simone Castellani and Giovanni Intorre at Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI) – Informatica Magistrale

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  • Comelicottero on www.arduino.cc
    11th, June
    Comelicottero quadcopter on Arduino.cc website

    Comelicottero quadcopter Project will be soon available on www.arduino.cc‘s Forum. Some tutorials will be provided in order to set up Comelicottero’s firmware on Yun and the Ground Station on the personal computer. See Arduino Blog for further info: http://blog.arduino.cc/2015/06/08/building-a-quadcopter-running-on-arduino-yun/ Comelicottero developed by: Andrea Toscano, Giovanni Intorre, Simone Castellani. Andrea’s Supervisor: Prof. Federico Pedersini Università degli…

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  • Arduino Yun ESC - 400Hz PWM Signal (Comelicottero)
    02nd, June
    400Hz PWM on Atmega32u4 for multirotors (without using Servo Library)

    !! Code available on my GitHub toskyRocker account !! The main issue using the Servo Library is that you can hardly go faster than 125Hz, with a huge amount of interrupts generated. I use instead 16bit Timer1 and Timer3 to generate PWM signals @400Hz on 4 pins (up to 6 pins). No interrupts are required….

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  • U-Blox Neo M8N Drotek
    15th, May
    U-Blox Neo M8N U-Center configuration and Arduino parser sketch

    !! U-Blox Neo M8N configuration file and Arduino sketch available on my gitHub toskyRocker account !! Today I’ll explain how to configure the outstanding U-Blox Neo M8N GPS/GLONASS receiver for multirotors usage. Introduction to the U-Blox Neo M8N Why this receiver? Well, the answer is pretty simple: it’s one of the best receivers you can…

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  • No Bridge Library on Arduino Yun
    07th, May
    Arduino Yun – TCP/IP to Serial1 redirect

    !! Code available on my GitHub toskyRocker account !! Many of us, Arduino lovers, want to get rid of the Bridge library, due to its lame performance, it’s slow and heavy. A simple way to avoid this problem is to replace the Bridge library (Atmega side) with a python script (Atheros side) that redirects the…

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  • Arduino Yun - External USB dongle WiFi
    07th, May
    Arduino Yun – USB WiFi dongle acting as Access Point

    This post explains how to use an external dongle Wifi in Access Point mode on the Arduino Yun

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