5 Simple DIY Arduino Projects for Beginners and Hobbyists

It is exciting to see how the maker movement has taken off which encourages people to learn how to create things from scratch. Arduino is one of the most popular microcontrollers in the maker and hacker community because of its accessibility and flexibility. Because Arduino was designed to be beginner-friendly, people who are new to programming and electronics can create functional or artistic projects quickly. From wearable Arduino devices to home automation, this simple and versatile board allows for a wide spectrum of possibilities.

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4 DIY IoT Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

The Internet of Things (IoT) provides a way for people to make their home living smarter and easier. However, incorporating IoT technology into your home can be cost-prohibitive since a smart home system can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.

But turning your living space into a smart home does not need to be expensive – it just takes a little know-how, a little time, and a suitable microcontroller board. Just follow the guide and you will see how easy it can be to build your own smart home. Here are 4 DIY IoT smart home projects that software hackers, hobbyists, and beginners can build to turn your house into a smart home.

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SaharaCloud.io Updates: Native IDE/Coding Window Navigation

Sahara Cloud’s native IDE for programming microcontrollers

The product team at Sahara Cloud releases regular feature updates based on feedback from our beta users. This week, we are focusing on navigating Sahara Cloud’s native IDE and coding window. Sign up to join our beta here.

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SaharaCloud.io Updates: Digital Scope Testing Feature

Probing data pins from an Arduino to get the Voltage Readings from The Test Window

The product team at Sahara Cloud releases regular feature updates based on feedback from our beta users. This week, we are focusing on the digital scope testing feature on our platform. Sign up to join our beta here.

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Best Makerspaces for Sharing DIY Tech Projects

Just built a cool DIY tech project that you’re proud of? Want to meet like-minded hackers who enjoy working on interesting electronics projects? Join a makerspace to be involved in the maker community!

Joining a maker space is a great way to:

  • Share your DIY projects to get feedback
  • Attend themed maker events and classes
  • Meet and collaborate with other like-minded hackers
  • Learn new trends in the hardware/DIY space
  • Get new DIY project ideas

If you are wondering where to find a makerspace that suit your needs, we’ve compiled a list of best makerspaces ranging from local maker workshops to online hobbyist communities:

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SaharaCloud.io Updates: Supporting Arduino Uno & Micro, LCDs, and LEDs

Using SaharaCloud to program a simulated Arduino Uno & blinking LED

The product team at Sahara Cloud releases regular feature updates based on feedback from our beta users. This week, we are focusing on the boards and sensors we support on our platform which currently includes Arduino Uno, Arduino Micro, LCDs, and LEDs. Sign up to join our beta here.

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SaharaCloud.io: Virtually prototype hardware on the cloud

Use Sahara Cloud to design, code, and test hardware systems in the cloud.

What is Sahara Cloud?

Sahara Cloud is a cloud-based hardware development platform that enables users to design, code, and test their hardware systems virtually without needing any physical components or equipment. We are currently running a private beta, join the waitlist!

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3 Best Embedded Boards for Hardware Development

If you’re starting out on your embedded development journey, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming when there are so many different boards and microcontrollers on the market. In this post, we are breaking down common embedded development boards and focusing on three boards that are popular for beginner and intermediate developers.

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