This DIY quadcopter is built around an Arduino Yún

A group of Makers have designed an Arduino-based drone that can be wirelessly controlled from any device.  Developed by Makers Simone Castellani, Giovanni Intorre and Andrea Toscano as a Master’s project at the Universita’ degli Studi of Milan, Comelicottero is a quadcopter driven by an Arduino Yún (ATmega32U4) and wirelessly controlled from any PC or mobile device. Aside from its on-board Arduino, Comelicottero is equipped with […]

Capture the moment with this Arduino Yún cat camera

Do you have cats that enjoy doing funny things while you’re away? Does it always seem like the moment you go to grab the phone, they stop? Well, one Maker going by the name “Neuroballs” recently created a special cat-powered camera with a PIR motion sensor using an Arduino Yún (ATmega32u4) When the Arduino detects a motion, the camera simply […]

The Arduino Yún turns one

The Arduino Yún – which was designed in collaboration with Dog Hunter – is based on Atmel’s ATmega32u4 microcontroller (MCU) and also features the Atheros AR9331, an SoC running Linino, a customized version of OpenWRT. Now, one year later, the Yún celebrates its one-year anniversary! With over 9,200 forum posts, 8 OpenWrt-Yún releases and 492,000 search results, the AVR based board has become […]

High-fiving with the Arduino Yún

Shaking hands. We all do it, right? Well, not if Andrew Maxwell-Parish has anything to say about it. “Handshakes just make me feel dirty,” he wrote in a recent Instructables post. “It’s too impersonal. It’s a gesture with no soul and reeks of a corporate entity.” As Yahoo’s Henry Baker notes, that is exactly why Maxwell-Parish […]

Arduino Yún powers this electricity monitor

A Maker by the name of “Akellyirl” has designed an electricity monitor built around an Atmel-powered Arduino Yún. As previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, the Yún – designed in collaboration with Dog Hunter – is based on Atmel’s popular ATMega32u4 microcontroller (MCU) and also features the Atheros AR9331, an SoC running Linino, a customized version […]

Arduino Yún – a mesh extender platform?

The Serval Mesh Extender can best be described a device that combines ad-hoc WiFi meshing with long-range license-free UHF packet radio to allow the easy formation of mesh networks spanning useful distances. “Typically, the UHF packet radio has a range about ten times greater than WiFi. This means that in ordinary suburban and urban areas […]

Arduino Yún powers this Foursquare soap bubble machine

Earlier this month, Bits & Pieces took a closer look at Stefano Guglielmetti’s Yún-powered Gmail (alert) lamp that is programmed to ping him in real-time about incoming emails labelled “important.” And today we’re going to get up close and personal with a Foursquare soap bubble machine built around the versatile Atmel-based Yún. “When you check […]

Understanding the Arduino Yún’s Bridge

The Arduino Yún is based on Atmel’s ATMega32u4 microcontroller (MCU) and also features the Atheros AR9331, an SoC running Linino. Earlier this week, Bits & Pieces took a closer look at the board’s hardware and today we’ll be getting up close and personal with the Arduino Yún’s Bridge, describing how it helps facilitate communication between […]

A closer look at the Atmel-powered Arduino Yún

The Arduino Yún – designed in collaboration with Dog Hunter – is based on Atmel’s ATMega32u4 microcontroller (MCU) and also features the Atheros AR9331, an SoC running Linino, a customized version of OpenWRT. The new Atmel-powered board will be available on September 10, so today we’ll be taking a closer look at the Yún’s hardware. […]

New Arduino Yún is based on Atmel’s ATMega32u4 microcontroller

Arduino’s Massimo Banzi has debuted the Yún at Silicon Valley Maker Faire 2013. The new board – designed in collaboration with Dog Hunter – is based on Atmel’s ATMega32u4 microcontroller and also features the Atheros AR9331, an SoC running Linino, a customized version of OpenWRT. According to an Arduino rep, the Yún will make it […]