Let it rain …..

Eigentlich wollte ich ja nach Gußwerk, aber  der Regen hatte da so einiges dagegen:
Regen in Vösendorf,
Wind und Sonne in Alland und Hainfeld
Regen in Kleinzell, KK & Ox
Nass in Kernhof und Terz
T(min) 8°C in Terz
Starkregen und Pause in Halltal.
Nass bis vor Gußwerk.
Aufgrund der Wetterlage dort Abbruch und Rückkehr. Trockene Phase erwischt.
Starkregen in Richtung Annaberg.
Route Retour nun doch wieder über das Halltal.
Starkregen von Terz bis St. Aegid.
Pause an der Tanke.
Schnauze voll.
Starkregen und heftige Windböen bis Alland
Sturm in Wien.
2 Stunden heiße Badewanne


Arduino Leonardo: simple traffic light

First, here is my testing setup:

20140828_182553_Richtone(HDR) an old 32bit Netbook:

  • Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz
  • 1 GB Ram
  • 80GB HD

running Debian Linux Jessie/Sid (testing distro, Linux kernel version 3.14-2-686-pae).

After installing the Arduino Ide from the Debian repository i connected the Leonardo the first time. The device shows up in /var/log/syslog as ttyACM0:

[ 8990.196160] usb 2-2: new full-speed USB device number 31 using uhci_hcd
[ 8990.371296] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=2341, idProduct=8036
[ 8990.371314] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 8990.371327] usb 2-2: Product: Arduino Leonardo
[ 8990.371338] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Arduino LLC
[ 8990.375805] cdc_acm 2-2:1.0: This device cannot do calls on its own. It is not a modem.
[ 8990.375913] cdc_acm 2-2:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
[ 8990.389678] input: Arduino LLC Arduino Leonardo as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.2/0003:2341:8036.0011/input/input35
[ 8990.390371] hid-generic 0003:2341:8036.0011: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.01 Mouse [Arduino LLC Arduino Leonardo] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-2/input2


The first scetch:

20140828_185854_Richtone(HDR)I started the Arduino Ide and selected my device in “Tools” => “Board”.

Then i loaded the “Blink” scetch from “File” => “Examples” => “01. Basics” into the Arduino ide and set the Serial Port in “Tools” => “Serial Port” to /dev/ttyACM0.

I uploaded the “Blink” scetch to the board and added the little circuit with a green LED described on the Arduino Tutorial page. It works quite well 🙂

 The traffic light :

Then i added a yellow and a red LED and their resistors to the breadboard and added some more code to the scetch. The first part of this little video shows how the Arduino led is lightning up during the upload of the scetch, the second part shows the traffic light.


Things to be done:

Since this is my first try and just the first topic of the used Arduino tutorial  the scetch and the circuit is quite extremely simpl.  The code has to be more efficient, additional Parts will be added to the circuit and so on. But the small experiments are quite a lot of fun and i enjoy the time very much. I’m on it …


Arduino Leonardo … first try

I got a Arduino Leonardo board from a friend and now i’m exploring the board, the electric circuits and  the programs  for this small electronic device. At the end of this project i would like to … and that’s not a joke …


read the color of my adorable and lovely CATS … one is black and the other one is white/tiger They should get different food by reading the color of their fur.DSC_1023

But back to “the unboxing”:

 The board is from the former Indigogo project started by Boderless Electronics (http://borderlesselectronics.org) and includes:

  • 1 x Arduino Leonardo Clone
  • 6 x LEDs (2 x red 2 x yellow 2 x green)
  • 6 x resistors for the LEDs (a 330 Ohm)
  • 1 x photoresistor and pairing resistor
  • 1 x buzzer
  • 1 x set of jumper wire (10pcs)
  • 1 x mini solderless breadboard
  • 3 x switches
  • 1 x USB cable
  • some other stuff

Some  pictures taken from the Indigogo Project:


More about this project in the next view days …