Browsing articles tagged with " arduino"

SparkFun Donates to Fundi Bots

Sep 8, 2011   //   by The Resident Fundi   //   Blog  //  4 Comments

We’re excited to announce of first electronics kit donation/sponsorship, courtsey of the the really cool girls and guys at SparkFun.

I buy almost all my electronics kit from SparkFun and a few weeks back, I reached out them asking if they could subsidize prices for us or if they had a philanthropic arm. It turns out they do have an Education Outreach Department that caters to projects and initiatives like Fundi Bots.

They graciously accepted to send us three SparkFun Inventor’s Kits (Arduino based), plus two CDs of software, well written and documented teacher’s guides and assorted learning material. Actual monetary value is north of $450 dollars (computed cost of purchase and shipping). Fundi Bots value: Priceless. Read more >>

Midnight Experiments – 8 by 8 LED Matrix

Aug 29, 2011   //   by The Resident Fundi   //   Blog  //  Comments Off

LEDs are light emitting diodes, and they are those little red, green, blue, green, etc lights that you see blinking from almost every electronic device these days. Phones, DVD players, TVs, clocks, etc.

An 8×8 LED Matrix looks like this.

8x8 LED Matrix - Fundi Bots

An 8×8 LED Matrix. Each white dot contains a red LED.

It’s basically a little square electronic device that has 8 rows of LEDs with 8 LEDs per row, making for a total of 64 LEDs. They are used mostly to as a visual component of a project or application. basically to display low resolution graphics, numbers, letters and so on. Read more >>

Links & Stuff

We've listed some useful places, contacts, friends, vendors and sponsors below. We hope you find them useful.

Friends

  • The Rogue King Founder’s blog. Rants and raves about everything and nothing.

Resources

Sponsors

  • Google RISE. We won a grant from these awesome folk!
  • Node Six Generously providing hosting, design & maintenance for Fundi Bots.
  • Spark Fun Have given us lots of awesome education dev kits.

Vendors

  • Solarbotics Vendors of some seriously cool electronics and robotics parts.
  • SparkFun They sell electronics but they are also passionate tinkerers.