Do-It-Yourself Projects and Blogs

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Fun Projects

Bluetooth Low Energy

TI Key Fob - The Internet of Things

Here are the basics showing you how to connect to the Internet of Things using the Texas Instruments Key Fob.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/8/20_Controlling_Bluetooth_LE_Devices_with_techBASIC.html
Sensor Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lPboRR1-TQ

TI Thermometer

Here’s where you’ll find all the details to access the thermometer on the Texas Instruments SensorTag.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/10/31_Accessing_the_Bluetooth_low_energy_Thermometer_on_the_TI_SensorTag.html

TI Humidity Sensor

Here’s where you’ll find all the details to access the hygrometer on the Texas Instruments SensorTag.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/10/31_Accessing_the_Bluetooth_low_energy_Humidity_Sensor_%28Hygrometer%29_on_the_TI_SensorTag.html

TI Gyroscope

Here’s where you’ll find all the details to access the gyroscope on the Texas Instruments SensorTag.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/10/30_Accessing_the_Bluetooth_low_energy_Gyroscope_on_the_TI_SensorTag.html

Electronics

Connecting to an Arduino w/ Bluetooth LE and WiFi

Learn how to connect an iPhone or iPad to an Arduino using Bluetooth low energy and a WiFly.

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2013/9/11_Connecting_to_an_Arduino_with_and_iPhone_or_iPad.html

Bluetooth LE Based Circuits with Blue Radios

Learn how to build your own Bluetooth LE based circuits using the Blue Radios BR-XB-LE4.0-S2.

Electronics

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/12/28_Build_Your_Own_Bluetooth_low_energy_based_circuits_using_the_Blue_Radios_BR-XB-LE4.0-S2.html

Math

Power User’s Graphing Calculator

Use techBASIC as a powerful graphing calculator - all you have to do is change the function in the IF statement and run the program.

Math

Programming

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/5/16_techBASIC__The_Power-Users_Graphing_Calculator.html

Numeric Integration

Use techBASIC to solve real-world problems that are impossible or very difficult to solve analytically.

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/5/18_Numeric_Integration_with_techBASIC.html
STEM Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK1t4pdM7Sc

Programming

Program Controls: The Busy Box

Here you will find a detailed walk through describing all the steps needed to create each of these controls from techBASIC.

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/4/11_Creating_and_Using_Controls.html
Busy Box Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XLaB1qA-0

Bringing Graphics to Life

Check out the code for the graphing calculator and learn how you too can bring your graphics to life with techBASIC!

Controlling the Texas Instruments SensorTag

Learn more about Bluetooth LE from this general-purpose device with six sensors that can be put to use in many different ways.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/10/31_Controlling_the_TI_SensorTag_with_techBASIC.html
SensorTag Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5URhuGWpqE

TI Accelerometer

Here’s where you’ll find all the details to access the accelerometer on the TI SensorTag.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/10/31_Accessing_the_Bluetooth_low_energy_Accelerometer_on_the_TI_SensorTag.html

TI Magnetometer

Here’s where you’ll find all the details to access the magnetometer on the Texas Instruments SensorTag.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/10/31_Accessing_the_Bluetooth_low_energy_Magnetometer_on_the_TI_SensorTag.html

TI Barometer Sensor

Here’s where you’ll find all the details to access the barometer on the Texas Instruments SensorTag.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/10/31_Accessing_the_Bluetooth_low_energy_Barometer_on_the_TI_SensorTag.html

Building iPhone and iPad Electronics Projects

With techBASIC and this book from O’Reilly Media you’ll use Arduino to control an R/Cl car, manipulate servos and play a pong game on two iOS devices using BLE Slave.

Electronics

Fun Projects

O’Reilly Sitehttp://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920029281.do
Book Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn_VqZMfoMY

Matrices

See how techBASIC’s built-in support for calculations with arrays make vector and matrix calculations a snap!

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/1/31_Using_Matrices_and_Vectors_in_techBASIC.html

Linear Regression

Learn how to use techBASIC to plot data and calculate the goodness of the fit to test the accuracy of the data.

Math

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/5/18_Linear_Regression_with_techBASIC.html
STEM Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK1t4pdM7Sc

Building iPhone and iPad Electronics Projects

With techBASIC and this book from O’Reilly Media you’ll use Arduino to control an R/Cl car, manipulate servos and play a pong game on two iOS devices using BLE Slave.

Electronics

O’Reilly Sitehttp://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920029281.do
Book Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn_VqZMfoMY
STEM Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK1t4pdM7Sc

Math

Math

SensorTag Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5URhuGWpqE
SensorTag Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5URhuGWpqE
SensorTag Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5URhuGWpqE
SensorTag Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5URhuGWpqE
SensorTag Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5URhuGWpqE
SensorTag Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5URhuGWpqE

HiJack

This simple program will allow you to access data using the HiJack hardware that plugs into the iOS headphone jack.

Electronicshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn_VqZMfoMY
Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2011/12/7_HiJack_Hello_world%21_Project.html
Sensor Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lPboRR1-TQ
Book Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn_VqZMfoMY

Electronics

Bluetooth LE

Bluetooth LE Based Circuits with Blue Radios

Learn how to build your own Bluetooth LE based circuits using the Blue Radios BR-XB-LE4.0-S2.

Bluetooth LE

Electronics

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/12/28_Build_Your_Own_Bluetooth_low_energy_based_circuits_using_the_Blue_Radios_BR-XB-LE4.0-S2.html

Connecting to an Arduino w/ Bluetooth LE and WiFi

Learn how to connect an iPhone or iPad to an Arduino using Bluetooth low energy and a WiFly.

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2013/9/11_Connecting_to_an_Arduino_with_and_iPhone_or_iPad.html

Bluetooth LE

Electronics

Collect & Analyze Data from a Model Rocket iPhone Flight

Fly an iPhone and a TI SensorTag on a model rocket, or collect data from the ground using Bluetooth low energy ;then analyze the data with techBASIC.

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/10/31_Collect_Data_from_an_iPhone_Rocket_Flight.html
Rocket Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YNjwcNXOK4

LaunchPad Smart Car

Build this interactive car and control it using a Bluetooth connection and TI LaunchPad from techBASIC. Get the full plans in the blog.

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2014/3/19_Controlling_a_Launchpad_Smart_Car_with_iOS.html
STEM Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK1t4pdM7Sc

LaunchPad Smart Car

Build this interactive car and control it using a Bluetooth connection and TI LaunchPad from techBASIC. Get the full plans in the blog.

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2014/3/19_Controlling_a_Launchpad_Smart_Car_with_iOS.html
STEM Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK1t4pdM7Sc

Bluetooth LE

Electronics

Bluetooth LE

Electronics

iOS Sensors

Here you will find a detailed walk through describing all the steps needed to create each of these controls from techBASIC.

Programming

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/4/11_Creating_and_Using_Controls.html

Programming

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/5/16_techBASIC__The_Power-Users_Graphing_Calculator.html

Turn Your iPhone or iPad into a Metal Detector

Learn how the iPhone’s magnetometer works, then turn you iPhone into a metal detector using techBASIC.

iOS Sensors

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2011/11/30_Using_techBASIC_to_Turn_Your_iPhone_or_iPad_into_a_Metal_Detector.html
Sensor Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lPboRR1-TQ

iPhone Stunt Kit Flight

Fly your iPhone on a stunt kite and record all the twists and turns as techBASIC collects data from the built-in accelerometer.

iOS Sensors

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2011/10/31_Yes,_thats_an_iPhone_on_a_stunt_kite%21.html
Sensor Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lPboRR1-TQ

Connecting to an Arduino w/ Bluetooth LE and WiFi

Learn how to connect an iPhone or iPad to an Arduino using Bluetooth low energy and a WiFly.

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2013/9/11_Connecting_to_an_Arduino_with_and_iPhone_or_iPad.html

Bluetooth LE

Electronics

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/4/11_Creating_and_Using_Controls.html
Busy Box Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XLaB1qA-0

Here you will find a detailed walk through describing all the steps needed to create each of these controls from techBASIC.

Curing Concrete with techBASIC

Here’s how one person used techBASIC to develop a tool for watching cement dry--which has very practical uses!

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2014/6/3_Curing_Concrete_with_techBASIC.html
Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/4/11_Creating_and_Using_Controls.html
Busy Box Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XLaB1qA-0

Here you will find a detailed walk through describing all the steps needed to create each of these controls from techBASIC.

Curing Concrete with techBASIC

Here’s how one person used techBASIC to develop a tool for watching cement dry--which has very practical uses!

Bluetooth LE

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2014/6/3_Curing_Concrete_with_techBASIC.html
Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/4/11_Creating_and_Using_Controls.html
Busy Box Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XLaB1qA-0

Here you will find a detailed walk through describing all the steps needed to create each of these controls from techBASIC.

A Visual Programming Tool for your Smart Car

Visual programming uses buttons and icons to create a program instead of text. Here’s a visual programming language written in techBASIC!

Programming

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2014/6/4_Creating_a_Visual_Programming_Tool_in_techBASIC.html
Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2012/4/11_Creating_and_Using_Controls.html
Busy Box Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XLaB1qA-0

Here you will find a detailed walk through describing all the steps needed to create each of these controls from techBASIC.

A Visual Programming Tool for your Smart Car

Visual programming uses buttons and icons to create a program instead of text. Here’s a visual programming language written in techBASIC!

Programming

Visit BlogBlog/Entries/2014/6/4_Creating_a_Visual_Programming_Tool_in_techBASIC.html