With the growth of computer science and cybernetics, the first mobile robots debuted during World War II. In the decades since, further advancements have made it possible to create a wide range of mobile robots, all with varying purposes and capabilities. But now, Instructables user MarioaraR explains how to make your very own Spy Rover with a chipKIT Wi-FIRE.
As smart homes are becoming more and more de rigueur, Instructables user skorpyon1992 created a timely project, the FPiDroid House. This project is still in beta testing, but has shown a lot of potential so far. By using the Nexys 3 (or any of our FPGA boards), you too could connect a lot of your devices to monitor and control your very own smart home.
As someone who has a vested interest in audio and video technology, I find our new board, the Nexys Video, very exciting. It has HDMI input and output ports as well as a standard 24-bit audio codec, which, along with the massive DDR memory, make it ideally suited for handling audio and video signals.
As the school year comes to an end and people and families prepare for their vacations, their minds begin to relax. To keep those minds sharp and focused, it may be time to start a summer project. Going through the Internet to find such a project can be tedious and time-consuming. If you don’t want to spend time going through thousands of Instructables, then maybe we can help. Let’s take a look at some of our projects and products that could help fill those lax summer hours.
One of the really cool projects to come out of the Digilent Design Contest is a virtual touchscreen game hands-on tutorial for the ZYBO. This Instructable provides step-by-step instructions for customizing hardware to emulate a touchscreen on a simple TFT (thin-film transistor) monitor using camera and finger detection