Farmbot rises farming to next level


Growing your desired greens is pretty intense work. The preparation of soil seeding planning and constant care must be done to get result. It may seem that there isn’t much to do – just plant a seed and take a look from time to time. But in reality, growing great looking, nutritious plants require constant care that include watering, weeding, fertilizing and timely collecting. If farming isn’t your primary job, then most likely you are going to forget to water or pick weeds. This is why Rory Aronson decided to develop open source farming machine. Farmbot is a 3 axis CNC platform that can vary in size depending on your soil area. It is capable of taking care of multiple different kinds of crops in same area. Planning and taking … Continue reading

Versatile Arduino based bluetooth car kit


No doubt Arduino is number one choice among electronics hobbyists and enthusiasts. IT is easy to prototype and program. Huge community accumulated loads of examples, tutorials and shields for any case. The Arduino board is only a heart with microcontroller inside. In order to have something working, you need either to build a circuit around, use shield or special kit. If you like robotics, check out the RT0006 Bluetooth Car Kit. It is great starting point in building autonomous or remotely controlled cars or robots. The kit includes Infrared remote control module, Arduino, Bluetooth module, short range wireless controller, servo driven ultrasonic range finder module. Each tire is driven by individual DC reduction motor.

Low budget feature rich multimeter


In my opinion multimeter is a number one tool on every electronics engineering bench. There is no question that at least one multimeter should be reliable and rigid. They usually cost more but you can use it with confidence. In most cases one multimeter isn’t simply enough. Some measurements can engage even four multimeters and more. If you are serious about electronics, you need to have several of them. Not all of them should be expensive and top brand. Practice shows that mid-range brands perform pretty well and in some cases can offer additional features that you may find useful. Let’s look at $50 range multimeter OWON B35 which looks pretty attractive with all of its features and look. Neat thing is that it comes with Blue-tooth 4.0 connectivity enabling … Continue reading

How to Develop an IT Disaster Recovery Plan


Data loss is a bad thing for any business – something that can not only cause massive inconvenience, but also completely cripple the business, often forcing it to close completely. The businesses that do survive are generally the ones that have prepared for a disaster – those who have invested in safeguarding their future. This article will look through the different steps needed in order to create an effective IT disaster recovery plan, so you and your business will suffer as little as possible in the event of catastrophic data loss. While creating a disaster recovery plan is absolutely essential, it should not be the only thing done by a business. Equally as important is developing a relationship with a disaster recovery expert, who is ready to step in when … Continue reading

Poor Mobile Connection and Cell Phone Signal Booster


You’re finally moving out of the city. A house of your dream in the peaceful countryside far from noise, crazy traffic, smog and signal reception…Could you assume it would be like this? Mobile connection in rural areas is often unreliable. You can pick up rather strong signal outside your house, but it’s not possible to get it inside. Countryside is not the only area where you can lack coverage. Even in the offices in the very heart of a busy city it’s often hard to make calls and access speedy 3G. Why does it happen today when mobile network service is at such a high level?! Why can mobile signal be poor? Long distance from the mast Cell towers are all across our cities, but there’re still places that stay … Continue reading