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Dimensional data for the Rev P Wind Sensor

Modern Device >> Some customers had requested the dimensional data of the Wind P sensor so I put this together. These dimensions apply to Wind P versions P4, P5 and P6. I will differentiate these different versions and the direction that I am developing this sensor in subsequent posts. We moved to a smaller header (the two sets of five...

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Order Fulfillment Postponed

Modern Device >> Dear Modern Device Customers, Please be aware that Modern Device will be moving its office and production facility to a new location starting in June of 2019. In anticipation of this move, orders placed on or after May 29th will not ship until after Monday, June 10th. If you have already placed an order with Modern Device...

RGBW COB LED driver board

Modern Device >>           We created a board for driving  RGBW COB (Chip-On-Board) LEDs. We also sourced some RGBW (red, green, blue, white) COB LEDs, and heatsinks to put together a complete LED lamp kit. The drivers are constant-current source drivers based up the same topology as a buck switching regulator, so there is very little heat generated...

The Prototyping Toolbox

Modern Device >> I noticed that this PDF of the early development timeline of Arduino had gone missing so I pulled it out of the Wayback Machine and re-posted. The post The Prototyping Toolbox appeared first on Modern Device.

Three New Fluxamasynth Variations

Modern Device >> We just launched a modest Indiegogo campaign to seed some new electronic music products that I’ve been cooking up. The Fluxamasynth is an add-on electronic module for Arduino for making your own electronic musical instruments or embedding high quality sound in projects. Now in three new flavors on Indiegogo: https://igg.me/at/fluxamasynth...

Wind Sensors on Kites

Modern Device >> Chris Fastie of the KAPtery has been testing the Modern Device wind sensor for Public Lab by putting them up on kite-borne sensor arrays. Chris has been documenting his work on Public Lab’s collaborative research platform. Below you can see the $27 Modern Device wind sensor compared to a $300 Kestrel 550 anemometer. It...

New Wind Sensor Protective Harness

Modern Device >> Chris Fastie of the KAPtery has been testing the Modern Device wind sensor for Public Lab by putting them up on kite-borne sensor arrays. Out of the box the thermistor probe is not necessarily kite-hardened so we made a little protective jig (with obligatory gratuitous bevels). Wind sensor (Model P) is available here. Download...

Updated Privacy Policy

Modern Device >> We’ve updated our privacy policy to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation: https://moderndevice.com/privacy/ If you haven’t heard about the GDPR, here’s some background: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protectionand privacy for all individuals...

Wind Sensor Creative Applications

Modern Device >> We don’t always get to hear about what our customers create with our products, so when they reach out to us we are always giddy to see what they cook up. Key to Escape, an Escape Room based in North Carolina, put our Wind Sensor Rev. C’s in some prop LED candles and made them react to the user’s breath. By blowing out the candles...

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