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Cruftfest Kit

Cruftfest Kit

Electronics available for QMUL IDMT and MAT students.


Becky Stewart

October 27, 2015


  1. Tomorrow’s Cruft at Today’s Prices Electronics available for CruftFest/MAT Becky

  2. These items have been purchased by MAT. ! First come,

    first served availability to all MAT students, but priority for IDMT students. ! Talk to me or Andrew if you have any questions or would like to order something else.
  3. Sensors on Breakout Boards

  4. Adafruit Triple-axis Accelerometer + Magnetometer (Compass) Board https://learn.adafruit.com/lsm303-accelerometer-slash-compass-breakout https://www.adafruit.com/products/1120 https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/adafruit-triple-axis-accelerometer-magnetometer-compass-board

  5. Adafruit Triple-axis Accelerometer + Magnetometer (Compass) Board • 3-axis accelerometer

    (X, Y, Z) • Detects motion, but isn’t enough to tell you location • See tutorial for calibration tips • Magnetometer detects direction of strongest magnetic field • Will detect magnetic north unless a stronger magnet is nearby • Uses I2C • Adafruit library available for Arduino
  6. Adafruit L3GD20 (L3G4200 Upgrade) Triple- Axis Gyro Breakout Board https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-9-dof-imu-breakout

    https://www.adafruit.com/products/1032 https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/electronics/products/adafruit-l3gd20-l3g4200-upgrade- triple-axis-gyro-breakout-board
  7. Adafruit L3GD20 (L3G4200 Upgrade) Triple- Axis Gyro Breakout Board •

    2 different sensor chips on one board • 9 degrees-of-freedom • Acceleration, magnetic orientation, angular velocity on 3 axes • Adafruit libraries available
  8. Adafruit TSL2591 High Dynamic Range Digital Light Sensor https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-tsl2591 https://www.adafruit.com/products/1980

  9. Adafruit TSL2591 High Dynamic Range Digital Light Sensor • IR

    and full-spectrum light sensors • 188 uLux to 88,000 Lux (Lux = 1 Lumen/square meter) • I2C, but can’t change address • Adafruit Arduino libraries available
  10. Adafruit Electret Microphone Amplifier - MAX9814 w/ Auto Gain Control

    https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-agc-electret-microphone-amplifier-max9814 https://www.adafruit.com/products/1713 https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/electronics/products/adafruit-electret-microphone-amplifier-max9814- w-auto-gain-control
  11. Adafruit Electret Microphone Amplifier - MAX9814 w/ Auto Gain Control

    • 20Hz-20kHz electret microphone • On-board auto gain • Output of microphone goes to analog in on Arduino, don’t need a library • See Adafruit for FFT libraries for the Arduino
  12. Shields

  13. Adafruit 12 x Capacitive Touch Shield for Arduino - MPR121

    https://learn.adafruit.com/capacitive-touch-drum-machine https://www.adafruit.com/products/2024 https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/adafruit-12-x-capacitive-touch-shield-for-arduino-mpr121
  14. Adafruit 12 x Capacitive Touch Shield for Arduino - MPR121

    • 12 capacitive touch inputs that can measure proximity • I2C • Adafruit Arduino library available
  15. Adafruit "Music Maker" MP3 Shield w/3W Stereo Amp https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-music-maker-shield-vs1053-mp3-wav-wave-ogg-vorbis-player https://www.adafruit.com/products/1788

    https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/electronics/products/adafruit-music-maker-mp3-shield-for-arduino- w-3w-stereo-amp
  16. Adafruit "Music Maker" MP3 Shield w/3W Stereo Amp • Audio

    codec chip (encoder-decoder) that handles MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, MIDI, FLAC, WAV (PCM and ADPCM) • Can record to PCM (WAV) and compress OGG • MicroSD Card • MIDI instrument • Headphones or speaker (not piezo) output
  17. Wireless Communication

  18. SparkFun WiFi Shield - ESP8266 https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/esp8266-wifi-shield-hookup-guide https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13287 https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/sparkfun-wifi-shield-esp8266

  19. Adafruit Bluefruit EZ-Link Bluetooth Serial Link & Arduino Programmer https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-bluefruit-ez-link

    http://www.adafruit.com/product/1588 https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/adafruit-bluefruit-ez-link-bluetooth-serial-link-arduino-programmer
  20. Microcontrollers

  21. Adafruit Flora https://learn.adafruit.com/category/flora http://www.adafruit.com/product/659 https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/adafruit-flora-wearable-electronic-platform-arduino-compatible

  22. Adafruit Flora • Sewable pads make it good for wearables

    • Recommend soldering poppers/snaps instead of directly sewing into circuit • Features of Arduino Leonardo as opposed to Uno • Easy to use with LiPo battery, but does NOT have a charger on board, you will need a separate charger
  23. Arduino Mini https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/arduino-mini

  24. Arduino Mini • Will need a FTDI board to program

    (can’t connect directly via USB)
  25. Fadecandy ! http://www.misc.name/fadecandy/ https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/electronics/products/adafruit-fadecandy-dithering-usb-controlled- driver-for-neopixels

  26. Fadecandy • One board can control up to 512 Neopixels

    • Server runs on laptop, then write code to tell that server how to control LEDs connected to Fadecandy board(s) • Can control from Processing, Python, Perl, Go, JSON, node.js and more
  27. If you would like to use any of these, let

    me or Andrew know.