My First Arduino-based Robot

My First Arduino-based Robot Finally, I managed to assemble my first Arduino-based robot. I bought it from this Italian online shop. They provide all the instructions as well, but you also need some tools (screwdrivers, soldering tool, etc.) and some patience. It works fine! Thanks to a quite basic IR sensor, this small rover can … Continue reading My First Arduino-based Robot

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Utopic and dystopic futures in present programming paradigm in science

I wrote this post mostly to stir some discussion rather than to explain a strong opinion of mine. A bit of Introduction Some predictions come true by themselves. Undergraduate students are often told that they will spend a lot of time debugging their own code. Most of them will never become professional programmers, they will … Continue reading Utopic and dystopic futures in present programming paradigm in science

Temperature Measurement using Arduino and a Thermistor

Components Arduino Duemilanove Board, a USB cable and of course a PC/Mac A 10kOhm thermistor A 10kOhm resistor A breadboard wires Hot topic It'g getting hotter and hotter. Is it due to global warming? Who knows, but in the meanwhile we can measure the temperature with our Arduino board and a thermistor. A thermistor is … Continue reading Temperature Measurement using Arduino and a Thermistor

[CERN] A word from the DG: LHC commissionning 
enters the home straight

A word from the DG: LHC commissionning 
enters the home straight   In an age of blogs there are seemingly no secrets, so by the time Lyn Evans gave his talk on the status of LHC commissioning on 13 September, everyone seemed to know about plug-in modules, beam position monitors and transmitters embedded in ping-pong … Continue reading [CERN] A word from the DG: LHC commissionning 
enters the home straight