Posted: September 03, 2019
The Arduino platform was perhaps the most popular for building a robot
The market has seen a whole bunch of robots based on Arduino, especially Arduino car kits. Over the past few years, UCTRONICS has also released our Arduino smart robot car product line. This leads to the first question we are having here: Why do we use Arduino as the platform for a Robot?
The answer is simple: Arduino is a popular and low-cost platform with excellent code and software support from the open-source community. The Arduino boards, such as the UNO R3, has already been used in a lot of maker projects that could be
Posted: September 02, 2019
Standalone IoT modules
When it comes to development modules for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, there is perhaps nothing more exciting than ESP8266 and its successor ESP32 by Espressif. These cheap yet powerful SoC (system-on-chip) have been used in a lot of IoT systems and also received a great amount of popularity among Electronic Engineers and enthusiasts.
The newer revision - ESP32 - supports both WIFI & Bluetooth wireless connection for a cable-free transmission, which allows itself to be better connected to the Internet for running internet-based and internet-driven services, as well as other embedded and IoT systems that require close and better machine to machine interaction to automate the workflow.
However, the ESP32 SoC is not easily integrated to other circuit boards and devices,
Posted: August 19, 2019
Pi 4b enclosure with air cooling
The market has seen various new accessories for RPi since the release of Pi 4. What’s new on Pi 4, and what are the extra things that we should care about?
The heat issue is a significant one among them. Admittedly, the newest Raspberry Pi is more powerful, but it also generates much more heat, so the Pi 4 temperature control is a bigger issue than ever before. To better cool you Pi 4 down, UCTRONICS recommend you get a Pi 4B enclosure with air cooling.
Fan + heat sinks
What are the current solutions for better cooling? Heatsinks and fans. The heatsinks give your Pi extra areas for the heat dissipation, and the fans bring more air in and out to take away the heat faster once it’s generated. Heatsinks stay on the board easily because they are
Posted: August 10, 2019
What do you need to get started with a Raspberry Pi? Well, you might claim that you’ll only need a power adapter and a micro SD card to unleash the potential of the Pi. However, if you are among the majority of the users who use this as a compact computer, you will always need a screen to monitor what your Pi is doing and interact with it instead of using SSH. So what kind of screens will match the credit-card-size Raspberry Pi? The answer from UCTRONICS is simple: you need a portable screen for a portable computer!
Touch Display for Pi: Let's begin with UCTRONICS 3.5" screens
UCTRONICS released pocket size 3.5" s
Posted: July 23, 2019
The Raspberry Pi 4 is out for quite a while, and we have got enough time to test our current product’s compatibility with the new Pi, and at the same time build new products around it. As a supplier of all kinds of Raspberry Pi accessories, the PoE support for Raspberry Pi is one of the disciplines which we’ve put a lot of effort into. UCTRONICS PoE splitters and HATs are among the best-selling products from us of all time. Now that we are heading into the Pi 4 era, UCTRONICS will continue to provide Raspberry Pi PoE solutions.
What’s PoE and why PoE support for Raspberry Pi?
PoE is short for Power over Ethernet, which is a solution to deliver both power supply and Ethernet connection with a single Ethernet cable so that
Posted: July 22, 2019
Why Arduino-based Robot?
Arduino is one of the most favorite open-source hardware platforms, and with that, there is a huge user community where makers create and share their product and ideas. You can program the microcontroller from C and C++ languages with the user-friendly Arduino IDE (Integrated development environment). It’s a low-cost, easy-to-use platform on which you can create a device to interact with the environment.
Therefore, Arduino-based robot becomes one of the best STEM projects for teens and students to learn by doing, get their hands on the basics of technology and computer science. However, there is a lot of work to be done if you are going to purchase every component for an Arduino based robot project, so robotics kit that includes almost a