MakersBox has been a seller on Tindie for over a year and has been very successful with projects like the GeekHeart and Tacuino. Their Instructable on the Tacuino (a portmanteau of “Tic Tac” and “Arduino”) is extremely detailed and easy to follow. Lots of photos are attached with notes, diagrams, and close up, detailed shots. Additionally, after assembly instructions there are steps regarding software as well. Everything you need in an Instructable is here.
One commenter asked “….what is the use of this module?” and MakersBox answered:
“Ah, that is the golden question. A night light? A musical greeting card? Lights & siren for a Pinewood derby card? Your favorite stuffed animal with a blinking heart or glowing eyes.
Right now I am thinking of the blinking light and sound the TARDIS makes!
The actual answer is “anything an Arduino can do” and is limited only by your imagination!”
“The Tacuino (think Tic-Tac Arduino), is an extension of my SnapNsew project. It now includes the necessary hardware so that they project can be easily re-programmed by a student after the circuit is built.
The Tacuino is self-contained in that it includes:
- An inexpensive, commonly available CR2032 battery power source.
- Two inputs (touch and light sensors).
- Two output (sound and LEDs).
This is a just enough “umph” for a reasonable beginning project while demonstrating some of the amazing abilities of an embedded circuit!”
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