- High-Altitude Ballooning – High-altitude balloons are unmanned balloons, usually filled with helium or hydrogen that are released into the stratosphere. They generally reach an altitude between 60,000 to 120,000 feet (18 to 37 km). Two open source projects that I came across are the Sparkfun HAB by Nate and Trackuino project by Javier Martin. Kyle Crocke has developed an Arduino shield based off the the Trackuino project.
- Program an ATtiny 45/85 with Arduino IDE – The MIT High-Low Tech Lab posted a tutorial on how to program an ATtiny45 or ATtiny85 micro-controller using the Arduino IDE. This functionality is accomplished by using a subset of the Arduino libraries to add a set of core runtime source files to support the ATtiny45/85.
- Arduino-Tiny – An open source set of ATtiny “cores” for the Arduino platform that enables Arduino users to work with the ATtiny84/44/24, ATtiny85/45/25, and ATtiny2313.
- Using Dropbox to Centralize Arduino Sketches – Here is a link to a site that explains how to use Dropbox to centralize sketches. Using Dropbox to centralize your sketches allows one to work on the same file from multiple computers, back up the file, and keep a track of the different versions just in case you need to restore a previous version.
- Arduino Development within Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 – Visual Micro has developed a plugin for the Visual Studio 2010 and 2008 Development environment that allows full featured Arduino development with such features as intellisense. This plugin frees one from having to use the Arduino IDE to develop and upload sketches. Visual Micro CodePlex, Adafruit Post, Visual Micro, Visual Micro on Arduino.cc