As part of a home automation project me and a friend started to reverse engineer the infrared remote control protocol used by a Hitachi split type air conditioner.
There seems to be a lot of confusion among Arduino beginners about how rotary encoders work and how you best use them with Arduino. I will try to explain a little bit and show some examples to get you started.
I recently built a replacement remote control system for an electric garage door after the old remote had given up for the babillionth time.
I had some problems getting my cheap eBay USBtinyISP programmer clone to work in Ubuntu so I thought I'd share some hints or at least write them down for the next time I need them.
This is the procedure I use to connect and upload sketches via a FTDI Basic Breakout board to a breadboard Arduino from the Arduino IDE in Linux.
Playing around with embedded EEPROM chips.