Arduino DIY Sensor Kits for Indoor and Outdoor Gardening. Cooking Hacks , the open hardware division of Libelium, today announced the immediate availability of a new Open Garden hardware platform to monitor the growth of plants, no matter where they are.
A new Arduino robot called the Lil'Bot has been created to provides makers, hobbyists and teachers something a little different than the standard Arduino robots currently available. The Lil'Bot Arduino robot supports Linux, OS X, and Windows computers and the Arduino Uno compatible control board is programmable through the USB connection and the robot includes front, right and left obstacle detection using IR LEDs.
The LittleBits Arduino at Heart starter kit and Atmel's Zero board are being shown at the Maker Faire Bay Area event Thursday in San Mateo, California. The $36 Arduino at Heart kit works by snapping components on to a board instead of soldering them and is also designed to make programming easier, while the Zero board has a more powerful microcontroller than the LittleBits kit, allowing users to create and prototype wearables, robots and other devices.