Archive for July, 2012

“Beginner’s PID” Series Translated to Spanish

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

HUGE thanks to Jonathan Moyano who has gone through the trouble of translating the Beginner’s PID series into Spanish! You can see his announcement here and here.

Here’s a direct link to his file. In case that goes down I’ve also set up a local mirror here.

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PID Library makes it into (another) successful kickstarter [PID Showcase]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

You may remember the espresso machine that was on kickstarter earlier this year. You know, where they asked for $20k and got $369k instead?

Well it looks like the PID Library has made it on to another wild Kickstarter ride. This time it’s with the Nomiku: an ingenious sous-vide solution. I’m a sucker for forehead-smack ideas, and this product is a great one. Rather than sell you an entire bulky unit, the Nomiku a small, easy to store, device that clips to a pot you already have.

The icing on the cake is that I know these guys. I met them at makerfaire last year and they’re great; very passionate about this stuff. Actually, it seemed like they were just passionate. about everything. I’m really glad that this is working out for them!

This is what I love about working on base-level components. I only have to do the work once, and then I get to see it crop up in tons of cool stuff. It makes me proud to know I helped those people along a little. I can only imagine how the Arduino team feels.

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