Communicating directly with the Arduino in the Ninja Block

The Arduino cape inside a Ninja Block is what allows RF to be detected and used in your rules, but have you ever wondered exactly what the arduino is saying?

This quick guide will tell you How-To listen directly to what the arduino is saying, and even talk back to it!

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Compiling the Ninja Block's Arduino firmware

This How-To guides you through the process of setting up software and libraries to compile the Ninja Blocks arduino code, and then flash the arduino via the Ninja Blocks dashboard.

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Unboxing and Reboxing your Ninja Block

If you've ever wanted to pull apart your Ninja Block to get at the goodies inside, we've made a short video showing you how to do exactly that.

Why might you like to do that?

  • To get at the pins on the BeagleBoard.
  • To replace the Arduino Cape if you need to.
  • To prove you're a true hacker.

Have a look at the video and let us know in the forums what you'd like to see in future blog posts and videos!


Make a Wearable Nina's Eyes T-Shirt

Want to create a wearable Ninja Blocks Device?  Here's how.

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Adding RF 433MHz to your Arduino

In this tutorial I'll show you how to add RF 433MHz to your Arduino, allowing you to:

  • Use your Arduino as a wireless sensor that you can see on your Dashboard
  • Use your Arduino as a wireless actuator that you can control from your Dashboard

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Ninjafying your Arduino Project

Have you built something awesome with Arduino and thought - wouldn't it be great to trigger this with a webhook? Well, we did. Now if you have a Raspberry Pi (or in fact any computer) you can upgrade your standard Ardunio project to be a Ninja Block pretty darn easily thanks to our NinjaBlocksSerial library.

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January 17, 2013

Arduino › Hacks ›

Ninjafying an Arduino Ethernet

Have you got an ethernet shield for your Arduino and been frustrated connecting it to the interwebs? Well the Ninja is here to help. With our drop in NinjaEthernet library you can be sending data to, and receiving commands from, Ninja in just a few minutes.

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