Weakly Tidbit – Arduino Remote Control

Arduino remote control interface.

Arduino remote control interface.

So welcome back to the new year. To start of the blog for 2014 this weeks TidBit will be a little bit of news from this blog. So, introducing the Arduino remote control. For some time I have been looking for a nice simple and universal way to give remote input to my Arduino controlled robots and vehicles.

So far I have not found anything that really satisfies what I am looking for, and from what I see on the forums, the feeling is mutual for many others. This is why I am releasing an a free app on the stores to allow anyone with a network connected arduino to access the full power of the remote control connected over wifi or 3g/4g (even from the other side of the world over the internet!). What defines this as a universal remote is the fact the it is customised by the code running on your Arduino. Its plug and play! Continue reading

Weekly Tidbit – Xbox One Blu-Ray First Time

This quick video shows you what happens the first time you insert a Blu-ray or DVD in to the Xbox One console. To play movies you have to first download the Blu-ray App for the Xbox. The Xbox One Blu-ray app is a fairly decent movie player, although lacking somewhat as it does not include include 3-D Blu-ray abilities at this time. Hopefully this will be a feature in the future thanks to a software update. Continue reading

Weekly Tidbit – Xbox One Game Case Backwards

Xbox One Forza 5 Disk Case

Xbox One Forza 5 Disk Case

With the launch of the next generation Xbox this last week, many users will have been opening their new games to find something is just a little, backwards. It appears in all its wisdom Microsoft has decided somewhere down the line to make the Xbox One Game Case Backwards? Add this to the surprise of having to keep disks in the console after waiting for them to install for five minutes due to the whole DRM issue. It is quite annoying. I must ask, Microsoft after years of media (Including VCR’s, remember those) being on the right side of the pack, why would you change now.  Any way I would love to hear your comments on the strange backwards thinking, tell us what you think with a quick comment below.

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Weekly Tidbit – Xbox One & PS4 Midnight Launches

PS4 and XboxOne Launch Events

PS4 and XboxOne Launch Events

 

EB Games Australia this week confirmed the details of its midnight launch events for the upcoming next-gen consoles. The Xbox One and PS4 will be launched on the 22nd and 28th of november respectfully here in Australia, and you can grab yours at midnight from any off the participating stores. More details can be found at the EB Games events website here.