Raspberry Pi

  • Will yo be my Valentine? - Wit ideas for your presentJanuary 25, 2016

    Will yo be my Valentine? - Wit ideas for your present

    Tracking Kit (GPRS+GPS)

    Tracking Kit (GPRS+GPS)
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    February is coming. Have you planned your Valentine´s day? Love is in the air. It is time to arrange romantic meetings and to buy the best present for your partner. We want to help you to be original and to find something moving. Valentine´s day is a long tradition and everybody is tired of traditional gifts.

    We have the solution. From Cooking Hacks we want to help you to celebrate this day suggesting you a technological and absolutely different present. Something that will amaze your partner. A smart Valentine´s present!

    The idea is to use our Tracking Kit to prepare a geo-catching box to put inside a present. This box will be closed with a lock programmed to be opened only in a specific coordinates, for example where you met your friend. Using the GPRS+GPS Quadband Module and the Internal GPS Antenna you can track these coordinates and when you will be in the place you have programmed, the box will open automatically, giving your partner an awesome surprise.

    From Cooking Hacks we want to reward romantic makers with a 10% discount. You just need to post a photo or video with an explanation of your project in our Facebook page and we will put in contact with you for giving the discount coupon.

    Take a look at the video below and our tutorials to find some interesting examples of what you can do with the Tracking Kit:

  • Smart Carnival Costumes - Customize it!January 25, 2016

    Smart Carnival Costumes - Customize it!

    Starter Kit

    Starter Kit
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    Carnival is a worldwide extended festivity. Rio de Janeiro, Venize, Tenerife, Notting Hill or Nize have a well known carnival celebrations. All of them are different but they have something in common and that cannot miss: to wear an amazing costume.

    There are so many costumes as you can imagine but, from Cooking Hacks, we want to suggest you something different. Have you think about design a smart costume? You can customize it with electronic components that will transform your costume in something unique and different and will make you the king of the party.

    In Cooking Hacks we have the perfect solution to prepare this amazing costume: the Starter Kit. You can decorate outfit with different components that contain this kit. Imagine all you can do. To control a servo motor, to emit light of colors with some RGB leds, to emit sounds with a piezo speaker or even to show messages with an LCD display. And, of course, the Starter Kit is fully compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo platforms.

    To motivate you to design a smart carnival costume, we want to give you a 10% discount on your next purchase. You only have to share a photo or a video and a text explaining your project in our Facebook page and we will put in contact with you for giving the discount coupon.

    Take a look at our tutorials to find some interesting examples of what you can do with the Starter Kit:

  • e-Health Sensor Platform Helps You to Fulfill Your New Year's ResolutionsJanuary 11, 2016

    So 2016 is already here, and we are sure you have all made plenty of New Year's resolutions, trying to become a better person and improve ourselves. But let's face it, we make too many resolutions, and sometimes we set ourselves unrealistic goals, whether is learning a new language, quit smoking, losing some weight or exercising more.

    Here at Cooking Hacks, we thought we could give you a hand to succeed in one of the most popular resolutions: stay healthy. You can start by doing something simple like walking, running a few minutes or riding your bicycle, and constantly checking your vital signs thanks to our e-Health Sensor Platform for Arduino and Rapsberry Pi.

    e-Health Sensor Platform

    The e-Health Sensor Platform was designed as a prototyping shield for investigation and a low cost medical sensor platform, and is compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. It allows you to perform biometric and medical applications where body monitoring is needed, making use of 10 different sensors that read relevant vital signs that could help you when you exercise.

    For example, you can check your pulse and oxygen in blood with the SPO2 sensor, or monitoring your breathing with the Airflow Sensor. You can control your body temperature, and the Electrocardiogram Sensor will allow you to know the electrical and muscular functions of the heart. The Galvanic Skin Response Sensor will let you measure the electrical conductivity of your skin (your sweating) and the electrical activity of muscles can be monitored with the Electromyography Sensor (EMG).

    In addition, you can wirelessly upload your biometric data to the cloud thanks to any of the 6 connectivity options available: WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, 802.15.4, GPRS and 3G. Besides you can also visualize your data in real time with GLCD, KST, Serial Console and even with a SmartPhone Application.

    Check the e-Health Sensor Platform tutorial to know the full capabilities of this biometric shield.

    Read about some real application examples of the e-Health Sensor Platform:

  • Free shipping orders only in January!January 11, 2016

    New Free shipping policy

    Maker, you are in luck! We know that Christmas is a period of shopping and expenses and, from Cooking Hacks, we want to get easy to beat the tough post-Christmas crunch. We have implemented a new free shipping policy since 11th January until 31st January.

    As you can remember, up to now, we were offering free shipping for orders with a subtotal above 150€ only in deliveries to Spain. Since 11th January until 31st January Cooking Hacks expands its free shipping policy for orders above 150€ sent around the world.

    We try to find the best cost and way to send you your purchases. Don´t miss this amazing opportunity to save some money in this hard period and take advantage of our new free shipping policy in January.

    Please Note: the shipping costs does not include the duties and taxes in the destination country expenses since they vary with a number of parameters. In case of exports, the order will be shipped with a final invoice for customs so it will contain the same amount that was paid, not less. If the customer refuses to pay these extra charges, the return shipping and any additional fees will be taken out of the cost of the order, with any remaining funds being refunded to the customer.

    We usually prepare orders from 9am – 11am, we can not make guarantee of same-day shipping for orders placed after 11am.

  • Create Your Movie Jukebox With Our RFID + AV KitDecember 14, 2015

    Movie Jukebox

    Smart Cards Kit (NFC/RFID 13.56MHz)

    Smart Cards Kit (NFC/RFID 13.56MHz)
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    A few weeks ago we were telling about how to keep your home safe and watched with our 3G+GPRS Mobile Kit to make a wireless security system. We want to give you more suggestions in order to make an IoT Home, so we are showing this week the Smart Cards Kit (NFC/RFID 13.56MHz) + A/V Kit, that allows to create your own movie jukebox.

    With this kit, your TV will become a smart media center. The idea is to synchronize your favourite films with a RFID 13.56MHz/NFC card, then connect it with the A/V Kit and switch it to you TV. You will enjoy your films just selecting your synchronized cards.

    It is also a great solution for parental control for your kids. … Children will not be able to choose films for adults because the system allows parents to choose the titles of selected movies and gives them autonomy to program themselves what to watch.

    This kit includes the RFID 13,56MHz module for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo, that enables to recognize objects by proximity identification, query the card and sends instructions to it.

    You can find other interesting items in the kit to create your own movie jukebox, as pcDuino AV kit to transform your TV in a media center, a Xbee Shield that allows to use XBee modules, our Bluetooth Pro or RFID, or five RFID 13.56MHz/NFC cards to enable the wireless communication.

    You can see in the next video an simple example of the use of a NFC/RFID smart card:

  • Meet Us at Zaragoza Maker ShowDecember 1, 2015

    Cooking Hacks will be at the third edition of the Zaragoza Maker Show, next December 11 & 12. This is one of the first maker events in Spain, a place to discover all the possibilities of 3D technology, Arduino or Raspberry Pi, where the open source movement is a key factor.

    Zaragoza Maker Show 2015

    In the event, Cooking Hacks will show its project IoT Spartans Challenge, a global contest to involve educational entities and students in the Internet of Things. This project tries to improve participant´s electronic skills in order to be ready to face a technological future as developers.

    The Cooking Hacks conference about the IoT Spartans Challenge will be about how the competition works, the type of participants and the prizes. It is scheduled for December 11 at 18:50.

    The Zaragoza Maker Show will take place at eTopia, the Zaragoza Art and Technology Center, a space designed to promote creative and innovative events. Check a map here.

    More info on zaragozamakershow.com

  • Create Your Wireless Surveillance & Security System with Our 3G+GPRS Mobile KitNovember 12, 2015

    Wireless Security System

    3G+GPS Mobile Kit

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    Last week we were telling you about how to keep your house warm with our HVAC IR Remote module. So, in order to give you ideas on how to make a Smart IoT Home, we are featuring this week the 3G+GPS Mobile Kit, that will surely be helpful to work out a security system.

    This kit includes the 3G/GPRS shield for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo, that enables connectivity to high speed cellular networks and allows to make calls, send and receive SMS and even connect to a GPS server to calculate the position.

    You can find some very interesting items in this kit to develop your own surveillance system, like the 2MP Video Camera to record videos and pictures, a small Electret Microphone to record audio, and several sensors to measure light (LDR) or temperature (MPC9700A sensor).

    Apart from all this, you may want to include some other sensor from our shop to detect intruders, such as the PIR sensor to detect motion, or the Hall-Effect Sensor to detect when a window or a door is being opened. Make sure to take a look at our Motion category to check all the options to configure your own project.

    You can see in the next video a video call using the 3G/GPRS shield for Arduino:

  • Come Join Us at Maker Faire Bilbao 2015November 9, 2015

    Cooking Hacks will be once again at Maker Faire Bilbao, on the weekend of November 20-22. Yes, the whole weekend, this year Bilbao says goodbye to the "mini" and takes the next step to become a full Maker Faire, with more than 100 projects in display.

    LoRa 868 Extreme Range Connectivity Kit

    We will be promoting the recently launched IoT Spartans Challenge, an educational program by Libelium to identify, promote and give public recognition to the best future IoT developers. This program offers specialized training and a contest to rank and reward the most promising developers, including prizes for the top three developers and the top educational institution.

    You will also find in our booth some of our kits for developers and students, covering wireless technologies like LoRa(868/900), 3G, GPRS, GPS, XBee and the new Sigfox 868 Extreme Range Connectivity Kit. All this kits come with basic components like resistors and LEDs, sensors (LDR and Temperature), an LCD display, a servo and a micro motor. Take a look at the tutorials to see an example of what you can achieve with them.

    Maker Faire Bilbao will take place at Antigua Fábrica de Galletas de Bilbao (Old Cookie Factory!) in Zorrozaurre. Check a map here.

    More info on bilbaomakerfaire.com

    Maker Faire Bilbao 2015

  • Remotely Control Your HVAC System with Our IR Remote ModuleNovember 5, 2015

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    HVAC IR Remote module for Arduino / Raspberry Pi

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    Winter is almost here, and we thought we could give you a hand to keep your house warm and save energy, just by controlling any home device with infrared commands. This is why we are featuring the HVAC Remote module for Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

    This small shield is capable of recording any infrared command sent by a remote control from any of your home appliances, like your TV or HVAC components (heating, ventilating and air conditioning). It is easily plugged on top of your Arduino board, or Raspberry Pi with our Connection Bridge. Then, with any of the available wireless interfaces (WiFi, GPRS, 3G, Bluetooth and ZigBee/802.15.4) you can simply control your HVAC system from a web server, a laptop or even from your smartphone.

    Save money buying this module in the HVAC & TV Infrared Control Kit.

    Watch the video below to see how it works and don't forget to take a look a the complete IR Remote Tutorial to control your infrared devices.

  • Do you want to come with us to Maker Faire Rome 2015?October 13, 2015

    MFR15

    As we announced a few weeks ago, we will be at Maker Faire Rome 2015 next weekend.

    But that's not all! We have in our hands 5 coupons to exchange for a free ticket to MFR15, and we would like to share them with you.

    To get your coupon you just have to leave a comment on this post, and the first five comments we receive will be the winners of a free ticket each.

    (If you are not sure you can make it to Rome, Italy, next weekend, please let other people enjoy this opportunity).

    We will contact the winners to send them the coupons and we will notify here when we run out of coupons. So hurry and good luck!

    Don't forget to come by our booth (number 4 on Pavilion G) and meet us on "IoT SPARTANS CHALLENGE - A LIBELIUM INITIATIVE" on October 18h at 11:00 am, room 6.

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