June 19, 2012

A small box with a large vocabulary - the "Loquino"

 Mark Wilson was tasked with making something by hand and developed the "Loquino" as a result. The purpose of the Loquino is to display words from the Grandiloquent dictionary, which contains the most obscure and rare words in the English language. Interestingly the designed has used some interesting coding techniques to compress the required amount of words into memory. Here it is in action:

You see something new every day, and the Loquino is no exception, and proves that with some imagination and Arduino hardware you can build almost anything. To get started with your own version, consider using our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with onboard prototyping space:

And our LCD Keypad shield for display output:

However to learn much more about the Loquino, including the Arduino code and well-documented images, visit Mark's website

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