An Arduino shield for driving LED strips!
Spring! A great time to get started on new projects, now that I won't actually freeze the moment I step outside, I can also start embarking on outdoors projects. Tiva TM4C123 The Tiva
Moving from Arduino to ARM can be quite intimidating! This post looks at IDEs from different vendors and weighs the benefits and cost of each IDE for a beginner.
How to build a simple wireless joystick controller for Arduino.
Making GIFs on a Linux computer requires you to jump through a few hoops, after a few hours of experimentation, this is my solution. Of course, you can also use an online service.
When programming in Arduino, you might have occasion to go beyond the standard datatypes of int and String. Data Types You might have noticed that if you did the following: int count = 5;
While blinking LEDs can be really fun, wireless communication is like magic. I combined an nRF24 chip with a ATMEGA328P on a PCB.
Sometimes Arch Linux complains about missing keys, after spending a little too long Googling around, this was the solution: Upgrade archlinux-keyring first, then upgrade the rest of the system. sudo pacman -Sy archlinux-keyring
How to assemble a LM3914 charge indicator board
I had one of these lying around the house. It was bought for the windows and doors, but it was never used at my place. Operation The white package next to the alarm
Fear the orange bar in Arduino, for comes when all is not well.
This is how I hooked up an ST 7735 TFT LCD module to an Arduino. This is a small, cheap screen with color display, and an excellent Adafruit library has already been written
After messing around with the nRF52 for a little while, one day I wondered if there was a cheaper option for bluetooth modules, because all I really wanted was the Bluetooth from the
Tl;dr, don't power Arduino Pro Mini Clones with 12V. You will see smoke. I was attempting to rebuild my Sunrise alarm clock with an Arduino Pro Mini. However when I plugged in
A little desk thingy that can report the weather outside and serve as a Pomodoro timer. I call it the Able Stable. Background I often find myself checking on the weather before I
A guide to getting started in hobby electronics in 2018.
This is a teardown of the IKEA TVÄRS lamp and provides two small but fun projects you can do with this very versatile, very affordable lamp from IKEA: a controllable RGB lamp and
Fixing Jlink DLL issues with nRFgo Studio This post serves as a collection of help tutorials that I found useful when getting started with the nRF52. Related: Jlink not detected in nRFgo Studio,
Towards Better Biking Safety Background I met the excellent Signals team at Maker Faire Singapore in July. They were developing the product The Official Signal. Figure 1. The Official Signal It appears to
Now that we've got all our wireless programming tools set up, we will begin to interface with the Night Light directly. Say I want a different color? Fiddling with the RGB values is
It has been awhile since I last posted. Since I am away from most of my tools, most of my focus has been on design. I made a fairly decent personal website to
I first came across Zest while browsing the Adafruit blog. It struck me as one of the better put together student projects and I was very impressed by the completeness, both by it's
This is a very condensed tutorial on how to set up an OrangePi running Armbian as an access point to intercept Dash Button commands, allowing you to have wireless buttons on the cheap.
Chronicling my adventures of making and remixing various boards with the marvelous SAMD21 M0+ chip in all it's various incarnations.
So some cheap Ardunino Nano and the WeMos D1 Mini use the CH340G drivers. This has caused some users that are on Yosemite or later to experience persistent rebooting issues. The current fix