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Connectors – Quick Tip

Connectors - Quick Tip

One issue I constantly hit with my projects is connectors. Specifically not having enough space for them. They always turn out larger than I expect. So my quick tip of the day is to put all of the connectors in

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Xmas revisited

Xmas revisited

2 years back I was approached to write a simple tutorial for a magazine that was due to be launched. That Magazine turned out to be HackSpace. Due to the timing, I decided to do a simple Christmas lighting project.

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Circuit Playground Classic

Circuit Playground Classic

For an upcoming project, I’ve been having a play with the Circuit Playground board. This circular board has a selection of sensors, lights and touch capability. There’s a great demo for the board when you turn it on with a

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Pi4 Gotchas

Pi4 Gotchas

I’ve started a project based around a Raspberry Pi4 and thought I’d share some of the “gotchas” that I spotted and in some cases didn’t spot. Power The Pi4 is faster and more powerful than previous models. This means that

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Testing LEDs with the Boldport Ligemdio

Testing LEDs with the Boldport Ligemdio

Saar Drimer is a man with an eye for style. He invented the Boldport club as a subscription club to provide a “unique and exciting project sent each month at fixed monthly cost”. The Boldport club shipped 32 creative projects

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Arduino Day

Arduino Day

Saturday was the 8th World Arduino day. Events were held all over the globe including one here in London. Unfortunately I had other commitments so could not attend. But it seemed a good day to do some experiments with Arduino

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Trinkets, Power supplies and resets

Trinkets, Power supplies and resets

For a project I’ve working on, I’m using a Trinket M0 from Adafruit. This tiny board runs a cut down version of Python called CircuitPython which is a derivative of MicroPython. This allows the board to be treated like a

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Konig Full HD Action Camera

Konig Full HD Action Camera

At the end of last month the Babbages Baggage won a prize from the Element14 Project14 challenge. They gave us some vouchers to spend at Farnell or CPC. Because my daughter had been doing some videos for Megan TV, I

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