Electronics

Electronics, PCB, Arduinos, soldering etc.

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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Trinket M0

Trinket M0

I’ve always been a fan of the smaller microcontroller boards such as the Arduino Micro used in the Topsy Turvy Clock and the Trinket used for a Christmas decoration. But the small size does come with some limitations. In the

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BeagleBone Blue

BeagleBone Blue

At the beginning of the year I was approached to look at a new electronics board. It was officially announced last week so I can now tell you about it. The board in question was the BeagleBone Blue. This builds

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Workshop Preparation

Workshop Preparation

In preparation for the Raspberry Pi workshop at the end of the month I’ve been experimenting with the Raspberry Pi and simple hardware. So far I’ve had success with: LED Micro switch Tilt switch Servo Motor via H-Bridge I’ve also

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