Electronics

Electronics, PCB, Arduinos, soldering etc.

Arduino Portenta

Arduino Portenta Pinout

For a recent project, I’ve been using a new Arduino Portenta Pro board. It has proved to be a powerful board but also challenging to use.

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Gates Update

Gates Update

Over the last week, the gates have been painted and the holes for the bases have been dug and filled with postcrete. To ensure the holes were all filled to the same level I remove the gravel between the holes

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Fizz Buzz

Fizz Buzz

Back in Dec 2017, I proposed the idea of a Fizz Buzz game as an entry to a Ben Heck Show competition. I decided now was time to finish the project.

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Element14 Presents

A collection of parts for my latest project

There were some toxic comments going around the internet during the lockdown so I set about making a machine that could help.

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Machine learning at the edge

Machine learning at the edge

I’ve recently been experimenting with Machine Learning for an upcoming project video. The advantage of using Machine Learning is that it can find patterns in data that would be difficult to code for using conventional methods. For example, they can

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Maplin Back Online

Maplin Back Online

As Mark Twain once said, “The report of my death was an exaggeration”, so it seems with Maplin. Back in 2018, Maplin went into administration following some complex financing from Venture Capitalists. However, the brand name was bought out and

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Spot face cutter

Spot face cutter

I needed a tool for creating the breaks in stripboard, so I created my own from a broken drill and a branch from the garden

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Stripboard

Stripboard

For an upcoming project, I wanted to create the design on stripboard so that others could easily reproduce it. But I needed a design tool…

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