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Award for services to the electronics community

Award for services to the electronics community

Member of the month award and interview.

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CapSense Switches

CapSense Switches

As a little side project, I’ve been looking at some capacitive touch switches and their suitability for workshop projects. Element14 and Cypress Semiconductors kindly provided me with an evaluation board for the CapSense MBR3 switches as part of the Element14

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Shorted pins workaround

In my previous Topsy Turvy clock post I mentioned that two of the output pins of my Arduino Micro were shorted together. I desoldered the pins and inspected the board using a magnifying glass. I even tried cutting at the

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Testing Testing

Testing Testing

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve made some progress wiring the clock hostboard and building the plate that supports the motors. I thought I’d test these together. Before I powered on the circuit or plugged in the Arduino Micro

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More small steppers

More small steppers

The output of my stepper motor feeds into a gearbox which I’ve been told has a ratio of approximatly 64:1. During the research of this project I came across a discussion about why the gear ratios were not exact nice

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Smart?

Smart?

Back in Nov 2012 I backed a project on Kickstarter for a small Arduino like microcontroller system called “Smartduino” which I hoped to use for an internet connected humidity monitor. About this time last year I was expecting to see

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Competition Time – ATX Power Splitter

Competition Time - ATX Power Splitter

Whilst I was getting the Christmas decorations out of the loft I found a box of old electronics. Along with these was a board I bought a few years back for a project that was later abandoned. It’s an ATX

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X-Y Plotter revisited

X-Y Plotter revisited

Back in 1986 for my GCSE in “Craft Design and Technology” I had the idea of building an X-Y Plotter for my project. I recently found a couple of photos of the project so I though I’d revisit the project

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