Electronics

Electronics, PCB, Arduinos, soldering etc.

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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London’s First Mini Makers Faire

London's First Mini Makers Faire

This weekend saw London’s first Mini Makers Faire. On Saturday was the interactive day was based at the London College of Communication at Elephant and Castle. There were a few trade stalls, many creations people had made, projects to get

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Tools for electronics

Tools for electronics

I’ve been dabbling a bit with electronics lately which is something I did quite a lot as a kid. Here’s a couple of things I built some time ago to help. The first which is still in use now is

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I2C Mini Shield

I2C Mini Shield

The proto shield I’d wired up for the LCD experiments was getting a bit full and I needed to wire up my rotary sensor board so rather than try and add yet another item to it I thought I’d make

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Magnetic Sensor Test Rig

Magnetic Sensor Test Rig

Rather than try and combine the electronics and metal work into one setup I thought I’d build a test rig for the magnetic sensor board that I soldered up the other week. This will allow me to prove the circuitry

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Battery Charger (6v Sealed Leadacid)

Battery Charger (6v Sealed Leadacid)

Those who have been following Workshopshed on Twitter may be aware that I’ve a project to repair a childs toy train. This was purchased non-working from a charity shop and is electrically driven. I’ll post up a separate article on

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Double Height Letters and a hidden hive of tech in Westminster

Double Height Letters and a hidden hive of tech in Westminster

On Monday night I got to attend the London Arduino Meetup, this group is a mixed bunch of beginners and enthusiasts explaining and learning about using the arduino in their projects. The session was based at the Westminster Hub, a

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