Electronics

Electronics, PCB, Arduinos, soldering etc.

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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A little venture in to electronics – Mechanical prototyping

A little venture in to electronics - Mechanical prototyping

Following the connection of the mouse and LCD to the arduino, I needed to have something physical to do further testing on. I wanted a design that would require the minimum of machining and would fit with my existing angle

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Choosing the right flex

I recently had to replace the plug and electrical supply cable on an eBay purchase because it arrived already broken. The cord had been wrapped around the case of this UV lamp (for nails not PCBs, I’ve been warned) and

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A little venture with electronics – Mousing

A little venture with electronics - Mousing

As per wiring up the LCD, the PS2 mouse should again have been a simple process. Again the libraries are provided and there are plenty of examples. I ripped up an old tablet (no drivers for that since Win95) to

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