Silly Clock

Silly Clock

Whilst watching the Mr Silly, Mr Men episode on TV, I noticed he had a rather splendidly silly clock. Research I was having a think and concluded that such a clock could be made and could also be designed to

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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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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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Internet of things

Internet of things

With regard my temperature and humidity monitoring project I’ve been looking at using a small microcontroller to either log or publish the data to the internet. I’ve been looking at the Arduino and clones for this task. I’ve been trying

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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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A little venture with electronics – LCD diagnostics and software

A little venture with electronics - LCD diagnostics and software

So wiring up the LCD and getting it to display some text should have been simple, I had all the bits, the wiring was very straight forward and the libraries for programming were all written. But the screen was just

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A little venture with electronics – Wiring in the LCD

A little venture with electronics - Wiring in the LCD

Since my prototyping on the Arduino there’s been an update to the Arduino development software. A couple of the items mentioned in the fixes are strings and the wire library, both of which are likely to be useful in the

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