Eagle files in Github

One of the greatest features of the opensource hardware community is the abundance of resources we can use in designing new hardware. In the T400 temperature datalogger we extensively used parts from other opensource companies. We also made several Eagle parts of our own too, including those for our custom thermocouple connector and 132x64 LCD. We've [...]

By | July 14th, 2015|Development tools, Instructional, Learning|

How does SPI work?

3In a pervious post we mentioned Wingman27's Arduino Constant Current Dummy Load. A part of that Instructable worth its own post is Wingman27's videos explaining SPI. All the tutorial source code used in the videos can be found on Wingman27's Github page. I have built a programmable dummy load inspired by Daves initial one, I think it [...]

By | June 5th, 2015|Instructional, Notes|

Nokia phone Arduino shield

Most old mobile phones come to Shenzhen to be refurbished and resold or disassembled for parts and recycled. This is where all those cheap Nokia 3310/5110 LCD shields come from, which is great, but most of the interesting and useful parts are wasted. There is a fantastic opportunity to save a heap of phones from the recycling bin and save people a pocket full of money. We can make a positive impact if we reuse some of these phones, that we are literally tripping over, as GSM bridges to the internet of things (IoT).

By | May 20th, 2015|Development tools, Instructional, Learning, Notes|