Electronics

Electronics, PCB, Arduinos, soldering etc.

BeagleBone Blue

BeagleBone Blue

At the beginning of the year I was approached to look at a new electronics board. It was officially announced last week so I can now tell you about it. The board in question was the BeagleBone Blue. This builds

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Workshop Preparation

Workshop Preparation

In preparation for the Raspberry Pi workshop at the end of the month I’ve been experimenting with the Raspberry Pi and simple hardware. So far I’ve had success with: LED Micro switch Tilt switch Servo Motor via H-Bridge I’ve also

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Thinking about animatronics

Thinking about animatronics

I’ve been invited to a play workshop in Leeds at the end of the month and that in turn has got me thinking about animatronics. Basically we plan to make some gnomes and make them move. Two key factors here

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Benchtop Powersupply Kit

Benchtop Powersupply Kit

With the prize I gained from Proto-Pic, I purchased a Sparkfun Benchtop Powersupply kit. This allows you to hook up an ATX power supply and provides some terminal posts so you can use it on the bench for testing your

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Conductive Paint and Threaded Inserts

Conductive Paint and Threaded Inserts

Thanks to Rachel Lancaster from It’s All Geek to me I’ve had the chance to try out the Christmas cards from Bare Conductive. The set has three cards, a Santa, Flash (Rudolf’s lesser known cousin) and a Polar bear. There

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