Category Archives: Arduino

Cheap ways to get started with Arduino ¢ ¢ ¢

Starting Arduino doesn’t have to cost a lot at all, this post aims to cover the cheap ways to get started with Arduino, which are especially useful for when you are trying out a project and want to be sure it will work. You can always upgrade and swap out the parts later for their more robust / better quality matches later. Although, I have had good experiences and the parts I’ve been ordering have worked as intended. Continue reading Cheap ways to get started with Arduino ¢ ¢ ¢

Message Bag

Message Bag, Nov. 2011
Message Bag has an integrated LCD for messages as well as an RFID that activates LEDs so you know what items you have packed. Using Arduino.

I realise this is a huge post, but I really wanted full documentation so I know the steps I took and stages I implemented along the way.  Continue reading Message Bag

Breaking up Arduino: how to make your own arduino!

I’ve been looking at breaking out the ATMEGA328P-PU chip (that is used in many Arduino boards) to be able to reduce the footprint and power consumption of the boards. This post will show you how to make your own arduino.

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York Hackspace at Manchester Mini Maker Faire

Our York Hackspace group set up at the Manchester Maker Faire over the weekend of Saturday 26th / 27th July. On the official site this event is described as: “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.”

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