Category Archives: learn

PICAXE for Wearables

I’m looking at an Electro-Fashion sewable PICAXE control board from Kitronik. There are a few wearable systems now that keep getting better and are getting easier to use and help people get started with so this was great to see another system, with a huge advantage of being low cost (just over a fiver) that it’s a great way to get a system prototyped. You can get up and running within an hour even with no previous knowledge or experience. Continue reading PICAXE for Wearables

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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OLED & Arduino Heaven

I had posted some images online of some prototypes that I had been working on, and Marcelo Souza commented about trying an OLED. I had thought about it before but the ones I had looked at (or even ordered to play around with) all were relatively expensive if I wanted to incorporate it – but the display I was using, an LCD, was taking up a lot of space, both in size and in number of ports – so I decided to have a look. Continue reading OLED & Arduino Heaven