Tag 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

… I need your opinion!

Hello, I’ve been making things with Arduino for a little while now (mostly a mess and a few small fires!) but I love it so much that I want to help others who are thinking of giving it a try. I’d like to launch a short course on getting started with Arduino in under an hour, so you can see how quick and easy it is to create exciting little projects. Continue reading … I need your opinion!

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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GPRS Shield – SIM900

The GPRS Shield provides a way to communicate using the GSM cell phone network. The shield allows you to achieve SMS, MMS, GPRS and Audio via UART by sending AT commands. You do need a Sim with data activated. I went with a GiffGaff sim (this is an affiliate link) and put a data package on it, but you can go to an unlimited SMS package for around £7.50 a month if you will be using the shield / sending data regularly. (correct at the time of posting)

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