Tag Archives: components

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 ¢ ¢ ¢

… 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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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