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Yellowooowowooo OLED!

This super cool little OLED screen, 128 x 32 is YELLOW! I haven’t come across the yellow ones before and I’m a big

TFT Tips, how to get your TFT to work for you!

Hey – So I’ve been using the lovely TFT screens for some projects lately. Have you used these before? I’m us

UV nail resin for strength in wearables

Nail resin can keep your connections strong! Making wearable projects are super fun and challenging. This is a super quick pos

Add an external reset button on the Gemma M0 board.

I recently created a wearable project and the Gemma M0 board was on the inside of the wearable. However, I needed the ability

Getting your shiny new ESP32 ready to use with Arduino

To use the ESP32 board we need to do a few steps first. First make sure you have an Espressif ESP32 board (have a look around,

Create your own Social Distancing Hat, with extras…

In this tutorial, for a distance sensor hat, I’ll be using an ultrasonic sensor to measure the distance of others approa

A perfect match. In the wild interventions & Peri Page.

What is it? The PeriPage is a little bluetooth printer that you can carry around in a bag (or a very large pocket). The PeriPa

How to make neopixel jewellery, a colour sensing, fun wearable

This neopixel jewellery wearable tutorial takes inspiration from a tutorial on Adafruit to make a neopixel manicure. I loved t

Tips for the top.. a review of Soldering Iron MiniwareTS80 solder tips: B02, BC02 & K4

I’m a big fan of the TS80. I got the TS80 soldering iron as a gift a couple of years ago, and I can’t remember lif

How to install a Library in Arduino (1.8 onwards), using Library Manager

The library manager you will use a lot when you’re making fun projects with Arduino. Libraries provide your sketches wit

Want to print your wow character? How to use Wow Model Viewer.

Using Wow Model Viewer you can 3D print a version of your character. I had a few issues when using the software so I’m w

TS80 Miniware I love you ~

I got this lovely Miniware TS80 solder iron about a year and a half ago as a gift, and it’s easily become one of my most

Flickering Flames: Deadbugging an ATTiny

information This is a guide that brings together a series of guides and information I discovered when looking for fun projects

Easy to use ‘over the air’ OTA (wifi) to program your ESP32!

This is an information post mostly for myself – I spent a lot of time trying to program my ESP32 using the OTA functiona

OLED & Arduino Heaven

I posted images online of prototypes I had been working on, and Marcelo Souza commented about trying an OLED. I had thought ab

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

Sonic Bodies: Being Human Festival, Leeds, UK

As part of the Being Human Festival, I was involved in the technical support for the Sonic Bodies installation. This is a proj

Secret Deposit Box, read the secrets of others & share yours

The context for this piece was to create something that would have engagement and appeal to someone who would use it. Ultimate

Android accessibility? Is there any?

UPDATE Note [Nov 2020] Many changes have happened to mobile operating systems, so I am going to update the accessibility infor

Research Prototypes: Testers wanted!

Electronic Handbag: Smart bags demo of RFID integrated circuit

A short video to explain how these smart bags work. They are currently available for pre-order from ilyware. There is a video

PICAXE for Wearables, a hookup & using guide

I’m looking at an Electro-Fashion sewable PICAXE control board from Kitronik. There are a few wearable systems now that

LIMiTED: ilyware

EVENT: wuthering bytes, a festival of technology

Technology festival Wuthering Bytes is happening again this year at Hebden Bridge and I am privileged to be a speaker there on